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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.

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2014 Princess V48 Open


Princess V48 Open
Princess V48 Open Cockpit
Princess V48 Open Owner's Stateroom
Princess V48 Open Blue Hull Profile
Princess V48 Open Upper Deck Layout Plan
Princess V48 Open Lower Deck Layout Plan
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Boat Description

The V48 Open delivers performance, efficiency and exceptional handling, both at sea and in the marina utilising Volvo IPS. Plus, the ultimate open experience.
The incredibly spacious teak-laid cockpit, with its generous seating, is shaded by the canopy and electrically operated fabric roof. The cockpit incorporates a wetbar whilst further aft a large integrated sunbed positioned above the tender garage, can accommodate a 3.25m jet-rib. With ease of launch via the electro-hydraulic bathing platform.

Boat Details
Beam 13 ft 6 inMax Draft 3 ft 9 in
Dry Weight 30200 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity 291 galLength Overall 51 ft 10 in
Number of Heads 2Water Capacity 80 gal
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Deck and Hull

  • reversible electric anchor winch with foredeck and helm position controls
  • self-stowing 20kg/44lb Delta anchor with 40m chain
  • stemhead roller with automatic anchor launch and retrieve
  • electro-hydraulic raise/lower transom platform with teak decking and integrated swimming ladder
  • stainless-steel bow, stern and spring cleats
  • stainless-steel pulpit and guardrails
  • stainless-steel coachroof handrails
  • Foredeck hatch with integrated skylight
  • skylight to saloon
  • PVc rubbing band with stainless-steel insert
  • Full set of iMcO navigation lights
  • riding light
  • remote control searchlight
  • Twin electric horns
  • Fuel and water fillers


  • self-draining
  • U-shaped seating/dining area
  • Teak table
  • Overhead and low level courtesy lights
  • Tonneau cover
  • stainless-steel grabrails
  • Wetbar with sink, storage, refrigerated coolbox
  • Access hatch to engine room
  • 220/240v shore support inlet in locker
  • Life raft locker
  • Transom platform with integrated swimming ladder (with optional electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism)
  • Aft sunbed
  • Tender garage with electro-hydraulic door and electric winch for tender up to 3.25m
  • Transom door
  • Hot and cold shower
  • storage lockers
  • Waterproof speakers


Deck Saloon

  • U-shaped sofa
  • Table  
  • storage lockers
  • Overhead downlighters
  • Main electrical control panel with battery isolation switches
  • skylight
  • Opening portlights (2)
  • radio/iPod/MP3 with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Option of third cabin in place of lower dinette

Owner's Stateroom

  • Large double bed with drawers below
  • Wardrobe with shelves
  • Drawers and storage lockers
  • Overhead and individual berth lights
  • sofa
  • Panoramic trapezoidal windows in toughened glass with opening ports

En-suite bathroom

  • Avonite worktop
  • Wash basin with Monobloc mixer tap
  • separate stall shower with extractor
  • Mirror
  • storage locker
  • Opening portlight

Forward Guest Cabin

  • Large double bed with drawers below (option of scissor berths)
  • Wardrobe
  • Deck hatch with integrated fly screen and blind
  • storage lockers
  • Downlighters and individual berth lights
  • Opening ports (2)

En-suite bathroom

  • Wash basin with Monobloc mixer tap
  • separate stall shower with extractor
  • Mirror
  • storage locker
  • Opening portlight


  • Avonite (or similar) worktop
  • 3 zone ceramic hob
  • stainless-steel sink with Monobloc mixer tap
  • combination microwave/conventional oven with grill
  • Full height fridge/freezer
  • Waste bin
  • storage cupboards, drawers and lockers
  • Timber-laid flooring
  • Under floor storage bin
  • Opening portlight

Power and Drive Systems

  • Twin Volvo iPs-600 (2 x 435mhp driving contra rotating propellers via pod drive)
  • Power-assisted steering
  • electronic engine controls
  • Joystick manoeuvring system
  • Volvo active corrosion protection system
  • engine room extractor fans with electronic time delay
  • interceptor trim system with indicator panel
  • engine room lighting


24 Volt

  • 4 x heavy-duty batteries for engine starting
  • 4 x heavy-duty auxiliary batteries
  • engine alternators charge via split charge relays to isolate engine start batteries from auxiliaries
  • 40 amp 24v float battery charger
  • Battery paralleling system (for engine start back-up)
  • remote battery master switches with control switch at main panel
  • circuit breakers on all circuits

220/240 Volt

  • 7kW diesel generator with own starting battery, remote controls and specially silenced exhaust
  • shore support inlet (32A)
  • Power points in owner’s stateroom, forward guest cabin, galley (double), lower and upper saloon
  • Polarity check system
  • earth leakage safety trip
  • shaver points in both bathrooms