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Princess’s 35-foot Foil Boat

The Princess R35 can run on foils and is made of almost completely carbon fiber.

July 10, 2019
Princess R35 Yacht
In addition to the hull, the R35’s drag-reducing foils are made of carbon fiber. Courtesy Princess Yachts

The Princess Yachts R35 has quite the pedigree, including America’s Cup ­builder Ben Ainslie Racing and Ferrari designer Pininfarina. Together, the three companies created a carbon-fiber dayboat with sports-­carlike lines, a boat that can run on foils and top out around 50 knots. Power is twin 430 hp Volvo Penta V-8 gasoline engines.

For ­resting after a run, there is U-shaped ­seating belowdecks that converts to a double berth. There’s also a single wet head and a galley with a sink and a two-burner cooktop for simple meal prep.   Whom It’s For: The Princess R35 is for the performance enthusiast with an eye for the modern and who is an early adopter of new ­technologies.

Picture  This: The calm blue sea ahead is reminiscent of an ­empty Autobahn on an early Sunday morning. But this morning won’t stay quiet for long. You’re about to spool up those V-8 engines, engage the foils and see what the Princess R35 can do. But first, you may want to take that hat off.

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