The Princess Yachts F55 Flybridge has won the award for "Best Flybridge Up To 60 Feet" presented by Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine. Described by MBY as the "real bread and butter for the (Princess Yachts) yard", the F55 simply does everything right.
The Princess Yachts 55 Flybridge won despite stiff competition in its class against the Azimut 55, Galeon 360 Fly and 460 Fly, and the Sealine F430. The MBY Awards are "the only marine awards with the motor boat buyers' best interests at heart," according to their website. The awards are judged purely on the design, ability, and value for money amongst their peers in the same size and class. "This is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every Princess Yacht," said Jay Hendrix, Vice President of SI Yachts. "We receive a lot of interest in 50 to 60 foot Princess Yachts, it's definitely a popular segment for the brand."
(Seen below: A video review of the Princess 55 by Motor Boat & Yachting)
Princess made sure the F55 was just as much focused on entertainment as it is on cruising accommodations. The aft cockpit on the Princess 55 Flybridge is just one of those places on board that guests seem to congregate around. The teak swim platform is hydraulic and lowers into the water for easy off-boarding, scuba diving, and simply relaxing at the water's edge. The flybridge overhang provides shade to the sitting area on the cockpit. This space features a comfortable couch and table for outside dining and connects to the galley and salon when the aft doors are completely open.
The galley onboard the Princess F55 is placed aft for convenient serving to the outside cockpit. With the aft doors open and the galley window up, the entire salon and cockpit are fully connected created a wonderful open and sunshine-filled layout. Everything you need to entertain guests for a night cruise or feed your crew during an extended voyage is in the galley including the best appliances and an abundance of storage.
The dining space on the F55 is up a few steps from the galley which provides a small, but nice separation between the two spaces without cutting them off. The dining area has room for 8 guests and is across from a second couch that sits in front of a hidden flat-screen television. Two comfortable seats are stationed at the helm placed starboard.
The lower deck of the Princess F55 features 3 large staterooms and 3 heads. As you can see below, the VIP stateroom and the third guest cabin share a head, while the full-beam master suite has its own. The VIP features a large double berth with lots of storage space.
The master suite also features a large double berth with room to walk around either side. There is a dressing table, a wardrobe closet with shelves, drawers under the bed, and additional storage lockers. The hull-side windows and hatches provide plenty of lower deck natural light and ventilation.
Staten Island Yacht Sales is proud to be the exclusive Princess Yachts dealer in the Northeast. If you are interested in finding out what models are available or have a pre-owned Princess Yacht for sale you'd like to sell, please give us a call at (718) 984-7676.