SIBS – Next generation Princess V85-S debuts

SIBS - Next Generation Princess V85-S Debuts

The Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) will host a landmark event for admirers of the Princess Yachts range of luxury boats with the Australian launch of the new V-Class flagship, the Princess V85-S.

Arriving along with a flotilla of her sister ships, including the V45, the V52, the V62 and the 78 Motor Yacht, it will be the first time that any of these boats have graced Sydney Harbour. Princess Yachts said SIBS represents the opportunity for the UK marque to show the Sydney boating public the momentous change in the brands evolution.

“The Princess V85-S sets new standards in performance with increased range, reduced weight and superior technology,” said the boatbuilder. “It is driven by a choice of powerful twin engines, coupled to a pair of five-bladed propellers which can generate a top speed well over 30kts.”

The Princess V85-S has a power-assisted hydraulic steering system with 300kgf bowthrusters, to make mooring a breeze, added the company.

“The spacious air-conditioned saloon deck, with timber floor and carpet inlay, spans the full 20ft7in beam. It boasts two comfy sofas, LCD television, surround sound system, cocktail bar and extendable dining table seating eight in comfort,” said Princess Yachts.

“The owners stateroom takes advantage of the entire width of the vessel, with a large comfortable double-bed situated amidships for stability. Awash with natural light from four vertical portlights on either side, it is luxuriously appointed with LCD TV, DVD, surround-sound system, air-conditioning, en suite with separate shower and even a built-in safe.

“The forward stateroom also has a large double-bed, entertainment centre and en suite, as well as a hatch to the foredeck. The port and starboard guest cabins have two single beds with en suites.

The lower helm features twin leather adjustable seats, full instrumentation and an electrically operated sunroof. The self-draining aft cockpit features a discreet side door to the two self-contained crew cabins and the soundproofed engineroom,” the company said.

Joining the V85-S will be the Princess 78 Motor Yacht.

Princess Yachts describes her thus: “An elegant, contemporary profile and characteristic deep-vee hull combine in the new 78 Motor Yacht with the highest standards of construction, integrated design solutions and class-leading dynamic ability. Sleek lines and a highly resolved underwater section ensure she embodies the very latest in Princess design and technology, delivering thoroughbred performance and an assured, stable ride for effortlessly fast and efficient cruising.”

Princess Yachts said that this, the most impressive range of Princess Yachts ever to be displayed in Sydney, will be available for inspection alongside the boatbuilder’s hospitality vessel The Pontoon, exclusively available to Princess owners and invited guests.

Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia will be providing a relaxed and inviting environment to view this stunning range of the world’s finest boats, while guests can enjoy freshly brewed barista coffee, light refreshments and fine food prepared by the on-site chef, added the company.

For more information, phone Alan Paterson on 0418 759 926 or visit

Photo: Princess V85-2 underway.