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ISSUE 07 | 2014
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
STEP IN TO THE S72
View the interior of the S72, luxury, style and performance
Nick Burnham’s top tips on getting the perfect shot
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elcome to the seventh edition of My Princess, the official magazine for Princess Motor Yacht Sales and her dealer partners from around Europe and the Mediterranean.
29 CONTENTS Princess S72
I hope you are as excited as I am about developments in the world of Princess Motor Yacht Sales and equally are looking forward to the Southampton Boat Show, a great opportunity to come and see the whole team.
In this edition, we are thrilled to update you on the stunning S72, a new Sportsbridge yacht which makes her official UK debut at the Southampton Boat Show in September and the ultimate Princess 60 which has been updated for 2014. Also in store for you is an insightful 4 page feature on yacht photography, a look into upcoming events and much more. With an expanding range of the best products full of new innovations coupled with our commitment to unparalleled customer service, we are always moving forward. With huge investment into our shows across UK and Europe, we are pleased to share with you that we will be displaying our largest ever display in terms of number of yachts and tonnage at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.
Colin Capewell Managing Director Princess Motor Yacht Sales
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UPCOMING EVENTS CANNES BOAT SHOW 9 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
LONDON BOAT SHOW 9 - 18 JANUARY 2015
SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 12 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2014
DÜSSELDORF BOAT SHOW 17 - 25 JANUARY 2015
CHARACTERISTICS FOR PRINCESS S72 Length overall
17ft 8in (5.38m)
4ft 10in (1.48m)
1,055 gal/1,268 US gal/4,800l
166gal/199 US gal/755l
Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1622mhp)
Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1723mhp)
Princess S Class Interior
MAN V12â€“1800 (2 x 1800mhp)
S CLASS - A WINNING COMBINATION OF LUXURY, STYLE AND PERFORMANCE.
fficial photography and a full Virtual Tour of the stunning new Princess S72, the first model from the S Class range, is now available to view online. The S72 marks the start of a completely new and exciting range from Princess Yachts. S Class models come with the sleek, aggressive lines of our Sports Yachts and add a cleverly concealed flybridge. This Sportsbridge concept delivers an incredible amount of versatility for owners, not to mention plenty of on-water attitude. S Class design features include dark wraparound glass and angled hull windows offering uninterrupted views. Inside, exclusive materials, detailing and bespoke contemporary furniture offer a new level of luxury and modernity that is only enhanced by Princessâ€™s classically toned leathers and herringbone linings. The new S CLASS range of Sportbridge yachts exemplifies all the ability, quality and design expected from Princess Flybridge and V Class models while injecting a new level of performance, style and on-water attitude. The saloon offers a spacious one-level area that flows effortlessly into the cockpit creating a vast living space. For further information please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email email@example.com
Princess S Class Interior
THE ULTIMATE CRUISER PRINCESS 60
THE NEW FOR 2015 PRINCESS 60, POWERFUL, ELEGANT AND DELIVERING AN INCREDIBLE ON-BOARD EXPERIENCE, IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING FLYBRIDGE YACHTS ON THE MARKET.
CHARACTERISTICS FOR PRINCESS 60
61ft 1in (18.61m)
15ft 10in (4.83m)
4ft 2in (1.27m)
620 gal/744 US gal/2,818l
175 gal/210 US gal/793l
Twin Volvo D13-800 (2 x 800mhp) Twin Volvo D13-900 (2 x 900mhp)
he 60’s smart exterior profile has been lifted with an exciting and incredibly deep window line, sharpening the profile and delivering one of the most panoramic views imaginable from the beautifully appointed saloon. Whether seated or standing the view out is simply breathtaking. Above, a new flybridge layout means the 60 is able to compete with craft several sizes above, with a vast spread of wraparound seating aft, furnished with superyacht-style teak tables set upon chunky stainless steel pedestals. Forward, by the sports helm seats, a separate seating area will convert to a large sunpad, the perfect base for guests wanting to enjoy the ride. The new seating plan has hidden benefits too – below the upholstered bases lies plentiful stowage, with lined-out lockers each with its own hinged lid. The wall of glass experienced from inside the saloon lights up a new interior layout, featuring a linear port side arrangement that stretches the accommodation out, delivering more seating, cabinetry and space for a 40in pop-up TV.
