ISSUE 21 | 2021
OUR KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR LUXURY
M Y PRINCESS The luxurious
PRINCESS S Class
From Plymouth to Inverkip 2021
September boat shows to look forward to
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WELCOME To our Princess owners and enthusiasts, welcome to the 21st edition
of My Princess! I do hope you’re enjoying your summertime out on the water, wherever in the world you are. I am pleased to share with you this issue of our much-loved customer magazine and hope you enjoy it.
Princess S Class
Spring boat shows recap
September boat shows
18–19 Princess experience: An evolution in customer engagement
ocation spotlight: L Yachting in the Solent
An owner’s story
ealer spotlight: D Lake Zurich
As the world has slowly opened back up, we have enjoyed seeing our owners being able to return to their yachts and enjoy long-awaited quality time out on the water. We have also welcomed our spring boat shows back into our calendar this year, and in June we exhibited at both the Palma International Boat Show and the British Motor Yacht Show in the UK. Both shows were well attended and it was fantastic to welcome our customers onto our yachts again. 2021 has proven to be particularly busy for us, with an increased demand in the market and more people choosing to spend their downtime on the water, close to home. This season, in order to maintain a premium level of service across our locations, we have opened two new sales offices: one in Ocean Village, Southampton, and the other in Marina Botafoch, Ibiza. It’s great that we now have some exciting events on the horizon to look forward to, notably the Southampton International Boat Show, which is set to return in almost its full entirety this September. You can find out more about the show and our anticipated line-up within this magazine, as well as Cannes Yachting Festival from 7–12 September. Within this edition of My Princess, we wanted to take a look at some of our must-see yacht models, including the Princess F55 and V55, as well as the complete S Class range, ranging from 62–78ft. We’ll also be giving you a teaser of the magnificent Princess Y72 as we prepare for her arrival this year with a Global Premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival. This new release by Princess Yachts is the latest example of the quality design and engineering associated with our range of yachts – she is spacious, innovative, and boasts improved fuel efficiency and performance. We’ll also be taking a guided cruise along the Solent with our Princess sales team, discovering eateries, beautiful destinations and yachts to match. One of the highlights of our magazine is the owner’s story and, in this edition, we jump on board a Princess V52 with the owner, Stewart Wallace, and join him on his maiden voyage from Plymouth to Scotland. You’re guaranteed to feel very inspired! Princess Yachts talk to us about their Princess Experience series and how they have developed their new yacht tours to suit a virtual world – if you haven’t already taken an Oculus VR tour, we highly recommend it; it’s an exceptional experience.
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It has been fabulous to see our customers – including some new to yacht ownership – at our recent boat shows and I am very much looking forward to seeing you again in September.
Managing Director, Princess Motor Yacht Sales
D I SC O V E R
At the heart of the V Class range of sports yachts lies the Princess V55. Launched in 2019, she delivers on the open boat layout that V Class loyalists crave, whilst exuding elegance and purity of purpose. The Princess V55 is dynamic, athletic and luxurious, and is nothing short of fun on the waves.
Featuring the new deep-V resin-infused hull design, the V55 not only provides a smoother, more efficient ride, but also creates more space below deck. It’s unusual on a 55ft boat to find three spacious guest cabins, including a full-beam and height master stateroom, plus two en-suites. But, on the V55, you have that and more. Princess Yachts has even managed
to include a practical crew cabin aft for one crew member or captain. This space could also prove particularly useful for storage. The dynamic profile of this yacht is instantly recognisable as a Princess Yacht anywhere in the world. Panoramic, knife-shaped hull windows flood the lower deck in natural light and accentuating her clear sweeping lines. As you step on board, the thought process behind the V55 is clear – the open cockpit blends seamlessly with her interior, connected by a cleverly concealed drop-down sliding patio door, ensuring every inch of space is utilised and expanded upon. The Princess V55 has been designed with owners in mind, providing all-important space to socialise, relax and entertain. But, above all, she is for those who want to explore the water and truly experience what a sports yacht has to offer.
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There are many ways to describe the Princess F55, but above all else, she is simply luxurious.
The distinctive design ethos of the Princess F Class is obvious everywhere you look onboard this yacht, from her large flybridge and foredeck sunbathing area to her full-beam master stateroom. As with all Princess yachts, there is a high degree of exquisite detailing and masterful engineering onboard the F55. Each area of the yacht has been designed with socialising in mind, with wetbars, U-shaped seating and spacious dining areas in abundance. As for her interior, the Princess Design Studio has delivered yet again – elegantly shaped surfaces, beautifully soft materials and layered geometric lines combine perfectly. The definition of the F55 is edgy, with an emphasis on clean, uncomplicated comfort. Below deck, expansive hull windows create a sense of constant forward motion whilst generously flooding the accommodation with natural light. Three spacious guest cabins provide the perfect space to relax in private, including a master stateroom stretching the full width of the yacht. A renowned trait of Princess Yachts is imagination and
intelligence when it comes to yacht design and proving that, even on a 55ft yacht, you can still enjoy maximum space, height and premium comfort.
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See the Princess F55 and V55 at the Southampton International Boat Show, 10–19 September
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PRINCESS S CLASS
The Princess S Class is cool and captivating. Each model provides exquisite comfort, generous entertaining spaces and supreme exhilaration. The largest of the S Class, the Princess S78 sits at the peak of luxury yachting. With a large hydraulic bathing platform leading to her spacious cockpit via a unique central access stairway, the S78 impresses. She is refined yet captivating and leaves a lasting impact. Inside, her cavernous main deck saloon uses dynamic lines and flexible seating to seamlessly connect to the world outside through full-length side windows. The informal arrangement invites you to take a seat, relax and enjoy the world-class audio-visual systems, designed and engineered in partnership with NAIM. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four exquisitely appointed en-suite cabins, all bathed in natural light courtesy of the hull glazing. The Princess S78 also offers a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.
The S78 is available to order now, with delivery from Spring 2022 For all 70ft+ large yacht enquiries, contact our specialist Sales Director: Joe Hill: +44 (0)1489 557755 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Princess S66 has a predatory air about her. A slender streamlined form and lightweight deep-V hull provides a breathtaking experience whilst providing ample space below and on deck. Representing the very latest in yacht design and engineering, the S66 delivers on everything the modern yacht owner could need – luxurious space, room to entertain in style, and outstanding seakeeping. With a length of just over 66 feet, the Princess S66 provides generous interior accommodation for up to eight guests, with an optional crew cabin fitted aft. The beautifully appointed galley aft of the saloon, with an open-plan dining area opposite, has sliding doors and a fully opening electric window which leads out to the cockpit, creating an al fresco bar. Her flexible indoor-tooutdoor living makes the most of warm days and balmy evenings, whilst the ability to enclose her saloon gives the S66 flexibility for any location.
