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ISSUE 05 | 2013

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

NOW OPEN THE STUNNING NEW PRINCESS V48 OPEN SHOWING AT LONDON BOAT SHOW

SPACE, GRACE AND PACE WELCOME TO THE PRINCESS 64

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CONTENTS

Welcome

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elcome to the 5th edition of My Princess, the official magazine for Princess Motor Yacht Sales and her dealer partners from around Europe and the Mediterranean. In this edition, we are thrilled to update you on the stunning critically acclaimed new V48 Open which makes her first appearance in the UK at the 2014 London Boat Show. Also in store for you are a feature on the ultimate yacht in Princess Flybridge cruising, the Princess 64, a review of the Southampton Boat Show and an insightful piece about our office in Banus. There is also a look at Port Ferdinand Marina in Barbados and much much more. It’s been a great year so far and 2013 continues to deliver sales and service performance firmly set on a course of growth. 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. I’ve talked with many customers this year and I’m happy to report that a firm trend of recovery does now seem to be established; although we could all accept faster progress in that direction I’m sure. Don’t forget to visit our new Princess Owners and Enthusiasts Forum in the Captain’s Almanac area of our website. It came about as a response to customers looking for a place to discuss, enthuse and share cruising ideas or even journeys and I hope you find it enjoyable. I hope you are as excited as I am about developments in the world of Princess Motor Yacht Sales and are looking forward to London Boat Show - a great opportunity to come and meet the whole team.

Welcome 03 Princess 43 04 Princess V48 Open 06 London Boat Show 09 Princess 64 10 SBS Review 15 Satellite Television 16 Puerto Banus Focus 18 Princess Charter 20 Port Ferdinand 25 Princess Partners 26 Princess Finance 29

UPCOMING EVENTS

4-12 JANUARY 2014 LONDON BOAT SHOW 18-26 JANUARY 2014 DÜSSELDORF BOAT SHOW

Yours sincerely, Colin Capewell Managing Director Princess Motor Yacht Sales

14-23 FEBRUARY 2014 ISTANBUL BOAT SHOW

16-18 MAY 2014 BRITISH MOTOR YACHT SHOW

CAPTAIN’S ALMANAC Simply register on www.princess.co.uk/forums and join the conversation!

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PRINCESS 43 A NEW ICON IS BORN

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CHARACTERISTICS FOR PRINCESS 43 Length overall

47ft 6in (14.5m)

Beam

13ft 11in (4.25m)

Draft

3ft 9in (1.14m)

Fuel Capacity

300 gal/360 US gal/1,363l

Water capacity

100 gal/120 US gal/455l

Engines

Twin Volvo D6-370 (2 x 370mhp)

Immaculate Beauty - Princess 43

Twin Volvo D6-435 (2 x 435mhp)


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Immaculate Beauty

The New Princess 43

BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED, IMMACULATELY FINISHED.

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aunched at the Southampton Boat Show in September, this incredibly spacious yacht delivers impeccable performance and seakeeping with efficient cruising across a wide range of speeds. Combined with straightforward handling, comfort and elegance, the new Princess 43 truly is a remarkable feat of design and engineering excellence. Twin transom gates lead from the optional bathing platform to the teaklaid cockpit. Move up to the impressive flybridge, with its generous seating and dining area, as well as forward seating that converts to a sunbed, and you’ll discover plenty of space to entertain guests.

CRAFTED FURNITURE, INTELLIGENTLY ARRANGED. Sliding glass doors lead from the large cockpit to the generously proportioned, contemporary, light-filled saloon. Your galley features all the amenities of a modern kitchen, while the well-appointed, luxurious cabins and bathrooms offer all the space you need. Beautifully styled with the latest fabrics and furnishings, being on board is a true pleasure for the whole family. For further information please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email sales@princess.co.uk

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CHARACTERISTICS FOR PRINCESS V48 Length overall

51ft 10in (15.8m)

Beam

13ft 6in (4.11m)

Draft

3ft 9in (1.14m)

Fuel Capacity

291 gal/350 US gal/1,325l

Water capacity

80 gal/96 US gal/364l

Engines

Twin Volvo IPS 600 (2 x 435mhp)


THE NEW PRINCESS V48 OPEN

HIGH-PERFORMANCE THRILLS. HIGH-LEVEL COMFORT.

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aunched at the Cannes Boat Show in September, the new V48 Open delivers the ultimate open boating experience. Her performance, efficiency and exceptional handling, both at sea and in the marina is second to none. The incredibly spacious teak-laid cockpit, with its generous seating, is shaded by the canopy and electrically operated fabric roof. The cockpit incorporates a wet bar whilst further aft a large integrated sunbed positioned above the tender garage can accommodate a 3.25m jet-rib, with ease of launch via the electro-hydraulic bathing platform.

