By Mike Burns
Boat Test #1667
Perched on the edge of the English Channel lies the city of Plymouth, where Princess Yachts was established in 1965. Today Princess shipyards cover an area of over 1.1 million square feet, an area rich in British maritime heritage. The company has evolved into a sophisticated motor yachts ranging in size from 35’ to 90’. The sport cruiser V Class features models from 40’ to 78’.
The versatile Princess V350 features the all new V Class exterior design and style, which is equally matched by her impressive performance. Standard twin Volvo IPS 600’s push the V50 along at speeds up to 32 knots, according to the manufacturer. Large port light windows cascade along the length of her deep V hull, allowing the interior cabins to be flooded with natural light.
Flexibility is offered in abundance on the V50 starting with the option of enclosed or open main deck configurations to suit a variety of climates. In the cockpit, you can pot for L-shaped seating or a sunpad, and the airy cockpit is spacious enough to entertain a large crowd.
Also on deck, you’ll find solid wood flooring throughout the main deck and galley areas, and the twin helm seats in Nero black leather are the new signature across the V Class range.
Innovative flexibility continues to the well-appointed lower deck saloon which can be used as an entertaining space or optionally converted to a double berth. There is the added option of specifying this area with a third cabin. The full beam master stateroom is an inviting sanctuary whilst the forward cabin enjoys the option of scissor berths.
The Princess V50 is impressive to say the least. Combining speed and power with comfort and elegant design, there is nothing else quite like it.
LOA: 50’ 10” / 15.49m
Beam: 13’ 6” / 4.11m
Draft: 3’9” / 1.14m
Displacement: 31,300 lbs. / 14,200 kg
Fuel Capacity: 291 gal. / 1,325 L
Water Capacity: 90 gal. / 408 L
Engines: Twin IPS Volvo 600’s Penta
MSRP: approx. $1 Million CAD
For more information: www.boatingfreedom.com, www.princessyachts.com