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ISSUE 09 | 2015

T H E O F F I C I A L M A G A Z I N E O F P R I N C E S S M O T O R YA C H T S A L E S

SPECIAL EDITION

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PRINCESS THE WORLD’S LARGEST PROVIDER OF PRINCESS SALES AND SERVICE


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WELCOME TO MY PRINCESS PRINCESS OWNER/ENTHUSIAST

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Welcome to the ninth edition of My Princess, the official magazine for Princess Motor Yacht Sale and her dealer partners from around Europe and the Mediterranean. In August 2015, it will be 50 years, since Marine Projects (now Princess Yachts International) was born, and the very first boat – Project 31 was built. In celebration of that fact, we have charted the progress of Princess over the years, with some of the key milestones along the way. It is truly fascinating to see how Princesses have developed from the early models of 1965, to the sleek, modern craft we recognise today. On that note, we are also pleased to update you on two brand new additions to the Princess range, both of which will be making their world launches at the Southampton Boat Show in September – the Princess S65 and the Princess V58 Open. As you will see, from these pages, Princess has always been progressive when it comes to innovation, so we are thrilled to be able to showcase both models ahead of their official launch. As Princess Motor Yacht Sales continues its drive to provide a first class service for yacht owners, we wanted to reflect this within the pages of My Princess. We have started the process by creating one or two informative articles about the care and enhancement of your yacht. It is a vital part of our business, so as a starting point we are introducing you to Retrofit Sales Manager Chris Bailey, who will be sharing with you some of his knowledge and expertise. I hope you are as excited as I am about the developments in the world of Princess Motor Yacht Sales, and look forward to seeing you at the Southampton Boat Show.

Yours sincerely, Colin Capewell Managing Director, Princess Motor Yacht Sales

28 CONTENTS Princess S65

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Princess V58 Open

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Upcoming Shows

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50 years of Princess 10 Princess Charter

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Princess News

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Grand Prix Cruise

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Princess Poole

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Tech Talk - Tenders 34 Product Review 36

Designed and produced by OWB

UPCOMING EVENTS SALON PRIVE 3 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2015

CANNES BOAT SHOW 8 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2015

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 11 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2015


INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW

PRINCESS

S65

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THIS EXCITING NEW MODEL JOINS THE S72 IN THIS RANGE OF DYNAMIC HIGH-SPEED SPORTBRIDGE YACHTS. The S65 will benefit from a spacious interior which will feature a galley aft of the saloon, with separate dining area opposite. An electrically opening aft window will convert the galley into a cockpit bar creating a sociable cockpit area. Eight guests can be accommodated across four staterooms, three of which are en suite, and an optional aft crew cabin can also be specified if required. With a wide beam, three generous on deck living areas, sportbridge and tender garage capable of storing a 3.3m RIB, the S65 combines distinctive styling and high performance with expansive entertaining options and beautifully appointed guest accommodation. With a top speed of up to 38 knots and efficient cruising at 30 plus knots, the S65 represents the latest in advanced hull design that incorporates not only outstanding seakeeping but superior efficiency across a very wide range of cruising speeds.

SEE THE NEW PRINCESS S65 Southampton Boat Show To book a viewing email sales@princess.co.uk

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THE NEXT

GENERATION OF PRINCESS HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORTS YACHTS

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PRINCESS V58 OPEN In the wake of the award-winning V48 Open we are pleased to unveil details of a new open main deck addition to the V Class range, the Princess V58 Open. The V58 Open is the first in the next generation of Princess highperformance sports yachts. She boasts sleek new exterior styling with a large, dynamic hull window forward allowing light to fill the lower accommodation. The open main deck is a sociable space set on one level with an expansive seating area aft around a teak table. An optional 40� waterproof TV on a raise/lower mechanism and wetbar with coolbox, sink and storage plus optional barbecue, ice maker and drawer fridge turn the main

deck into an alfresco saloon. Companion seating forward, adjacent to the twin helm station, and a large sunpad aft complete the plentiful options to enjoy the open boating experience. The spacious lower deck accommodation includes three cabins, two of which are en-suite, with the option to specify an additional cabin aft complete with electric quietflush toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle. This exciting new model launches at Southampton Boat Show 2015. To book a viewing call +44 (0)1489 557755 or email sales@princess.co.uk


CANNES

YACHTING FESTIVAL 8-13TH SEPTEMBER 2015

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rincess Motor Yacht Sales is delighted to welcome you once again to the Yachting Festival Cannes, from the 8th - 13th September 2015. It’s the annual yachting extravaganza, where the major players from the industry; exhibitors, visitors, and yacht owners all come together in the beautiful old city of Cannes. Centred around two main sites located at either end of the famous Croisette; the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto, the festival plays host to more than 500 boats on display and no less than 150 world premiere editions. This September Princess is returning to Cannes on Jetee 106 with a show-stopping eight-yacht line-up. Princess will offer visitors an insight into the unique quality, peerless craftsmanship and timeless style found in every Princess yacht. Headlining the display will be the magnificent new Princess 35M, an innovative, powerful and graceful yacht offering the most luxurious and sociable onboard experience. The global launch of this stunning yacht, with her breathtaking exterior, represents an evolution of the M Class.

Inspired design can be found in the raised pilot house, accessible from both the flybridge and lobby area, and continues with the ingeniously designed foredeck area, which incorporates an attractive and spacious seating and sun lounging area. Alongside the 35M, the Princess 52, Princess 56 and Princess 68 will also be on show. The Princess 82 Motor Yacht, V39 and V48 Open make up the line-up with a second show appearance from the sleek S72. The festival will also mark the start of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. To celebrate the company’s success over the past half a century, Princess has commissioned the refurbishment of an original Project 31 yacht, and for the past 6 months, a team of Princess craftsmen has lovingly restored her to her former glory. Project 31 will be unveiled at Cannes for the very first time alongside the imposing new 35M, showcasing Princess Yachts’ ongoing commitment to design and engineering.