EVERYTHING YOU WOULD EXPECT. AND MORE. Below deck she features the same spacious layout as the V48 deck saloon model, although the dinette is slightly larger and can be converted to an occasional berth. With a full height fridge/freezer and all electric cooking appliances, the galley has all the amenities of a modern kitchen. Your full beam stateroom and forward guest cabin, which you can specify with a double bed or scissor berths, are exquisitely finished. For further information please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email sales@princess.co.uk

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London Boat Show

4th – 12th January PRINCESS MOTOR YACHT SALES LOOKS AHEAD TO THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 2014, EUROPE’S FIRST BOAT SHOW. Princess Motor Yacht Sales is looking forward to following on from our success at last years London Boat Show. Guests will receive a warm welcome at the show. Three new models, the stunning V48 Open which launched at Cannes Boat Show, the 43 Flybridge and 88 Motor Yacht which launched at Southampton Boat Show will all be present in London. As per last year’s show, we will occupy the same prime position at the ExCeL Exhibition and Convention Centre, featuring an impressive display of ten

yachts from the entry level V39 to the magnificent 88 Motor Yacht. Princess Motor Yacht Sales will be offering clients and visitors an opportunity to view the magnificent craft on the stand, whilst also offering personal viewings. A total of 10 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.

OPENING TIMES: 4th – 8th, 10th, 11th January 10:00-19:00 Thursday 9th January 10:00 – 21:00 Sunday 12th January 10:00-18:00

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To arrange an appointment, please contact the Princess Motor Yacht Sales office in Southampton on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email sales@princess.co.uk

YACHTS ON DISPLAY Princess V39 Princess V48 Open Princess V52 Princess V57 Princess 43 Princess 56

Princess 64 72 Motor Yacht 82 Motor Yacht 88 Motor Yacht

Note: Yachts on display are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.

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SPACE, PACE & GRACE ‘Gran Turismo’ – an Italian expression originating from the sixties that translates literally as grand touring - has become synonymous with high style, distance shrinking performance, generous space, and utter luxury. The term is still in use today for cars designed to cross continents in effortless style. So what of the maritime world? What would define an aquatic Gran Turismo? Welcome to the Princess 64.


PRINCESS 64

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ABOVE ALL, IT’S THIS MAGNIFICENT YACHT’S ABILITY TO COVER GROUND THAT MOST IMPRESSES

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MERE GLANCE IS ALL IT TAKES TO CONFIRM THE 64 HAS THE STYLE CREDENTIALS SEWN UP. FREE OF GRANDIOSE HEAVY-HANDED DESIGN THE 64 IS SHARP YET SUBTLE. ELEGANT OVAL PORTHOLES GRACE STEEL GREY TOPSIDES WHILST LONG SWEEPS OF DARK TINTED SALOON WINDOWS ADD VISUAL LENGTH. Topping the 64 is a fixed bimini finished in the same grey as the hull, rearmost supports arcing forwards, the stainless steel forward supports lending it a floating effect. It’s a look that’s contemporary yet classic; stylish rather than fashionable. It’s a look that will never date. Boarding via two sets of steps either side of the gracefully sloping transom you are greeted by a generously proportioned cockpit. A central settee curves around a large table, creating a wonderful al fresco dining area or simply a sheltered place to relax. Of course it’s not the only outside space. The flybridge is huge, featuring a large sunpad aft, another big social area, and even a well equipped bar area, whilst further forward the upper helm provides

a commanding vista. The overhead bimini allows this area to be enjoyed no matter how harsh the midday sun, or simply roll back the sliding central roof section to soak up the rays. But to really step up the luxury quotient, you merely need to step inside where an abundance of refined chic awaits. A feast of subtle fabrics and fastidiously crafted walnut woodwork create a cool haven of light and space. Just like the exterior, simplicity is the watchword, nothing tries too hard. Two elegant and supremely comfortable settees face each other around a minimalist occasional table, those twin long runs of glass either side flooding this area with light. Moving forward, the galley provides a first class entertainment centre serving up delicious dishes to the dinette situated conveniently opposite. Or head past the lower helm, complete with side access door, to drop down to the lower accommodation. It’s hard to know which is more impressive, the fact that the 64 features a four cabin layout, as rare in this class as it is welcome, or the fact that there is no sign of compromise as a result. The en suite VIP cabin will ensconce your most important guests in the lap of luxury, but four more guests