As with all Princess Flybridge models, the owner’s cabin now enjoys large hull-side windows with a new twoseater sofa, the perfect place to experience the waterlevel vista. Across the 60’s interior, the level of detail and use of space has been taken to a whole new level with the latest materials and cabinetry employed by the Princess Creative Design Team to deliver a truly luxurious finish. The saloon features a new bar, ice maker and glass cabinet and, as ever, Princess owners can choose from a range of finishes and materials from the floor to the deckhead. The first of the new look 60’s, bound for Moscow, features leather headboards inset with stitched detailing to each of the three ensuite cabins, textured fabric deckhead detailing, soft touch cabinet linings and the latest low-level furniture designs. For further information please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW PRINCESS 68 THE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED AND SPACIOUS FLYBRIDGE YACHT IN HER CLASS.WONDERFULLY PROGRESSIVE, INCREDIBLY CAPABLE, CLASSICALLY PRINCESS. In the Autumn of this year, the P68 will arrive and rewrite the rule book on flybridge luxury, space and performance. Fitting into the Princess flybridge range, between the 64 and 72 Motor Yacht, the 68 enjoys the highest level of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length, delivering four class leading cabins, a vast deck saloon and a flybridge and twin cockpits that will be the envy of many a 75ft vessel. But aside from the simple virtue of space, the 68 will also come packed with features, many of which are a first for a yacht of this size. Across the main deck level, a galley aft layout allows dining options inside and out, being perfectly placed to serve the cockpit. The synergy between interior and deck is further enhanced by an electric window that turns the aft galley counter-top into a serving bar for the cockpit. A small step up from the inside dining area, the deck saloon enjoys incredible views from the full height side windows, while ahead the helm position is joined by a raised L-shape seating to port, so friends and family can all be involved when underway. The 68â€™s master stateroom features a private stairwell and lobby, the guest cabins being accessed by a separate stairwell forward. This unique design creates a real sense of motor yacht sophistication for the owner as well as total privacy for those onboard.
SEE THE NEW PRINCESS 68 PSP Southampton Boat Show 12th to 21st September Stand E055, berth M517
Cannes Yachting Festival
9 – 14 September Princess Motor Yacht Sales are delighted to welcome you to the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 9th to the 14th September in the charming French Riviera. With more than 580 boats on display in water and on land and more than 150 world premiere editions, the three exceptional French Riviera sites: the ‘Vieux Port’, the ‘Port Pierre Canto’ and the “Palais des Festivals”, located at either end of the famous Croisette in Cannes, are just right for hosting Europe’s leading in-water boat show. First gathering of the season, the Cannes Yachting Festival show brings together the key players in pleasure boating and international luxury yachting, whether they are exhibitors showcasing their new vessels, products, services or visitors–yacht owners or future buyers–enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of a unique opportunity offered by this show: sea trials! Along the quays and pontoons, the show’s wellinformed visitor will enthusiastically discover, in a unique atmosphere, the finest vessels on offer today
from shipyards around the world, floating gems gathered together in a single showcase. Yachting lovers from every continent will appreciate the magical atmosphere of a real in-water show. There will be a spectacular fleet of Princess Yachts on display including the European debuts of the sensational S72 and mighty Princess 88 Motor Yacht. Also on show will be the Princess 82 Motor Yacht, the 52 and 56 flybridge yachts and the V57 and V48 Open sports yachts, with the award-winning Princess 43 making its show debut along with a new version of the allconquering V39, sporting an optional extended sunpad layout in the cockpit. All of these boats will be found at the Princess stand – Jetee 002. The Princess stand itself will stretch over some 55m (180ft) of harbour waterfront with public viewing areas and a dedicated customer lounge. Princess Motor Yacht Sales team is looking forward to your visit and we hope that you will enjoy what we have on offer at this year’s show.
