Friday, February 22

New 38-Knot Princess V60 Cruiser To Make Debut in Annapolis

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The new 38-knot Princess V60 will make its U.S. debut at the Annapolis powerboat show, starting Oct. 11. Twin 1,200-hp MAN V-8 diesels power the new Princess, with three staterooms and two heads and a clean, Euro-style salon, to a cruising speed of 32 knots.

Built at the Princess factory in Plymouth, England, the new V60 is designed for luxury, sociability and performance. The cockpit is a major social center, with a U-shaped lounge with a teak folding table and directors chairs. It’s equipped with a full wet bar and barbeque. It has a large sunpad aft; a garage below can hold a 10 8” tender. Two transom gates open to the large, teak swim platform, which can be raised or lowered at the push of a button. There’s also a hot and cold shower. Another social area is on the foredeck, with a large seating and sunbathing area.

The salon is clean and modern, in the contemporary European aesthetic. A stainless steel door leads in from the cockpit. The galley is aft on the port side, with an electric-powered window that drops down all the way so the chef can interact with guests in the cockpit. On the starboard side, across from the galley, is an L-shaped dining area with a folding table. A large U-shaped sofa and coffee table are forward, to port. Twin helm seats, with an electric adjustment for the captain, are at the helm. The salon is unusually bright with lots of natural light from windows all around; a sunroof is overhead.

Below, the full-beam owner’s stateroom is midships with a large en suite head and shower. The berth is centered with nightstands on both sides. A sofa is on the port side with a dresser and storage to starboard. Big side windows let in natural light.

A VIP stateroom is forward with a queen-sized berth; a third stateroom has side-by-side berths. It shares a head with the VIP cabin. An optional crew cabin is aft.

Specs.: LOA: 62’11”; Beam: 16’0”; Draft: 5’0”; Disp.: 64,335 lbs.; Fuel: 858 gals.; Water: 178 gals.; Power: 2×1,200-hp MAN V8 diesels.





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