A SIMPLY PALATIAL FULL BEAM MID CABIN THAT’S MORE ‘BOUTIQUE HOTEL’ THAN ‘MOTOR YACHT’ SERVES UP A COSSETING RECIPE OF LIGHT, SPACE AND AMBIENCE. Gran Turismo - Princess 64


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accommodated in the two further guest cabins are far from short changed. However the best is reserved for the owner. A simply palatial full beam mid cabin that’s more ‘boutique hotel’ than ‘motor yacht’ serves up a cosseting recipe of light, space and ambience. Lit by huge hull windows either side and served by a superb en suite, it’s the perfect retreat at the end of a perfect day afloat. With style and luxury credentials so adroitly sated, there’s only one area left to explore. Performance. Two powerful Caterpillar 1,150hp engines provide phenomenal urge all the way to a top speed well over thirty knots, but power, as the saying has it, is nothing without control. Based in Plymouth giving immediate access to the challenging English Channel, Princess Yachts has always had the perfect proving ground right on its doorstep, allowing it to develop a range of craft with an impeccable reputation for sea-keeping. The 64 is no exception. From the moment the warps are slipped, the finger light hydraulic power steering, powerful bow and stern thrusters and precisely metered electronic throttle and shift controls place the helmsman

in total command. But it’s once out in the churning melee of challenging sea conditions that the Princess 64 really shows its mettle. Slicing the curling white tops with the sharp forefoot of its deep vee hull, the 64 thunders through the challenging conditions like an express train, throwing huge swathes of spray up and out as it carves a confident path. Direction changes are instant and instinctive, putting the ‘sport’ into ‘Sport Yacht’ with fast, accurately metered course changes that make it a real joy to helm. But above all it’s this magnificent yacht’s ability to cover ground that most impresses. With less than 2,000rpm on the tachometers, 25 knots is an effortless cruise, hull soaking up the aquatic topography with aplomb, engines a distant burble lost in the slipstream. And it’s this facet of this amazing yacht that really cements the Princess 64’s GT credentials. By combining so much style and luxury with such effortless and distance shrinking performance it is the absolute epitome of Gran Turismo. For further information pleasecontact our sales team on +44 (0)1489 557755 or email sales@princess.co.uk Gran Turismo - Princess 64


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SHOW REVIEW

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ESPITE THE WEATHER’S VERY BEST (OR SHOULD THAT BE WORST) EFFORTS, THE SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW PROVED A HUGE SUCCESS. VISITOR NUMBERS WERE UP AND PRINCESS WERE THERE IN FORCE TO GREET THEM WITH FOURTEEN BOATS ON SHOW. SPLIT BETWEEN THE PROMINENT WATERSIDE SHORE STAND WITH ITS EXPANSIVE BALCONY AFFORDING SUPERB VIEWS ACROSS THE MARINA, AND THE PONTOON BERTHS, THE LINE-UP INCLUDED THREE BRAND NEW MODEL LAUNCHES.

The Princess V48 had previously previewed at the exclusive British Motor Yacht Show but debuted for the first time at Southampton on the main stand to great acclaim, a steady stream of fascinated visitors keen to experience its class leading accommodation and sophisticated style. Meanwhile down on the pontoons the Princess 88 wowed all and sundry with its superyacht grace and palatial space. But perhaps the biggest surprise was the Princess 43. Kept under wraps until just weeks before, it took the show by storm proving one of the most popular boats of the entire event. Replacing the evergreen and ever popular Princess 42 it had everything to prove, and did so with complete equanimity.

Not content with two show areas, fourteen boats and three product launches, Princess even provided the craft for the Platinum Experience. The Platinum Experience is an upmarket service that includes access to a private lounge, fine dining, and a trip out on the water. A Princess V56 and a Princess 64 exceeded expectations for lucky guests, winning high praise from all that took advantage of the service.

THE UPBEAT MOOD OF THE SHOW REFLECTED IN SIMILARLY UPBEAT STRONG SALES FIGURES FOR PRINCESS. A combination of a high quality, highly desirable model line up, new finance initiatives and of course the new product launches translated into positive business, the new V48 being particularly well received. After an often wet and blustery week the sun finally shone on the last weekend, closing the show in a blaze of glory that echoed the success of Princess.

