If a social register existed for luxury cruising yachts, the Princess brand would be a mainstay on the list. Over the years, this English builder has brought many elegantly styled models to market, each marked by an impeccable build quality. In addition to its globally popular flybridge motor yacht range (sized from 42 to 98 feet), Princess offers V-Class sport yachts (39 to 85 feet) designed for performance cruising. More recently, the builder entered the superyacht market with the debut of its M-Class series that’s comprised of the
32 Meter and the new 40 Meter tri-deck, a landmark model for the yard as it’s the largest production-built motoryacht ever made in England—and also the largest resin-infused hull built in Britain.
With a unique combination of traditional craftsmanship, the very latest technology and unmistakable Princess styling, the 98 Motor Yacht has a commanding presence. Her exterior spaces have been designed with entertaining in mind with a wonderfully large cockpit dining area shaded below the vast flybridge, which can be specified with an optional hardtop to shelter it from the heat of the day. The foredeck provides a more secluded escape where a walk-through seating area creates the perfect place for a quiet aperitif. This magnificent motor yacht is also well equipped for enjoying water sports with a large transom garage that can house a jet ski and an electro-hydraulic bathing platform which, when not launching the tender or jet ski, can be used as a submerged swimming or diving platform. Her interior is beautifully finished to the highest standards and panoramic windows ensure the saloon and dining area are light and open with views from every position. The impressive wheelhouse includes an additional dinette for enjoying breakfast or drinks whilst underway. Both the helm and the highly specified galley adjacent can be accessed by crew from the side decks to ensure the utmost privacy for guests. Accommodation on the lower deck can be configured for eight or ten guests and each cabin is spacious and sumptuously appointed. The owner’s suite is positioned amidships and makes full use of the 98’s generous beam where large hull windows provide exceptional views beyond. Crew are accommodated in separate quarters aft of the machinery space with a choice of configurations for up to six.