Launched in 2019, the Princess S62 is instantly recognisable as a member of the S Class. Upgraded from the previous S60, she features a low and generous sportbridge, an aft galley arrangement ideal for socialising and three spacious guest cabins. A seamlessly integrated interior concept has been reinvented deliberately onboard the S62, to deliver a space akin to a luxury apartment. Beautiful curves, soft materials and interesting geometric lines create a truly captivating experience onboard. Behind all of this, twin MAN engines promise high speeds, whilst her Olesinski-designed hull form provides greater efficiency and lower planing speeds.
See the Princess S62 and S66 at our September boat shows in Southampton and Cannes
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The all-new Princess Y72, arriving in 2021
The all-new Princess Y72 is the latest addition to the sophisticated Y Class range, combining a new level of design, luxury, interior ambience and space with stunning performance and technology.
The sophisticated owner’s stateroom is furnished with a sofa, dressing area and vanity desk wrapped and stitched in Livorno Stone leather for a contemporary finish.
Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski, and Italian design house Pininfarina, the Y72 encapsulates the quality and design language, as seen on larger yachts in the range and takes it to the next generation.
I am immensely proud of the Y72 which represents the ‘next generation’ of Princess luxury yachts. She has it all: 34-knot performance, beautifully laid out and spacious living areas, and a luxurious fitout that underlines the extraordinary hand-built quality and impeccable design detail created by our 3,000 craftspeople in Plymouth. Above all, her exterior design brings striking simplicity and sculptural elegance that stands alone in the market. Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman & CEO, Princess Yachts
The Y72 is designed for outdoor living, with her large flybridge being the perfect place to entertain loved ones. Get ready for the arrival of the Princess Y72. Contact our specialist Sales Director, Joe Hill, on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email email@example.com See the world premiere of the Princess Y72 at the Cannes Yachting Festival, 7–12 September
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Spring boat shows
British Motor Yacht Show 12–20 June 2021 This year at Premier Marina’s Swanwick Marina, we were able to welcome our customers again to an extended nine-day British Motor Yacht Show. At this premium location on the River Hamble, we exhibited alongside other premium marques including Sunseeker and Fairline.
We displayed both new and pre-owned Princess yachts, with members of the F, V and S Classes, including the stunning Princess V50 Open and the stylish S62. The sun shone for the majority of the show, contributing to the great atmosphere in the marina, with both exhibitors and customers enjoying the return of the boat show season!
Save the date for next year: British Motor Yacht Show confirmed for 14–22 May 2022
Palma Boat Show 3–6 June 2021 We enjoyed a successful Palma Boat Show this year, with a fantastic display of four Princess yachts, including the impressive Y78, S66, revolutionary R35, and our recently added YachtQuarters yacht – the 2015 Princess 68. The Palma Boat Show boasts a wide range of international yachting and marine exhibitors from watertoys and accessories to sailing yachts and superyachts. There’s something for everyone. Our Princess staff not only enjoyed seeing each other after some time away from boat shows, but also were able to welcome our customers who we haven't seen for some time. Appointments were made and viewings took place of each of the boats on display, with a fabulous menu of premium drinks supplied by Global Drinks. Argo Yachting, our sister company, joined us on Stand L11 to present a range of new Saxdor Yachts and Chris-Craft boats, including the Saxdor 200 Sport, 320 GTO and the Chris-Craft Catalina 27.
Vilamoura Marina International Boat Show 5–13 June 2021 Members of our Princess Motor Yacht Sales team joined our official dealer at Boat Center, Portugal, for an exciting week celebrating the return of boat shows to Europe. We experienced the reliably warm climate of Portugal throughout the show, and it was fabulous to see customers enjoying the boat show environment again. Princess V40
Boat Center displayed the stunning Princess V40, a popular model of the Princess range. Truly at home in Vilamoura, the V40’s open cockpit layout and sociable seating has been designed flexibly to suit all climates. The measures put in place both at the show and across the country allowed us to safely welcome visitors.
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SEPTEMBER boat shows
Cannes Yachting Festival 7–12 September 2021 The long-awaited return of the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival is here, and happening on 7–12 September. Held in the luxurious setting of Port Vieux and Port Canto, the show is set to welcome international exhibitors and visitors yet again, with premium yachting marques together displaying up to 120 yachts. At Port Vieux, you can find the Princess Yachts stand and on-water display, this year including up to eight models from the range, from the F50 to the jaw-dropping X95. The Princess X95 will celebrate her European Premiere at the show. She is the largest of the X Class range of superfly yachts, exquisitely crafted for long-range cruising. At this show, she is sure to impress with her towering stature and incredible design.
Additionally, the all-new Princess Y72 will celebrate her World Premiere at Cannes, to an international audience. This spacious and innovative addition to the Y Class range is simply stunning – she delivers on the ingenuity and luxury associated with the Princess brand, and much more. We will have members of the Princess Motor Yacht Sales team on hand throughout the show to meet with customers and take them on board the yachts on display. In order to keep our colleagues and customers safe, we do ask that you make an appointment with us prior to your visit. PRINCESS YACHTS ON DISPLAY* Princess X95 – European Premiere Princess Y72 – World Premiere Princess F55 Princess F50 Princess S78 Princess S66 Princess S62
Princess V60 *Yachts on display subject to change
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Southampton International Boat Show 10–19 September 2021 Following the disappointment of last year’s cancellation, we are incredibly pleased to be able to welcome our customers back to this show, the largest of its kind in the UK.The new and improved Southampton International Boat Show is set to return from 10-19 September, so you can expect to see the usual premium exhibitors and a fantastic on-water display. Princess F55
At its usual spot overlooking the ‘Princess Pontoon’, our stand will enjoy panoramic views of the show marina. As you walk down the pontoon, there will be a line-up of new Princess yachts ranging from the timeless Princess F45 to the sporty S66. A model that you may not have seen recently, the Princess F55, will also be on display. This elegant yacht sits at the heart of the Princess F Class range, with a distinctive flybridge design typical of the Princess brand – she is sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors to the show. In order to keep our colleagues and customers safe, all boat viewings will be by appointment only. Book yours with our team prior to the show by calling +44 (0)1489 557755 or email email@example.com PRINCESS YACHTS ON DISPLAY* Princess F55 Princess F45 Princess S66 Princess S62 Princess V55 *Yachts on display subject to change
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PRI N C ES S E XPERI EN C E
An evolution in customer engagement While restrictions have bolstered the public’s appetite for boats, the impossibility of face-to-face interaction has seen the emergence of new, more flexible forms of communication. 2020 saw the launch of the Princess Experience series: an online presentation featuring new models, behind-the-scenes factory access, and interviews with renowned names (not just in the marine sector). As well as this, Princess Yachts has seen a rise in demand for digital content and has responded with impressive 3D tours, YouTube videos and their latest set of CGI walk-throughs via a virtual reality headset. We spoke to Chloe Harris, Regional Marketing Manager at Princess Yachts, to find out how Princess has dealt with the challenge.
