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Princess Yachts to celebrate 50 years in style at Cannes Yachting Festival in September

Princess Yachts 35M

Supporting luxury British brands is something Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is very passionate about. And one premium brand that deserves a special mention is Plymouth-based Princess Yachts, who have been building and selling high quality sea vessels for a staggering five decades.

At the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, the company will be celebrating its 50th birthday in style with the unveiling of the magnificent new Princess 35M, an innovative, powerful and graceful yacht offering the most luxurious and sociable onboard experience.

The global launch of the Princess 35M, with her breathtaking exterior, “represents an evolution of the M Class craft”, the company said. “Inspired design can be found in the raised pilot house, accessible from both the flybridge and lobby area, and continues with the ingeniously designed foredeck area, which incorporates an attractive and spacious seating and sun lounging area,” it added.

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Alongside the 35M, the Princess 52, 56 and 68 debut will also be on show. The 82 Motor Yacht, V39 and V48 Open make up the line-up with a second show appearance from the sleek S72.

Founded in 1965 as Marine Projects in Plymouth, David King and two friends started the business with a Senior 31 hull and deck moulding to fit out in their rented shed at Newport Street, Plymouth. This original yacht – the Project 31, sold for £3,400 and marked the birth of a prosperous new Plymouth shipyard.

To mark the company’s success over the past half a century, Princess commissioned the refurbishment of an original Project 31 yacht, and for the past 6 months, a team of Princess craftsmen has lovingly restored her to her former glory. Project 31 will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival alongside the imposing new 35M, showcasing Princess Yachts’ ongoing commitment to design and engineering.

 Princess 35M Flybridge
Princess 35M Flybridge

The 38th edition of Cannes Yachting Festival – the international in-water boat show – will take place between 8 and 13 September 2015 on the glittering Bay of Cannes, famed for glitz, glamour and international premieres.

Marking the start of the international yachting calendar, with up to 100 world premiere boat launches, visitors to Cannes Yachting Festival are given the exclusive first chance to admire and test-drive the latest releases on the open water.