18 October 2019
The new Princess V55 fits in the V Class range, delivering on a clear brief for the modern sports yacht owner’s demands – elegance of form, quality of materials, perfect practicality and inspiring dynamics.
The V55 nestles in the heart of the iconic V Class line-up, recently expanded with the addition of the V50, V60, V65 and V78 models alongside the existing V40.
The V55 will feature refinements in interior fixtures and fittings, and a striking new exterior design, including exterior V Class windows and rakish profile. The V55 from Princess Yachts will appeal to V Class loyalists potentially looking for a step-up in size and performance as well as new clients searching for a yacht that suits the outdoor lifestyle – be that cruising from port to port, enjoying water sports, or entertaining friends and family.
The deep-V resin-infused hull structural form of the V55 delivers technical sea-keeping advantages by optimising lift and drag at speed and providing the framework for its ingenious use of space. It’s twin Volvo D13 engines will deliver up to 2,000 mhp combined and a top speed of 37 knots.
The exterior of the latest V Class is characterised by long sweeping lines and sculptural forms that are striking in their simplicity. The dynamic profile conceals a spacious interior.
Access to the V55 is from the hydraulic bathing platform, leading to the teak deck that runs throughout the living area.
The cockpit features practical and flexible, modular L-shaped seating and a sociable dining area with folding teak table, wet bar and electric barbecue.
The cockpit connects to the main saloon via a drop-down sliding patio door, seamlessly integrating the two living areas.
Further forward, the galley kitchen houses a 3-zone induction hob, extractor fan and microwave oven complete with grill. Fresh food can be stored in the refrigerator or the deep freeze.
The stylish main deck saloon offers more sumptuous seating, including an angled, port-side sofa that cocoons guests in lavish comfort. The electric-opening roof reveals a living space that effortlessly connects to the world outside through full-length side windows.
Below, up to six guests can enjoy three beautifully appointed, spacious cabins that are filled with natural light from the hull glazing. The impressive full-beam master stateroom has a large double. Further guests can be accommodated in the forward cabin or third bunk cabin.
Princess expects V55 owners and guests to spend as much time as possible above deck.
The spacious foredeck boasts innovative sunpads which can be converted to create additional aft- facing seating.
The V55 forms part of the 6 all-new yachts that will debut in 2019 and this product offensive sits alongside a record order book, record financial results, and a growing workforce exceeding 3,000 people – all based within a 10-mile radius of Plymouth, England.