PRINCESS 30M: PRESS RELEASE ON BARCHE MAGAZINE
"A CROSSOVER YACHT, DESIGNED TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN OUR FLYBRIDGE RANGE AND OUR FULL ON SUPERYACHTS, GIVING THE PRINCIPLE BENEFITS OF BOTH". It is how Kiran Haslam, from Princess Yachts International, sums up the brand new 30M.
The rich dark blue topsides extend to the top of the bulwarks, disguising the proliferation of dark tinted hull windows whilst the architecture of the topsides consist mainly of a confident arch rising gracefully from stem to aft tip of flybridge bisected by a second sweep from the top of the pilothouse down to the stern where it segues smoothly into the flow of the transom.
Two years of intensive development, from first sketches at the Düsseldorf boat show in 2014 to the the launch at the same show this year, have paid off – this is a very handsome yacht.
Once aboard, the differences between the 98 and this similarly sized vessel come thick and fast, no where more evidently than the master cabin. Where the 98 had a full beam master on the lower deck in line with almost all other Princess yachts in the flybridge range, the 30M cements its superyacht credentials with a main deck master up front.
The feeling of space augmented by huge glass windows either side (bulwarks cut away for an uninterrupted vista) whilst further glazing overhead throws yet more natural light into this stateroom.
85% of the yacht is manufactured and built ‘in-house’ at the yard in Plymouth. A custom made crane with 1.2 tonne capacity lives on the starboard side, poised to lift a bespoke stainless steel and toughened glass display case from dock to trailing edge of flybridge where locks in place, it showing off a magnificent Harley Davidson style motorcycle.
More about the Princess 30M http://princessyachtsmonaco.mc/yacht/princess-30m/