Princess Yachts in High Demand in South-East Asia
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Boat Lagoon Yachting has announced four sales of the Princess Y85 in the first quarter of 2022. One of the sales is the first Y85 in Asia, which has most recently been in Phuket, while a further unit has been sold in Thailand, home to Boat Lagoon Yachting’s headquarters. The other two units were sold to Singapore, where the regional dealer has an office at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.
The Y85 was designed by Princess in collaboration with naval architects Olesinksi and Italian styling house Pininfarina, and will remain the flagship of the Y Class of motor yachts until the launch of the Y95 in 2022.
The Y85 can be been customised for regional tastes, as evidenced on the unit in Phuket, which features a round dining table in the saloon, integrated Asian-European galley and bar feature, and a spa pool on the flybridge.
Vrit Yongsakul, Group Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting, said: “The Y Class has always been popular with our clients seeking large, luxurious motor yachts, as each model within the range has been designed to suit longer journeys, with guest comfort and exceptional seakeeping a priority. The Y85 allows our clients to travel very comfortably throughout Southeast Asia.
“Our Asian owners particularly enjoy eating and socialising on board, often with a family across many generations, from children to grandparents. The round dining table is great for family gatherings or for corporate entertainment during business gatherings.”
Boat Lagoon Yachting’s other Q1 sales include two Princess F62s – one to Thailand and one to Singapore – from the British builder’s range of flybridge motor yachts.
A Princess 78MY, Princess V39, Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0CC and Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 were among other yachts sold.
Boat Lagoon Yachting team’s early-year activity included the delivery of a new Princess S78 to her owner, who will be cruising in the Mediterranean for the summer holidays. One of the British builder’s most popular models, the unit is the third S78 sold by Boat Lagoon Yachting and the sixth unit in the 78 series sold by the dealer.
The company also delivered a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095 Fly from France to Singapore, where the boat is kept in ONE°15 Marina. The flagship of the French builder’s popular Merry Fisher range, the 1095 Fly has outboard engines, three cabins and a flybridge with a bimini.
Designed with Olesinski and Pininfarina, the Y72 shows off a distinct new hull glazing, while building on the interior styling of the Y85.