LOA 62ft 11in (19.17m) BEAM 16ft 0in (4.87m) ENGINES 2 x 1200hp MAN V8 TOP SPEED 38 knots PRICE FROM £1.64 million inc VAT CONTACT See Princess website for dealers www.princessyachts.com
We wouldn’t normally get too excited about a sportscruiser version of the existing S60 but it doesn’t half look good. Besides, we’re thrilled that there is still demand for this type of unashamedly hedonistic craft – it wasn’t long ago that Princess called a halt to all new V-class boats over 56ft. Nor should we underestimate how big a difference that vast sunroof makes to the saloon. The aperture is immense and even when closed there’s enough glazing in it to ensure the helm and saloon are bathed in natural light.
The rest of the layout is more or less the same as the S60’s, although somehow it feels even more surprising to find quite so much space and headroom down below on what is now a true sportscruiser.
Talking of which, the slightly reduced weight, lower centre of gravity and reduction in windage can only serve to enhance the driving experience of the already tidy S60. Princess is claiming a top speed of 38 knots from the big MAN V8s, so even if you lose a knot or two with full tanks and the ubiquitous Williams turbo jet in the garage, it is still not hanging about for such a large boat. If you’re a fan of big sportscruisers the V60 should tick all the boxes.
The V60 shares it’s hull with the S60 but swaps the sportsbridge with a sunroof
Four glass panels light up the saloon