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How has your interaction with clients changed? Clients would normally come and see us at the factory. They would speak to our sales team and visit their boats in build. But when travel was prohibited, we turned to live video tours instead. The sales team would take clients through a boat, opening doors, looking into cupboards, lifting up hatches. It was a much more interactive experience than static images and it was also a great way for customers to meet the team and develop that rapport.
Is that what the Princess Experience Series is all about?
Yes, exactly. With in-depth tours of all of our craft, our Experience Series is a way to bring what we do into the client’s living room. Kiran, our Chief Marketing Officer, is the host and has conducted interviews with our CEO and different members of our design and development teams. So it was certainly a useful way to show the world our latest yachts, but it was also a great way to communicate the human face of Princess.
What other innovations have there been? We started a campaign called ‘Exceptional People’, where we showed Princess team members doing what they love outside of work, for instance, hiking, paddle boarding and even clockmaking. We also made factory tour videos and we’re developing some really in-depth digital brochures too. In terms of the boats themselves, we’ve been filming our life-size mock-ups of new ‘in-build’ models, so customers can get a real sense of the space onboard. And that same idea has been central to our VR headsets. We’ve created CGI walkthroughs of some of our larger craft so you can wear a headset and ‘step on board’ before the actual boat has even been built.
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So what are the lasting lessons since the start of the pandemic? The biggest lesson learned is that we can’t just go back to the old ways. A customised hybrid approach with the right balance of face-to-face interaction and digital flexibility is critical. After all, when you’re buying a yacht, you need to be 100 percent sure and, Covid or no Covid, that’s just how we want our customers to feel.
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L O C AT I O N SPOTLIGHT
On England’s south coast, between the mainland and the Isle of Wight, the Solent is one of the world’s most famous yachting playgrounds. Running from Hurst Castle in the west to the Palmerston Forts in the east, it combines bustling nautical cities like Southampton and historic nautical towns like Cowes with quaint estuaries, multifaceted rivers and a range of delightful villages, bays, beaches and anchorages.
Indulge in world-class yachting events
As a region with an extraordinary sailing heritage, a variety of historic nautical destinations and a range of sailing conditions, from soft and sheltered to exposed and open, the Solent’s annual calendar of races and regattas is unlike anywhere else in the world – and one of its undisputed highlights is Cowes Week. If you prefer a show to a regatta, the Southampton International Boat Show is a traditional outdoor event with the largest on-water display of boats in Europe. Its infectious festival buzz has seen it become the UK’s favourite boat show and a traditional end-of-season celebration of all that is good about the marine industry. The British Motor Yacht Show is another highly-anticipated event. Held in June at Premier’s Swanwick Marina, one of the most picturesque marinas on the River Hamble, this unique invitation-only event is designed to showcase the best of British motor yachts, whilst also enabling premium builders to exhibit their finest new boats to serious buyers.
Yachting in the Solent
Where to go cruising
The Solent provides such a generous mix of lively sailing towns and idyllic natural retreats that it can be hard to narrow down a favourite cruising itinerary. But with its position at the northern tip of the Isle of Wight, right at the heart of the Solent, the iconic yachting hub of Cowes is the saltiest of salty destinations and a very natural base for exploring the local highlights. Further west, Lymington is another intensely nautical town with scores of pubs, cafes, fish restaurants and chandleries. If you enjoy the idea of joining the throng, the Hamble River is an elegant, usefully sheltered waterway with seven marinas, a range of lovely towns, villages, pubs, and countless sailing clubs. If you prefer a quieter, more intimate escape, Beaulieu River, which cuts up into the New Forest National Park on the mainland’s south coast, combines its natural loveliness with a fascinating shipbuilding heritage. Newtown Creek is also a lovely place to stop. As a secluded estuary owned by the National Trust on the northwest coast of the Isle of Wight, it’s a great place to enjoy a tranquil anchorage among the abundant wildlife of the historic salt marshes. Back out towards the Needles, Alum Bay and Freshwater Bay also offer lovely opportunities for a scenic anchorage. And if you want to step ashore for a bite, the Hut at Colwell Bay is a renowned beach restaurant that will happily ferry you ashore from your anchorage.
Princess Motor Yacht Sales in the Solent Princess Motor Yacht Sales enjoys a deep-rooted presence among the Solent’s vibrant south coast boating scene. In addition to a well-established sales office at Swanwick Marina on the Hamble and a full-scale service centre at Saxon Wharf on the River Itchen, Princess Motor Yacht Sales also has a new office in Ocean Village Marina in the heart of Southampton, with easy access to Southampton Water.
Staff interview We talk to Bruce Hastie, Finance and Insurance Manager, based at Ocean Village Marina, to find out more about yachting on the South Coast and the yachting market today.
Tell us more about your boating background and what your role is today.
I started working in boat sales part-time in 1995 whilst I was at Southampton Institute. When I had finished my course, I decided that I would become a yacht broker and have worked in and around the Hamble River for the last 25 years. I have been with Princess Motor Yacht Sales for nearly six years; firstly as a New Boat Sales Executive and, in the last 12 months, undertaking a new role managing our Marine Finance and Insurance products. Financing a yacht purchase is becoming increasingly popular in today’s market, allowing customers to purchase their yacht with more flexibility.
Where is Princess Motor Yacht Sales located?
Swanwick Marina has been the home of Princess Motor Yacht Sales from the very beginning, however with the expansion of both the sales and service departments, additional space was required. Two years ago, we opened our new service facility in Saxon Wharf, Southampton and more recently a new sales office in Ocean Village. Ocean Village has seen significant investment in the last five years with extensive residential development and recently the five-star Harbour Hotel, all of which combined with the renewal of the pontoons in the marina makes Ocean Village a very popular destination for boat buyers and owners. A new sales office is also currently under construction at Swanwick Marina – this is due to open early next year.
