Princess unveils new details about Y85 model
by Miranda Blazeby
Plymouth-based yard Princess has revealed new details about its new flybridge motor yacht, the Y85. The 26.2 metre yacht will be hand-built in Plymouth and has been designed by the Princess in-house design studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinksi and Italian styling house Pininfarina.
Princess said the design team “focused as much on interior layout as on exterior elegance” and that “light, space and guest comfort will define” the model.
The yacht’s design focuses on al fresco living and features a large dining area positioned opposite a wet bar, barbeque and fridge. A large aft sunpad and forward-facing seating area, meanwhile, is located either side of the helm while the bow area features a U-shaped seating area.
The sunbeds feature adjustable teak headrests and convert into aft-facing sofas while an aft mounted swim platform allows guests to cool off in the water.
Dining and entertainment areas are abundant inside too. On the main deck, a U-shaped aft seating area moves forward to a circular dining area adjacent to the galley. A separate wheelhouse and side deck doors will enable the crew to move discretely around the yacht.
Accommodation is for eight guests across four en suite cabins. The master cabin will be lit by natural light streaming through two large windows and features a dressing room equipped with wardrobes and drawers.
The master is also fitted with the latest Naim UHD LED television which, the yard claims, will be the most highly developed audio system to feature as standard on a luxury motor yacht.
Power will come from a pair of MAN V12 engines for a top speed of 33 knots.
Princess said the Y85 “heralds a new vision for the design detail and use of craftsmanship" that will become “a hallmark” for its Y Class Motor Yachts.