Princess V50 Open yacht tour: See inside this classy new British open sportscruiser

Reporting from the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, Motor Boat & Yachting editor Hugo Andreae takes us on a full tour of the Princess V50 Open, which was making its global debut…

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Even though the Princess V50 Open is very similar to the old Princess V48, the hull is all-new. It’s a bit longer and it carries the beam a bit further aft and forward.

This new design has two main benefits: it makes the hull a bit more efficient, and it also increases the waterline length a little bit without affecting the weight distribution.

In some ways, Princess is a victim of its own success – the reason they had to build a new hull for the V50 is that they’d made so many V48s that the hull moulds wore out.

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The differences between this Princess V50 Open and the Princess V50 Deck Saloon, which debuted earlier this year, are numerous.

As the names suggest, instead of having a fully enclosed deck saloon, the Princess V50 Open is a proper open hardtop sportscruiser.

What’s more, the whole deck layout is different, so you get a sunpad at the stern with a tender garage underneath, which is big enough to fit a Williams 325, and a hydraulic platform that drops down into the water so the tender can simply slide out.

Enjoy the tour…

Princess V50 Open specifications

LOA: 52ft 7in (16.02m)
Beam: 13ft 4in (4.08m)
Draft: 3ft 7in (1.09m)
Displacement: 15,919kgs (35,095lbs)
Fuel capacity: 1,550L (410 US gal)
Water capacity: 414L (109 US gal)
Engines: Twin 480hp IPS650
Top speed: 32 knots
Price: £1million (inc. VAT)

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Source: https://www.mby.com/video/princess-v50-open-yacht-tour-inside-british-open-sportscruiser-122894