Princess Yachts of Plymouth unveiled its new model just weeks before it made its debut at one of the world’s biggest boat shows.
The first Princess V50 recently completed its first sea trial in the waters off Plymouth and delivered “flawless performance”, with safe handling and a smooth ride, according to the automaker.
The vessel, whose twin Volvo Penta IPS650 engines deliver top speeds of over 30 knots, will now become a centerpiece of the Princess Yachts stand when the German boat show in Düsseldorf returns in January after a hiatus imposed by Covid.
Officially titled Boot Düsseldorf, the show ranks alongside the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the United States as the largest in the world in terms of size and number of boats.
Boot was canceled in 2021 because of the Covid but organizers now expect more than 1,500 exhibitors from at least 50 countries, filling 17 exhibition halls and 220,000 m² of exhibition space.
The commercial event, organized by Messe Düsseldorf, has been a successful success for Princess Yachts in the past. It took orders for £ 30m of boats in 2018 , and £ 38 million in 2019 , and said in 2020 it was enjoying “unprecedented number of visitors and sales levels at the booth.” The Princess V50 Deck Lounge will be on display at the Düsseldorf Motor Show, Hall Six, Booth 6B21, January 22-30.
The V50, described as “stylish without compromising practicality or usability”, replaces the ever popular outgoing model in the company’s V Class line.
Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house Pininfarina, the V50 was created using all new hull, deck and canopy molds to redefine one of the models of base of the range.
At the heart of the new deep-V hull are compact but highly efficient twin Volvo Penta IPS600 or IPS650 engines that can provide extended cruising range over the outgoing model with increased fuel capacity to allow owners to travel more. far.
The V50 is installed with state-of-the-art technology, including an intuitive IPS system and a joystick that allows for easy steering, while the addition of the fully integrated Volvo Penta assisted mooring system can help manage external factors such as wind, current and maneuvering in crowded marinas.
Additional technology includes premium audio from Naim; as well as the new Garmin On-Deck Smart Boat System, an integrated remote connectivity solution that tracks, monitors and controls selected on-board systems from virtually anywhere through a smartphone app.
The V50 is characterized by sleek styling, with a new extended full-length hull window graphic that incorporates the rear air intake, also seen on the Princess V55.
A spokesperson for Princess Yachts said: “The canopy-style blade is available with optional paint contrast to enhance the sporty aesthetic of the V50.
“Immediately recognizable as a member of the V-Class, the raised interior styling consists of attractive design lines with flowing shapes and forms.
“Contrasting textured fabrics enhance the on-board finish with a new collection of fabrics implemented in all new and upcoming models of the V and S Class ranges. It maintains the same overall design integrity through the use of the best materials and woods available.
The Princess Yachts design team designed the cockpit layout and swim platform to maximize exterior living space levels as seen on large ships, with convenient access from both sides of the transom aft to the cockpit and side decks, and an elongated awning that provides a Region.
Patio doors surround the deck saloon to create an ‘air-conditioned sanctuary’, comprising a U-shaped dining area with a sideboard in front concealing a TV on an up and down mechanism. The spokesperson said: “Further on, the coxswain and navigator are perfectly positioned in bespoke double helm seats with unobstructed sight lines through the single pane windshield, while a large section of Solid opening roof with integrated glazing above offers the total flexibility of an open sailing experience. . “
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Below deck, a galley with a custom molded sink, two-zone ceramic hob, microwave / convection combo oven and full height fridge / freezer is located across from a U-shaped seating area, which can be replaced. by a third cabin with two berths. Four guests can use two cabins bathed in natural light thanks to the expansive glazing in the hull, with a full beam master cabin located amidships.
“The V50 is designed for year-round cruising with flexible spaces and innovative design solutions to maximize cruising comfort and outdoor fun,” added the spokesperson. “The all-new Princess V50 sets the bar higher in what is possible in a 50-foot sports yacht.”