Southampton Boat Show
13 - 21 September Princess Motor Yacht Sales is looking to follow on from last year’s success at the forthcoming PSP Southampton Boat Show and is looking forward to warmly welcoming its guests and visitors to the show. The stunning new Princess S72, which marks the start of a completely new and exciting S Class range from Princess Yachts, will be making its UK debut. In addition, the all new Princess 68 will be making its World Premiere at Southampton Boat Show. This new yacht enjoys the highest level of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length, delivering four class leading cabins, a vast deck saloon and a flybridge and twin cockpits that will be the envy of many a 75ft vessel.
As per last year’s show, we will occupy the same prime position on the waterfront in Mayflower Park, featuring an impressive hospitality suite over two levels and with views across the marina to the water display. Princess Motor Yacht Sales will be offering clients and visitors an opportunity to view the magnificent craft on the stand and on the water, whilst also offering personal viewings. A total of 15 yachts will be on display and guests will be able to get up-close to the often described most advanced range of high performance luxury motor yachts. To arrange an appointment, please contact the Princess Motor Yacht Sales office in Southampton on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING TIMES: 12th – 20th September 9:30am – 6:30pm Sunday 21st September 9:30am – 6:00pm
YACHTS ON DISPLAY > Princess 98 Motor Yacht > Princess 88 Motor Yacht (Fendi Interior) > Princess 82 Motor Yacht > Princess 72 Motor Yacht > Princess 68 (All New) > Princess 60 (New 2015 model) > Princess 56 > Princess 52 > Princess 43 > S72 (All New) > V62-S > V57 > V52 > V48 Note: Yachts on display are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK DA COSTA USED BOAT MANAGER Working in the marine industry had never featured heavily in Mark’s post university wish list. But a lifetime growing up around his father’s successful yacht importation business in the eighties and nineties clearly rubbed off, and a position as Trainee Sales Executive with Sunseeker Sales in Poole was Mark’s springboard into a successful career that has taken him around Europe and seen him represent some of the biggest names in the industry. Working with both manufacturers and dealers, Mark has been in sales and marketing roles for nearly twenty years, and brings a wealth of experience to his new role within Princess Motor Yacht Sales. As Used Boat Manager, Mark is responsible for overseeing the entire used stock boat business, a sector that he sees as vital for growth.
PRINCESS MOTOR YACHT SALES IS AN EVER EXPANDING BUSINESS
Mark tells me. ‘Not only is our sales turnover growing, but the new boats are getting ever bigger. We now promote a range that starts at £300,000 and reaches past £15 million. The ability to take in high quality part exchange stock and present and market it professionally and profitably is a very crucial part of that. And it is important to note that we’re not just interested in Princess yachts. We’re very happy to discuss potential part exchanges with whatever marque is offered to us, in fact we see it as a key element in expanding our market share’. PMYS’s used boat sales fall into three distinct channels. Princess Brokerage International is the world’s leading Princess brokerage organisations and sells on behalf of the owner. But the second two catagories are company owned stock, and this is where Mark comes in. The first category is ‘Pre-owned Direct’. These are boats that have been taken into stock, normally as a result of part exchange. They will be fully serviced and prepared, come with a three month warranty, and include a comprehensive hand-
over, all backed by the comfort of dealing with the largest and most established Princess dealer in the world. The second category is ‘Princess Approved’. These boats are the very cream of the used boat market worldwide. Every boat is independently surveyed before going through a Princess factory approved 280 point check. It will be serviced, antifouled, thoroughly valeted and sold with a full insurance backed 12 month guarantee (with the option to extend or renew for total peace of mind). ‘Our committed aim’, says Mark, ‘is to deliver a similar standard of quality and care that you would expect from a new boat purchase, and to deliver a service second to none in the industry’. With a Europe-wide network of dealers to call on, Mark can position used stock internationally, accurately placing boats into suitable markets. His job is to bring focus, commitment and drive, not just into maximising returns for the business but also into ensuring that every customer gets the ultimate service. As a direct result, it allows Princess to welcome new boat customers with potential part exchanges, and offer realistic and competitive trade-in values, simplifying and improving the entire boat buying experience whether new or used.
