The first model from the Plymouth yard built from the hull upwards to be a sportsbridge, the Princess S65 could be the best example of genre yet

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Princess S65

Pros:

  • 37-knot performance
  • Four good cabins
  • Excellent master cabin
  • Sumptuous detailing
  • Flybridge and sunroof

Cons:

  • Small flybridge
  • Pokey crew cabin
  • Erm, I'm struggling...

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Princess S65 review

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Price as reviewed:

£1,984,308.00 (inc UK VAT)
The S72, Princess’s first foray into the world of sportsbridges, was so successful that the yard has wound back production of the V72 sportscruiser from which the S model sprung.

So in order to keep the bandwagon rolling on it seemed sensible to build a smaller boat with the same ideals, hence the Princess S65.

The S65 is one of Princess's more striking designs

The S65 is one of Princess’s more striking designs

The S65 was introduced to the world at last month’s Southampton Boat Show and feedback has generally been very positive, especially regarding the way it looks.

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Sleek and poised with far more visual impact than Princess’s range of regular flybridges, what it lacks in downright deck space it more than makes up for with beautifully sweet proportions and a tight physique.

Though the flybridge is only about the size of the one on the yard’s own 43 the cockpit and foredeck offer plenty of living space to supplement the top deck’s compact dimensions.

The flybridge may be small but it is well laid out

The flybridge may be small but it is well laid out

The cockpit is sportscruiser-like with a generous sunpad atop a tender garage large enough for a Williams 325 and, at the bow, there is a useful bench running across the beam as well as the raised sunpad.

A bonus of the dinky flybridge is that there is space above the lower helm for a GRP sunroof infused with three large panes of glass, useful when it’s too cold to be up top.

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