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A small industrial unit in Newport Street, Plymouth was the birthplace of Princess Yachts almost fifty years ago in 1965. Founded by ex Naval Officer David King, Princess has developed into a successful motor yacht builder, employing over 2000 people across 6 yards around Plymouth and building over 300 yachts annually. Heritage plays a big part in the success of the company. the chairman David King, still heads up the company and Newport Street remains the main factory site, having expanded to encompass the entire street plus reclaimed land out over the adjoining creek. Naval Architect Bernard Olesinski, has overseen the conception of the hull and superstructure elements of every new Princess Yacht for over thirty years. After achieving the Queens Award for Export in 1988, the company continues to expand globally to the extent that today 90% of production is exported. Princess Yachts was the first European company to be awarded ISO 14001 for its quality control and every model up to 85 feet meets RINA Green Plus. 80% of every Princess Yacht is constructed in house. Precision composite construction and resin infusion technology reduce weight, increasing fuel efficiency and performance while maximizing interior volume. Stiffer, stronger superstructures grant larger glazed areas giving the interiors more light and panoramic views. Princess deep V hulls deliver the a ride that ensures guests and crew are kept comfortable and safe.
UK builder Princess Yachts isn't wasting any time when it comes to new offerings. This year alone five new designs have surfaced from this builder and now six more designs are now available. One of these designs is called the Princess X95. While a preview was recently given, not alot of information is available for this particular model. It will apparently be one of two variants in this particular Princess class. As the model name suggests, the yacht will come in at just under 100-feet.
UK builder Princess Yachts announced that it has handed over their latest M30 to its owner. The yacht reportedly bears the name "Princess Three" and represents the sixth unit of that class to be delivered. The M30 is the latest to be added to the Princess M-Class range. This 100-foot Raised Pilot House tri-decker is an spacious yacht that features bold lines that are now synonymous with the Princess M Class design. An owner of the M30 can fit up to five double ensuite cabins that include a main deck master suite. Directly below is a photo of Princess Three, followed by a render and sistership "Kohuba".
Princess Yachts has confirmed their involvement on a secretive small yacht project with BAR Technologies. Specifics surrounding the vessel are scarce hence why it is a hushed project. Princess will only confirm that the boat is in the mid-30-foot range saying it, "will bring speed, efficiency and new technology while remaining true to Princess’ core with high quality materials, comfort, seakeeping, craftsmanship and design that will stand the test of time."
This yacht was launched earlier in the month and to most of us, only known by her model name, the Princess 30M. It appears that her name is "Kohuba" and the first hull in the new 30M series is already conducting sea trials. Princess Yachts isn't playing around with this one as they need to get her ready for her world premiere at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany in January next year. The show itself is going to be running from January 23 to the 31st and if you want to glimpse the new Kohuba she'll be on display. Princess Yachts stand is set to be stand 6B21.