Every year the top yacht builders from all over the world display their ground-breaking new models at the Cannes Yachting Festival both to showcase their new creation to the market, but also to take part in the prestigious World Yacht Trophies ceremony. This year's 22nd edition featured nearly 70 finalists from a jury comprised of marine journalists and yachting experts. Categories are split by size range, 45'-62' for example, and judges award the winners based on the exterior, interior design, layout, and innovation.
The Princess Yachts shipyard was the recipient this year of the Best Exterior Design award for one of their newest models, the dazzling S72. The new model beat out the competition from other popular brands like Azimut and Sunseeker to claim the top prize.
"The Princess S72 delivers a boating experience like no other model in its class," said Jay Hendrix, Vice President of SI Yachts. "We're not surprised at all it won at the World Yacht Trophies. The lines are sexy and you can't help but notice this yacht on the water. It's sophisticated, modern, sleek, and it demands attention. We're excited to be able to offer it to our customers."
One thing is for certain with the S72, it offers far more than simply good looks. With the upgraded MAN V12 1,800HP engines, along with the patented deep-V hull design, the S72 delivers exhilarating performance with a WOT speed of 36 knots. It certainly earns its name as part of the Sport Bridge model range. "Get behind the controls on the sport bridge and you will notice how reactive it is to you," continued Jay. "This is a powerful boat and it performs like a luxury sports car. Fast and agile."
"The reception of the S72 has been fantastic," said Anthony Sheriff, former CEO of Princess Yachts. "It was designed to be a boat that had the beauty and the emotion of the first sketches, that said here's the idea. But it's not really until you see it, the boat finished, with all of the details, that you really get an idea of just the stunning beauty, the sculptural beauty that she has."
The sport bridge deck on the S72 is one of three exterior social areas for you and your guests to enjoy. Princess has perfect the design of their flybridge yachts and many of the same popular attributes were incorporated into the S-class models. Twin helm seats with fore and aft adjustments are placed starboard behind an instrument panel that includes the latest navigational and systems technology. Adjacent to the helm on the portside is a comfortable L-shaped couch with another U-shaped couch and folding teak table just aft of it. From cruising and enjoying the view, to cocktails under the stars, the sport bridge on the S72 offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lifestyle.
The cockpit on the Princess S72 gives you many options to enjoy your day and evening. A large sunpad extends out from beyond the sport bridge overhang, giving you and your guests an elevated sunbathing experience with water views. The cockpit seating area is comprised of a U-shaped sofa with modular seating, a large folding teak table, a galley unit, and stereo speakers. The hydraulic platform aft has a hot/cold shower and there is a garage for your tender.
Designed for socializing, dining, and entertaining guests, the salon of the Princess S72 is bathed in natural light from large windows that line the hull port and starboard. Whether you're dining at the table or relaxing on one of several sofas, you can enjoy your ocean views. Other features in the salon and galley include a 55" LED TV in a sideboard unit that raises and lowers, V-groove planked timber flooring, top line cooking equipment, icemaker, dishwasher, and more.
Princess offers 4 timber finishes for you to choose from when building your very own S72. The choices include Alba Oak, Rovere Oak, Silver Oak, and Walnut.
Stroll down the private staircase to a private lobby and the master suite, a relaxing oasis that stretches the full beam of the yacht and has a beautiful en suite bathroom. Lower deck windows and portholes bathe the master cabin in natural light and allow a fresh breeze to circulate. Three additional staterooms elegantly pamper up to six other guests that are along for the adventure.
Main Specifications of the Princess S72
- Length Overall (including pulpit): 75' 9"
- Beam: 18' 11"
- Draft: 5' 8"
- Displacement (light): 122,271 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 1,189 gallons
- Fresh Water Capacity: 221 gallons
- Cruising Speed: 34-36 knots
- 22.5kW generator
To see all of the latest images of the Princess S72, please follow this link to our online brochure page.
SI Yachts is one of the largest and most successful Princess dealers in the world, thanks to our tenured sales professionals who have decades of experience helping customers into the perfect boat. Not only can we take your existing boat in on trade towards a new one, we also have an in-house expert brokerage team and one of the leading service teams in the industry. From commissioning your new boat, to ongoing, routine maintenance, to installing after-market equipment, we are your one-stop-shop for all things Princess. We continually have access to pre-owned Princess Yachts as well, including the older model Princess S72 and Princess 72 MY.
For more information about pricing, availability, or any other related-boating questions, please contact us today at Sales@SIYachts.com or call our main office at (718) 984-7676. We look forward to helping you into the perfect boat for you, or out of your existing one.