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ARE YOU ON-BOARD WITH SATELLITE TELEVISION? Jason Macintosh OEM Sales Manager for CA Clase

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he demand for high quality television has never been greater. When the first HD channels were launched, no one could have predicted the plethora of choices that are now available. Broadband has never been faster and so it seems the next logical step in high quality television is IP TV. IP TV services offered by companies such as BT Vision, whilst very good, depend heavily on a fast and reliable broadband connection. Can this be a reality on-board your yacht? Around the world, there are very few marinas that offer a direct connection to their servers. This leaves yacht owners dependent on the wireless hotspots that are broadcast locally. The problem is that these chargeable services are available to everyone who can access them and when a number of users are all trying to access the Internet, the speed of the service will become progressively slower, rendering the IP TV service useless. Another alternative is using a 3G4G modem. Although faster than the Wi-Fi offered from many marinas, the cost of using such a service is a major drawback. Many networks have capped usage allowance so streaming television will result in a fairly hefty bill. The last solution would be a satellite communications antenna. These are reliable and cover 90% of the cruising areas of the world but are even dearer to run, especially when streaming television. In order to receive satellite television on-board, it needs a very stable platform. Today’s antennas operate highly accurate sensors that compensate, in milliseconds, the movement of the yacht. No matter how small the movement is, if the antenna fitted is not stabilised, watching television will become a very frustrating experience.

An important question for any yacht owner, in terms of television, is ‘what do you really want to watch?’ The reason this question is asked is to understand the limitations of the services that can be received. A 37mm antenna in the South of France will receive a few selected channels, but a 90mm antenna in the same location will receive all channels. In the past 12 months a number of key television providers have invested billions of dollars into launch platforms for the next generation of satellites. This is being done to replace old technology and help increase capacity for newer HD channels. These new satellites have significantly increased in capacity and will provide extensive HD television for the next 15 years. Over the next 12 months, yacht owners heading to the Mediterranean will begin to notice existing channels disappear but a new range of channels appearing in areas that could never receive them before. It seems satellite television is just getting started! Our advice is, if you want to watch something specific then please talk to us before you make your decision. We will give you the most accurate information available to us. CA Clase (UK) Ltd has been supplying Princess Yachts with the KVH TracVision antennas for the past 10 years, offering technical advice on systems that end up all over the world.


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If you’re looking for experience and longevity in a motor yacht manufacturer then Princess Yachts International, founded almost fifty years ago and still headed up by the man who started it, is undoubtedly a good place to find it. And if you’re looking for the same in a Princess dealer then equally undoubtedly Nick Case is the man to talk to.

A WINNING COMBINATION OF LONGEVITY AND NICK’S DEDICATION TO SERVICE

Nick started his career with Princess Motor Yacht Sales thirty years ago, back in the huge mobile phone and bodykitted BMW era of the early eighties, heading up the Poole office. Back then PMYS was based solely in the UK, but as Princess models got bigger it became clear that Spain was an emerging market for these new larger craft. In 1990, and with a Princess dealer already in Spain, Princess Motor Yacht Sales tactically opened another new office in the UK territory instead. It’s just that the part of the UK territory PMYS chose happened to be Gibraltar... A young Nick Case was tasked with setting it up, and within a short time had a steady stream of clients keeping their boats in Spain. So successful was he that in 1994 Princess Yachts International (the manufacturer) granted dealership rights as far as Alicante, and Nick moved the Princess Motor Yacht Sales office to Puerto Banus in Spain, where it, and he, have remained ever since, situated just behind Pier One.

And it’s a winning combination of longevity and Nick’s dedication to service that has seen Princess flourish in the area. Over those two decades, while other companies have come and gone, Nick has been there providing his unique brand of customer satisfaction. Princess has established itself over time as the dominant brand as clients keep coming back. And they tell their friends... “Selling boats is just a small part of what we do” Nick tells me. “Because the majority of our clients are overseas, we tailor a service to suit them, offering a ‘one stop shop’ from simply organising an annual engine service to the other end of the scale where we take care of every part of the management of the boat. A client can let us know he’s coming and arrive to find the boat immaculate, open, with the air con running and ice in the icemaker. When he’s finished we take care of closing the boat down and looking after it until his next visit. We’ll even take care of the laundry”. It’s a service that’s particularly popular because Puerto Banus is so far south, ensuring great weather all year round. One of the most affluent marinas on the mainland, Banus was set up to be attractive to wealthy UK tourists so there are plenty of flights into nearby Malaga airport and the port offers everything from great shopping with boutiques and branded shops to hundreds of restaurants and clubs, ensuring you’re never short of something to do. And of course the boating is pretty spectacular, with Africa just thirty miles across the Straits, Portugal a day sail away, Majorca and the Balearics within range for a holiday cruise, and even cheap diesel and duty free just thirty miles down the coast in Gibraltar. If the idea of completely hassle free 52 week a year boating, overseen by one of the most established and experienced professionals in the business, appeals to you, then maybe you should give Nick a call on +34 952 818 141 or email marbella@princess.eu.com. Employee Focus - Puerto Banus