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SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 11-20TH SEPTEMBER 2015

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ollowing the success of last year, Southampton beckons once again and we look forward to giving guests a very warm welcome to the show. With 12 models on display, the show promises a yachting feast for the enthusiast, as well as a fun family day out. Along the Princess pontoon, visitors will get their first glimpse of two brand new 2015 models, fresh from production. The all-new Princess S65 follows the S72 in making her sensational UK debut in Southampton. A sleek combination of high-speed efficiency with in-cabin comfort, the S65 offers it all. Her spacious interior features a galley aft of the saloon, and a separate dining area.There are no less than four well-appointed staterooms, three en-suite, with the option to accommodate crew in separate quarters if required. With a top speed of 35 knots, and efficient cruising at 30 knots, the S65 truly delivers on all counts. For those who enjoy the lifestyle on deck – the Princess V58 Open. A visit to Southampton will let you experience everything this brand new model has to offer first-hand.

Alongside the two new models, and also appearing on the water in Southampton will be the Princess 82 Motor Yacht, Princess 72, the Princess 68, Princess 60, Princess 56, Princess 52, and Princess 43, letting visitors sample a cross-section from across the Princess range – including Flybridge, V Class and S Class models. The Princess stand can be found directly on the waterfront in Mayflower Park, featuring a large hospitality suite across two levels with stunning views over the marina to the water display. We should be easy to find, but if you are struggling, look out for the V39 and V48 Open, two of our most popular models, taking pole position in an onshore display. TWO SHOWS IN ONE For a wider selection of new and used boats for immediate delivery, visit Swanwick Marina and get the most from your trip. Park and Ride is available throughout the show. Ask for Details. All of the yachts are available for viewing on the day, but if you would like to arrange an accompanied appointment, please email the Princess Motor Yacht Sales office at sales@princess.co.uk

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50 YEARS OF PRINCESS THE KEY MODELS 1960s

PROJECT 31 Genesis for Princess Yachts – the story began in 1965 in a rented shed in Newport Street. Three men looking to enter the charter business but with a dearth of funding bought a hull and deck mould from Senior Marine and began fitting it out. The charter business never got off the ground but the completed boat sold quickly. Realising they could be on to something they decided to build another and Marine Projects, one of the most prolific boat building companies in Europe, was born. Available initially with twin Perkins four cylinder diesels, later boats sported Volvo Penta diesel engines – in all cases mated to sterndrive propulsion. Updated in 1969, the Project 31 became the very first Princess, the Princess 32. Successful from the very beginning, over 600 boats were built. LOA: 32ft 2in (9.81m) Built: 1965 – 1969 Typical engines: Twin Perkins 4/107 diesel

1970s

PRINCESS 37

The story began - Project 31

With the Princess 32 selling well and the range augmented by a smaller model (the Pilgrim 25 which became the Princess 25) it was time to begin the unstoppable drive up market. Designed by John Bennett and launched at the London Boat Show in 1974 it was one of the largest boats in the Earls Court exhibition hall and immediately set the tone for the direction of the company. It was one of the first Princess yachts to feature a flying bridge (as it was then known – now commonly shortened to ‘flybridge’). And it introduced shaft drive and an enclosed deck saloon for the first time on a Princess, and featured two cabins and two heads. Initially launched with Thornycroft and then Ford Mermaid 120hp diesels, demand for greater performance lead to a second hull profile, the original ‘Y’ hull sporting a small keel for low speed directional stability and a ‘V’ hull without the keel capable of supporting twin engines of up to 210hp.

LOA: 37ft 1in (11.27m) Built: 1973 – 1981 Typical engines: Twin Ford Mermaid 180hp diesel

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1980s PRINCESS 30DS In 1980 Marine Projects was approached by a naval architect called Bernard Olesinski with plans for a thirty foot cruiser. With the successful but ageing Princess 32 due for replacement, the design was accepted and the Princess 30DS launched at Southampton Boat Show in 1980. DS stood for deck saloon, and the 30DS replaced the 32 in the range. Rather than the open backed wheelhouse of the 32, the 30DS had an enclosed deck saloon (hence the ‘DS’ of its nomenclature) with a sliding roof section, although there was a less popular open backed wheelhouse version called the 30S. Available with single or twin shaft drive or sterndrive engine installations the boat was built with everything from a single 60hp for river use up to twin 200hp diesels or 210hp petrols which lifted the top speed past 30 knots. A flybridge version was added in 1986, further broadening the options. Not only did the 30DS prove a worthy successor to the 32 over its decade in production, but the collaboration with Bernard Olesinski extended to the design of every Princess since. LOA: 31ft 6in (9.59m) Built: 1980 – 1989 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta AQ151 146hp petrol

PRINCESS 45 By the early eighties the largest Princess yachts had barely passed forty feet, but Princess commissioned Bernard Olesinski to design a flagship mid forty foot flybridge yacht. When it was launched in 1982 it was the largest production motor yacht built in the UK and it propelled Marine Projects into the big league. The Princess 37 had had some export success in Northern Europe but the 45 opened up the Mediterranean, proving popular with UK buyers that boat abroad as well as attracting foreign custom. The initial build rate of one boat a month was quickly revised, the 45 selling at triple the anticipated rate. Not just a modern and spacious design, the 45 was a phenomenal sea boat,

PRINCESS 286 RIVIERA

LOA: 31ft 1in (9.53m) Built: 1983 – 1991 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta AQ211/dp 210hp petrol

widely lauded by the maritime press. At the time Managing Director David King reputedly stated that Princess 45 he thought the 45 would be the largest model Marine Projects would ever produce. Today the smallest flybridge Princess is slightly longer... LOA: 47ft 2in (14.38m) Built: 1982 – 1991 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD 71B 380hp diesel

With a successful range of flybridge and deck saloon models firmly established, the early eighties saw fresh markets sought, in particular the open cockpit sportscruiser sector, and in 1983 the 286 Riviera was launched. With its raked screen, flat foredeck and sporty GRP radar arch it was at the cutting edge of eighties sportscruiser design, but luxury and practicality had certainly not been forgotten. A massive eleven foot beam created plenty of space below decks for a generous dinette forward, an L-shaped galley opposite the heads and a separate mid cabin aft with a double berth that ran transversely beneath the cockpit. Motive power came via a range of twin petrol engines ranging up to V8 5.0 litre AQ211 motors delivering 210hp each for a top speed in excess of 35 knots. Twin diesel engines of 130hp and 200hp were also available. The 286 Riviera became the forerunner of a range of Princess Riviera cruisers that spanned twenty six to forty six feet. MyPrincess //11


