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Motoring / Yachts

Princess Yachts S60 flybridge motoryacht sails into South-East Asia

Speed and performance to make you quiver. The S60 is the latest suave motor yacht from British shipyard Princess Yachts.

Jul 21, 2017 | By Robbie Wilson

Located on England’s south coast, Devon is rich in maritime history. It was the birthplace of sailor and navigator Sir. Francis Drake and where the Mayflower set sail on her voyage to the ‘New World’. Today it is the location of the HMNB Davenport, which is the largest naval base in Western Europe, as well as being the Royal Navy’s only nuclear refuelling and repair facility. Devon is also home to one of the most important yacht building shipyards in operation globally. Started by ex-Naval Officer David King, Princess Yachts operates six factories around Plymouth, producing several hundred yachts per year. From their original Project 31, which celebrated its 50th-anniversary last year, to the grand 40M, Princess has been building yachts for a generation. Sleek and sophisticated, their yachts are some of the most sought-after in the world with the striking exterior designs and exquisite interiors. Their latest model comes in the form of a flybridge motor yacht named the S60, which is perfect for the waters of South East Asia.

If you’re looking for optimal performance — the kind that will get you to that dream cove effortlessly — then the S60 is your type of motor yacht. For a vessel with an LOA of 62 ft 1 in, the fact that it can comfortably hit speeds up to 38 kts is impressive. And thanks to optional Twin MAN V8 1200 engines, it’ll keep this up all day long. Twin Caterpillar 12.9 engines are also available and even so, still offer up to 35 kts.

She may be the smallest yacht in the S range, but the S60 does not skimp on the same quality or attention to detail that makes her big siblings stand out. Owners have access to the same materials as the S65 and S72. This includes woods such as Rovere Oak and American Walnut, tiled floors and aconite worktops. Carpets, upholstered fabrics and window coverings can all be chosen to give your S60 a custom look and feel.

The main deck features a large open-plan design with a spacious dining area and an aft galley. A U-shaped sofa provides further seating in front of the entertainment system which incorporates a large LED TV, DVD, and surround sound audio system. Sliding doors and a fully-opening window allow guests and crew to easily access the cockpit. There’s the option of a powered opening roof as well, which is perfect for letting the refreshing sea breeze flow through the saloon. As with every Princess, large windows give a bright and airy feel throughout.

The foredeck has sunbathing spots aplenty, but unique with the S range is a flybridge with bimini that offers shelter from the sun, a feature which will surely be appreciated by the Asian market. There’s plenty of seating up top as well, with a wetbar, stereo system and optional barbeque grill to spice up your entertaining space. If you feel like doing a bit of exploring in shallow waters or getting out the old water skis, a large garage is easily accessible in the stern. There’s plenty of room for a tender, jet ski and all your water sport needs.

The S60 is an excellent sport cruiser, and it’s the perfect vessel for a long weekend getaway. Up to six guests can stay comfortably in the three cabins below deck. There’s a full beam en-suite Master with a flat floor that features a large double bed with plenty of storage underneath. A sofa provides extra lounging space, while wardrobes are generously-sized to accommodate your styling needs. For quiet nights in, an entertainment system with an LED television is at hand. A VIP in the bow and twin cabin starboard share the other bathroom. If you opt for it, the crew cabin is aft.

Princess has created a fine luxury motor yacht that’s perfect for a variety of environments. With its blend of sportiness and old school luxury, the S60 looks just as good moored at your local marina as it does out on the high seas, exuding an air of sophistication that few yachts can match.

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