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.
Sleek, dynamic and exceptionally spacious, the new Princess V48 is a highly versatile sports yacht delivering excitement and comfort in equal measure. Her light-weight, resin infused hull is designed to quicken the transition to planing speeds and so improve efficiency while providing a performance that is both assured and exhilarating. She is equally competent at low speeds with the latest Volvo IPS engines and drive system, making even the tightest of marina manoeuvres a simple and relaxed operation. The main deck is enclosed and features a spacious saloon which provides a wonderful escape from the heat of the day. This area can be simply transformed for true ‘open boating’ via a large powered roof and triple sliding doors that connect to the aft cockpit. The bathing platform is large enough to stow a tender and can be fitted with a raise/lower mechanism making water sports easily accessible. Below decks the lower saloon provides a more intimate haven in which to relax and is ideally located adjacent to the galley which has been equipped to provide everything needed for an extended stay on board. Two large en-suite cabins provide sumptuous accommodation with a vast and exceptionally light owner’s stateroom amidships and a forward guest cabin with the option of a ‘scissor berth’ system to create a double or twin beds as required.