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hen a Family of Three Dancers showed up to a small JetBoat showroom in Glasgow a year ago, no one could blame the dealer for seeing less of a sale and more of a “sell.” With the whole purchase hinging on the ability of the dealer to find the family dog a lifejacket in the right colour, it was around about after a week of owning the thing that we all realised as a family that an open topped sports boat in the Solent’s varied conditions without a rooftop cover was only going to take us so far towards cruising the Coast in style. (At least not without coming across many difficulties including the common occurrence of dreaded rain, and the basic human requirement of needing the toilet while onboard!) Barely 2 months later and we had found ourselves the answer thanks to David Evans and the team over at the Princess Yachts South Wales; representing Princess Yachts at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012. With no more than a simple request to know a bit more about Princess Yachts from my Brother Guy, David had us all on board a Princess V39 in no time. Having listened to our questions and what we were looking for from the beginning of our new marine adventure, David chose the V39 as the perfect vessel for our family size and requirements. After reading a series of stellar ratings from the various top Boat Magazines over the coming months, none of us could quite believe we had been on such a celebrated craft and could not wait for the next opportunity to get on board. It wasn’t until 4 months later upon our visit to the London Boat Show 2012 that the decision was made. With one crew member Owner Interview
away, David recognised my Mother and I instantly; even asked after our absent family member Guy, who was performing live at Wembley that day. After another tour of the V39, which both David and Princess had given us in good time with no queuing and no rushing over any of the details, we were then taken to the rather special Princess Yachts Lounge which was welcome after my flight down that morning. Having been looked after incredibly well by both David and Princess, the deal was made and could not have been any more accommodating for us as customers, including a part exchange of our current boat but with us still being able to use it right up to the V39’s delivery. Several extras were agreed including modification of the Aft cabin and even the inclusion of the Red Stripe hull knuckle line from the first model we had originally seen. It was at this point we were introduced to John Watts, who assured us that we were in for a very good time, and he answered all our questions relating to our passage plans and intended cruising grounds. He even included a few stories involving sinking, the French and a French jail for good measure! In the 7 months leading up to delivery, David was constantly in contact with us, giving us factory updates and advice on what we could do in the meantime to prepare for the arrival of our new floating toy. My mother, Janet, was invited down to the Princess Motor Yacht Sales London office to meet with both David and Princess Motor Yacht Sales representative James Lane. That day the colour swatches were choses, vessel specs were confirmed and even a quick visit to the bookies was made
to bet on that days Grand National! It was another great day out and all part of the purchasing process. Most exciting of all during this period was the day that we got our visit to the Princess factory. Janet had taken a day off from directing her Three Companies, Guy had been given a day off from rehearsals in London and I had timed a Scottish Bank holiday for a day off from Scottish Ballet. Getting the three of us down to one place at the same time was an achievement in itself. When we arrived at Felix 1, we were greeted by hard hats and protective glasses and a good cup of coffee to fuel us for the unexpected day ahead. That day we were able to see our actual hull post resin infusion and gel coated, the engine bay under construction and even our woodwork being worked on by the many Princess on-site engineers. If this wasn’t enough, we even got to see the delivery of our twin volvo D6 engines (which I gave a quick hug!). Following seeing our own boat at the Felix 1 facility, we were then given a full tour of all the other remaining factories and had a chance to step on-board literally every single model of Princess Yacht available at the time which was a real bonus. At all times, David Evans was very aware that we were planning a future for our boating venture and thanks to his keen intuition for what we are looking for and Princesses excellent treatment, we feel that that future is in safe hands. By September, the day had finally come, as we all rushed down to our new berth at Port Solent for the arrival of the our
own custom tailored Princess V39. As we arrived on the pontoon, John Watts rounded the corner at just the right moment with our new Boat “Viola III” and gave us an effortlessly stylish pass so that we could all get a good look at our first proper Motor Cruiser. The handover day that followed was full of laughs, delicious champagne and made a memory that we will all never forget. Every detail of the boat was checked over and shown to us and by sunset were ready for our first night on board, with a roof over our head and feeling very well looked after. We are all agreed as a family that we feel a part of Princess Yachts and this certainly won’t be the end of our time with Princess Yachts South Wales. The care and dedication that David and his team give to their customers is simply unmatched by any brokerage we have come across. Owner Interview
Nick Burnham is one of Europe’s leading marine industry journalists, Boat Test Editor for Britain’s favourite motor boat magazine, Motor Boats Monthly, and a freelance boat photographer. He spends most of his life testing, writing about and photographing a wide variety of powerboats across the world. Here are his top tips for getting that perfect shot.
