Princess reveals all-new F45 Flybridge
Published: Monday, 29 October 2018
The brand-new Princess F45 flybridge delivers unparalleled space, design quality and flexibility in a compact flybridge yacht that features a full beam owner's cabin, extended flybridge and a unique electronically-controlled sliding transom, which increases the size of the cockpit area by 40cm at the touch of a button.
Technical innovations ensure that this compact yacht feels as spacious above deck as it does below. Together with its elegant full-length hull windows, beautifully resolved surfacing, and unique design details, the F45 will establish itself as the benchmark small flybridge yacht. The F45's interior space is defined by the Princess resin-infused deep-V hull, which lies at the heart of the yacht, and its structural form provides vital functions and technical sea-keeping advantages, optimising lift and reducing drag whilst underway.
Core to the all-new F45's stability and dynamic predictability are the twin Volvo IPS 600 engines, which deliver 870 mhp and a top speed of 31 knots, and the yacht is intuitive to control at low speeds thanks to the joystick control. The result is a class-leading combination of power, performance and efficiency, optimised physical dimensions, and sea-keeping behaviour.
Designed by Princess's long-standing naval architect, Bernard Olesinski, the elegant and instantly recognisable exterior design language provides the foundation for sweeping, sculpted features that create a beautifully streamlined profile.
The F45 has been designed with on-deck living in mind, apparent from the moment guests are welcomed on board. In addition to the sociable cockpit seating area that seamlessly connects to the aft galley to create additional flexibility within this zone, an optional barbecue and sink can also be specified, neatly accommodated aft of the cockpit seating, to extend the entertainment space onto the teak transom platform.