Class evolution

Princess Yachts launched two exciting new yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival, adding to its F Class and S Class ranges.

The new F50 flybridge and S66 sportbridge  models complete the total overhaul of Princess Yacht’s F Class and S Class ranges.

In just two years these core classes have been re-designed and launched at the heart of Princess’s fleet. The F50 joins the F45, F55, F62 and F70, whilst the S66 sits between the S62 and S78.

Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman, Princess Yachts, said: “As with all the world’s leading luxury brands, design is absolutely critical to our desirability and therefore success. Our focus on design has not so much been around producing outrageous concepts and boats that break the mould – though we have done that in a couple of cases – but rather there has been an absolutely intensive focus on design quality, elegance and surfacing in how our yachts look and feel.

“The F50 flybridge and S66 sportbridge yachts define that elegance, beauty and innovative use of space for which Princess design is recognised. Our art is represented by careful attention to detail which makes very complex things seem simple, fluid and fluent, whilst our technology delivers greater use of space and improved on-water dynamics and efficiencies.”

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The F50 and S66 launches were conceived by the Princess Design Studio who worked closely with partners including the renowned naval architects Olesinski. The results are ultra-contemporary designs evocative of the beautiful yachts of the past with fluid and flowing lines and elegant, sculptural surfaces.

The brand-new F50 flybridge features innovative use of space, quality design and manufacture, and superb performance and sea keeping. Sporting a full-beam owner’s stateroom, elegant hull- length windows and luxurious materials, the F50 offers voluminous space. The efficient twin Volvo D8-IPS 800 (2 x 600 mhp) engines combine with Princess’s unique resin- infused deep-V hull for a top speed of up to 36 knots.

The launch of the S66 completes a thorough revamp of the S Class range in the space of just 18 months. The S66 replaces the S65 in the middle of the S Class sportbridge range, where she joins the S78 and the new S62.

The S66’s sporting credentials are underlined by a lightweight deep-V hull coupled with the latest MAN V12-1400 engines to deliver 38 knots. The S66 features panoramic glazing sections on both the hull and superstructure.

Designed for an alfresco lifestyle, the S66 offers generously appointed deck areas, which include a spacious foredeck seating area, whilst her hydraulic bathing platform and 3.3-metre tender garage become the perfect base for water sports.

princessyachts.com

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