Princess Yachts recently unveiled the first of a new range with the star of the show being undoubtedly the Princess R35 ...
With stunning supercar looks paired with sports yachting design the R35 is the result of a prestigious collaboration between Princess Yachts, the British giant in luxury motor yacht manufacturing, Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies, the nautical experts behind Britain’s bid to win the America’s Cup, known as the Formula 1 of sailing, and Pininfarina, the Italian luxury design house.
Born of a desire to combine the very finest of Princess’s experience with new technologies, materials, and engineering that challenge the boundaries of yachting the R35 at 35ft in length is powered with V8 engines and offers an impressive top speed of 50 knots.
The exteriors of the R35 have been designed by Pininfarina which, for this project, looked at its origins towards the obsessive attention for aerodynamics of its founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina, who shaped the DNA of the company, based on pure and elegant lines traced at service of speed and performance.
As for sports cars, beauty must always be integrated with function. Following this approach Pininfarina created and optimized by means of the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques, forms shaped by the wind, introducing air intakes in the yacht bulwark with a dual purpose: functional, as they collect air for the engines and operates as air-ejector systems that blow away tail vortex improving aerodynamic behavior, and aesthetic as the wing that covers the air intakes shapes the boat deadwork becoming the real mark of the project turning it in a new icon. Princess and Pininfarina share common values as the continuous search for beauty and innovation. The first-born of this exclusive collaboration was crafted to be the best in class. A R-evolution in the sector.
This ground breaking new yacht remains a true Princess at heart with the same level of comfort, practicality and seakeeping found on any other Princess yacht, combined with the very latest design thinking from the Princess Design Studio and progressive performance technology.