[dropcap]R[/dropcap]enowned across the globe for his unique style and recognised as one of the best illustrators worldwide, last year Jaume Vilardell celebrated the Princess Yachts’ 50th anniversary with a series of creative artworks dedicated to the rich heritage of the British luxury yacht manufacturer. This January, the Boot Düsseldorf (23-31 January), saw the brand build further on this partnership, as the latest design created by the Spanish illustrator for Princess was unveiled.
The charm of 1960’s London in a glass of champagne.
Tasked with creating a design that evokes the decadent era of travel in the 1960’s but with a winter twist, Spanish illustrator Jaume Vilardell created a bespoke illustration that encapsulates the wintry London aesthetic of the period.
“The aim was to create something that captured the atmosphere of the 60’s when the company was founded, which is one of my favorite periods, a golden age for commercial illustration” said Jaume Vilardell.
Commenting on the new illustration Kiran Jay Haslam, Marketing Director at Princess Yachts, said:
“For the original collection Jaume drew inspiration from the Princess Yachts Project 31 and the colours that were used in its restoration, combined with the iconic 60’s Riviera glamour captured in the works of Slim Aarons. For this latest illustration we wanted a design that echoed the charm of 1960’s London, celebrating the heritage of Princess as one of the most renowned iconic British yacht manufacturers.”
Featuring a glamorous couple enjoying a glass of champagne in a stylish room on the South Bank with Big Ben as the backdrop, the artwork perfectly encapsulates the mood of Princess Yachts’ 50th anniversary celebrations. Visible through the door is a newly purchased Project 31, the first yacht made my Princess in 1965, docked on the Thames.
A myriad of sumptuous deep green and midnight blue hues are offset by graphic prints synonymous with the 1960’s, perfectly reflecting the luxury, style and craftsmanship at the heart of Princess Yachts.
Princess Yachts’ new 30m Kohuba at her global debut in Germany.
Princess Yachts International, since 2008 part of the investments of LVMH, the European multinational luxury goods conglomerate, based in Paris, with other marine interests also in Feadship, introduced the new Princess 30m, named Kohuba, at Boot Düsseldorf 2016.
The yacht, the largest of the show, is characterized by a sophisticated and contemporary interior concept and can be distinguished by a full beam master stateroom located at main deck, bathed in natural light penetrating from the wide sweeping windows and expansive skylight, which makes the cabin benefit from uninterrupted vistas of the most breathtaking surroundings. The exterior design is by Bernard Olesinski.
Guest accommodation on the lower deck includes a choice of either three cabins with a full-beam VIP or four double cabins, two of which can be converted to twins for complete flexibility. The captain and four crew sleep forward on the lower deck.
Sea level deck space includes a hydraulic bathing platform adjacent to the garage which is large enough for a 4.5 metre tender with which to enjoy everything the ocean lifestyle offers.
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- Length 99’ 11” 30.45m
- Beam 23’ 1’’ 7.05m
- Draft 6’ 9’’ 2.06m
- Displacement 98 tonnes
- Gross Tonnage 162 GT
- Fuel capacity 12,200 litres 2,684 gal 3,223 USG
- Water capacity (excl. calorifier) 1,600 litres 352 gal 423 USG
- Hot water calorifiers 410 litres 90 gal 108 USG
- Grey water tank 700 litres 154 gal 185 USG
- Black water tank 550 litres 121 gal 145 USG[/toggle]
Celebrations continue with the very first Princess model
Princess’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations continued at the show with the appearance of Project 31 – the very first Princess model, an original yacht from the company’s 1965 beginnings. Fully refurbished and with a smart new interior design, the new Project 31, Charlotte, fuses modern technology with traditional Princess craftsmanship to recreate a craft that is truly unique.
About Production at Princess Yachts’ shipyard
The Plymouth-based British shipyard, which represents the best of British manufacture, blending cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship, is present on the market with a range of sophisticated flybridge motor yachts, dynamic V CLASS sports yachts, ground-breaking S CLASS sportbridge yachts and flagship M CLASS superyachts. Currently at the shipyard there are 7 megayachts between 30 and 40 metre under construction with delivery 2016.
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