Where would you recommend cruising to locally?
The Solent is popular largely due to its easy access from London and surrounding counties. It is also a great place to learn how to use a boat, with protected waters and great destinations. The Hamble River is simply the home of yachting on the south coast. Here we have a number of marinas, with popular destinations, including Lymington, and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Both offer lovely surroundings and busy towns with good restaurants. Our customers love The Hut in Colwell Bay, IoW; this is probably the most popular restaurant among local boat owners in the Solent. If you get the weather right, it can be better than the South of France!
Can you tell us about the current yachting market and the effect this has had on the South Coast? Since the end of the first lockdown in May 2020, the marine market has been extremely strong. Boating in all forms has been an activity that has been possible throughout the pandemic whilst still adhering to government guidelines. Those who would have regularly travelled abroad are now seeking UK-based boating, and we are seeing a number of new owners join the Princess family too. As a result, several marinas on the south coast are now operating at full capacity.
An Owner’s Story
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P LY M O U T H T O INVERKIP words by Alex Smith
Join Stewart Wallace on board his newly purchased 2015 Princess V52, as he has his yacht prepared in Plymouth before a trip north to its new home in Inverkip, Scotland. We spoke to Stewart to find out more about his journey and what led him to this V52.
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So Stewart, why did you buy a Princess V52?
Well, in 2020, I bought a new 40-foot sports boat in Swanwick, which we sailed back to the Clyde. But we quickly discovered that it was a bit small for us. When you go to a marina in a non-fly 40-footer, you tend to have to get off and take a walk, especially if you’re with friends. But after Covid, we realised that we wanted our boat to be a destination in its own right – and with three separate socialising zones (the cockpit, the saloon and the lower galley and dinette), our V52 provides exactly that.
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Having bought your V52 pre-owned, did you make many changes?
The owner of the boat hadn’t really been on board for 18 months. He was in London, the boat was in Falmouth and then Covid came along, so despite being six years old, it had only done 145 hours. It’s not good for a boat to sit there unused, so when the Princess sales team said they would move the boat down to their Turnchapel facility in Plymouth for maintenance and upgrades, I was very happy with that. It would have been impossible for me to project manage the work from Scotland and I needed to make it ready for its trip north to my home in Inverkip.
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What kind of work did you have done?
This was my first pre-owned yacht and I wanted to get that special ‘new boat’ experience without necessarily paying ‘showroom’ money. So we had the canvasses remade and all the floors sanded and restained. We had the name changed to ‘Endless Days’ and we added USB sockets and electrical points around the boat. We also upgraded the helm with a new 16-inch chartplotter, as well as AIS, a reversing camera, an anemometer and a Wi-Fi system.
Has that made it feel like a custom boat? Absolutely. Having been boating for the last 15 years, I know what works for me and what doesn’t, so things were tweaked to fit my requirements. In the end, there were 65 items. It was a huge schedule of work but I wanted to get the boat in the best condition possible because her first journey was going to involve a lot of exposed waters.
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Well, I have known people who appoint a professional skipper and two days later the boat arrives in Scotland, but I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to enjoy the journey because it’s not every day you get to go round Land’s End or cruise the Pembrokeshire coast. I took two of my friends with me and they’re also retired, so it wasn’t a race. The plan right from the start was to take our time.
Which route did you take?
On the first leg, we stopped off at Fowey in Cornwall. It’s a beautiful little town and we had a lovely time there. From Fowey, we went round Land’s End and across the Bristol Channel into Milford Haven, before heading round the Pembrokeshire coast and straight across Cardigan Bay to Pwllheli in North Wales. There’s a firing range in Cardigan Bay, so you have to phone up and get permission to make the transit because you don’t want to be a live target!
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Did you head straight from Liverpool to Inverkip?
From Liverpool, we dodged the wind farms across Morecambe Bay to Whitehaven in Cumbria, where we spent another two days. Then we came back round the Mull of Galloway and up to Inverkip Marina on the Clyde. It was an eight-day journey in all.
What was your best moment?
I really wanted to visit places we hadn’t been before so a Menai Straits passage was a must for me. You have to get the tides and the weather right, and the navigation is quite tricky because the buoy system changes halfway up – but we made good time from Caernarfon to an area between the two bridges called the Swellies. It’s got a notorious reputation but we hit it at the right time. It was just before high tide and there’s a lot of power on the boat so the turbulent water wasn’t a problem. And as we passed Bangor Pier at the top end of the straits, I felt a really profound sense of satisfaction.
Where did you head after North Wales?
We wanted to spend three days in Liverpool but there’s only about two hours either side of high tide to get into the sea lock. We were given a time to be outside the lock and it was a bit tight, so I ended up cruising up the Mersey at 30 knots, past all the famous landmarks – the Titanic Building, the Liver Building, and Albert Dock. I was expecting the harbourmaster to scream down the VHF at me, but he never did. And what a fantastic city Liverpool is. We did all the tourist stuff. We did the Beatles Open Top Bus Tour; we went to the maritime museum; and we ate at Albert Dock. I’d recommend it to anybody, but you need to get your navigation and timings right or it can get a bit tense!
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Fowey, Cornwall What are your cruising plans for the future?
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How did your V52 perform?
It really looks after you. It’s a very stable and solid boat. It doesn’t creak or rattle and it gives you a tremendous sense of confidence. As a shaft-driven boat, it also feels planted in the water and the space is really fantastic. One of my friends stayed in the forward cabin and the other in the lower dinette conversion, and that worked a treat because it meant we could use the crew cabin for storage. I’m really pleased with the upgrades too and, despite the fact that it’s 55 feet long, it’s the easiest boat I’ve ever handled. With the thrusters and the ‘hold’ function, I find it very comfortable manoeuvring at close quarters – and my wife loves it for that same reason. By her own admission, she’s an ‘incompetent sailor’ but the fact that I can do everything myself means there’s no stress for her at all.
In three weeks’ time, I’m heading up to Oban for a month on the west coast of Scotland in and around the islands of Mull and Skye. And then we have two ideas for 2022. One is to go to St Kilda, 60 miles out in the North Atlantic, to visit the sea stacks. The other is to go right up to the top of Scotland, around Cape Wrath and across to Orkney, before coming back down the east coast and then west through the Caledonian Canal. We’ll take about a month to do that, so if the weather’s bad, it won’t be a problem. We can just stay in port because the boat is so comfortable, it feels like a floating apartment!
