A Division of LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) owns a majority of Princess Yachts, which will debut their newest yacht at the upcoming Miami Boat Show.
The all-new S CLASS range of Sportbridge yachts has been proudly introduced by the prestigious British shipyard,Princess Yachts. The range exemplifies all the ability, quality and design expected from the yard’s FLYBRIDGE and V CLASS models. In addition, it injects a new level of performance, style, as well as on-water attitude. First from this new range will be the exciting new motor yacht S72, set to be launched at the Miami International Boat Show 2014, running in February.
New luxury yacht Princess S72 by Princess Yachts – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
That S CLASS attitude is summed up by Princess Chairman and spearhead for all new boat development, David King. “S CLASS Sportbridge yachts will deliver a new level of design whilst honouring the ideals of a true performance craft, with our advanced deep-V hull designs and lower profiles delivering the very best in fast and highly efficient cruising in all sea conditions. But S CLASS will also deliver the same high levels of luxury and specification our customers expect, with the sleek but practical upper helm position and a large tender garage and its integrated sunpad.”
Princess S72 Yacht – Saloon – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Fitted with twin Caterpillar or MAN engines from 1622hp to 1800hp, the S72 yacht will handle every bit as well as she looks. A proven deep-V hull and low centre of gravity will deliver class-leading ride quality, with speeds expected to pass 37 knots, along with a highly efficient cruising range.
Luxury yacht Princess S72 – Owners Stateroom – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Sleek and aggressive exterior styling will be a feature of S CLASS, from the dark wraparound superstructure glass and angled hull windows to the raked profile that flows into a strong architectural section in the cockpit, these boats deliver real attitude. The low-profile styling conceals luxury Princess Motor Yacht features like the walk-through foredeck and that all important Sportbridge, delivering the kind of inspirational driving experience that only a Princess deep-V hull can offer.
The Sportbridge is accessed by open steps designed to allow an uninterrupted view aft from the deck saloon, and delivers a level of space and sophistication that would put many conventional flybridges to shame.
Princess S72 Yacht – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
In the cockpit, the Princess design team have created a 3.9m tender garage, able to take a jet RIB plus a whole range of toys. Above the garage lies a vast sunpad area, and there is still plenty of room for a deep and wide surround of cockpit seating and a full wet bar. For maximum on water lifestyle, the deck saloon is designed to flow into the cockpit, creating a vast one-level living area. The saloon’s triple aspect glass doors fold away to port, while a drop-down window, as seen on the V72, completely opens up the aft saloon. For even more on-water atmosphere an optional opening sunroof can be specified above the lower helm and forward seating.
Motor yacht Princess S72 – side view – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Below decks, a three-cabin layout includes a full beam master stateroom enjoying those S CLASS angled hull windows and a new take on interior design and finish. Princess’s Director of Creative Design, Sarah Verey, has put together an exclusive range of materials, furniture and detailing for S CLASS, “We have delivered a next generation interior for a next generation Princess. Across the S72 you will see a completely new level of finish, with bespoke contemporary furniture and textured silk panelling mixing with polished steel and Macassar Ebony. Black, silver and white finishes lend a fresh modernity to the interior, whilst our strong British heritage is retained through classically toned leathers and herringbone linings.”
Luxury yacht S72 by Princess Yachts – Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
The interior cabinetry will now be offered in optional Rovere Oak and American Walnut, as well as the standard Light Oak and Serotina Cherry.
With the first luxury yacht S72 bound for Miami in February, Princess 72 yacht hull #2 is already in production, and superyacht S80 is scheduled for launch in 2015, with two more S CLASS models planned.
Principle dimensions of Princess S72 Yacht
Length overall (incl Pulpit): 74ft (22.57m)
Beam: 17ft 8in (5.38m)
Draft: 4ft 10in (1.48m)
Displacement (half load): 43,000kg (94,798lbs)
Fuel capacity: 1,055 gal / 1,268 US gal / 4,800l
Water capacity: 166 gal / 199 US gal / 755l
Engine Options – Diesel
Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1622mhp) – Maximum speed 34 – 36 knots
Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1723mhp) – Maximum speed 35 – 37 knots
MAN V12 1800 (2 x 1800mhp) – Maximum speed 36 – 38 knots