The final look of the 50-knot, active foiling Princess R35's Pininfarina design can now be unveiled

The finalised Pininfarina design of the Princess R35 has been unveiled. It is the clearest idea yet of what the finished product will look like when it is launched towards the end of this year.

The striking exterior lines are as functional as they are arresting; the breaks either side of the windscreen, shape of the transom and sculpted topsides all contributing to improve the boat’s aerodynamics.

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The deep cockpit will keep guests safe and secure at high speed

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The three-person helm is mounted centrally and cocooned in the shadow of a tightly wrapped frameless windscreen to offer protection when charging along at the R35’s quoted top speed of 50 knots.

The helm itself is dominated by screens, which host the navigation equipment, boat management software and the controls for the active foiling system, which allows the helmsman to adjust the foils according to the sea state.

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The table drops down to create a double berth

Below decks, the open plan interior features a compact galley and convertible vee berth that can be put into use for the odd overnight stay on board, made more comfortable by the separate bathroom.

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The lower deck layout of the R35

Andy Lawrence, head of design at Princess Yachts, says: “We wanted to push the boundaries of what Princess – and our customers – understand our current design styling language to be.

“The R35 had to feel fluid, elegant and achingly beautiful and make you glance back at it after ten seconds every time you step ashore. Above all else it needed to be recognisable and believable as the next generation of Princess.”

Watch MBY’s exclusive sea trial of the Princess R35 prototype now.

 

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