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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR PRINCESS

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fter making the decision to purchase a Princess motor yacht why not consider unlocking the charter potential of your yacht with Princess Yacht Charter. Princess Yacht Charter specialises in addressing the needs of yacht owners and their yachts with regard to maximizing potential income raised through charter. Based in the heart of Mayfair but with a truly global reach, Princess Yacht Charter is on hand in order to ensure the maximum profitability of your investment. Deciding whether or not to charter your yacht is a decision fraught with questions. In order to give you further insight, PYC will be able to provide in depth market analysis, which will in turn enable us to produce an estimate of potential income. This will be based on similar sized vessels currently in operation within the charter market, which share similarities such as size, location and price. THE MARKETING PLAN: In order to market your yacht effectively and achieve maximum potential income we will produce a tailored business plan. That plan may include a printed high quality brochure, a bespoke website showcasing the vessel in the most prominent and highest quality publications, directories and databases. Princess Yacht Charter also attends the yachting industries annual industry events, which provide the opportunity to showcase your vessel alongside the other yachts in our fleet. Princess Charter - Central Agency

Right from the word go, we will endeavor to meet and continually liaise with Captains and crew to ensure the effective running and maintenance of the yacht. We believe that a strong relationship with the crew is paramount to achieving the full potential of your investment and to also ensure that both owners and charter guests are catered for to the highest possible standard. We believe that investing in a high quality photo shoot of the yacht that also encompasses lifestyle images is essential in the effective marketing of your yacht. Once the photo shoot has taken place those images will then be used to create e brochures which help display the yacht to its full potential to a worldwide audience. Princess Yacht Charter will continue to advertise your yacht through various different forms of electronic media and communications which include Yacht Specific Flyers, Website and Internet Listings and of course MY PRINCESS, who’s audience continues to grow in both size and prominence. We believe that through attention to detail, extensive market knowledge and a true passion for we do, Princess Yacht Charter are capable of exceeding your expectations.

In order to discuss your tailored marketing plan for your Princess please contact Princess Yacht Charter on 0207 499 5050 or info@princessyachtcharter.com


PRINCESS YACHT CHARTER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW CENTRAL AGENCY LISTING FOR M/Y SASSY WHICH IS BASED IN THE PORT OF SPLIT, CROATIA. 21

M/Y SASSY is a stunning 2008 Princess 62 capable of carrying eight guests comfortably between four cabins, and with a cruising speed of 22 knots, she is perfectly suited to discovering Croatia. M/Y SASSY makes use of all available outdoor entertaining space with a thoughtful configuration of the Flybridge which can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably and includes a fully integrated wet bar and BBQ. The Main Deck layout has been carefully considered in order to achieve a perfect transition from outdoor entertaining on the Aft Deck to indoor living within the Main Saloon. The Main Saloon includes generous entertaining space and an incredibly well appointed, spacious galley capable of catering for all guests in style. M/Y SASSY’s class leading lower accommodation is more than generous in size and includes ensuite bathrooms for three out of four cabins. The 2013 Williams 325 jet tender on board M/Y SASSY ensures that guests can enjoy an array of water sports and access to secluded parts of the coastline whilst on charter. M/Y SASSY’s Captain Mislav and Stewardess Ana are very much looking forward to welcoming charter guests for the forthcoming season. Low Season rates from €14.900 per week High Season rates from €25,000 per week

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LENGTH: 19.30m (63.32ft) BUILDER: Princess Yachts BUILT: 2008/2009 GUESTS: 8 CABINS: 4 CREW: 2 CONFIGURATION: Master Stateroom, Double VIP, Twin Stateroom, Bunk Stateroom CRUISING SPEED: 22 knots

