18 July 2014

Introducing the Princess 68

The most technically advanced and spacious flybridge yacht in her class.

Wonderfully progressive, incredibly capable, classically Princess.

In the Autumn of this year, the P68 will arrive and rewrite the rule book on flybridge luxury, space and performance. Fitting into the Princess flybridge range, between the 64 and 72 Motor Yacht, the 68 enjoys the highest level of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length, delivering four class leading cabins, a vast deck saloon and a flybridge and twin cockpits that will be the envy of many a 75ft vessel.

But aside from the simple virtue of space, the 68 will also come packed with features, many of which are a first for a yacht of this size. 

Across the main deck level, a galley aft layout allows dining options inside and out, being perfectly placed to serve the cockpit. The synergy between interior and deck is further enhanced by an electric window that turns the aft galley countertop into a serving bar for the cockpit. A small step up from the inside dining area, the deck saloon enjoys incredible views from the full height side windows, while ahead the helm position is joined by a raised L-shape seating to port, so friends and family can all be involved when underway. 

The 68's master stateroom features a private stairwell and lobby, the guest cabins being accessed by a separate stairwell forward. This unique design creates a real sense of motor yacht sophistication for the owner as well as total privacy for those onboard. 

On deck, the aft cockpit is designed to be the main dining area and comes suitably dressed with mood lighting, beautifully upholstered seating for eight and a large teak table. After dinner you might choose to retreat to the bathing platform where an aft-facing twin seat is set into the transom. 

At the bow, a walk-through foredeck comes complete with an elegant seating area, large sunpad and plenty of stowage. The flybridge above boasts vast sections of seating with the ability to seat five people across the helm area, a full wetbar to keep everyone refreshed; and the added ability to convert the forward seating into a large sunpad.  

Out at sea, the Princess 68 promises to deliver another classically refined driving experience with superb poise all the way up to a top speed in excess of 30 knots, with fast efficient cruising above 20 knots. The hull's variable underwater geometry is designed to return smooth progress over the waves, the resin-infused composite build method creating a structure that is lightweight but immensely strong, allowing for greater fuel efficiency without sacrificing speed.

Princess 68 Key Features: 

  • Private access to the owner's stateroom
    The full beam owner's stateroom is accessed from its own private stairwell running off the deck saloon. The stateroom includes a full en suite and dressing area with vast hull-side windows for the most dramatic views and a sofa to watch it all from in complete comfort. A stateroom lobby houses a washer/dryer with space for an additional dryer. 
     
  • Three large guest cabins
    Guests will enjoy three further cabins, two en-suite, plus a generous crew quarters. The stairwell to the guest quarters hinges up to give access to a huge storage space, ideal for stowing luggage.
     
  • Incredible social areas
    Two separate seating areas are designed into the deck saloon with a further two areas on the vast flybridge which comes with the option of a hardtop with integral sunroof. A high specification aft cockpit comes with surround seating, speakers, bar access from the galley and a wonderful transom seat for the most magical evenings at anchor. 
     
  • Galley aft doubles your social options
    The galley aft layout delivers some wonderfully flexible dining options with seating and tables opposite the galley and out in the cockpit. The galley's aft window also opens up at the touch of a button to create a bar area for the cockpit. 
     
  • Commanding helm position
    The 68 will feature a uniquely social and usable helm area, with the driving and navigation positions to starboard, and, at the same height, another L-shape guest area to port. The commanding helm position will also offer a door to the starboard side deck.
     
  • Walk-through foredeck
    The walk-through foredeck has proved a massively popular feature with owners, offering a private retreat when in harbour or a thrilling vantage point when at sea. The 68 takes this innovative area and turns it into the most detailed foredeck entertaining area yet with seating, sunpads and huge storage lockers for all your day boating needs. 
     
  • Window area
    Following our incredible developments in the use of glass, the 68 will include vast glass sections to the deck saloon, master cabin and forward VIP. In the master cabin alone the windows will measure over 1.6m2. 
     
  • Internal volume
    The 68 will offer the highest level of internal volume per square foot of any Princess yet built. 
     
  • Performance
    Fitted with twin diesel engines of up to 1400hp, speeds up to 32-34 knots are expected with fast efficient cruising in the mid-twenties. 

See the new Princess 68 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, 12th to 21st September. Stand E055, berth M517.