Princess Yachts set to unveil flybridge yacht at Cannes

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Attendees at the Cannes boat show will get the world’s first look at the Princess 62.

Attendees at the Cannes boat show will get the world’s first look at the Princess 62.

Princess Yachts will introduce its new 62 as part of a nine-boat display at the Cannes Yachting Festival from Sept. 12-17.

In addition to boats from the British manufacturer the Princess booth will feature a Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner automobile.

The Princess 62 measures 63 feet, 5 inches overall, with a 16-foot, 6-inch beam. The flybridge features an aft-facing sun lounge, a large U-shaped seating area around a table and dual bucket seats at the port-side helm with a circular lounge to starboard.

Below on the main deck there’s a lounge with a table in the cockpit, plus forward lounges in the bow. At the aft end of the salon there’s a galley to port with a couch and table to starboard.

Move forward and there’s a larger lounge area abaft the lower helm, which is to starboard and has dual bucket seats so a companion can keep the captain company during a long cruise.

Belowdecks the full-beam owner’s suite is aft with an en-suite head and dual hanging lockers. There’s a VIP stateroom in the bow with its own private head, and to starboard is a cabin with twin single berths and access to the day head. Abaft the engine compartment are the crew quarters.

The Princess 62 comes with a choice of power. Estimated speed with twin 900-hp Volvo Penta D13-900s is about 31 knots. Step up to twin 1,000-hp Caterpillar 12.9 1000s, and that number increases to about 32.5 knots.

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