The Princess 55 is an award-winning 57-foot flybridge motoryacht that has been one of the brand’s most popular models since its launch at the Southampton Boat Show in 2017. In 2019, the 55 won the prize for “Best Flybridge up to 60ft” at the Motor Boat Awards held in London, a testament to the model’s widespread critical acclaim.
The Princess 55 is built for lovers of the outdoors who wish to enjoy an elemental cruising experience. The 190-square-foot flybridge comes either as an open-top model with Bimini, or with a fiberglass hard-top radar station for that extra level of shelter. The entire flybridge from starboard to rear is given over to a sprawling seating area, with a C-shaped sofa near helm adjoining a huge L-shaped sofa. Combined with a pair of leather helm seats at the port steering position, equipped with Garmin electronics, the flybridge has room for around 12 guests, no mean feat on a yacht of this size.
The main deck outdoor areas are just as generously proportioned, with a teak-lined aft-deck boasting a transom sofa and wet-bar that connects to the internal galley for easy food and drinks service. There are also steps down to a full-beam, teak swimming platform that can be hydraulically lowered into the water for those who enjoy testing their butterfly stroke in saltwater seas. The foredeck, meanwhile, features an innovative Portuguese bridge-style sofa and a marina-facing sunpad that is sure to be a hit with sunbathers.
The internal cockpit is a split-level living space of simple, clean lines and restrained tones that is nevertheless effortlessly luxurious and elegant. Surfaces are finished in rovere, silver or Alba oak with a satin finish for a light and airy feel, while there is also the option to upgrade to Walnut for a more traditional and plush atmosphere. Carpets and upholstery, meanwhile, range from fine-weave fabrics to authentic Italian leather sourced from Princess Yacht’s brand partners LVMH. On immediately entering the cockpit through rear sliding-glass doors you will find a tempting aft-galley walk-in kitchen, equipped with four-zone ceramic hob, convection oven, American-style, full-height fridge-freezer and Avonite counters, across from plenty of angled, starboard cabinet space.
A couple of steps up divide kitchen space from the forward lounge, where a large leather U-shaped sofa fitted to transom surrounds a teak dining table where up to 8 guests can enjoy sophisticated dinner parties. A loveseat with armrests to starboard, and a pair of comfortable navigation seats at the lower helm-station provide plenty of extra indoor seating should the weather force you inside. The use of curved, wrap-around windows across the cockpit, a retractable electronic sunroof, and the deployment of seductive, inset strip-lighting throughout provides plenty of natural light during the day and atmospheric mood-lighting at night.
Below deck features two ensuite master staterooms, with the amidship room large enough for side chairs, coffee table, a king-sized bed and plenty of cabinet space, all well-lit with the use of trapezoid windows. A master V-berth to bow as well as a twin room provide enough sleeping space for up to 6 on this yacht, while there is also the option for a single crew quarter to transom.
The Princess F55 is just about the perfect size for owner-operators who like to chart their own course, and wannabe captains will love top speeds of around 33 knots and cruising speeds of 22 knots that come thanks to the use of twin Volvo D13-900 engines or twin MAN 800HP i6 engines. As with other Princess models, the F55 is a superbly balanced ride, thanks to an original deep-V hull designed by Bernard Olesinski, while the use of a Volvo Penta joystick, Bennett trim tabs, power-assisted steering and Side Power thrusters provide plenty of responsive agility.
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