Double Century For British Yacht Builders
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
Princess Yachts has hit the magic hundred sales of two of its most popular models.
The Princess V39, the shipyard's entry-level model, made its debut in January 2012 and almost immediately picked up two major industry awards, in Europe and the US. Fitted with twin 330hp Volvo D6 diesels and Duoprop sterndrives, the V39 offers 38-knot performance and a two cabin, four-to-six berth layout at an competitive price. The boat has proved particularly popular with buyers in the UK and Scandinavia, with significant numbers also exported to the US, Japan and Argentina.
Earlier this year the team responsible for V Class delivered a landmark 100th Princess V52, another award-winning yacht that was unveiled during the autumn 2011 show season.
Available with two or three cabins and a choice of Volvo Penta or Caterpillar diesels, the 36-knot V52's interior size belies her agile handling. The versatile main-deck layout, with triple sliding glass doors opening up the saloon and cockpit, and a large sunroof in the hardtop, have helped to make the V52 one of the best selling 50ft sport yachts in the world.