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The new Princess R Class

The new Princess R Class

Provocative, cutting edge, exhilarating – 35ft in length, fully carbon fibre, powered with V8 engines and with an impressive top speed of 50 knots – announcing the highly anticipated, revolutionary, all-new Princess R Class.

Princess Yachts is proud to have partnered with BAR Technologies and Pininfarina to bring a whole new breed of yacht to market with the very latest in advanced technology and naval architecture. The all-new R Class will feature the unique Princess Active Foil System (AFS) and deliver the fastest and most efficient Princess boating experience to date. The striking exterior reflects one of the most compelling and innovative designs we have ever created and conceals a spacious cabin within. Featuring a well-equipped galley and seating area, with the added flexibility to convert to a generous double berth, further complemented by an ensuite.

This ground breaking new yacht remains a true Princess at heart with the same level of comfort, practicality and seakeeping found on any other Princess yacht, combined with the very latest design thinking from the Princess Design Studio and progressive performance technology. Throughout the early development of the revolutionary new R35, secrecy was of the utmost importance, so when the time came to sea trial the prototype it raised the question – how do you disguise a yacht on water? For the answer Princess looked to Plymouth’s rich naval heritage. Dazzle is a marine camouflage conceived in the early 20th century by former art student, Norman Wilkinson, while serving as an officer in the British Royal Navy in Plymouth, England. Designed to confuse rather than conceal, the unique geometric design of the dazzle camouflage was credited with saving many vessels during World War 2 by making it difficult for enemy craft to judge the speed, direction and size of a ship. The first full scale use of dazzle was applied at the historic naval dockyard in Plymouth which today is the home of the Princess M Class superyachts.

Third year students at the Plymouth College of Art were commissioned to create a unique dazzle design for the Princess R Class, with the final design being supplied by student Katie Sheppard, who took inspiration from Wilkinson’s original concept as well as modern-day influences including Austrian illusionist Peter Koglers and the Fiera Milano exhibition centre.

The Princess R35 will make her GLOBAL LAUNCH at the Cannes Yachting Festival 11th – 16th September and the Southampton Boat Show 14th – 23rd September, 2018