1990s

PRINCESS V39/V40/V42 The nineties brought a brand new style to the Princess sportscruiser range. Out went sharp edges, stainless steel framed windscreens and bolt on bathing platforms – in were soft curves, high topsides, GRP screen frames, forward sloping radar arches and coloured hulls. The ‘Riviera’ tag was gone too, the new vogue marked by the simple designation ‘V’. First off the Olesinski drawing board was the V39. Unveiled in 1994 it looked sensational, but the big news – literally - was inside. Those high topsides created phenomenal internal volume – over six feet of headroom, two cabins and a huge heads proved beyond doubt that the days of compromised sportscruiser accommodation were over whilst a new breed of Volvo Penta KAD 42 diesel engines lifted the performance past thirty knots – neatly demonstrating that you could indeed have your proverbial cake and eat it. Mild facelifts took the V39 through V40 and V42 iterations that spanned fifteen years and 500 boats, making this the most popular vessel in Princess history. So far... LOA: 40ft 3in (12.26m) Built: 1994 – 2008 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta KAD 42/dp 230hp diesel Image: Current Princess V39

1997

FACTORY FACILITIES EXPAND Purpose built headquarters, Newport Street, Plymouth

PRINCESS 20M Whilst the V39 was taking the lower end of the market by storm, the inexorable rise upmarket continued unabated and in 1996 the very first ‘Metre’ yacht was announced. Distinctive oval saloon windows, a funnel style radar mast rather than the usual goalpost arch and ‘superyacht’ high gloss joinery marked the 20M out as something really special, even by Princess standards. Powered by twin MAN diesels of between 800hp and 1,360hp it was clear that performance had not been lost in the pursuit of luxury.

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LOA: 71ft 4in (21.74m) Built: 1996 – 2002 Typical engines: Twin MAN D2848 1,360hp diesel


2000s

PRINCESS 42 The new millennium brought a new name for the business and Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd became Princess Yachts International Plc. But despite the change of name and the successful expansion into new markets the commitment to intrinsic values remained the same and in 2003 the Princess 42 was born. Able to trace its roots back to that first flybridge craft of thirty years earlier, the 42 was a two cabin two heads family flybridge cruiser with twin shaft drive diesels engines just like the Princess 37. But whilst the format might be familiar, the execution was very different. The first true production line assembly, the 42 was built in stages as the boat moved down a line, emerging at the rate of one a week. Styling was bang up to date too, being one of the first boats to feature flush glazing and a new style of sweptback radar arch whilst inside contemporary high gloss cherry woodwork surrounded the very latest innovations like the soft touch non reflective helm. LOA: 44ft 3in (13.48m) Built: 2003 – 2013 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6-435 435hp diesel

2010s

PRINCESS V48 Nearly fifty years in and the multi award winning Princess V48 proves that the innovation and far sightedness that has stood the company in such good stead remains a core philosophy. IPS pod drives, resin infusion construction, a choice of superstructure and cockpit layouts (deck saloon and ‘Open’) and a full beam full headroom master cabin place the V48 at the very cutting edge of current technology and thinking.

Princess v48

LOA: 50ft 10in (15.49m) Built: 2013 Typical engines: Twin Volvo Penta IPS600 435hp diesel

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PRINCESS 40M

World Superyacht award winner

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50TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURE

PROJECT 31 RELAUNCHED Recreating the original Princess

www.project31.princessyachts.com

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What do you buy the man who has everything? A box to keep it all in. In this case the question was what do you get the company that has everything? At its half century Princess Yachts really does have everything. A world renowned reputation, a phenomenal product line and a dealer network that probes every corner of the globe. So to celebrate, it was decided that a trip back in time was called for, and the search began for an example of the very first model launched – the Project 31. A suitable candidate was found in the Channel Islands. Owned by an enthusiast that had realised she’d bitten off a little more than she could chew, the 1968 example was basically sound but in a very sorry state cosmetically and mechanically. A deal was done and Project 31@50 was go.

The historic surroundings of the South Yard facility was the perfect place to base the project and the boat was shipped back and located inside one of the stone buildings. The intention was to give the boat a complete renovation using modern techniques, but in a style very sympathetic to the original. Overseen by staff that were involved with the original build (long since retired of course) and aided by some of Princess Yachts latest apprentices the boat has been stripped right back to a bare shell. With the help of Volvo Penta UK and local dealer Marine Engineering (Looe) Ltd the two Volvo Penta diesel engines were removed, overhauled and shotblasted before being re-painted and re-installed plus the fuel tanks have been refurbished. On the outside the boat is being sanded, faired and re-painted in the period white and blue colour scheme. On board will be a clever blend of modern manufacturing and period style. The engine bay bulkhead and wooden cockpit floor turned out to be severely rotten and are being replaced by latest technology resin infused panels but then overlaid by traditional teak and holly flooring.

Inside, Princess Design Studio are working on a modern interpretation of the sixties interior so the boat will receive the latest high quality high gloss carpentry finish, including sapele wood, which will be used to ape the original woodwork. Likewise the saloon table will feature modern marquetry but in the original gingham design whilst upholstery will be contemporary fabric but in the original red colour scheme.