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Nestled between the Albis and Zimmerberg hills lies the bent, almost banana-shaped, Lake Zurich. Here, Hensa Lago Marina is the Princess dealer for Lake Zurich and the surrounding area. At its boatyard in Altendorf, there is space for up to 360 boat moorings, as well as more available in Schmerikon or Rapperswil.
Björn Hensler, CEO at Hensa Lago Marina, told us: “Hensa Lago Marina is perfectly located on the upper lake of Zurich. Only a short boat trip away, you can reach the untouched Upper Lake region and discover the islands here. The demand in this area of Switzerland to provide five-star moorings alongside an incredible service is high, so we have continued to expand our facility over the last 60 years to keep up. We offer a great infrastructure here for customer’s ease of use, and each mooring comes allocated with a parking space. Altendorf train station is only 100 m away, which makes travelling to our marina from Zurich very easy.” With over 60 years of experience, Hensa Lago Marina has a simple mantra: Your yacht, your mooring, your experience. And, the experience of each of their customers in Lake Zurich is at the heart of what they do here. Providing a five-star service, whether prior to purchase or during ownership, is paramount. From boat purchase, rental and chartering, to summer and winter moorings, servicing and aftercare – the Hensa Lago Marina team is on hand to support its owners.
“We provide a ready-to-go service for our owners. It’s completely flexible and means they have more time to relax and enjoy their boat and the lake. Whether it’s simply removing the covers for their arrival, checking the motor or carrying out a full service,” Björn explains. “During the summer months, we provide a protected and secure marina for owners to berth and begin their journeys. And in the winter, Altendorf’s purpose-built mooring hall comes into its own. Built in 1990, the four-storey warehouse can accommodate up to 220 boats. Securely stored indoors, our owners’ boats are protected from the elements, plus any routine service works and maintenance can be carried out by our team of engineers on-site.”
From the impressive high peaks of Switzerland to its numerous idyllic lakes, it is clear to see why this location is favoured by travellers. And especially on Lake Zurich, with its neighbouring islands, remote lakesides and popular amenities, a boat owner can find themselves spoilt for choice.
Hensa Lago Marina is a family-run company dating back to 1957 and handed down through three generations. Today, Oliver and Björn Hensler continue to serve boat owners in the area, whether they are new to ownership or a frequent visitor of the lake.
P U R E R E L A X AT I O N Picture sedately cruising a shimmering glassy blue expanse. Like an unfolding theatrical set, the jagged snow-capped Alps give way to gently sloping vineyards and orchards. The sheer beauty of 24-mile-long crescent-shaped Lake Zurich will take your breath away. Combine that with Zurich’s sophisticated cultural buzz and the charms of rural town life, and you have the perfect yachting destination.
Lying on the top shores of Lake Zurich and nestling in a picturesque mountain-side valley, Zurich is cocooned in nature. The Limmat River snakes its way through its heart, and the Uetliberg Mountain rises 2,850 feet above sea level in its centre, attracting hikers and mountain bikers, while in the winter, it’s popular with sledders. Zurich is an ideal spot for those who wish to immerse themselves in the Swiss culture. Its vast historic Sechseläutenplatz square with a famous fairground and the nearby internationally-renowned 1,100-seat Zurich Opera House, which annually stages 250 performances (including 13 opera premieres), are a great starting point. For your art fix, head to Kunsthaus Zürich and marvel at modernist masterpieces from Picasso to Munch. Aside from its heritage, Zurich pulsates with youthful energy, such as in the trendy Zürich-West quarter (full of unusual boutiques, restaurants and bars). The Lake offers scenic mooring at Hensa Lago Marina (Altendorf, Lake Zurich) where our Princess dealers are located, Thalwil (Western shore) and on the Eastern shore, Stäfa. Another recommended stop is Rapperswil, where you can take a relaxing amble along the town’s pretty medieval alleys to its hilltop castle. Dubbed ‘the town of the roses’, the scent of 16,000 roses fills the air of the monastery and Schanz rose gardens. For total tranquility, cruise to the Island of Ufenau to roam its nature reserve, medieval churches and
ancient Einsiedeln Abbey (dating from the year 965). For a different taste of Switzerland, experience something sweet at the new interactive Lindt Chocolate Museum. Next to the Kilchberg factory site (built in 1899), it boasts a 9m high chocolate-dripping fountain and 500m2 shop to simply lose yourself in! Staying on the subject of food, Lake Zurich is lined with many fine dining restaurants. To enjoy delectable cuisine and drink in amazing lakeside views, we suggest:
Belvoir Restaurant & Grill
Be tempted by chargrilled succulent meat and fish dishes at this 15 Gault Millau points-awarded restaurant.
Gasthof Hirschen am See
Renowned for spectacular views and mouth-watering freshly prepared seasonal and Mediterranean delicacies.
Tasty traditional Swiss food, local fish dishes, wines and traditional folk music – it’s the real deal.
EVENTS CALENDAR Zurich Marathon (10 April 2022) Watch the spectacle of thousands of pro athletes and amateurs running a route skirting both Lake Zurich and downtown Zurich. Zurich Festival (Biennial, late June to late July) See world-class opera, concerts, plus classic/fringe theatre. Caliente! (1–3 July, 2022) Feel the exciting beat and sample the exotic flavours of South America at Europe’s largest Latin festival of music, food and culture.
Princess Motor Yacht Sales
SERVICE Life on board your yacht needn’t be complicated, our Princess service teams across the UK and Europe are here to help. Discover what we can do for you to make your yacht ownership even more enjoyable.
Inclusive service packages
To help owners with their annual servicing and checks, we have curated an all-inclusive service package available on all Princess yachts aged up to 10 years old. The packages are intended to offer complete peace of mind to owners with boats located in our service areas: the UK’s South Coast, Mallorca and Puerto Banús.
• Flexible packages depending on your boat’s specification • A one-off inflation proof payment to cover your servicing • Transferable to a new owner should you wish to sell your boat Our service team will work around you and your needs, and will prepare a bespoke package for you ensuring that annual works and inspections are booked in.
A dedicated yacht concierge
In the last issue of My Princess, we introduced you to some of our dedicated yacht concierge teams based in the UK and Mallorca. When you buy a Princess yacht with us, whether new or used, you become part of our Princess family. From the moment you take ownership, you will be appointed a dedicated yacht concierge who will help to guide you through your journey – providing expert knowledge and advice, and preparing and booking in any servicing or maintenance. They’ll be your one point of contact at Princess for your yacht.
