BY Anna Cummins on 4 Apr 2023

A new layout allows the yacht to be managed as an owner-operated vessel or crewed

Princess S80

Princess Yachts has unveiled the latest addition to its S Class sportsbridge range, the Princess S80.

The new S80 model is designed by the in-house Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and the Italian design house Pininfarina.

“The concept of the Princess S80 focusses on an uncompromising main deck sociable living space close to the water with three distinct spaces, sunbathing, lounging and dining, usable simultaneously without conversions,” says Andy Lawrence, Princess’ director of design.

He adds: “The design of the elongated sleek canopy shades the forward two-thirds of this area with an optional awning taking care of the remaining third. The saloon glazing extends far back into the cockpit, cocooning the forward dining area to create shelter from the wind without obstructing your view.

“The Princess S80 is a Princess above all else with a distinct S Class personality defined by its S hull graphic, strong graphical canopy features and powerful bulwark haunches. We have designed the S80 to sit proudly as the flagship of the S class range.”

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Princess S80

The British boatbuilder, which was recently sold to an American private equity firm, says that the new layout allows the yacht to be managed as an owner-operated vessel or crewed. The model comes with the option of an enclosed helm plus crew accommodation for up to three people.

The S80 also features a Williams tender launch system, capable of holding up to a Williams SportJet 435 plus an electro-hydraulic bathing platform.

The vessel is equipped with MAN V12 1900 or 2000 horsepower engines providing speeds up to 34 knots, plus an optional 7,000-litre fuel tank. The S80 uses conventional straight shafts and propellers. Both vector fin and gyro stabilisation options are also available.

In recent years, Princess Yachts has embarked a huge revamp of its model lines, turning to Italian design house Pininfarina to create a sleeker look and debuting its X-series of yachts designed to create huge onboard space. 

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