In this exclusive boat test MBM jumps on board the new incarnation of the Princess 42, the Princess 43, and discover a boat that offers even higher levels of sophistication than its predecessor. Watch video of the boat on test

When we heard that Princess was to launch a new version of its popular 42, which has ridden the waves of success for a decade, we wondered whether the British boatbuilder would be able to walk the tightrope between keeping the essence of the original boat while changing enough to create a distinct new model.

Did it succeed? Watch the boat test video – filmed in tough conditions – to find out, or read the full review in the January 2014 issue of Motor Boats Monthly.