Not many yacht builders remain under the control of the original founder, nor do many have luxuriously elite sister companies.
Princess Yachts has both. Founded in 1965, Princess was started in a small industrial unit on Newport Street in Plymouth, England,
by ex-naval officer David King. Today, King continues to head up the company as chairman, and the factory now takes up the entire street, plus adjoining lands to build yachts as large as 131 feet. In 2008, Princess was acquired by LVMH to join its necklace of luxury brands. You know Vuitton and Chandon, of course, but Princess is also a sister company to Fendi, Christian Dior, De Beers Diamonds and, oh yes, Feadship.