The latest Princess 40M was christened Anka at private naming ceremony. Hull No 5 in UK builder Princess Yachts’ 40 metre M Class series stands out from her predecessors with a bright turquoise paint job, a colour the yard calls "Island Turquoise."
The exclusive naming ceremony was held at the Princess superyachts facility in Plymouth, UK, and attended by Anka’s owner and their closest friends and family. Princess says the yacht’s owner arrived at the yard by helicopter.
After a drinks reception held on the sun deck, owner and guests observed a blessing ceremony of the yacht in which a bottle champagne was smashed over the anchor and the owner declared the yacht’s name.
The 40.16 metre tri-deck motor yacht measures in at 395 GRT, offering a great internal volume over her eight metre beam. The standard layout of the 40M has a main-deck master suite and office and either four of five en suite guest cabins.
Off the stern beach club is a tender garage that can accommodate a tender as large 6.5 metres as well as two personal watercraft and also have room for dive gear.
The Princess 40M is the flagship in Princess Yachts’ line up, sitting at the top of its M Class range, which also includes a 35M and 32M. The first Princess 40M, Imperial Princess, won her category – Three Deck Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts – at the World Superyacht Awards 2013.
Princess currently has hull No 6 and 7 of its 40M class in build.
Photos by Clare Booth