Princess 68 takes to the water for sea trial

The new flybridge from Princess has undergone its first sea trial, hitting a top speed in excess of 30 knots

Following a highly impressive debut at the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show, the Princess 68 has taken to the water for its first sea trial.

The latest flybridge to come out of Princess’s Plymouth facility fits in between the 64 and the 72 Motor Yacht, and comes fitted with twin 1,150hp engines from Caterpillar.

On trial these propelled it up to a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots, with a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots.

Princess claims that the 68 is capable of 34 knots flat out and will deliver “greater fuel efficiency”, two claims we hope to put to the test in the near future.

The Plymouth-based manufacturer adds that the 69ft hull’s variable underwater geometry makes for a smoother ride, while the resin-infused composite built method helps to keep the weight down.

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To take a look inside the Princess 68, click on the video below for our Southampton show report:


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