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ONG CONSIDERED TO BE THE WORLDS MOST CONTESTED COUNTRY, TURKEY IS AN ENTICING BLEND OF ANCIENT TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE. WORLD RENOWNED FOR ITS SUBLIME SAILING CONDITIONS DUE TO AN ABUNDANCE OF PICTURESQUE MARINAS AND SECLUDED COVES, TURKEY PROVIDES AN IDEAL BACKDROP FOR A LUXURY YACHT CHARTER BATHED IN SERENE RELAXATION. The southern coast is undeniably the most sought after with stunning locations such as Gocek, Kalkan and Ekincik. This rugged yet dazzling coastline offers a tremendous blend of the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmaran and Black sea which are all home to a fantastic array of marine life. Nestled to the south east of the Dalaman district is the glorious Gocek. This bustling port is a registered area of special protection and therefore has managed to retain all of its old world charm. Traditional in appearance but also offering a wealth of boutique hotels and sublime restaurants, there is no doubt that even the most discerning of travellers will feel at home here. Once you have soaked up all that this cosmopolitan port has to offer, why not head for the surrounding countryside that overflows with ancient ruins and flourishing nature reserves. For the more flamboyant amongst you, there is Turkey’s yachting capital of Marmaris. Known as one of the world’s biggest natural harbours, Marmaris is brimming with nightlife which will captivate and enchant. It’s not only the nightlife and incredible gastronomic scene to be explored but just beyond its borders lies a wealth of opportunities to be discovered. Visitors will find nearby islands with pristine tranquil beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters.

In stark contrast to Marmaris, Ekincik is a stunning village surrounded by an unspoilt area of beautiful conservation. Small in size but bold in character, the charming harbour acts as a perfect antidote to the vibrant Marmaris. Nearby are the infamous Sultaniye Baths which are rumoured to have healing properties – perfect for washing away the stress and strains of everyday life.

KNOWN AS A DESTINATION WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Above are just a couple of highlights of what Turkey has to offer. Known as a destination with something for everyone, from the chaotic to the composed, from the ancient to the contemporary, whatever your desire, you will not be disappointed. The Princess Yacht Charter team offer a wealth of experience and are on hand to provide a truly bespoke yacht chartering service. In order to enquire about chartering a yacht in Turkey please contact 0207 499 5050 or alternatively email info@princessyachtcharter.com For new and used yacht sales enquiries: Istanbul: +90 212 661 7252 Bodrum: +90 252 382 5190

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A number of the principal investors behind the UNNA group are the same Barbadian visionaries who conceptualised and created the island’s first luxury marina, the highly successful Port St. Charles, almost 20 years ago. By drawing upon their vast experience and extensive knowledge, particularly by applying the many lessons they learned through the construction and operation of their first marina, the team has now delivered the absolute ‘best of the best’ with Port Ferdinand. Featuring 83 homes and 120 yacht berths, Port Ferdinand is a wonderful, all-encompassing property that is rich in amenities. As such, the resort is laden with opportunities for multigenerational enjoyment of life and is absolutely ideal for families to holiday together. All of the residences are positioned above the dock, thereby benefiting from increased privacy, as well as an optimum view across the marina. The

32 homes constructed as Phase One include a selection of two and three-bedroom homes, as well as a magnificent four-bedroom penthouse home. All have been built and finished with the finest craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Owners can choose a traditional design, using beautiful marble stone floors and dark wood joinery; or a contemporary

connectivity. Primed to deliver an enviable lifestyle experience, Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences offers a comprehensive range of services and activities. The resort’s fine dining restaurant overlooks the marina and provides ‘al fresco’ tables on the water’s edge or air-conditioned comfort indoors. For more casual fare, residents can choose between the pool-island bar or the dockside gourmet store. General amenities include: watersports centre offering motorised and non-motorised activities; gym with a great view across the marina and yachts; full service spa; indoor and outdoor kids clubs; adult games room with a golf simulator; beach facility; fishing and sailing trips; yacht maintenance; concierge service and a business centre.

Each residence has its own berth of a minimum 60 feet, plus a dedicated boat storage room as well as a utility

The purchase price of a home at Port Ferdinand includes an attractive suite of benefits, notably a Duty-Free Furniture Package and Duty-Free Importation of a Yacht. Residents at Port Ferdinand also enjoy shared amenities at Saint Peter’s Bay and the Port St. Charles Yacht Club, both of which are accessible via the UNNA water-taxi service. UNNA enjoys preferred access to the premier golf courses on the island including Apes Hill Club, Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane golf courses. Owners and guests who wish to play should contact the Concierge.

storage room. The resort’s contingency planning includes standby power for all electrical requirements. In keeping with the state-of-the-art facilities, Port Ferdinand has installed high quality, broadband capacity that can provide fast and dependable Internet

With its rare capacity to provide sumptuous residences and a diversity of outstanding leisure facilities within this exclusive marina community, Port Ferdinand provides an ideal home base to enjoy the best that Barbados has to offer.

design featuring light oak joinery and limestone flooring. The show homes have been furnished by Archers Hall Design Centre and are open for viewing by appointment.