To be presented to the world at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. A unique fusion of sixties originality and twenty first century engineering – Project 31@50 neatly connects the company’s ancestry showing just how far Princess Yachts International has come during its half century. MyPrincess //15


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CAPTAIN’S ALMANAC Andy Forbes, Princess Motor Yacht Sales’ Yacht Captain

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or Andy Forbes, Princess Motor Yacht Sales’ in-house Yacht Captain, being around boats has been a part of his life ever since he can remember - having cut his teeth at the tender age of 4, sailing Mirror dinghies alongside his three sisters. Over the years, he’s gradually honed his sailing skills, progressing to Olympic class yachts, and racing to great acclaim in competitions around the world. His biggest achievement – skippering BG Spirit to victory in the 2004-5 Global Challenge Round the World Yacht Race – a seven leg race (dubbed “The World’s Toughest Yacht Race”) of 29000 nautical miles over 166 days. His transition from sailing boats to motor yachts began when, after arriving in the UK in 1993, and working in what he describes as a ‘real job’ in logistics management, he finally returned to the marine industry. First of all setting up his own business, maintaining yachts for some of the biggest names in the industry, and finally skippering for both charter clients and private yacht owners, where he was lucky enough to experience first-hand some of the most exclusive destinations in the world. It’s this vast experience in yachting, his pragmatic approach, and his extensive technical knowledge, that has made Andy such a great asset to the Princess Motor Yacht Sales team in Southampton where he’s now based. Yacht Captain is not a job for the faint-hearted. As Andy explains “To be successful, you need to be a serial multi-tasker. As skipper of a large yacht, like the Princess 98 for example, you are in control. Yes, you need to be able to handle the yacht, but you’ve also got to attend to the cleaning and maintenance, the crew, and most importantly, to the needs of the owner, to ensure their stay on-board goes as smoothly as possible. “A lot of the skipper’s work centres around preparation and about anticipating your owner’s needs in advance. If they want to go ashore to do some shopping, you have to have the tender prepared and ready to go, have a plan of where you are going to moor the yacht, and some suggestions ready for restaurants in the area, and other things they can do ashore.” When I’m with the owner, my working day starts at around 6.30 am. Before the guests are

up, I’m preparing the yacht for the day ahead, removing covers, opening all areas, checking the engines, generators and systems, as well as preparing for breakfast. The day can then change depending on the plans of the guest – and you have to be flexible. If there’s a party planned for the evening, you’ve got to be ready to cater. If guests want to find an anchorage, and have day of water sports ahead, you’ll need to know where you can take them, and have the toys and tender ready and waiting. There have been times when I’ve even had to prepare some fun and games for the kids.

YACHT CAPTAIN IS NOT A JOB FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED Andy’s role for Princess Motor Yacht Sales is no less varied. It draws on every ounce of his vast experience as a yacht captain. From taking the helm during a customer sea trial in Southampton, to managing the onward delivery of a new yacht, after its Post Delivery Inspection, from destination port to marina and that could be just about anywhere in the world! It’s a vital role that provides invaluable support for the team at Princess Motor Yacht Sales as well as Princess owners. They value the practical advice they are able to glean both from Princess’s technical team and from Andy. Every customer is offered a full day’s orientation including sea trial, learning about the technical aspects and upkeep of their yacht. “Maintaining a yacht is a full-time occupation. Even when not in use, the yacht needs regular maintenance to ensure it stays in perfect condition, so a yacht captain stays aboard year round, performing those routine maintenance tasks. It’s that practical knowledge - from performing it day in and day out, that I’m able to pass on.” Andy will be launching his own blog in the autumn. If you would like to get Andy’s practical tips, keep a look out for www.princess.co.uk/captains-blog later in the year.

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PRINCESS CHANNEL ISLANDS Princess forms a Strong Partnership in the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands offers one of the UK’s most versatile yachting destinations. Within reach of the coastlines of both England and France, (easily within a day’s sail) and with plenty of varied coastline to explore, and a variety of cultural experiences, the Islands have a lot to offer. During the summer months, the area comes alive, and there are cafes, restaurants and bars aplenty, even in the tiniest of places. Marinas are dotted all along the coastline, so well-placed to handle the needs of the yacht owner, and for peace and tranquillity there are many secluded beaches suitable for anchoring off – sheltered by headlands or surrounding islets. If that’s not enough, the coast of Britanny is just 14 miles away, so visitors can also take in a little French culture while exploring Brittany’s distinctive half-timbered buildings, quaint streets and vibrant local markets. At the heart of the Channel Islands yachting community and based at the Town Marina in St Helier, Jersey, is Princess Channel Islands. The dealership was formed in August 2014, a partnership, between Nick Rice and Miles Strong, the sole purpose of which was to bring Princess back home to the Channel Islands. For Miles it was a perfect fit to his business interests in Private Jets, Luxury Cars and his previous Superyacht and Marina management background. Nick himself has had 10 years’ experience with Princess in the Channel Islands so to Miles, it was a ‘no brainer’ choosing the Princess brand alongside Nick,

promoting the superior Princess designs, models and the quality to complement his existing luxury product base. To complete the all-round Princess Service, Service Technician Ben Dandridge manages all after-sales, warranty as well as client tuition for the dealership.

MARINAS ARE DOTTED ALL ALONG THE COASTLINE, SO WELL-PLACED TO HANDLE THE NEEDS OF THE YACHT OWNER In 2015, just a few months on, a busy events diary has also kept customers very well entertained. Not surprisingly, there is a vibrant yachting community in the islands which the duo are keen to build upon. Recent Princess events have included the 8th Barclays Jersey Boat Show – a yachting extravaganza with more than 24,000 people flocking to the Jersey marina, and on 24th June, an evening reception aboard the Princess 98. To mark the special occasion of Princess’ 50th Anniversary, in what was a true taste of the Channel Islands, Executive Chef Andrew Baird of Longueville Manor, invited guests aboard to sample his renowned “Recipes from the Sea”. So in 2015, it’s onwards and upwards for this strong team, as the Channel Islands continues to offer unrivalled cruising for the dedicated yacht owner.

If you are considering yachting in the Channel Islands, please don’t hesitate to contact Nick and the team on (0)1534 491506 or email nick@quay-boats.com. www.princessyachtsci.com.

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CHARTER IN THE CARIBBEAN Have you planned your winter holidays yet? Why not escape the winter blues to Leeward Islands and experience true extravagance and relaxation from your own yacht. If you would like to Charter a yacht in the Caribbean, or anywhere else for that matter, check out our destination guide at www.princessyachtcharter.com or contact our charter team on 0207 499 5050.