Technical support, whenever you need it At Princess Motor Yacht Sales, we are incredibly proud of our aftercare services. We believe that we are unrivalled in the market, and we put our customers first. Whether it’s simple
over-the-phone guidance, specialist technical assistance, or if you need someone to come out to your boat as soon as possible – we deploy our experienced team of engineers to where they are needed. We know that even unexpected technical issues can arise on board your yacht. That is where our out-of-hours adviceline comes in. Simply give us a call from wherever you are on +44 (0)1752 393139 to speak to one of our engineers. We understand the ins and outs of yacht ownership, and the practical conveniences that come with it. Our team of engineers are not only experts in their field, but they also have a genuine interest in being out on the water, so you know you’re getting trustworthy real advice from the people who understand yachting inside out.
Contact your nearest service location to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org Southampton, UK and out of territory enquiries +44 (0)2381 103170 Plymouth, UK +44 (0)1752 393311
The Balearic Islands +34 971 695 437
D I SC O V E R
THE BEST PRODUCTS
for motor yacht owners
We are Princess Motor Yacht Sales Individual, a tailored service to yacht owners to enhance life on board for them and their families. Our HQ is conveniently based not far from Princess Yachts, in Turnchapel, Plymouth. Our service locations in the UK, northern Germany, southern Spain and Mallorca, each boast incredible facilities and a bespoke retrofit service. Complete your experience with our pick of the best practical and enjoyable onboard solutions.
Our pick of the best products for motor yacht owners
Radinn is the creator of the number one motorised electric surfboard on the market today. The range of powered jetboards is the ideal water toy for the adrenaline enthusiasts among us, and an innovative and exhilarating way to experience the water in style. That’s why they feature in our top pick of motor yacht products available today. The jetboard is user-friendly and, for those who aren’t so familiar with surfing or boarding, once you find your balance – which doesn’t take long – you’ll gain the confidence to accelerate and push the board to its limits.
Siren Marine provides boaters with complete peace of mind through real-time data and alerts, so you know when your boat is safe and secure – and when it’s not. Remote boat monitoring means you spend less time worrying about your boat and more time enjoying it. The enhanced smart boat technology that powers the new Siren 3 Pro unit will provide owners with improved visibility of their yacht, including GPS tracking and the ability to monitor critical systems and events on board. See a display from Radinn and Siren Marine on the Argo Yachting stand E077 at the Southampton Boat Show.
Clearline by ElectroSea
The Clearline system by ElectroSea is one of the leading systems in marine growth prevention. Clearline is now installed on over 65 premium boat brands, making ElectroSea a front-runner in the marine market, and a clear contender in our top picks. For motor yacht owners, there simply isn’t a better alternative for maintaining your raw water lines and keeping strainers clean longer. By preventing barnacles, biofilm, algae and marine growth in these key areas, the Clearline System ensures the time you used to spend descaling can be put to better use!
Halyard Wavestream Filters
We are pleased to supply the full range of Halyard water filtration systems to our yacht owners; however, the range we’ve chosen to feature is its innovative Wavestream filters. Wave products have market-leading flow rates and filtration performance packaged in durable and easily installed housings. The systems include exterior wash and rinse anti-spotting, drinking water, grey water and bilge water.
Red Paddle Boards
Stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP for short, is a watersport originating from Hawaii. Sit or stand on your board and paddle your way through the open water. Considered the world’s number one brand, Red Paddle Co delivers a fabulous range of inflatable SUPs for all types and styles of rider. Our exclusive partnership, including access to their products and our team’s expertise, gives you the advantage when ordering.
SUR Marine Tenders
SUR Marine Tenders dates back to 1999, and it’s renowned in the industry for producing luxurious tenders for all needs and desires. Whether you need a ship-to-shore solution whilst on your yacht, or perhaps you want something practical for everyday use – the range of SUR Marine Tenders are surprisingly powerful, easy to drive and they look great on the water!
If you are looking for the ultimate driving pleasure in the water, a Seabob luxury seatoy is the perfect piece of equipment. Experience vast open spaces and pure freedom above and beneath the water, with exceptional power and versatility. With a selection of speeds to either glide leisurely through the water or dive beneath the waves, the Seabob ensures comfort and stability throughout.
Quick Gyro Stabilisers
MC² Quick Gyro stabilisers can reduce boat roll up to 95% and are very effective when at speed as well as being at anchor. The range of anti-roll gyro stabilisers has been designed to suit any requirements, from the smallest boat to a large superyacht – there are no installation limits, and the Princess aftercare team in the UK can fit the equipment you need onboard. Speak to our team to see the Quick Gyro stabiliser in action.
We provide advanced stabilising systems from Humphree, a leader in interceptor and fin design and innovation, so you can enjoy a steady ride, whatever the sea conditions. Its interceptor range provides active stabilisation, customisable to the size of your yacht. They are compact, incredibly robust, and their innovative design reduces resistance in the water. Whilst the new electric fin stabilising system brings a cost-saving and powerful solution to the market for those seeking an advantage whilst navigating the high seas.
Aegina UV Water Filters
Aegina is the world’s only class A water purifier using earthfriendly, ultraviolet LED technology. Evolved from over 30 years’ experience of providing LED solutions to some of the world’s largest yachts, Aegina eliminates viruses, germs, bugs and other nasties in your water. What you’re left with is pure, safe drinking water that doesn’t cost the earth!
Sea Recovery Watermakers
The revolutionary Aqua Matic by Sea Recovery is engineered to be easy to use and more reliable. It is extremely quiet, smooth and enjoys complete vibration isolation – you won’t even know it’s there. The Aqua Matic is able to regulate and monitor functions without the need of an operator. Compact and lightweight, the system has been designed with the modern boater in mind and is also NMEA 2000 compatible.
Williams Jet Tenders
Princess yachts have almost been designed with Williams tenders in mind, with plenty of space on the transom or within tender garages. Whatever you need a tender for, we have a huge variety that will open up a world of new activities and destinations to you; from exploring hidden bays to towing toys, or simply running back and forth from shore. What’s more, our office in Turnchapel, Plymouth is an official Williams Service Centre. Here we can custom fit a Williams tender onto your yacht, and carry out any inspections and trials.
