Princess V55: Southampton launch will put the sport back in sportscruiser

It’s easy to be blinded by the Princess V55’s handsome lines and sprawling main deck, which effortlessly melds the cockpit and saloon into one connected living space but don’t let the boat’s performance stats escape attention.

The largest pair of 1,000hp diesels are good for a top speed of 37 knots – impressive athleticism for a luxurious cruiser just shy of 60ft.

The main deck does look pretty special though with features like saloon doors that disappear into the deck and a huge GRP sunroof with glass paneling, which invites natural light in come rain or shine.

Below there are three spacious cabins and two bathrooms, which will no doubt be tastefully designed and beautifully put together, but for us the most encouraging take away from the V55 is that Princess is still putting the “sport” in sportscruiser.


LOA: 58ft 5in (17.8m)
Beam: 15ft 3in (4.65m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D13 900hp/1,000hp
Top speed: 37 knots
Price from: £1.09m ex VAT
Berth: M431