Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International

Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International

The UK’s Princess Yachts International has launched Hull #3 of the Princess 40M. The event took place at the company’s South Yard site in Plymouth as it enters into the final completion and commissioning schedule.

The first 40M, Imperial Princess, was launched in 2012, claiming a 2013 World Superyacht Award in the process. It is the largest composite motoryacht ever to be built in Britain.

Princess says it will add a new 35m (115ft) version to its M Class range of cruising yachts in 2014. The Princess 35M will be a semi-custom motoryacht capable of cruising both at high and low speeds, with accommodation for owners, guests and up to six crew. The first hull has already been sold to a previous Princess owner.

The M Class range of customisable yachts now includes the Princess 32M, the new 35M and the 40M, placing Princess firmly in the 30m (100ft)-plus market.