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Princess Looks Forward With Y72

Designed with Olesinski and Pininfarina, the Y72 shows off a distinct new hull glazing, while building on the interior styling of the Y85.

Apr 15, 2021 | By Yacht Style
The flybridge includes multiple social areas

Princess has launched the Y72, the new entry-level model for its Y Class range of motor yachts. The Y72 features similar design language seen on the Y78 and Y85, while exhibiting expansive full-length hull windows in a style that will be replicated on the Y95 due to launch in 2022.

The Y72 has been designed with Olesinski, the builder’s long-time partner for naval architecture, and Italian design house Pininfarina. The yacht has an overall length of 74ft 9in including the pulpit (which adds 19in) and a beam of almost 18ft.

Influenced by the Y85, the Y72 is available in a selection of different timber options with extended teak appointed as standard. Galley worktops are supplied in quartz and all bathrooms feature formed solid surface worktops, with floors in either solid surface or in optional marble, granite or quartz.

A single, curved band of glazing stretches across each side of the hull

Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman and CEO of Princess Yachts, said: “I am immensely proud of the Y72, which represents the ‘next generation’ of Princess luxury yachts. She has it all: 34-knot performance, beautifully laid out and spacious living areas, and a luxurious fitout.

“Above all, her exterior design brings striking simplicity and sculptural elegance that stands alone in the market. Rather than crowd her with dozens of aggressive two-dimensional design elements, we have focused on meticulously surfaced and sculpted three-dimensional forms that are astonishing to see in real life. She is unmistakably a Princess but taken to another level.”

Outdoor areas include an optional extended hardtop with electric opening louvered roof section or glass panel, offering two seating areas and aft sunpad. The large C-shaped dining area, appointed with handcrafted teak table, is opposite a wetbar with electric barbecue, sink and drawer fridge. The aft sunpad can also be replaced with three sunbeds or optional crane to lift and stow a Williams Sportjet 395 or equivalent tender.

The elegant foredeck includes an adjustable triple sunpad

The foredeck offers a C-shaped seating area and sunpad, while aft, a high-low bathing platform can accommodate and deploy a Williams SportJet 395 or a jetski.

The cockpit connects to the main saloon via a sliding patio door opening to starboard, with hinge-up window above the aft galley bar top. The open-plan galley includes an island bar with optional stools for informal occasions and is opposite the dining area.

The aft galley and dining table lead to the saloon

Forward is a C-shaped sofa to starboard and a Princess Design Studio coffee table featuring a smoked grey glass top and a sculpted hardwood base, while opposite is a smaller sofa.

The dual-helm station with Bőning monitoring and controls for all engine instrumentation is complemented by a raised forward L-shaped sofa. On-board entertainment is provided by a 55in UHD LED TV that can be raised and lowered electronically, plus a DVD and Blu-ray system complemented with a Naim audio system also fitted in the flybridge and master stateroom as standard.

The saloon has a C-shaped sofa to starboard, facing a two-seat sofa

A private staircase forward on the port side leads to the full-beam owner’s stateroom amidships. The sophisticated owner’s stateroom is furnished with a sofa, dressing area and vanity desk wrapped and stitched in Livorno Stone leather for a contemporary finish.

Luxurious surroundings exude from the owner’s stateroom with architecturally inspired feature panels, fresh linen wallcoverings and a bronze tint mirror to compliment the scheme.

The master stateroom benefits from a private stairway

Forward are three guest cabins that benefit from the full-length hull glazing and are accessed by stairs by the helm station. An additional ensuite cabin with two single beds is positioned aft for crew or occasional guests.

The Y72 is fitted with twin MAN V12 engines, either 1400mhp or 1650mhp, the latter powering the yacht up to 34 knots. Options include gyro or fin stabilisation.


The X95 will make its boat show debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, joining seven other Princess models on display.

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