Princess are celebrating half a century in the industry in style, with the restoration of Project 31 and the global launch of the new majestic Princess 35M at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September.
Taking place from 8th – 13th September, the Cannes Yachting Festival will see a show-stopping eight-yacht line-up from Princess Yachts; offering visitors an insight to the unique quality, unrivalled craftsmanship and of course, the timeless style found in every Princess yacht.
The magnificent and new Princess 35M will be headlining the display – an innovative, powerful and graceful yacht giving the most luxurious and sociable onboard experience for any that step foot on it.
The global launch of this impressive yacht, with her breathtaking exterior, proves an evolution of the M Class craft. With its inspired design found in the raised pilot house and continuation into the foredeck area, Princess 35M incorporates an attractive and spacious seating and sun lounging area.
Alongside the 35M, the Princess 52, 56 and 68 debut will also be on show at the festival. The 82 Motor Yacht, V39 and V48 Open make up the line-up with the sleek S72 making its second show appearance.
On top of this, the festival will in fact mark the start of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Founded in 1965 as Marine Projects in Plymouth, England, David Kind and two friends started the business with a Senior 31 hull and deck moulding to fit out. This original yacht – the Project 31 – sold for £3,400 and marked the birth of a prosperous new Plymouth shipyard.
To note the company’s success over the past half a century, Princess commissioned the refurbishment of an original Project 31 yacht. For the past 6 months, a team of Princess craftsmen has lovingly restored her to her former glory. Project 31 will be unveiled alongside the new 35M, showcasing Princess Yachts’ ongoing commitment to design and engineering.
You can follow Project 31’s journey on the Project 31 website.