Princess Ferdinand Marina - Barbados

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Princess Ibiza

PRINCESS YACHTS IBIZA SPONSORS THE 2013 TORNADO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS www.tornadosantaeulalia2013.es

In collaboration with the Spanish electricity company ENDESA, major sponsor of the Santa Eulalia del Rio sailing club, Princess Yachts Ibiza provided a new Princess V42 as a spectator boat for ENDESA clients randomly drawn online. The winners of the draw had the opportunity not only to go onboard the Princess V42 but also enjoy hours of cruising in the bay of Santa Eulalia amongst the World Championship Tornado races.. Keal Hartmann Blanchfield, son of James Blanchfield, was involved in the weeks action. Keal and his sailing club team are amongst the best sailors in Ibiza, he is a member of the Santa Eulalia Sailing Club, and has been to numerous national regattas supporting the Optimist class. 30 teams entered the championship in total, Greece came 1st, Germany came 2nd and Australia came 3rd. During the prize giving, Princess Yachts Ibiza received a big ‘thank you’ and a picture of the Princess Partners - Ibiza

Tornados in action. All teams had a lot of fun and enjoyed the weeks sailing! Princess Yachts Ibiza would like to thank the owner of the Princess V42 for donating the boat. It gave a lot of people the opportunity to experience the excitement created by being onboard a Princess Motor Yacht. Princess Yachts Ibiza received a big “Muchas Gracias” James Blanchfield, Princess Ibiza For all Princess Ibiza enquiries call +34 971 338 394 or email info@princessyachtsibiza.com.


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A VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER AT PRINCESS YACHTS MENORCA! modern conveniences? Happily, Ian Levine of Princess Yachts Menorca came up with the perfect solution to both questions in the shape of a Princess V42. With its combination of comfort with versatility we were more than able to satisfy all parties concerned. A huge plus point was the spacious transom garage with hilow bathing platform. This meant that we could accommodate a sporty tender capable of meeting the demanding needs of our water sports-mad kids. Just as importantly, we had a luxurious cockpit and cabin that made being at sea a pleasure for all of us. Princess V42

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r and Mrs George Anson purchased a new Princess V42 at the 2012 Southampton Boat Show and took delivery in Menorca in April of this year. Here is what they have to say about their Princess experience so far: “In 2007, we purchased our house on Menorca after several years of visiting this beautiful island. Situated along the eastern shore outside Mahon harbour, the Mediterranean is at its most alluring and having a boat to cruise the crystal clear waters around Menorca was a must. But where to start? Do we satisfy the sporting interests of our children with a ski boat, or opt for the luxury of a cabin cruiser with all

ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY OF SERVICE THAT PRINCESS YACHTS MENORCA HAS PROVIDED. We were supported throughout the purchase and since taking delivery in April (after a very thorough and helpful handover) Princess Yachts Menorca have done everything possible to make our boating maintenance and upkeep as hassle-free as possible. With the boat now safely ensconced in their storage facility for the winter, we are already looking forward to next year’s boating season.” For all Princess Menorca enquiries call +34 971 354 208 or email info@princessmenorca.es

PRINCESS PORTUGAL PORSCHE 911 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT CASCAIS - JUNE 2013 The village of Cascais and Estoril circuit was the scene for the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 911 Porsche, on 8th and 9th June 2013, and Princess Yachts was the brand of boats invited to be part of this very prestigious event. The highlight of the celebrations was the Porsche Parade, a concentration of over 200 vehicles of all generations. The day ended with a Gala Dinner at the Casino Estoril, which also marks the tradition of the oldest casino in Portugal. Tel: +351 214 834 395 Email: geralcascais@princessyachtsportugal.com Princess Partners - Menorca & Portugal


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INTERVIEW

RUSSELL BISHOP MARINE FINANCE CONSULTANT Until recently Princess Motor Yacht Sales have enjoyed a cordial but ‘arms length’ relationship with marine finance institutions. Whilst well versed with the technical side of motor yacht finance paperwork, customers generally dealt with the finance companies directly.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY?

With the introduction of a dedicated Marine Finance Consultant all that has changed, and Russell Bishop, the man tasked with that title, speaks to MyPrincess about his role.

WHICH FINANCE COMPANY DO YOU WORK WITH?

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WITHIN THE CUSTOMER’S BUYING PROCESS? My role is essentially to assist customers in understanding how we can help facilitate their purchase and help keep their money working for them. Often our customers could quite easily buy their new Princess outright, but may prefer to keep their assets liquid, or spread payments, allowing them to to take advantage of maturing investments. We can also offer Deposit Contributions on selected models whereby we contribute directly toward the finance deposit as part of the deal, advise on fixed and variable rate loans, penalty free early settlements and tailor made funding packages with ‘balloon’ style payment options. We can also advise overseas clients on VAT advantageous leasing options.

