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2019 RECAP: Our owner’s events in the UK

When you purchase a Princess yacht with us, you are also buying into our Princess community. No more apparent is this feeling of community than at our owner’s events, taking place throughout the summer season.

Yarmouth Rendezvous, 13th April
This south coast rendezvous has become an annual occurrence, with more customers joining us year on year. This year, we joined Princess owners and their guests to rendezvous in Yarmouth where we enjoyed a bite to eat and a sociable evening in The George Hotel, overlooking the waters edge. This event saw Princess owners come together to kick off the start of the boating season in style, and allowed them to discover Yarmouth and its local charm as well.

Princess & Rybrook sea trial and drive day, 18th – 20th June
Together with our sister company, Rybrook, we hosted a series of events in the stunning coastal town of Dartmouth in the heart of Devon. We invited customers to trial a stunning Princess S65 on a relaxing cruise along the River Dart followed by lunch at the acclaimed Dart Marina Hotel. Sportscar models from the likes of Bentley, McLaren and Lamborghini escorted customers through the Devonshire countryside giving a thrill on and off the water.

Jersey Summer Cruise, 21st – 24th July 
Our annual summer cruise brings together our UK boat owners to venture across the channel to destinations they wouldn’t normally travel to on their own. A 48-hour delay due to bad weather meant our flotilla of 8 Princess yachts were able to leave at a more sensible time on Sunday, arriving into St Helier for 7.00pm for the opening of the marina gate. Moving the cruise by just 48 hours made a world of difference. We were even spotted from the sky by a fellow Princess owner making her way to Jersey!
Hosted by our dealer partner, Princess Channel Islands, we enjoyed a welcome reception in the marina. With the sun shining, live music, fizz and canapés, this was truly a great introduction to the island life. Over the few days, we enjoyed activities including a trip to explore the history of the island at the Jersey War Tunnels. We also visited Les Minquiers, where we enjoyed clear turquoise waters and private sandbanks. On the hottest Jersey July day on record, we discovered traditional food and drink at the La Mare Wine Estate – this trip took us to the north of the island, where we could see the islands of Guernsey and Sark in the distance.
On Tuesday evening, we hosted a special farewell dinner at Longueville Manor, the island’s highest rated 5-star resort. In a private courtyard our guests enjoyed cocktails before a 4-course meal, reminiscing on the cruise with each other. One thing to take away from these cruises is the confidence it brings to our owners; as we returned home, some stayed in Jersey to make the most of the week-long sunny weather before travelling back individually.