CAMERAS, LENSES AND SETTINGS Invest in a decent brand SLR. With top brands like Nikon offering digital SLR cameras like the D3200 for around £350 complete with lens, there is no excuse not to. Don’t be afraid of all the buttons, you can use an ‘auto’ setting that allows the camera to work just like a ‘point ‘n shoot’. Most SLR cameras are available with a ‘kit lens’. This packages the camera with a reasonable quality medium range zoom lens. Consider investing in a ‘longer’ zoom lens also. A typical kit lens (such as the one that comes with the D3200) has a 18-55mm focal length (basically the smaller the number the wider the view, the higher the number the narrower, and therefore more telephoto, the zoom). Adding a 55-200 focal length zoom lens will get you much closer to the action for under £100. With boats moving in three dimensions the key to crisp shots is fast shutter speed as the potential for motion blur is huge. I typically use a shutter speed of just one thousandth of a second! Put your SLR into ‘S’ (Nikon) or ‘Tv’ (Canon) mode. This allows you to set the shutter speed whilst the camera adjusts the aperture (the size of the lens opening) to maintain a correct exposure. You may find that you have to increase the ISO (sensor sensitivity) to maintain the correct exposure (if your photos are coming out dark, for instance).
THE BOATS Subject boat - Clear all the clutter from the boat to be photographed. There’s nothing worse than a great photo spoiled by a dangling fender or a flapping canopy. And if you’re going out with the sole purpose of getting some great shots then spend a bit of time preparing it properly. Give it a good clean, including around the waterline. Remove the fenders rather than stacking them on the side deck. Likewise, remove the canopy rather than just rolling it up. Photo boat - The bigger and higher the better. Size adds smoothness and stability, height adds a more three dimensional perspective. If you’re shooting from the cockpit then lose the canopy. If you’re shooting from the flybridge drop the aerials and, if possible, remove anything else likely to get in the way such as the ensign.
PEOPLE People make for great boat photos, but they can sometimes break them too. Just as there is nothing better than a boat load of happy smiling people, there’s nothing worse than someone, head down, staring morosely at his or her latest Facebook update. Brightly coloured clothes look great too.
TIME OF DAY Through the middle of the day when the sun is at its brightest seems the logical time to take photos, and often it is. But there is a ‘photographer’s secret’ called the ‘Golden Hour’. A figure of speech rather than an actual hour, after sunrise or The Perfect Photograph
just before sunset the sun is low and shining across the earth rather than down at it. As a result it passes through far more of the atmosphere, softening and diffusing the light and rendering it a redder hue. It can make for some spectacular shots.
BACKDROPS Whilst open water shots look great, cliffs, shorelines, and islands also make great back drops. Just be doubly aware of navigation hazards and creating an anti social wash that may disturb anchored boats or people on the shore line. A clever technique is to move further away from the subject boat and then use a lot of ‘zoom’, which has the effect of pulling the background in closer.
PREPARATION It can be possible to photograph from the shore, but if you’re after that spectacular high speed close up you’re going to need another boat (or a helicopter!) Have a spotter as well as a competent helmsman aboard both boats. Operating two boats at close proximity can be dangerous so know your limits and never overstep them or attempt anything that you’re not 100% confident about. Give yourself a generous safety zone. The helmsmen should be concentrating on the position of the other boat to maintain the gap. Each spotter needs to be keeping a good lookout for other boats, crab pot buoys, and anything else his helmsman might miss in the heat of the moment. And in the event of needing to alter course, always turn away from the other boat. Agree an empty ship to ship VHF channel to maintain communication.
