“Semi-custom” to some people seems restrictive, but that isn’t the case at Princess Yachts, especially where Kohuba is concerned. Hull number one of the Princess 30M series, the 100-footer has her own hull design, despite replacing an earlier, close-in-size series, the 32M. She also has strikingly different design details you wouldn’t expect to find on a semi-custom craft.
First, and best, example: the motorcycle showroom, of sorts, aft on the upper deck. (It’s not in the images here, so check out the link in the previous sentence to see it.) The owner of Kohuba proudly also owns a custom Lauge Jensen Viking bike, which he wanted to take along. There’s a glass and stainless steel display case custom-created by a supplier, with Princess’ input. (The deck structure needed reinforcing, for example.) A davit can lift the bike off and back onto the yacht. Integrated strip lighting draws more attention to the display come nighttime.
While the owner largely kept the original design proposed by Princess’ in-house team, there are some departures. The owner wanted Scandinavian influences and an overall more macho ambiance than most yachts reflect. He selected dark-stained wenge soles and darker fabric tones in several areas, offset with lighter colors and splashes of blue. He further requested mixing in different stonework. While the high-gloss walnut wood paneling and five-stateroom total stayed the same as suggested, the owner of Kohuba still found a good way to make a departure. Since the megayacht is available for charter, the twin staterooms below decks can convert to doubles.
Having stepped up from a Princess 72, this owner was an ideal buyer for the Princess 30M series. Princess Yachts and the naval-architecture team at Olesinski conceived it as attracting owner-operators, as much as clients with small crew. (Five hands can stay aboard the megayacht.) Furthermore, the Princess 30M has a loadline length beneath the 24-meter mark, therefore not bound to some of the regulatory rulings of other 100-foot-plus craft.
Smaller loadline doesn’t impinge on Kohuba’s capacity to entertain. Besides her deck areas, she totes an impressive array of toys. An inflatable waterslide, towables like a banana boat and a doughnut, SeaBobs, and more are at their disposal. Waterskis and wakeboards for kids and adults alike are aboard, too.
Kohuba is available for charter starting at €80,000 per week. She’ll be in the Balearics this winter. Take a virtual tour below.