The all-new Princess 56 will replace the 54 model



Princess Yachts have released details of the boat to replace their 54 model, the all-new Princess 56.

Far from being a tweaked version of the existing boat, the 56 uses a brand new hull which drops it nicely between the yard’s 50 and 60 models.

The other main difference with the new model is a galley-up layout, in line with their latest large flybridge models, which does a fine job of freeing up space on the accommodation deck and makes things much more sociable for the cook.

Despite its name, the boat is actually nearer to 60ft in length so space on board should be at a premium and most felt in the full beam ensuite master cabin amidships.

Elsewhere guests are treated to an ensuite VIP cabin in the bow and a twin cabin which has use of the day heads across the hall.

The boat also has a crew cabin located aft which Princess say is plush enough to cater for guests on a short-term basis as well.

There is entertaining space aplenty on the 56, whether that be in the cockpit, with its teak table and ample seating, or the flybridge where another large sweep of seating creates an ideal alfresco dining platform.

The saloon has two seating areas, a relaxed lounging spot aft with coffee table and a slightly more formal raised dining area adjacent to the lower helm for when the weather isn’t quite so kind.

Like most new Princesses of late the hull of the 56 has been built with strength and lightness in mind, hence the use of resin infusion in its make up.

Princesses usual attention to refinement remains with extensive work being done on the use of sound-deadening materials and a quiet, bespoke exhaust system.

There are two engine options available, twin CAT C12A 715s or twin Volvo Penta D13 800s with the latter topping out at 33 knots whilst the smaller CAT’s will push the 56 up to 29 knots flat out.

Prices with the smaller engines will start from £882,000 inc UK VAT.

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