JOURNEY OF A PRINCESS, FROM DRAWING BOARD TO DELIVERY
JOURNEY OF A PRINCESS.
A UNIQUE INSIGHT, FROM DRAWING BOARD TO DELIVERY.
Over the following months Princess Yachts Benelux will take you on an unforgettable journey. On our social media channels, we will show you a unique insight in the building process of the Princess Y85. Experience the dedication of the teams at the Plymouth shipyards, feel the passion of our craftspeople and discover all of the details included in her truly contemporary design.
AN ICONIC BUILD
In this documentary you can follow each stage of the process until she is ready for handover; a great way to see how an iconic Y85 comes to life. ‘Stage by stage’ we will offer you the latest images and movies of this amazing craft, which is available for delivery this season! Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on this available yacht.
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IN THE MOULD SHOP
Removing the hull out of the mould.
Once our team of naval architects, designers and engineers determined the design of the Princess Y85, our craftspeople will bring her to life. The build of the Princess Y85 starts in our Plymouth shipyards with the removal of the (resin infused) fiberglass hull out of the mould. You will immediately witness the spaciousness and size of this beautiful yacht just before she is taken to the production site. The incredible journey to her owner has begun.
PREPARING THE HULL
She is treated with love and care while the frames are being placed on the keel of the yacht.
Our craftspeople at the Plymouth shipyards welcome their new hull like a true Princess. Our passionate team never cut any corners, this is a true labour of love. After all, at Princess we believe the final result should always exceed expectations. You already get a sense of her imposing size before our Y85 is even taken to the production site. The incredible journey to her owner continues.
HULL COMES TOGETHER
Gradually our Princess Y85 starts to take shape.
Once the major components such as the deck, hull and inner tray moulds are merged together, she will be transported to Unit 10, Newport Street in our brand home of Plymouth, where she will undergo the rest of her build. They eagerly await her arrival there for the next exciting stage of her journey.
FIRST INTERIOR WALLS IN PLACE
Initial contours of the Y85 interior design become visible.
Once all of the moulds are in place, our skilled team of interior builders start the pre-build. With their renowned craftsmanship and incredible sense of detail, they place the first bulkheads in the lower deck of the Y85. The contours of her contemporary interior design are becoming visible.
PIPING AND WIRING
The 26-meter yacht its gaining power
The interior bulkheads are put into place. While interior parts such as bulkhead panels, vanity units and wardrobes are being crafted in the Furniture Shop at Coypool, this is the ideal moment to install the piping and electrical wiring throughout the lower deck of our Princess. Step by step our Y85 is gaining momentum.
PREPARING THE EXTERIOR
More and more components being put in place
Whilst the crew is working intensively on the interior of the lower deck, another team starts placing and sealing the windows; the stabilisers, the bow and stern thrusters plus the shaft for the propulsion are also put in place. Princess’ own craftsmen give each boat the sense of something special, something unique. More components being put in place as this beautiful boat is brought to life.
POWER TO THE PRINCESS
The twin V12 give a total of 3.800 HP
Our Y85 comes to life as her twin MAN V12-1900 engines are installed. These power units will eventually propel the 26-meter yacht to a top speed of 32 knots. Whilst bulkheads and overheads are placed in the lower deck cabins, on the main deck the saloon is rising up. You can now begin to experience just how spacious this elegant Princess is.
A UNIQUE INSIGHT
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INSTALLING THE INTERIOR
All the interior wooden elements of this yacht are manufactured in the carpentry workshop at the Coypool site in Plymouth. Made to measure, they are installed in their final destination inside the stunning Y85.
It almost feels like the teak decks are being draped over the boat’s structure.
The teak is vacuum bonded to the GRP on the various levels on the Y85. This decking gives every yacht that soft, tactile warmth and elegance that the Y85 is already so admired for.
FLYBRIDGE HAS LANDED
The flybridge descends decisively on our Princess with the utmost precision. The final phases of the build are already in sight while the contours of the Princess Y85 become more and more visible.