Princess Yachts Delivers Largest Megayacht to Date

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Imperial Princess, the first Princess 40M, embarked upon her maiden voyage last week.

Imperial Princess marks a few significant milestones. She’s Princess’ largest megayacht, measuring 132 feet, or 40 meters (hence her “40M” model designation). She’s the largest production-built motoryacht ever made in England. The Princess 40M has the largest resin-infused hull employed on a yacht built in Britain. And, last but not least, Imperial Princess is the first trideck from Princess Yachts.

Princess Yachts created the 40M as a semi-custom model, and Imperial Princess reflects some of the available options. There are five guest staterooms below decks, bringing the total owner’s party to 12 people. (Other owners may instead opt for four cabins plus a gym, cinema, or office, for example.) Two of Imperial Princess’ guest staterooms are VIPs as well. Walnut and wenge woods figure prominently throughout the megayacht’s decor, through the work of Bannenberg & Rowell and Princess’ in-house team. Of special note is an etched-metal mural by Christofle in the dining area, which is open to the saloon.

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Imperial Princess further has standard features that megayacht buyers are accustomed to seeing in this size range, such as a main-deck master (above). It’s a full-beam affair, as the side decks rise up and over it, a good compromise for the crew to still have full walk-around access. Fold-down balconies flank the saloon to bring more of the outdoors inside. The Princess 40M features alfresco dining one deck above, aft of the skylounge, and a sundeck atop that. Among the eight crewmembers housed aboard, the chef and stews will surely appreciate the dumbwaiter connecting the main-deck galley to the sky lounge and sundeck.

The Princess 40M, powered by twin 12V MTUs, is said to be capable of a 22-knot top end. Hulls number two and three are already under construction.

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