WEATHER It goes without saying that sunshine makes the world of difference. But try and avoid choppy seas too. Whilst they can occasionally yield spectacular results, unless you’re used to photographing in such conditions you’re more likely to end up with a lot of cropped boat shots and bruised extremities.
TWO MAIN TECHNIQUES
RUNNING CAMERA BOAT The subject boat maintains a straight course at a planing speed that is slower than the photo boat’s maximum speed. This allows the photo boat to move around the subject at the photographer’s instruction, giving plenty of time and opportunity to get the right shot. It is also possible to use the wake of the camera boat to good effect. The most important thing is that the photographer is sitting or kneeling somewhere secure and wedged in as it is a two handed job. Set a course that allows the photo boat to run ‘up sun’ of the subject so that you’re not photographing the shady side of the boat. Conduct the run in both directions to photograph both sides. Safety is paramount so choose a quiet area away from other boats and if you’re getting close to other vessels abort the run. Remember, two fast boats in close proximity creates a lot of wash!
STATIC CAMERA BOAT In this instance the photo boat stays still, and the subject boat runs past. This has two benefits. The first is that the photo boat becomes a far steadier platform than it would be at 20 knots. The second is that you achieve many different perspectives of the subject boat in a short space of time as it passes. It is, of course, vitally important that a good safety margin between the two boats is observed as there is a much larger speed differential than with a running camera boat. And be aware of the wash from the subject boat, which can often take you by surprise if you’re still shooting!
Using ‘continuous frames’ allows you to grab the perfect moment.
NICK’S TOP TIPS Keep an eye on your camera lens. Sea air can be salty and a film of salt can build up on your lens giving blurry results. A small chamois is the most efficient way of quickly cleaning a lens.
Watch the background too, many a great shot has been ruined by the presence of sails or a cardinal marker seemingly sprouting from the subject boat.
Use a UV filter. This is a thin clear glass that screws on the end of your lens. Opinions about image quality benefits are divided, but one thing is for sure, if you damage it, it’s far cheaper to replace than the whole lens! Always wipe it with a clockwise sweep. Wiping anticlockwise will gradually unscrew the filter!
When using a static camera boat, get the subject boat to arc around it, the lean in will give a more three dimensional view. You can even cheat and use the trim tabs to exaggerate the lean toward the camera boat.
Watch your horizon. Focussing on one boat whilst rocking about on another can elicit some interesting angles. Try and keep them straight (but failing that, there’s always Photoshop).
Use ‘continuous shooting’. Some cameras have a setting to allow them to take multiple shots in quick succession. Taking five or six shots in one fast burst will allow you to pick the perfect moment.
Don’t be afraid to use flash even in daylight for on board close up shots, especially into the sun. It can transform what would just have been a silhouette into a great shot.
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My wife and I visited the Southampton Boat Show in 2013 and, amongst a few other motor yachts in its class, had a very thorough look at the Princess 43 which was also making its debut. At that time we owned a Fairline Targa 38 and I had in mind to change, not foreseeably until 2015, to a boat offering more accommodation and a flybridge. We were extremely impressed with the looks, accommodation and feel of the Princess 43 and expected this to be our next boat in due course. We then attended the London Boat Show in January 2014 and only looked at the Princess 43 and one competitor boat. we were even more impressed! During the show the Princess 43 received, to high acclaim, the MBM award for best boat in the sub-55ft flybridge class. That was it – we placed the order with Princess Yachts East Coast for a May 2014 delivery! We sea trialled in February off Plymouth, toured the factory and made the soft furnishings selections, being well looked after by Princess Yachts East Coast and Princess.