As the world’s largest Princess Motor Yacht dealer, we are well versed in client confidentiality. It goes without saying that this applies absolutely to all matters of customer finance.

Our preferred partner is CGI Finance. We have a great relationship and a long business association with the company, and that helps us expedite matters on behalf of our customer. CGI Finance are a subsidiary of ‘Societe Generale’, considered as the largest Global Yacht Financiers worldwide with marine offices throughout Europe and USA.

WE TAKE ALL OF THE HASSLE OUT OF THE PROCESS

AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GET INVOLVED? Traditionally finance was the last stage in the buying process. Once the deal was done the finance company was wheeled in to assist in paying for the purchase. An in house Marine Finance Consultant allows customers to integrate funding requirements at an early stage and garner a better understanding of the costs involved and options open to them. From our perspective it allows us to more accurately assist a customer in choosing a package that works best for them. We do this by gaining a thorough understanding of the customer’s boating needs and working with them to create a bespoke package that fulfils their brief within a budget that is comfortable for them. HOW FAR THROUGH THE PROCESS DO YOU GO? We’ll assist right through the finance process up to providing a formal written quotation. Once the purchase is agreed we continue to liaise between the client and the finance company to ensure that all the requisite paperwork is in place in a timely and orderly fashion. Basically we take all of the hassle out of the process.

For further information please contact: Russell Bishop, Marine Finance Consultant T: +44 (0)1489 557755 | E: russell.bishop@princess.co.uk

Russell Bishop, Marine Finance

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> THE WORLD’S LARGEST PROVIDER OF PRINCESS SALES AND SERVICE > ESTABLISHED OVER 40 YEARS > CENTRAL AGENCY FOR OVER 90 BROKERAGE YACHTS FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY > SPECIALISTS IN INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY AND YACHT TAXATION > ACCESS TO THE GLOBAL PRINCESS SUPPORT NETWORK > VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE OUR WIDE SELECTION, WWW.PRINCESS.CO.UK

A small selection of the Yachts currently available from Princess Brokerage International:

PRINCESS 98MY

2012

PRINCESS 85MY

2011

PRINCESS 78MY

2011

PRINCESS 62

£4,900,000 EX VAT

£2,890,000 EX VAT

£1,790,000

£795,000. Ex VAT

PB1059

PB1006

PB944

PB1056

PRINCESS 61

2003

PB836

PRINCESS V78

PRINCESS 58

2007

€690,000

£299,950

PB843

2010

PRINCESS V56

2011

PRINCESS 50

2013

PRINCESS 42

£625,000. Ex VAT

£398,000

PB1065

PB1073

PRINCESS V52

2012

PRINCESS V42

£1,799,000

£595,000

£559,000

£299,000

PB1021

PB989

PB1074

PB1058

2009

2013

2011

01489 557755 brokerage@princess.co.uk Motor Brokerage International a division of Princess Motor Yacht Sales

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Unique in the marine industry, the Princess Approved guarantee offers complete peace of mind when purchasing a pre-owned yacht

All qualifying yachts not constructed by Princess achieve Guardian Approval with all the features and benefits associated with Princess Approved.

> The first manufacturer approved pre-owned yacht programme > Available from Princess Motor Yacht Sales own stock

> Princess 280 point check

> Option to extend

> A certified independent yacht survey

> Claim cover including parts and labour

> Princess Approved 12 month guarantee

> Sea trial

A small selection of the Yachts currently available from Motor Yachts Direct International:

PRINCESS APPROVED

PRINCESS APPROVED

PRINCESS V39

2013

PRINCESS V62

2011

GUARDIAN APPROVED

SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 62 2007

£365,000

£999,000

£550,000 EX VAT

PA0137

PA0101

GA047

LONDON B O AT SHOW 2014

SATURDAY 4TH - SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY EXCEL LONDON Princess Motor Yacht Sales will be offering clients and visitors an opportunity to view the magnificent craft on the stand. Featured new models include the stunning V48 Open, Princess 43 and Princess 88 Motor Yacht.

01489 557755 direct@princess.co.uk Motor Yachts Direct International a division of Princess Motor Yacht Sales

WWW.PRINCESS.CO.UK


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My Princess - Issue 05/2013  

The official magazine of Princess Motor Yacht Sales

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