A New Class of Sportbridge Yachts

The Princess S72 will premiere at the Miami International Boat Show.

Princess Yachts S72
The Princess Yachts S72 is scheduled to make her debut at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show.Courtesy Princess Yachts

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.