Princess Yachts Displays Project 31@50 In Singapore
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016
British luxury yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts returned to the Singapore Yacht Show (Apr 7-10), unveiling the Project 31@50 and the all-new Princess 75, alongside a stellar line-up of sports, sports bridge and motor yachts.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Princess Yachts restored the original Project 31 cruiser, the first model to exit the Plymouth yard half a century ago.
As part of the project, which showcased the evolution, innovation and craftsmanship of the brand, Princess Yachts welcome back some of the original craftsmen who worked on the first model to share their insights and memories and to guide the unique restoration of Project 31@50.
The Princess icon underwent a complete restoration from the keel up, with her engines and electrics overhauled and hull refurbished. The interior, which pays homage to the original launch specification, combines a retro vibe and colour palette reminiscent of the 1960s with comtemporary cues.
(Project 31@50 interior)
Project 31@50 is fitted with elements that reflect indulgence, including a handcrafted wooden dining table, luxurious upholstery selected by textile experts Dedar and hand-turned polished stainless steel door knobs and bathroom accessories from Turnstyle Designs.
An extraordinary piece of art and history, Project 31@50 debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September and is currently on a world tour. Following its showcase at the London Boat Show and Boat Düsseldorf, Project 31@50 is making its Asia Pacific premiere at the Singapore show before concluding at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show (Apr 29-May 2).
Project 31@50 will be auctioned for charity following the world tour.
Further memorialising the anniversary, Princess Yachts collaborated with Spanish illustrator, Jaume Vilardell. Renowned for his unique style, Vilardell celebrated Princess Yachts’ with a series of creative artworks dedicated to the brand’s rich heritage. Vilardell’s illustrations have also been incorporated in two limited edition 50th anniversary SEABOBs to commemorate the occasion.
Also making its Asia Pacific premiere at the Singapore Yacht Show 2016 is the Princess 75 motor yacht. Encompassing the luxury of a superyacht in a family-sized 24-metre long yacht, Princess 75 features a modified deep V-hull that allows for agile cruising and planing comfortably at lower speeds, making the cruiser extremely stable on water and ensuring optimal comfort for passengers. Available with the choice either of Twin Caterpillar C32 A engines which reach top speeds of 34 knots, or Twin MAN V12 1800 engines which go up to 36 knots for even swifter transportation on the seas.