Our expert teams can advise on the best solutions for your yacht and your needs. For more information or for a bespoke quote, contact your local service centre or email email@example.com
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A L L T H E YA C H T YO U WA N T ALL THE TIME YO U N E E D
Princess 68, final shares remaining
If you’ve ever thought about owning a luxury yacht but are concerned you may not be able to spend as much time on board, then look no further. Our YachtQuarters shared ownership programme has been designed to meet owners in the middle – a flexible system in which eight owners come together to own a share of the yacht and her schedule. Of course, there is a great deal of management involved both prior to purchase and during ownership, and the latter is where our YachtQuarters Manager, Juliano Meirelles, comes in.
Juliano is the eyes and ears on the ground in Mallorca, preparing the yacht for her owner’s arrival and ensuring everything is in place for each owner to enjoy a stress-free vacation. We spoke to Juliano to understand the YachtQuarters ownership experience; what to expect when you arrive at your yacht in Mallorca, and how the annual schedule is managed successfully between a set of owners.
What can an owner expect when they arrive at their yacht in Mallorca, ready to cruise away?
Firstly, can you tell us a bit about your role within the YachtQuarters team and your responsibilities?
I am the YachtQuarters Programme Manager, so everything associated with the yacht and owners after purchase comes under my remit. My primary responsibility is to ensure that each owner can spend quality time on board their yacht with their friends and family, completely stress-free. In the winter months, we get the yacht ready – preparing the annual budgets, ensuring the owners have booked their weeks on board and servicing the yacht ready for her first outing. Once the yacht is on the water, I ensure she is in perfect working order and everything is running smoothly with the help of our onboard crew and Princess team here in Mallorca. We send each of our owners a preference form prior to the boating season. Here, they can tell us which weeks they would like to come on board (a set of weeks is available during peak and mid-season), any desires and needs whilst they are on board, and their preferred itinerary. Understanding this information from our owners at the beginning means we can arrange for the yacht to be cleaned, prepared and serviced for each trip, without fail.
Currently, there is a Princess 64 yacht in Mallorca running with a set of owners. Can you tell us how that is performing?
The Princess 64 shared ownership programme kicked off in 2020. As you can imagine, this year, the schedule was affected by the pandemic; however, we made sure our owners each had opportunities to come and enjoy their yacht. The owners themselves are from a mixture of backgrounds – although mainly from the UK – and they have been busy sailing around the Balearics since the programme began; we have received fabulous reviews regarding the experience so far.
In a nutshell, the owner can do just that. They travel with their friends and family to Mallorca, and we take care of the rest. We will turn around the yacht prior to their arrival, ensuring she is clean, fully stocked with essentials, food and drink, plus any personal belongings or requests are onboard for the owner. I know each of the owners well, so I am usually on board waiting for the owner and their guests to arrive. From the moment they do, their itinerary for the week is completely up to them – some stay locally, anchoring in nearby bays and making the most of the coastline in Mallorca. Others like to do day trips to neighbouring islands or explore further afield. As we live in Mallorca, we know this island and the Balearics incredibly well; we can advise on the best places to go, and we can pre-book restaurants and more prior to their arrival.
In your experience, why is shared ownership a good alternative to owning outright?
For me, the YachtQuarters shared ownership programme is an easy solution to owning a yacht and ensures that you really make the most of your time on board. A lot of owners, especially here in the Mediterranean, really have little time over the year to spend on their yachts. So, this ownership programme allows owners to still own a share of a luxury yacht, for a fraction of the cost of purchasing outright. At the end of the four-year programme, the yacht is sold and this is shared amongst the owners – so you get a bit back too!
Finally, tell us more about you. What do you like to do in your spare time and what brought you to Mallorca?
What is there not to love here in Mallorca? The sun shines for most of the year, we have fantastic beaches and the seas are warm! In my spare time, I’m most likely to be out on the water. I enjoy water sports, mainly paddle boarding and surfing. Otherwise, I like to look after myself and stay fit with trips to the gym and playing football with friends – I’m a lover of the outdoors, so seek freedom and adventure where possible.
For more information regarding our shared ownership programme and the current Princess 68 for sale, contact our YachtQuarters Sales Manager, Joshua Cleaver, on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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PRINCESS CHARTER The Balearics
The Balearic Islands are an ideal escape for holidaymakers or charter guests. In addition to a glorious climate, which drenches the archipelago’s pine-clad hills in year-round sun, the Balearics offer some wonderful food, plenty of historical texture and a sliding scale of culture and indulgence.
Four Mallorcan towns particularly worth seeking out include Deia, Pollença, Porto Cristo and Colonia Sant Jordi. Deia, up in the northwest of the island, is a pretty, winding town built into steep hills in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range with lovely views out to sea. If you head to the northernmost part of the same mountain range, the town of Pollença is a very suave place set amongst stunning countryside with a café-lined square, a Sunday street market, and a lively events calendar. The south of the island is defined by more earthy fishing villages and Porto Cristo, a quiet Mallorcan village with a natural harbour, is one of the best. Though it’s quite remote, it has all the facilities you need for an extended stay, as well as easy access to the impressive Cuevas del Drach underground caves. And if you want a traditional coastal village largely untouched by tour operators, Colonia Sant Jordi in the far southeast has a laid-back marina, with a scattering of eateries and easy access to the nature reserve at nearby Cabrera island.
Look towards the centre of the island, where Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera continues to enthral. As with most towns in this part of the world, the heart of the place revolves around the central square, where a long lazy lunch has become something of an art form. There is also a very active culture of markets in Ibiza, most of them with a charming hippy vibe that endures from the 60s. So, while you’re exploring the island’s interior, take the time out to visit another exponent of that ethos in the form of the Paloma Restaurant in San Lorenzo. If beaches are your thing, Ibiza is outstanding. While Cala Saldada and Es Portixol are both superb, the difficulty of reaching Cala Llentrisca by foot makes it one of the very best beaches for those on a yacht charter. It’s a compact beach in a crescent-shaped inlet with a ramshackle arrangement of fishing boat sheds and a small timber jetty that provides the ideal base for diving.
Charter ‘Free Soul’ in the Balearic Islands From €30,000 per week Princess Charter presents ‘Free Soul’, a charming Princess 68 luxury yacht available to charter in the Balearic Islands.
While Mahon is the capital of Menorca, its modest scale, unhurried pace and intimate atmosphere make it feel very much like an exclusive escape. It clings to a ridge above a saltwater inlet at the apex of a vast natural port and impresses with the elegance of its Georgian-style architecture and the happy inclusivity of its alfresco food scene. The Nuestra Señora de Gràcia Festival in September is a riotous time to visit. That said, as the island’s original capital, the west coast town of Ciutadella is equally appealing. It marries an active fishing fleet with a slick yacht charter scene, blending a working port with brightly coloured waterfront restaurants. If you’re keen to get more active, Binibeca Vell is a 70’s village conjured into existence by Spanish architect Antonio Sintes Mercadal, just five miles or so from Mahon. In his attempts to replicate the character of a traditional Menorcan fishing village, he arranged a maze of low-slung whitewashed houses around a compact harbour. As a quirky spot for some family watersports, it takes some beating.
