Southampton Boat Show 2018: Princess unveils full yacht line up

Princess Yachts have announced their full yacht line up which will be showcased at the Southampton Boat Show, 14 - 23 September 2018

Princess Yachts announces full line up

Princess Yachts have announced they will debut the R35, V60 and Princess F70 at the Southampton Boat Show.
The full line up also includes the Princess V50 Open and V50 Deck Saloon – which will get their UK premiere at the show – Princess V40, S60, S65, F43, F49, F55, F62, Y75 and 30M.


Princess R35 exterior

Designed by Italian Pininfarina in partnership with  Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies (BAR Technologies) the R35 is the first Princess R Class performance sports yacht.
With its impressive performance capabilities, sleek design, quality, race-bred technology and speed of up to 50 knots, this is a yacht we are very much looking forward to seeing at the show.

Down below the R35 has a spacious cabin, bathroom with wet shower room, and a U-shaped seating surrounding a dining table which can be converted into a double bed with integrated blinds.

The galley features a sink, drawers and storage space, plus a 32-inch LED television and Blu-ray CD/DVD player.

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Princess V60


The latest addition to the award-winning V Class Range, the Princess V60 benefits from a unique deep-vee hull and speed up to 38 knots.

With its open-plan saloon, U-shaped sofa and electric sliding sunroof that leads to the aft galley with its generous L-shaped sofa and folding dining table, this is a yacht made for entertaining. The sliding doors open out to the large cockpit which features a wetbar with barbecue and coolbox, where guests can dine al fresco, relax on the sunpad, or enjoy watersports from the bathing platform. The spacious foredeck has a seating area and forward sunbathing area with the option of a large sun awning.

Princess V60 sleeps six in three cabins and the owners’ stateroom features a sofa, generous storage and a private ensuite.

Princess 70


Princess 70, the latest addition to the brand’s Flybridge class is a modern and beautiful yacht with excellent cruising capabilities.

The 26.6m2 flybridge boasts a spacious U-shaped dining area, a fully- equipped wetbar with barbecue, aft sunpad and a forward seating area next to the helm which can be converted into a sunbed.

On the main deck, the aft galley opens out towards the cockpit, whilst the saloon offers a more formal dining table which can be separated into two different areas, thanks to large glass sliding doors.

Below there are four cabins: a full beam master stateroom amidships with a private staircase, a forward VIP guest cabin and two twin cabins.

Ancasta announces UK debut of Bénéteau GT 50 Sportfly

Ancasta have announced their Southampton Boat Show line up, including the Bénéteau GT 50 Sportfly, presented for the first time in the UK.

The GT50 Sportfly, which we recently reviewed here, has a comfortable flybridge deck up top, a roomy dinette with a folding teak table, and the area to port of the single helm converts from a double bench to a small sunpad. It even boasts a Williams Minijet and a good amount of seating on the main deck. A very attractive boat designed by Nuvolari Lenard which is also a joy to drive, especially on clear sunny days, thanks to its elevated cockpit.

Ancasta will also showcase the Bénéteau First 18 andBénéteau First 24, Lagoon 630, Swift Trawler 47, Bénéteau Oceanis 46.1, Bénéteau Oceanis 55.1 and the Prestige 460 S Line version.



Chilworth Manor Hotel’s helicopter ride

Southampton’s Chilworth Manor Hotel is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show by giving guests the chance to arrive at the hotel in a helicopter from London.

The trip between London and Southampton takes 25-minute and the hotel is offering guests arriving by air an inclusive package for a one-night stay in one of its luxury suites. The suites offer a large square footage with amenities, use of the health club and pool and breakfast.

The package for two costs £500 and includes helicopter landing fees. A £100 upgrade includes luxury private transfers from Chilworth Manor Hotel to the Southampton Boat Show .

Southampton Boat Show takes place 14 – 23 September and the heli-hotel offer will be available for its entirety.


MBY’s exclusive reader ticket offer

Motor Boat and Yachting has partnered with British Marine to give readers discounted tickets for the 2018 Southampton Boat Show.

You can buy two standard any day tickets for £26, a saving of £8 per ticket compared to the show’s early bird offer. A £1.99 transaction fee applies when you buy online. You can use the code MBY26 until 23:59 on 13.09.18 to get your cheaper tickets to the show. Tickets can be purchased online here or over the phone by calling 0844 776 7766 (calls cost 7p per minute).

As in previous shows, two children under the age of 15 go free with each adult.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show.
The 2018 edition of the event will focus on environmental issues and will showcase a stunning line up of the world’s most beautiful and innovative craft, with UK and global debuts, such as Sunseeker’s Predator 50.

During the 10 days, there will be plenty to see and experience, including watersports and boating activities such as cruise onboard a top-of-the-range luxury motor yacht, climbing aboard top of the range boats, entertainment and more.

The Southampton Boat Show will take place at Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton from 14-23 September 2018.


Read the Terms and Conditions here.

Southampton Boat Show map revealed 

The map of the Southampton Boat Show has been unveiled.
With stunning yachts on show, UK and global debuts, entertainment, talks and on-water experiences, the Southampton Boat Show promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

This year the show celebrates its 50th anniversary and it will focus on the environmental issues.

Plan of the Southampton Boat Show 2018





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