LEEWARD ISLANDS The Leeward Islands are named as such due to the prevailing northerly winds that embrace their picturesque shores. Made up of several islands operating as different nations, such as Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Leeward Islands span some 300 miles, from Anegada in the BVI to Dominica. Cruising the Leeward Islands is just as relaxing as you would imagine, just take your day at your own pace. You can islandhop your way from Antigua to St Maartens, enjoying tropical climates, old-world colonial charm, beautiful natural scenery and tranquil pace. Each unique island is a sanctuary

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that offers an exotic and laid-back Caribbean style, encouraging you to relax and have a good time. You will be able to experience the local cuisine with a vast array of restaurants to choose from, influenced by the varied cultures of the Leeward Islands, including French, Dutch and West Indian. Princess Charter has tailored a luxury 8 day charter itinerary for you, to make sure you experience the variety of the Leeward islands.


DAY 1: ANTIGUA

Arrive in Antigua and start your journey here. Captain and crew can meet you at the airport and transfer you to the yacht waiting for you in Falmouth harbour. Antigua has 365 beaches, some of them only accessible by yacht. The beauty of coral reefs and coastline are ideal for anchoring off. Antigua is a stunning yachting destination and a great start to your charter.

DAY 2: ANTIGUA/GREEN ISLAND

Take a short cruise in the morning to Green Island – a small island of pristine white sand, and take the opportunity to explore more secluded beaches. The island is uninhabited just off to the east of Antigua, and a perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal blue waters.

DAY 3: BARBUDA

Barbuda is simply stunning. Unspoiled by tourism, it is known for its shimmering natural beaches, miles long with pink sand, an abundance of shipwrecks and beautiful reefs. Enjoy relaxing barefoot while walking along the beach…

DAY 4: NEVIS

Nevis is surely one of the most beautiful and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. It is an intensely green, sun hat-shaped sanctuary with long white sand beaches, rain forests and

tropical flower gardens. We recommend you pop out and stroll around the town to check out the architecture while enjoying the genuine charm and hospitality of local people. In the evening anchor in front of the Four Seasons resort and book dinner at their ‘Coral Grill’ restaurant for an epicurean experience!

DAY 5: ST KITTS

St. Kitts is shaped like a fat drumstick and it is known for the more sugary sand than sugar itself. St Kitts offers sparkling blue anchorages fringed with tall palm trees, which are well-protected from Easterly and Northerly winds and swell. If you are diving enthusiast, do visit the Sandy Point Reef National Marine Park.

DAY 6: ST. BARTHS

St Barths is the most elite and expensive island in the Caribbean. It offers a variety of top class restaurants with only the best chefs serving gastronomic feasts. Spend the afternoon in the capital Gustavia to see its gingerbread cottages, dozens of chic boutiques, duty-free shops, galleries and an open-air market. On other side, the island offers stunning beaches and row upon row of beachside bars and cafes to relax in whilst listening to soft lounge music and sipping on rum punch.

DAY 7: ANGUILLA

The waters in Anguilla are very calm. It is the perfect place for snorkelling. There are seven marine parks across the island and of course, powdery white beaches. Anguilla is popular with its high end clientele - the owners of luxury yachts who appreciate its undeveloped surroundings and wild nature. The Chefs in Anguilla are award winning, so you are sure to experience sophisticated dining. Anchor overnight off Anguilla and leave early the next day to depart for St Maarten.

DAY 8: ST MAARTEN

St Maarten is a spicy marriage between Caribbean and European cultures. The island is half Dutch, half French. The French side exhibits the elegance, elaborate architecture, nice boutiques, and pristine beaches and the Dutch side is famous for its casinos, duty free shops and bursting night life. This is a great island to complete your charter, slowly easing your way back to the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.

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PRINCESS CHARTER

GET YOUR PRINCESS WORKING FOR YOU If you have ever considered whether it’s worth making your yacht available for charter, here are some of the key facts and figures you might need to get you started.

WHY CHARTER?

Put simply - a yacht placed into charter management can attract a number of tax advantages that will help reduce the cost of the yacht, and with the income generated through charging others for its use, offset the overall cost of ownership.

WHAT ARE THE “OPERATING” COSTS?

The expenses are similar to those of private yacht ownership. The fixed costs – those that have to be paid whether or not you charter your yacht - include berthing, insurance, maintenance and crew. The variable costs might include additional crew (depending on the yacht size you might consider hiring additional crew: like a chef, or additional stewardess for high season), promotional or advertising costs. These would all be built in to the overall charter cost for the client and charged on.

WHAT WILL MY CHARTER INCOME BE?


A yacht owner typically receives around 80% of the gross charter fee. A yacht charter management company like Princess Charter should be able to achieve between 6-9 weeks of charter per year. The number of charter weeks tend to increase as the yacht continues to be marketed, and attracts further interest.

WHERE DO I START?

The key factor to successful yacht charter is efficient yacht charter management. You will need to appoint a central agent such as Princess Charter, to manage your yacht’s charters, who will act as an agent working between the clients, other brokers, you or your appointed representative and the crew. Your central agent will manage the yacht booking, marketing, promotions, and overall reputation of charter vessel.

HOW DO I MARKET MY YACHT?

Your agent will generally offer a charter marketing team, who are experienced in promoting yachts for charter through carefully chosen channels. Most yacht charterers will have a wide network of potential clients and brokers to whom they can promote your yacht. The marketing experts will meet you and advise you on the necessary and additional tools that will help increase yachts profile and maximize the potential business of your yacht.

WHERE IS THE BEST LOCATION TO KEEP MY YACHT TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL CHARTER? West Mediterranean, especially the South of France and the Balearics, is considered to be one of the most glamorous and most popular charter areas. Its charming ports, top restaurants, stylish beach clubs, state of the art marinas and gold beaches have proven very popular. Further great locations are Croatia or Montenegro. Over the last few years, Montenegro has been popping up in almost every “yachting hotspot” list. It is a cruising ground of outstanding natural beauty, with yacht-friendly tax and legislation benefits.

