Princess Yachts plans to introduce a new S Class range of Sportbridge yachts at the Miami International Boat Show in February. The first model will be the S72 with a deep-V hull, twin Caterpillar or MAN engines from 1,622 to 1,800 horsepower, and speeds expected to break the 37-knot mark.
The S72 will have sleek, aggressive exterior styling with a dark wraparound superstructure, angled hull windows and a raked profile. Interior features will include a walkthrough foredeck and a sportbridge that allows an uninterrupted view aft from the main deck salon, which will open into the cockpit for an indoor-outdoor ambiance. A tender garage should keep deck space uncluttered, and a nearby wet bar will keep guests happy. Owners wanting even more of the outdoor experience can go for the optional opening sunroof.
Accommodations include three staterooms with a full-beam master. Décor here is similar to that throughout the yacht, with silk paneling, polished stainless-steel accents and Macassar Ebony joinery. Finishes are in black, silver and white for a modern feel, with herringbone lining and classic leather tones ensuring a sense of classic style. Owners can choose woodwork from the standard light oak or Serotina cherry, or the optional Rovere oak or American walnut.
Hulls No. 1 and 2 of the S72 are now in production, and the first S80 is scheduled to launch in 2015. Two more models are in the planning stages. Watch for details at www.pyamerica.com.