Pre-Loved: Princess P72
Hot on the heels of news the Princess Yachts brand will be reinvigorated by Greg Haines and Scott Davis, comes this fresh brokerage offering of a 2012 P72 model.
Standing proudly amid the upcoming fleet of brand-new vessels presented by Princess Yachts Australia, this open-top flybridge sportsyacht represents outstanding value from the UK marque.
The Plymouth-based boatbuilder trades on a long history of producing some of the world’s finest luxury yachts and this P72 is no exception, presenting three levels of elegant living in a sporty 22m package.
JEWELS ON THE CROWN
While the standard equipment list on any Princess motoryacht is comprehensive, boasting all the equipment an owner would expect in a boat of this class, this P72 pushes the envelope further.
Onboard you’ll discover inclusions such as an engine upgrade to twin C32 CATs, twin gyro stabilisers, Onan generator upgrade, a watermaker, Raymarine instrument package and a bimini over the flybridge.
Alfresco living beneath the sun-protection of a quality bimini is a huge drawcard on this style of sportsyacht, but if do you want to soak up some rays, the roof quickly folds back out of the way, much like a convertible.
Whether you’re helming this Princess or just enjoying the view while the skipper takes care of business, there are amenities in abundance on the upper deck.
Twin helm chairs are matched by an expansive lounge on starboard that will easily seat six or more guests and just aft is a sunpad for the ultimate in relaxation. Guests are further catered to with a full wet bar, barbecue and fridge on the port side – there’s really no reason to ever leave this deck, until it’s time for a swim.
An Opacmare davit crane is located at the aft of this flybridge deck to assist tender stowage, but the new owners of this Princess will also enjoy the option of a hydraulic high-low swimplatform which can be used to transport a dinghy or PWC.
TAKE IT EASY
The teak-clad flybridge stairs bring you down to the aft cockpit where another raw teak dining table awaits, surrounded by a Euro lounge.
A solid hardtop extension also protects this zone from the harsh Australian sun and two sidedecks run to the foredeck area, which features another set of sunloungers for lazing upon.
Berthing this 20m-plus yacht is made simple via a starboard-side control station which employs throttles and thrusters for stress-free manoeuvring.
Powered rope capstans also make it easy to come alongside and these are flanked by heavy-duty aft mooring cleats and fairleads – this is big-ship thinking on a sportsyacht and a smart move by Princess.
A highlight of the interior fitout and of Princess Yachts generally, is the square mouldings used throughout which present a contemporary, clean feel to this boat.
The forward galley is set opposite a stylish dining suite and combines everything a chef could desire, including full-sized fridge/freezer, ice maker and dishwasher, with a washer/dryer combo located in the lower companionway.
The accommodation spaces comprise a four-cabin, three-bathroom layout, plus a twin crew cabin aft with its own ensuite.
The master suite enjoys generous natural light and ventilation from the tall vertical windows set into the hull of this P72 and makes smart use of the 5.5m beam.
Further forward, the VIP queen cabin joins a starboard double and port twin to offer a raft of sleeping options for guests.
Taken into consideration with the P72’s super-efficient hull design and quality CAT power, this motoryacht presents a package of class-leading style mixed with performance.
Add in a 5000L fuel capacity for long-range bluewater cruising and there’s nothing holding this Princess back.
2012 PRINCESS P72
LOCATION Sanctuary Cove
LENGTH OVERALL 22.07m
DISPLACEMENT 45,000kg (approx.)
BERTHS 8 guests plus crew cabin
ENGINES 2x CAT C32 1622hp diesels
ENGINE HOURS 630hrs
GENERATOR Onan 27.5KVa
Cruising SPEED 24-26 kts
MAX SPEED 36 kts
Princess Yachts Australia
P 0400 198 922