Example of a single summer season’s charter income for a new Princess 72MY in the Mediterranean NUMBER OF WEEKS

WEEKLY RATE

TOTAL (€)

WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

2-3 weeks low season

€33,000

66,000 – 99,000

4-6 weeks high season

€36,000

144,000 – 216,000

If you are considering chartering your yacht, talk to us in the first instance. We will be happy to assess your yacht’s charter potential, suggest a personal marketing plan and estimate the income.

TOTAL GROSS INCOME €210,000 – €315,000 During the 2015 season EUPHORIA OF LONDON a 2010 Princess 72MY exceeded a gross income of 250,000 Euros.

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You can call any of our team on 0207 499 5050, or email london@princess.co.uk

Visit www.princessyachtcharter.com


PRINCESS NEWS

BOAT SHOW ROUND UP Princess Motor Yacht Sales has seen a busy start to the season with no less than 7 yachting events taking place over just six weeks. THE LONDON YACHT, JET AND PRESTIGE CAR SHOW, 8-10TH APRIL

2015 was the inaugural show, bringing together a variety of luxury brands to the Capital. Visitors to St Katharine Docks – the venue for the on-water show, were lucky enough to behold the unusual sight of three Princess Motor Yachts – all upwards of 72ft, moored in this usually quiet City marina.

THE INTERNATIONAL PALMA BOAT SHOW 30TH APRIL – 4TH MAY

The International Palma Boat Show is one of the key yachting events on the island, and this year saw more than 40,000 visitors attending – a rise of 14% on the previous year! The show has made a strong comeback after being cancelled three years ago, and with the addition of the Palma Superyacht Show, supported by MYBA, has seen a definite boost.

JERSEY BOAT SHOW 2ND – 4TH MAY

Princess Channel Islands was pleased to report a positive first outing. The team were showcasing a total of four Princess yachts over the course of this three day event; the V48 Open and Closed, the Princess V39 and the Princess 43. In spite of variable weather, the show, held in St Helier Marina, announced more than 24,000 visitors in attendance.

INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL BOAT SHOW 6TH-10TH MAY

Organised by International Fair and Congress Organizations NTSR, the number of visitors attending exceeded 40,000! The show brought together the key players from the industry, whether they were exhibitors showcasing their new vessels, products, services or visitors – yacht owners or future buyers – enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

BRITISH MOTOR YACHT SHOW 14TH – 17TH MAY

A collaboration between Princess, Fairline and Sunseeker, this boutique show, held annually at Swanwick Marinas, Southampton showcased more than 30 yachts in one location. In spite of an inauspicious opening day as the rain settled in, by weekend the sun finally emerged and this vibrant boutique show sprang to life.

BEST OF YACHTING ADRIANO 22ND – 24TH MAY

Now in its third year, the show is a collaboration between the marina and Princess Motor Yacht Sales. In 2015, there were more than 25 yachts on display, and a true party atmosphere for visitors and exhibitors alike! The show looks set to go from strength to strength.

NEXT EVENTS If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the Princess Motor Yacht Sales office on 01752 893031 or email sales@princess.co.uk

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STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH BOATS.CO.UK Formerly Essex Boat Yards

Princess Motor Yacht Sales has announced a strategic sales agreement that will help it increase its presence on the East Coast, Poole and in Mallorca. The agreement will see Boats. co.uk (formerly Essex Boat Yards) sell the Princess range of luxury yachts to customers across those regions. News of the partnership came a few days before the Palma Boat Show and brought together two family-run businesses that share the same commitment to excellent customer service. Under the arrangement, Boats.co.uk will operate as Princess East Coast, providing sales, part-exchange and aftercare support for potential clients in Poole and the East coast.

James Barke, Managing Director of the newly formed Princess East Coast, went on to add: “There is a real sense of excitement around the deal and we are looking forward to offering our clients access to the full Princess range, which allows our customers to choose boats in excess of 80 feet for the first time. Princess East Coast will be selling a highly developed range of world class yachts, including the Flybridge, Motor Yacht and the V, S and M class ranges.

For further information contact Princess Poole 01202 797777

PRINCESS MALLORCA LAUNCHES YACHT CONCIERGE SERVICE Princess Mallorca has launched a brand new Yacht Concierge Service for Princess owners berthing their yachts on the island. The concept has been introduced by Princess Mallorca’s new Aftersales Director Simon Birchall, in order to refine and develop its aftercare service.

relating to the equipment fitted within their yacht – and local service providers do not always have the knowledge of Princess. By having their own Concierge, an owner only has to make one phone call, and their Concierge will handle the rest on their behalf.”

The idea behind the Concierge Service is to provide owners with a single point of contact for all matters relating to the care and maintenance of their yacht. The main benefit – from the owner’s perspective - is that they have a single individual they can rely on consistently, and who can get to know both the owner and their yacht, and receive an even better service.

Each owner has been allocated the Princess technician best suited to their needs, by the type of yacht they own, experience, location, or even language. As Simon explains; “Some owners are German speaking, so we have allocated them a German speaking technician. When they need technical advice, they can get it quickly without having to translate.”

Says Simon “By their nature, yachts are complex. They have many different aspects that need to be maintained – from the engine itself, to the navigation equipment, right through to the audio visual equipment, plumbing, heating etc. Owners often don’t want the worry of having to deal with the different manufacturers, or various service agreements

The concierge service has meant that Princess owners can quickly access technical advice, or arrange for their yacht to be serviced or repaired in one easy call. The service was launched in July and if successful, could be extended to owners in other parts of the PMYS network.


CHRIS BAILEY Sales Manager, Princess Motor Yacht Sales Yacht Customisation Service

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hen Princess Motor Yacht Sales opened its brand new Turnchapel facility and wanted someone to head up its customisation service department there was only one logical choice. Son of Aftersales Manager Paul Bailey (himself with over thirty years of Princess experience), Chris Bailey began his career with Plymouth Marine Electronics dissecting Princess yacht interiors in order to install complex navigation systems. A spell as Retrofit Manager at the Princess Yachts International factory followed, after which Chris ran his own retrofit business specialising in Princess craft. He’s basically spent his whole career meticulously dismantling, customising and reassembling Princess yachts. Chris now heads up a five strong team in a role that could have been tailor made for him.

