Princess debuts V50 Open at Cannes
The Plymouth shipyard staged the world premiere of its V50 Open at the Cannes Yachting Festival, where it had a seven-yacht display headed by the X95.
Princess staged the world premiere of its new V50 Open at the Cannes Yachting Festival, where it was on display beside the V55 in the British builder’s seven-strong line-up. The Plymouth shipyard’s display was headed by the flagship X95 and included the S78, S66 and S62 sportbridge models, as well as the V55, V50 Open and V40 sports yachts.
The world premiere of the V50 was held at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March, with the Open version – featuring a completely different main-deck layout – debuting in Cannes.
Aft sunpad and starboard sofa on the V50 Open
Designed by the Princess Design Studio with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house Pininfarina, the V50 has been created using new deep-V hull, deck and canopy moulds. Volvo Penta IPS600 or IPS650 engines provide top speeds over 30 knots, while the yacht has a longer cruising range than the outgoing V50 due to increased fuel capacity.
Port sofa on the standard V50
An intuitive IPS system and joystick simplifies piloting, while the addition of the fully integrated Volvo Penta assisted docking system can help cope with wind, current and manoeuvring in crowded marinas. Additional technology includes premium audio from Naim and the new Garmin On-Deck smart boat system, an integrated remote connectivity solution which tracks, monitors and controls selected on-board systems via a smartphone app.
Dining area on the lower deck
The V50’s styling includes a new extended full-length hull window graphic which integrates the aft air intake, also seen on the V55. The canopy styling blade is available with an optional paint contrast to enhance the sporty aesthetic. Textured contrasting fabrics elevate the finish, with a new fabric collection implemented across all new and upcoming models in the V and S Class ranges.
Full-beam owner’s suite
The standard V50 features an aft C-shaped sofa and forward corner sofa in the cockpit, while the Open version features a large central sun pad aft. An elongated canopy provides a comfortable shaded area.
In the standard version, patio doors enclose the deck saloon, which has a C-shaped sofa and dining area, while opposite is a sideboard concealing a rise-and-fall TV. The Open version has an asymmetrical C-shaped sofa to starboard, and a chaise longue to port.
VIP suite in the bow
The twin-seat helm is to starboard and enjoys views through a single-pane windscreen, while a sliding sunroof with integrated glazing provides the option of an open boating experience.
The lower deck has an open galley with a bespoke moulded sink, two-zone ceramic hob, combination microwave/convection oven and full height fridge/freezer. Opposite is a C-shaped seating area, which can be filled in to provide extra berths, while the space can be replaced with a two-berth cabin. The full-beam master stateroom is amidships, while the VIP double is in the bow. www.princessyachts.com