The flybridge format offers a flexible yet versatile module for pleasure boating connoisseurs, and Princess Yachts is at the forefront of recognising this growing need, especially here in Asia. The British yachtmaker has responded by presenting two new flybridges; the Princess 62 and Princess 55.
The Princess 55 on the other hand, will be making its official Asia Premiere at the Singapore Yacht Show 2018 after its World Premiere at the Southampton Boat Show earlier. With these two regal siblings destined to draw a big crowd during their separate premieres, here we take a quick look at both of the yachts offerings and how they embody the Plymouth-based shipyard’s meticulous design ethos.
The overall design theme of this flybridge is to inspire relaxation, featuring the latest evolution of the signature Princess Design Studio styling. This can be seen from the large dining area, a sunpad aft and a unique circular forward seating area that can be converted into an additional sunpad if preferred. Boasting a walkthrough foredeck entertaining space and a hydraulic bathing platform as standard.
The main deck saloon features a sociable aft galley arrangement that opens to the cockpit while the helm position is located to starboard with additional forward facing guest seating opposite. Below deck, up to six guests can enjoy three beautifully appointed ensuite cabins all bathed in natural light from the elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.
Over on the inside, elegant shaped surfaces and precision layered geometry define the interior to form a truly tranquil environment, with bespoke furnishings that include a handcrafted coffee table in the main deck saloon. This beautifully blends the colour and textures of timber, glass and leather, combine with soft suede, bronze tint mirrors, hand stitched detailing and Japanese wallpapers to stunning effect and create perfect harmony.
Its interior carries an emphasis on comfort and expansive living areas that is visible throughout the deck saloon which features the new internal console area that incorporates clean, streamline surfaces and finishes. The collection of contemporary sofas, beautifully crafted furniture and floating side board is highlighted with subtle accent lighting and finishes in soft suede, tinted mirror, hand stitched detailing and Japanese wallpapers to create perfect harmony. Down below, expansive hull windows have been used to create a sense of constant forward motion while generously flooding the interior with light.
Lower accommodation consists of a master stateroom with dressing table, breakfast area and ensuite bathroom, a foreward double guest cabin and a starboard twin cabin with the option of a double bed conversion. There is also an optional single aft cabin with storage spaces, ideal for crew. The Princess 55 can be propelled to a top speed approaching 33 knots all with nimble composure to reflect refinement and performance in equal measure.