Perched out on a limb, seven miles south of Ibiza, Formentera is a rocky little island that can only be accessed by sea. In relation to the rest of the Balearics, that tends to mean that any destination here feels just a touch exclusive. If you want to make the most of the island’s elemental simplicity, that’s easily done simply by circling the coastline in pursuit of a deserted cove or heading inland on a hike.
After an extensive refit just this year, Free Soul is ready to welcome charter guests this season. Spend your autumn and winter months on board and enjoy everything that comes with a luxury yacht charter and more. She offers plenty of versatile spaces to relax, wine and dine, sunbathe and socialise – the yacht features an aft galley arrangement, typical of Princess Yachts design, to allow guests to entertain with ease. On her forward deck and flybridge, there is ample space for sunbathing and relaxing, or take a dip in the sea from her large transom. Below deck, there are four cabins able to accommodate up to eight guests in supreme comfort. Both the en suites and cabins aboard this Princess 68 are spacious and contemporary, each providing that quiet space for guests to tuck themselves away. As with all charter yachts, Free Soul offers no exception when it comes to her array of water toys – the range includes a Williams 90hp jet tender for those ship-to-shore journeys, Yamaha sea scooters, towables, water skis, paddleboards, wakeboard, snorkelling gear and more. Your luxury charter in the Balearic Islands can be completely tailored towards you and your guests. Our team of experts work with you to ensure the perfect yacht, crew and itinerary, so all you need do is arrive at your yacht and relax. Contact our charter team today on +44 (0)207 499 5050 or email email@example.com
Charter your yacht to offset your running costs
If you’re a current yacht owner, but feel you don’t make the most out of using your yacht throughout the year, why not offer it for charter so that others can experience a luxury holiday on board? Here at Princess Charter, we can assist you in making the most of this opportunity through effective marketing, bespoke brochures and website presence, plus representation at international industry events. We will design your charter opportunity around you and your yacht, with only the best hand-picked crew on board and our experienced charter team on the ground to ensure that your yacht is in safe hands throughout. Speak to a member of our experienced charter team for an informal discussion to discover the potential of your yacht and how you can offset your annual running costs.
Call us on +44 (0)207 499 5050
Visit us online at princessyachtcharter.com
Bentley Bristol offers a destination where you can experience the full range of Bentley models, view a wide range of finishes and options in their bespoke commissioning lounge, and browse the Bentley lifestyle collection in the Bentley Bristol boutique. Bentley Bristol first opened its doors in July 2016 to serve customers based in the Cotswolds and South West. The experienced team has built up long-term relationships with customers and is delighted to have customers back in the showroom once more. The team offers one-to-one consultation in the spacious showroom where customers can browse the wide array of specifications, view materials and experience the brand environment, as well as test drive the Bentley model range. However, for those with busy lifestyles, virtual consultations with vehicle walkaround videos are also available.
Commissioning with Bentley Bristol and Mulliner
Buying a Bentley is a very personal experience and the team at Bentley Bristol can introduce Bentley Mulliner – an extensive list of options for both interior and exterior means that customers are able to specify a configuration that is truly individual and suited to their personality, going even further than the billions of ways a Bentley can be commissioned using the standard options. The Personal Commissioning Guide offers a unique mix of traditional and contemporary options that will appeal to Bentley’s diverse and extraordinary clients. Depending on the individual’s personal preference, each car can take on a new aesthetic while ensuring style and performance are never compromised. Our team at Bentley Bristol is available to guide you through the commissioning process and personalise your Bentley. Using the Mulliner Visualiser in conjunction with our Bentley Bristol team, customers are able to design their
personal options virtually. Each retailer is experienced in choosing specifications for each model and are able to advise which options will be complementary and complete the look of the car.
The Bentley Mulliner team has worked with a traditional textile mill to produce a bespoke, natural wool cloth akin to that in a fine tailored suit. By embracing time-honoured methods, the collaboration has resulted in four striking woven cloth patterns, each featuring exclusive yarn colours. The mill goes to great efforts to ensure the materials used are produced in the most ethical and environmental way. This is in line with Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy that details the plans for the company to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility.
From traditional to contemporary
Bentley Mulliner offers a wide range of veneer options that will transform the interior of each new model. From more traditional wood cross-banding, to painted veneers and contemporary stone fascias, there is a unique interior feature for every customer.
Using painted veneers, Bentley Mulliner can now match all of the interiorveneered areas to any of the colours from the standard, extended and Bentley Mulliner exterior paint ranges, or the interior hide colours. With 103 options for painted veneers, customers will have an extensive list of colours available to create a bespoke interior that is reflective of their personality.
Owned and operated by the same family as Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Rybrook Holdings Ltd continues a family luxury automotive tradition stretching back to 1946.
To discover more contact Bentley Bristol on 0117 203 3950 or visit Rybrook.co.uk/Bentley/ Bentley Bristol, The Laurels, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS10 7TT | Tel: 0117 203 3950
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PRINCESS 95MY 2011
£2,975,000 EU TAX PAID IMPERIA, ITALY
£2,350,000 EU TAX PAID PB1655
PRINCESS S65 2018
PRINCESS V65 2009
£1,795,000 EU TAX PAID MALLORCA, SPAIN
PRINCESS 68 2016
PRINCESS 85MY 2012
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PRINCESS F62 2017
£1,385,000 EX TAX PB1847
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PRINCESS 56 2016
PRINCESS 52 2015
£975,000 EU TAX PAID
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PRINCESS V50 2020
PRICE REDUCTION VALETTA, MALTA
PRINCESS V48 DECK 2015
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£899,000 UK TAX PAID CRAOBH HAVEN, UK
PRINCESS V39 2014
PRINCESS V45 2009
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€389,000 EU TAX PAID MALLORCA, SPAIN
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Welcome to the 21st edition of My Princess, the official customer magazine of Princess Motor Yacht Sales. Within this issue, you can find: -...
Published on Aug 31, 2021
Welcome to the 21st edition of My Princess, the official customer magazine of Princess Motor Yacht Sales. Within this issue, you can find: -...