The new Princess 49: the first flybridge yacht with IPS
Can a flybridge yacht go up to 35 knots burning 30% less fuel? Princess 49 can! The new and at some point revolutionary model by the famous British brand – Princess 49, will be introduced this year at the British Motor Yacht Show on May 20-22. It is going to be the first flybridge yacht with IPS pod drive system by Volvo Penta.
IPS (Inboard Propulsion System) by Volvo Penta is the modern and by far the most popular pod system for pleasure boats. The figures compare it to inboard shafts and talk for themselves:
- 30% reduced fuel consumption
- 30% less CO2 emissions
- 50% lower perceived noise level
- 40% longer cruising range
- 20% higher top-speed
- Safe and predictable handling
- Joystick docking.
Using the new generation propulsion system Princess 49 demonstrates superior performance all the way: excellent seakeeping, manoeuvrability, easy handling and, of course, cost efficiency. Developing speed of 30 to 35 knots, the new yacht promises unforgettable sea voyage. The unique deep-V hull design provides plenty of space on both upper and lower decks.
The flybridge offers a twin helm seat and a large comfortable L-shaped sofa that can be easily converted into a sun lounger. Standard specification includes a built-in icemaker. And a bar with a sink and electric barbeque are extra options. The main deck salon has a very comfortable layout with lots of light from large panoramic windows, and expertly designed galley, which can be equipped with a large full-height fridge/freezer and icemaker.
Sliding doors separate the salon from the cockpit that features a U-shaped dining area with a folding teak table typical for the majority of Princess models. Smartly designed space of the lower deck accommodates a spacious and bright master cabin, forward guest cabin with the option of folding berths with electric drive, and starboard cabin with a double berth.