Your journey to the perfect boat, whether one you’re in the process of purchasing from Princess Motor Yacht Sales or the one you currently own, begins with a consultation at the Turnchapel premises. A tour of the facility is hugely reassuring. With dedicated workshops, spray booths, special areas for storing soft furnishings whilst your yacht is being administered to and even a crane on a track that can lift and transport dinghies from dock to workshop, it is immediately clear that your precious craft is in safe hands. A consultation in the customer board room follows so that Chris can understand your requirements and make suggestions based on his years of experience. A quotation is then forthcoming, following approval of which work is scheduled.

“IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BEING ABLE TO TAKE BOATS APART”

‘It’s not just about being able to take boats apart’ says Chris, ‘anyone can do that. The real skill is in doing it in such a way that no damage occurs, making whatever changes are desired absolutely to factory specification and then reassembling so that the finished result is indistinguishable from an original factory fit’. So what is it that the retrofit department actually does? ‘We support the sales team, working closely with them to help achieve the boat the customer wants. If it is a new stock boat or a used boat that is close to a customer’s requirements we can help fine tune the boat for a perfect fit. Whether the boat needs air conditioning fitted before being berthed in the Med, a navigation suite upgrade for a used boat or the customer just doesn’t like the curtains, we can make the required changes’. But it doesn’t stop there. Chris and his team will take on boats already in ownership and make whatever alterations or additions are required. ‘Within the bounds of what’s physically possible, the only limit is the customer’s imagination’ smiles Chris.

So what can they do? ‘What can’t we do?’ laughs Chris. ‘Want a redundant cabin converted into an office? We can do that. Upspec AV equipment, create an entire wifi network across the yacht, fit a generator, a passerelle, change the upholstery, fit teak decking, underwater lights, a backlit name, code for charter? No problem. We can stock the boat with engine spares, cutlery, crockery, bedding, cushions. We’ll not just fit a dinghy, we can even customise it to match your Princess yacht with matching upholstery, teak decking, hifi, etc. We can handle everything right up to and including preparing the boat for transport. We’ll even shrink wrap it. Basically we can take care of every last detail so that all you need to do is turn up, put the champagne in the fridge and go boating. In fact, we’ll even make sure that’s on board if you wish’. But perhaps the most important benefit is that the entire program is supported by Princess Motor Yacht Sales dedicated warranty support team, the exact same team that looks after the new boat warranty program. What this means for you is that in the event of any issues there’s a network in place to deal with it. And most pertinently of all, you’ll never get caught in the crossfire of responsibility between the yacht warranty and the retrofit warranty.

If you would like to find out more, or arrange a consultation, please contact Chris Bailey directly on +44 (0)1752 393311 or email chris.bailey@princess.co.uk


THE ONLY LIMIT IS THE CUSTOMER’S IMAGINATION SMILES CHRIS.


BARCELONA

GRAND PRIX CRUISE On the 8th May 2015, a flotilla of 18 yachts ranging from 48 – 82ft with more than 100 guests aboard, set sail from Port Adriano en route for Barcelona – destination – the Barcelona Grand Prix, courtesy of Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Mallorca.

A SLEEK PRINCESS 72, EDGED OUT OF THE MARINA, BEGINNING ITS JOURNEY ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN...

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t was a sight to behold, as the flotilla led by Rubio, a sleek Princess 72, edged out of the marina, beginning its journey across the Mediterranean, heading for Port Vell, Barcelona – the final destination. The flotilla halted briefly for a rendezvous close to Santa Ponsa, where several more yachts joined from nearby Palma, Portals and Andratx, before continuing the journey once again. Conditions were near perfect. Moving north along the Dragonera channel at 20 knots, the sole interruption to the still waters - a pod of dolphins, breaking the surface before disappearing into the deep blue sea. The flotilla arriving that afternoon at Port Vell was given a warm welcome by marina staff, who saw each and every yacht into its berth over on the South side of the marina. This exclusive marina, billed as a worldclass home port for superyachts, is located in the heart of Barcelona – a stone’s throw from the vibrant city centre, but with its own exclusive selection of facilities, fine dining and entertainment close by. On arrival, guests had just enough time to sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink on the aft deck, before heading out to La Barceloneta, a restaurant famed for its exceptional seafood and even more spectacular views out across the marina. Arriving to join in with the camaraderie, and in-keeping with the theme of the weekend, British Grand Prix veteran Damon Hill – in town for the Grand Prix, and happy to chat in the friendly atmosphere.

Day 2... Day two and it was off to the race track for those vital qualifiers. For those who didn’t fancy two straight days amidst the noise and excitement of the track – a

little retail therapy or further relaxation on-board, followed by a night out enjoying the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s night life – which was buzzing with the Grand Prix in town.

THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ALMOST PALPABLE WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF THE HOME CROWD Race day... The day of the race arrived hot and still. Two coaches stood outside the Port Vell marina ready to transport more than 100 Princess owners and their guests to the famous Circuit de Catalunya. The seats were spectacular. Positioned just ahead of the first corner and at the end of the pit lane, they could not have provided a better view of the action. The atmosphere was almost palpable with the excitement of the home crowd, as they urged their own Fernando Alonso on. In spite of the additional British support from the lively Princess crowd, Lewis Hamilton could only take second place as he was edged out of winning position by team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Return Voyage... So it was a relaxed and happy band of Princess owners who tucked into their breakfast al-fresco the following morning, and as the weekend’s excitement drew to a close, they started the return voyage, leaving just one or two boats behind to continue to enjoy the sights and sounds of Barcelona.

JOIN US We are planning more of these events in the coming months. If you have a yacht, and would like to receive an invite, sign up for updates at www.princess.co.uk


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New partners in Poole THE NEW PRINCESS POOLE SALES OPERATION OPENED ITS DOORS FOR BUSINESS ON THE WEEKEND OF THE 4TH JULY UNDER BLAZING SUNSHINE AND WARM WINDS.