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She handles superbly at speed, in choppy waters and when slowly manoeuvring in marinas. The internal finish and equipment is excellent and the looks of the boat turn many an observer’s eye. At the time of writing we are about to leave for a 3 week cruise to France and the Channel Islands which we are looking forward to immensely aboard this wonderful boat. The Princess 43 is a fantastic boat - well done Princess Yachts!
David & Linda Timmins received their Princess 43 from Haslar Marina, Gosport on Thursday 3rd July.
he United Kingdom is perhaps a yachting destination that many would overlook. However, these northern European sailing grounds provide a wealth of splendid scenery that lends itself perfectly to exploration by boat. A myriad of buzzing cosmopolitan cities and quaint villages that are packed full of endless charm and fantastic historical legacies, the United Kingdom has a vast range of sights and activities to offer those who visit. The South Coast of England is renowned for impressive towns with sailing heritage such as Portsmouth and Southampton, in addition this part of England is peppered with picturesque fishing villages that have remained beautifully intact whilst time has ticked by.
SOUTHAMPTON TO SOUTHAMPTON - 9 DAYS DAY 1 - SOUTHAMPTON TO WEYMOUTH DAY 2 - WEYMOUTH TO TORQUAY DAY 3 - TORQUAY TO SALCOMBE DAY 4 - SALCOMBE TO FALMOUTH DAY 5 - FALMOUTH TO SCILLY ISLES DAY 6 - SCILLY ISLES TO FOWEY TO PLYMOUTH
If you travel further north along the spectacular rugged coastline you will come across other glorious destinations such as Ireland, Scotland and Wales all of which have to something to offer in their uniquely stunning way.
DAY 7 - PLYMOUTH TO DARTMOUTH
The south coast of the United Kingdom is packed full of charming towns, quaint fishing villages and a picturesque rugged coastline that offers unrivalled scenery.
This captivating nine day charter explores must see locations such the UNESCO world heritage site of Weymouth and Torquay which is famously part of the English Riviera.
DAY 8 - DARTMOUTH TO POOLE DAY 9 - POOLE TO SOUTHAMPTON
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TAKE A CRUISE FOR A DAY ON V52 ‘ISHA COCO’ TO EXPLORE THE SOLENT
Whether you are hosting a special celebration, a corporate event, or would simply like to have a fun day trip to explore the Solent, the yacht cruise on Isha Coco will make a lasting impression.
SHA COCO IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE EVER SO POPULAR PRINCESS V52. THE YACHT PROVIDES EFFORTLESS PERFORMANCE, HIGH-SPEED CRUISING AND SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION. SHE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 8 GUESTS FOR A ONE-DAY CHARTER AND UP TO 4 GUESTS FOR AN OVERNIGHT CHARTER.
An owner of Princess V52 ‘Isha Coco’ is an respected lover of the seas who knows the area of Solent very well. He has kindly shared his favorite itineraries for a one-day charter… 1.Depart from Gosport at around 10am. Take a leisure cruise to Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight, and enjoy lunch at The George Hotel on the green overlooking The Solent. Return to the yacht and cruise back to Portsmouth via Newtown Creek or Cowes for sightseeing.
Whether you are hosting a special celebration, a corporate event, or would simply like to have a fun day trip to explore the Solent, the yacht cruise on Isha Coco will make a lasting impression.
EXPLORE THE SOLENT AREA WITH ‘ISHA COCO’ The Solent is widely regarded as a one of the best yachting destinations in the UK. With a busy racing and events programme, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the premier sailing scene, or for those special occasions when you want to enjoy tranquillity and peace, the hidden bays and smaller harbours would make an ideal escape. Popular cruise destinations include the River Medina, where you can explore the vibrancies of Cowes, sail along the waterside pubs, and explore interesting marinas and yards. The Medina takes its name from the Saxon word ‘Madene’ meaning Middle River, because it nearly splits the Isle of Wight in half. A great place to explore the Solent further would be the Beaulieu River. It is part of the Beaulieu Estate, and is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world. The custodianship of the river by only one family over four centuries has ensured that riverside developments and the number of moorings have been carefully controlled. The result is a largely un-spoilt river, both in terms of its landscape and as a haven for wildlife. You can berth the boat in the local marina and visit Beaulieu village. It is very picturesque and popular with tourists. Beaulieu village has a variety of unique shops, including a delicatessen, tea rooms, a garden centre, a teddy bear shop, and a chocolate shop. Why not take a cruise through Portsmouth too? It has a port with a major dockyard that operates one of the three bases for the Royal Navy. ITINERARY
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Isha Coco 2.Depart from Gosport at around 10am. Take a cruise to Cowes, Isle of Wight for lunch at The Folly Inn, followed by a return cruise around Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, and into Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth for some refreshments and retail therapy if required. Whether you would like to select one of the suggested itineraries above or create your own unique journey, we are more than happy to assist you.
