Making a Layup Look Easy

Princess Yachts releases the first 35M hull from its mold and begins fit-out work.

Princess Yachts 35M hull

The main deck sections will be added after engines and stabilizers are installed.Courtesy Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts has released Hull No. 1 of the 35M design from its mold, completing the layup stage of construction at the Princess South Yard Superyacht Facility in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

The steel-gray hull has been moved a few yards away to begin fit-out of a TRAC stabilizer system, twin 2,637-hp MTU V16 engines and general engineering work. Once those are complete, the main deck sections will be added to the hull.

“It was an incredibly proud moment for Princess Yachts as the first 35M hull was released from the mold, which was the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work from a dedicated and skilled team,” Richard Lambert, the builder’s M Class director, stated in a press release. “The 35M represents a leap forward in raised pilothouse design, and she will be a dominant player in this important and dynamic market segment.”

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