Britain's largest ever production boat handed over to owner

Three years in the making, Princess Yachts’ latest and

largest model has finally hit the water. At 131ft 9in in long, the 40M has the

world’s largest ever resin-infused hull and is the largest production yacht to

be built in Britain full stop – it’s 6in longer than the Sunseeker 40m.

Weighing in at 180 tonnes, it is powered by V12 MTU engines

giving 22 knots and comes adorned with 5 guest cabins. A compliment of eight

crew have their own quarters.

 

Named Imperial Princess, she was formally handed over to her new owner at the weekend, before

making her way to Jersey to refuel. The 40M is then to be cruised around the

Mediterranean.

The 40M is built in Princess’s recently acquired South Yard

site, part of the old Naval Shipyard in Devonport. As well as the 40M, the yard

will build the 98 Motor Yacht and the 32M.

Princess is already working on hull number two and three of

the 40M.