SPECIFICATI ONS Length: 54ft 6i n (16.1m) Beam: 14ft 7i n (4.45m) Builder: Princ ess Yachts Year: 2011 Guests for an overnight stay :4 Guests for a on e-day cruise: 8 Crew: 1 Day rates: £1 900 + expens es
STAYING CONNECTED ON-BOARD
The requirement today to stay connected continues to grow with many systems on-board requiring an internet connection. Charting systems, entertainment devices and our need for access to the World Wide Web has never seen such great demand. So, what are your options when wanting to stay connected?
any marinas offer Wi-Fi connectivity but experience is already showing us these offerings are problematic. They become heavily congested with multiple users accessing the system and they are only as good as the connection they have to the outside world. In the Mediterranean we are also starting to experience over capacity of the Wi-Fi networks. This is being caused by multiple Wi-Fi access points from bars, restaurants, apartments, marinas and even yachts themselves broadcasting in very limit airspace. Furthermore, this is being made worse with high powered access points that over power the airwaves knocking everyone’s signal. So the next time you’re in the marina and your Wi-Fi doesn’t work there are many factors that will be causing the lack of connection you are trying to make. 3G/4G connections There are many ways of connecting to the internet via 3G and 4G. Many smart phones and networks will allow you to tether your device which creates a local point for you to connect to, but these are very limited in range and not ideal for internal networks on-board. Another way is to purchase a dongle, this device plugs directly into your laptop. These can be purchased with a local sim card and is a very low cost solution. These too are not without their problems, it is a little known fact that the main GSM providers won’t tell you, they work out what the average usage would be on a data card over a period of time; if you use it too much they slow down your connection. This is done to make sure the cell towers they use don’t get to over capacity. Speeds of around 1-7Mbps can be expected. The latest service available is 4G. The networks are investing millions of Euros in this new infrastructure but, for the time being, it is a very localised and tends to be concentrated around city areas. It is very common for you to receive a signal outside but as soon as you move inside you lose it. Speeds on 4G can be expected around 15-25Mbps.
Satellite communications This form of connection will give you global connectivity no matter where you are. The equipment used is an external stabilised antenna that tends to be mounted on the arch with the rest of the equipment being fitted somewhere down below. For many years Inmarsat and Iridium were the key providers with both parties offering reliable connections. This however has been historically slow with speeds of 9.6Kbps to 512Kbps allowing you to only send limited emails. If you were to surf the internet it would be slow and extremely costly with costs potentially being as high as $25 per MB of data. To put this into prospective the BBC home page today uses around 1-5Mb of data, that’s a lot just to open a front page. There has, however, in the last few years been a new service available called mini VSAT. This is offered by a few companies with KVH being the largest provider in the world. They also have the smallest and lightest antennas around today. These systems can offer data speeds of up to 2 Mbps with running costs that start from $49 per month. These antennas also have the ability to offer local call numbers. What this means is that you could have a London telephone number for a satellite phone system that is being operated in the Mediterranean or Far East. No matter where you are, especially if you are staying connected with your office, those calling you will not pay the earth. There are many different choices to stay connected today, but all of them come with their own pros and cons. We at CA Clase are specialists in this field and, should you have any specific requirements that you would like to discuss before you make that decision, we are here to help.
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