2008 Princess V85

2008 Princess V85

Princess Yachts International plc has launched its largest ever V-class sports yacht at the 2008 London Boat Show. Combining classic elegance with high performance, the Princess V85 is a new concept in dynamic design and yachting excellence.

With a deep V hull and a choice of the latest diesel engines, the V85 can achieve close to 40 knots in speed whilst boasting complete capability, control and seaworthiness. Furthermore, the distinctive flying bridge with full repeat controls and large seating area guarantee total comfort.

Ensuring total versatility, the spacious cockpit features a seating, dining and bar area for up to eight people and the forward area of the saloon incorporates a sliding roof which opens over the control position and dining area – the perfect solution to all types of weather conditions. The large galley has the option of being fully enclosed or open plan, enabling the V85 to suit owner operators or those running the boat with a full crew. And with luxurious cabin space for up to eight people, even when cruising at full capacity the V85 remains a haven of absolute comfort.

The three guest cabins, all en-suite, are complemented by the full beam master cabin which benefits from an impressive shower room complete with twin sinks. In addition to guest accommodation, two crew cabins together with a galley and mess area, are accessible from the starboard side deck and can be fitted with up to two berths each, giving provision for a maximum of four crew members.

Assistant Sales Director for Princess Yachts International plc, Will Green, commented: “This is a first for Princess Yachts because, distinctively for a sports yacht, the V85 incorporates a flying bridge. The V85 is a great example of how, although we may have been in the business of building world class yachts for over four decades, we’re still focused on the needs of our clients, developing innovative ideas, seeing them through to production.”

Princess Yachts will be showing off the impressive V85 alongside the new Princess 50 at the ExCel centre until the show closes on 20 January 2008. Visit them in the South Hall, stand SO33.


    • Length overall – 85ft 0in (25.91m)
    • Beam – 20ft 7in (6.27m)
    • Draft – 5ft 11in (1.81m)
    • Displacement approx. (Twin Caterpillar 1820hp) 60 tonnes*
    • Fuel capacity – 1,320 gallons (6,000 litres)
    • Water capacity (incl. Calorifier) – 265 gallons (1,205 litres)
    • Engine Options – Diesel
    • Twin Caterpillar C32A (2x1820hp) Speed range: 33-36 knots*
    • Twin MTU 16V 2000 M92 (2x2180hp) Speed range: 36-38 knots*

* Displacement is estimated with full fuel and water, speeds are estimated with 70% fuel and water. Speed estimates are given in good faith but without warranty.

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