UK boatbuilder Princess Yachts has delivered the second hull in its 40M range of M Class superyachts to St Petersburg, Russia. It follows the 2012 launch of hull number one, Imperial Princess, which later claimed a 2013 World Superyacht Award. It is the largest composite motoryacht ever to be built in Britain.
A private commission, the second Princess 40M has a Mark Berryman interior and can accommodate up to 12 guests and seven crew. She is fitted with the first Williams 625 diesel jet tender and an upgraded Crestron audio-visual system. MTU M93L engines provide optimum power and performance for long-distance cruising.
Princess Yachts recently announced that the new Princess 35M will be joining the M Class range in 2014. The semi-custom motoryacht will be capable of cruising at high and low speeds, with accommodation for owners, guests and up to six crew.
The M Class range now includes the Princess 32M, the new 35M and the 40M, placing Princess firmly in the 30m (100ft)-plus market.