Princess presents 30M Bandazul, R35 in Monaco
Published: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Princess Yachts shows the latest M Class superyacht, 30M Bandazul, and the recently launched R35 at the Monaco Yacht Show.
(Photo: Princess Yachts - R35)
M/Y Bandazul is the result of a close collaboration between its owners and the shipyard’s in-house design studio. Semi-custom, the yacht has a reinvented saloon by removing the dining table, which opens up with extended informal seating and relaxation areas that reach forward to the galley bulkhead.
Wenge in a darker shade than usual was selected, with contrasting furniture by Minotti. Fittings and fixtures were upgraded with lacquer finishes to fitted furniture and galley units, while the non-standard galley flooring was also in keeping with the Italian look specified by the family.
The cockpit was re-thought too: out went the fixed table to create another spacious seating area that complements the interior spaces, attended by its own bar. Meanwhile, the only large table on board is to be found on the sundeck, shaded beneath the hard top.
The first Princess R Class performance sports yacht, R35, only launched at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, was designed and hand-built in Plymouth, England, in partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies (BAR Technologies) and Pininfarina.
Key features include her active foil system that allows for a much lower drag hull; new lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque hull structure; advanced aerodynamics represented by side air blades and stern-managing vortices and turbulence; and the twin all-aluminium V8 petrol engines. According to the shipyard, she is experiencing record financial results and order books.
“The R35 is a rare mix of extreme elegance and technology. Often design is a triumph of beauty over function or function over beauty. Princess has been able to develop a technologically game-changing yacht that is also stunningly beautiful. It is in every way a new experience, yet also instantly recognisable as a Princess,” commented Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts.