Princess Yachts Reveals Their New 55 Flybridge
From the always exceptional team of master designers and craftsmen at Princess Yachts in Plymouth, England comes a sleek, aggressive and sexy new addition to the award-winning shipbuilder’s flybridge motor yacht line – The exhilarating Princess Yachts 55. Setting the bar for yachts in her size-range, this 55-footer is built like a vessel more than twice it’s size and features a most fluid layout boasting a spacious main deck interior that harmoniously engages with the well-appointed rear cockpit. As with any Princess Yachts model, the Princess 55 exhibits ideal ease of handling and maneuverability at the helm. She fits right in between her flybridge siblings before her, the Princess Yachts 56 and the Princess Yachts 52. The timeline for the Princess Yachts 55’s debut tour includes her initial premier at the Southampton Boat Show in the UK coming up in September 2017. From there she will be making her North American debut at the Princess Yachts Experience in January 2018 followed by her first public North American unveiling at Yachts Miami Beach 2018 in February.
Located to aft on the Princess 55 motor yacht, the galley features top-shelf appliances paired with beautiful Avonite countertops, so it has all the makings of a professional grade kitchen. Entertaining is made easy here thanks to the aft window that opens up the space directly to the cockpit where outdoor seating options can be found. Forward of the galley, the salon on the Princess Yachts 55 exudes a super clean and contemporary feel with walnut wood work finished in either satin or hi-gloss. Features of this sociable area include a U-shaped sofa with a table to port as well as a twin sofa and entertainment center with a 3D capable 49″ LED TV. The lower helm station on the Princess 55 offers the captain an innovative design with fore and aft adjustment.
For overnight accommodations, the Princess Yachts 55 Flybridge features three luxurious staterooms and two heads. Her exquisite master stateroom offers owners a large double bed, tons of storage space, a dressing table, two-person seating area with table, and a private en-suite head. The two well-appointed guest staterooms feature a double bed and twin berths with a shared head. Owners have the option of including aft crew quarters with a single berth and en-suite head.
A truly incredible vessel from bow to stern, the icing on the cake of the Princess Yachts 55 Flybridge is of course the stellar flybridge itself. This perfect outdoor arrangement offers guests all the features required for unlimited fun in the sun including a convertible sunbed, wet bar, speakers connected to salon stero, and comfortable dining areas. Her upper helm station features twin helm seats, an adjustable steering wheel, dual station instrumentation and controls that include 16” Volvo/Garmin multifunction display. Additional features included sun lounges that can be found on the foredeck and a hydraulic swim platform for easy water access.
Power package options for the Princess 55 Flybridge, which is set to be completed in Spring of 2018, consist of either twin MAN I6-800s or twin Volvo D13-800s. The company estimates that the 55 will be able to reach a top speed of 33 knots.
Princess Yachts 55 Flybridge Specifications
Length Overall (excl. pulpit): 57’9″
Displacement: 54,200 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 726 US gals.
Water Capacity: 161 US gals.