Princess X80, V50 on show at nine-day event in Plymouth
The Plymouth builder is showcasing the new X80 and V50 with six other boats at the nine-day Princess Exclusive event.
Princess X80 at Royal William Yard Marina
Princess is showcasing eight of its yachts at the ‘The Princess Exclusive’ event, which is being held at the historic Royal William Yard Marina in the British builder’s home city of Plymouth from January 22-30.
The event provides the first public display of the X80 and the V50, which were both scheduled to debut at Boot Dusseldorf in Germany before the world’s largest indoor boat show was postponed for a second year.
‘The Princess Exclusive’ also marks the first time the X80 has been seen alongside the X95, which is the biggest model in the eight-yacht line-up and spearheads the brand’s new X Collection of high-volume models featuring an extra-long flybridge and enclosed skylounge.
The V50 is another new model for 2022
Other models at the nine-day exhibition include the Y72, which debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September and is among the builder’s range of larger flybridge yachts. The F55 flybridge motor yacht and V55 cruiser are also on show, in addition to the V40 and the S62 sportbridge.
Will Green, Chief Commercial Officer of Princess Yachts, said: “We are thrilled to be able to showcase our models in our brand home of Plymouth. This is the first-time our customers will be able to experience the all-new X80, an exciting addition to the award-winning X Class range.”
Princess is hosting employees on selected evenings so they can view the finished yachts in a show environment, a rare opportunity for those working on the production line. Princess will be operating a Covid-19 safe environment throughout the show with visits operated by appointment only.
“The proximity of Royal William Yard to our factories around Plymouth also allows our employees and the local community to be able to see a boat show line-up on their doorstep,” Green said. “We are extremely grateful to the team at Royal William Yard Marina and at Urban Splash for helping us bring this incredible event to life, as well as to the resident berth-holders for allowing us to borrow their unique location.”
Princess has announced feedback from sea trials of the V50, one of the British builder’s two world premieres at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2022.