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ocated in the prestigious Salterns Marina in Poole Harbour, the former brokerage office has been refurbished and transformed with shiny stainless steel, wall to wall glazing, real timber floors with a nautical touch and illuminated signage worthy of representing the Princess brand. A permanent on-water display area will showcase selected models from the Princess range. Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney with five islands within and miles of white sandy beaches stretching from Sandbanks to Christchurch Harbour. The anchorage

SALTERNS MARINA

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of Studland Bay, just twenty minutes cruising distance from the harbour entrance, rivals any Mediterranean cala on a hot summer’s day. The harbours of the Solent and Isle of Wight to the east and Weymouth to the west provide great weekend destinations for cruising further afield. Princess Poole is part of the Boats.co.uk group of companies, formerly Essex Boatyards. Established over forty years ago by David Barke Snr, Boats. co.uk is a family owned business headed up by managing director, James Barke, and brothers, Nick, Guy and David Jnr.


Boats.co.uk has built an enviable reputation for boat sales and customer service and the ability to help existing boat owners to move up into larger boats. Having previously represented Fairline for ten years, James Barke explained the recent move to Princess..... “Having successfully sold over 300 new Fairlines since 2006, we had reached the stage where many customers were on their third or fourth new Fairline and were into the 60 feet range and above. With the Fairline range ending with the Squadron 78 there was nowhere for our boat owners to go. As a fast growing business, we could not afford to lose these loyal customers that we had worked so hard to look after over the years. We have a great relationship with Princess Motor Yacht Sales and out of our discussions came the new Princess Poole and East Coast sales operations” Princess Poole is headed up by Sales Director, James Powell. With over thirty years’ experience in the marine industry at retail, distributor and manufacturer levels, Princess Poole is in safe hands. With Princess’ commitment to new product development, a fabulous product range from 39 feet to 40 metres and the investment in Princess Poole, James and his team are relishing the challenge to re-establish the Princess brand in Dorset. With Sandbanks on the doorstep, where harbourside properties fetch prices running

into double digit millions and the environs of Compton Acres and Canford Cliffs, there should be no shortage of interest in the fabulous V Class, Flybridge, S Class and M Class Superyachts.

From boats.co.uk; Nick Barke and James Barke. From Princess Motor Yacht Sales; Colin Capewell and Roger Lipman

Boat owners and residents for the Poole area were invited to meet the team at the Grand Opening Event in July and view boats from the Princess range including the V39, V48 and V52 and the 72 Flybridge Motor Yacht, one of the largest craft ever displayed in Salterns Marina, together with new Bentley and Aston Martin luxury sports cars. This was followed by a champagne reception for local marine businesses to fully integrate with marine industry in the area.

For further information contact Princess Poole 01202 797777 Next time you visit Princess Poole, look out for the thought provoking nautical quotes from the past on the entrance gangway to the on-water Princess display area!

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TECH TALK

WITH CHRIS BAILEY

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hoosing a tender may seem like the least of your concerns, especially at the end of an arduous session specifying your brand new yacht, but believe us, just a little extra time spent in considering what’s needed for this essential workhorse will definitely pay dividends. Having the right tender can open up a world of new activities and destinations for the intrepid yacht owner.


HERE ARE JUST A FEW TENDER ESSENTIALS… WHICH TENDER WILL FIT YOUR BOAT?

There is a huge variety of tenders that come in a range of weights and sizes. It is important you choose the correct size tender for both yourself and your yacht as bathing platform, fly-bridge and tender garage dimensions and capacity vary across the range. Our in-house retrofit department can help ensure you choose a tender that will fit your yacht correctly and serve the purpose that is intended for.

CONSIDER YOUR USE

Are you planning on taking your tender out exploring for the day? Are you towing toys, running in shallow waters or just using it as a means of going to and from the shore? These are all things that should be considered when selecting your tender, particularly because draughts, space and power vary between models and types. Most tender manufacturers offer optional extras that could make your activities simpler and more enjoyable.

LAUNCHING AND RECOVERING Owners need complete confidence in the method by which they launch and recover tenders. Are you planning on using your crane, passerelle or swim platform? It is important to ensure your tender does not exceed the rated lifting capacity or your launch/recovery equipment. Every owner should confidently be able to safely launch and recover their tender with ease. Our team can offer advice and training should you need any help with this. Don’t forget to order your lifting kit, chocks, tie down straps and eyes.

PREPARE YOUR YACHT FOR YOUR TENDER

There are a wide range of products out there that can be fitted to your yacht to simplify using your tender and ensure it is always ready to launch without issue. Charging points, hard-wired inflators and flushing points all make running your tender a care free experience.

CONVENTIONAL OUTBOARD RIB VS INBOARD JET RIB INBOARD JET RIB

OUTBOARD RIB

PROS

PROS

> > > > > >

Stylish Comfortable Superb handling Light steering No propeller making it easier to load on board Safer while swimming

CONS > > > > >

Not so good in rough sea More expensive than conventional outboard tenders Can’t be beached Complex – more to go wrong No neutral gear position

> Lighter > Quieter > Reliable > Less expensive than a jet > Manual start backup > Can be beached

CONS

> Prop/Skeg make it more difficult to load on board > Deeper draft > Propeller in water – less safe while swimming

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PRODUCT REVIEW Chris Bailey recommends...

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istening to music is a great way to relax and unwind while aboard – but it’s not always easy to recreate the perfect sound on-board a yacht, inside and out. For sound aficionados, JL Audio’s latest range of products may be just the solution. They have been designed, built and tested specifically for the marine environment, offering a depth and clarity we think is outstanding. Each system is created and fitted to the individual needs of the yacht and owner, and the results we have seen so far have been more than impressive – especially out on deck.

The process from consultation to fit, is quite straightforward. It usually takes a few days but well worth the time, especially now, as we head towards the end of the summer season - the perfect opportunity for an acoustic makeover. If you would like to find out more, or arrange a consultation, please contact Chris Bailey directly on +44 (0)1752 393311 or email chris.bailey@princess.co.uk


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