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The elite of luxury cruising A true force in the world of luxury yacht design, Princess Yachts has been perfecting its models for 50 years. Celebrating the golden anniversary this year, the company continues to excel in all areas of yacht design, from on board comfort and engineering performance. TEXT: MyriaM GwynnEd dijck | PHOTOS: PrincESS yacHTS
nothing short of absolute perfection is what Princess strives for, from the overall look through to the smallest of details. its models, from agile 12-metre vessels to its new 40-metre superyacht, also offer limitless options for customisation.
second steering wheel right above the helm. This allows you to control the yacht while enjoying the outdoors,” he continues. The S class combines the use of a smaller flybridge deck and sporty performance due to the deep V hull.
“we build the yachts in series but customers can make the ship their own by creating a fully personalised interior and choosing materials, hull colour and engine type to suit their style,” says Maarten Schalkwijk, director of Princess yachts Benelux.
with decades of experience, top quality marine engineering is guaranteed. known for their handling, Princess yachts offer accurate and responsive control at both high and low speeds. Schalkwijk adds: “These qualities are particularly evident in the V class, our sports coupé range.”
at Princess’ advanced marine manufacturing facilities, engineers and designers take everything into account to deliver a yacht of quality and strength. “we combine cutting-edge design with tradition,” he says. “For example all our interiors are not just completely fleshed out using 3d software, we also built them entirely in
Princess yachts has three iconic ranges, the fast V class ships, the luxury Flybridge models and the hybrid S class. “The Flybridge is like the limousine of the yacht world, offering complete luxury and comfort. The name refers to the additional top deck where we’ve included a
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wood to make sure we deliver a flawless design. Only then the interior will be used for the yacht itself.”
A personal touch Princess has gradually revolutionised the yachting industry through its engineering and design but still values contact with its customers above all. “a personal approach to new and existing customers is paramount for us. we establish a close relationship with them that lasts the full duration of the building process and continues long after the yacht is delivered,” he says. By keeping in close contact with Princess owners, the company gets a constant insight into the performance of their ships. Schalkwijk explains: “Over the years we have collected a lot of feedback from customers and this is used by the yard to constantly improve our models. This helps
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