Rich Report Introduces Princess Yachts V78

Rich Report Introduces Princess Yachts V78
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The Princess Yachts V78 is intended to be an owner-operator vessel, an at-sea entertainment platform and a capable family cruiser. A draft of 5 feet, 4 inches means it can do all these things while island hopping or cruising the Great Loop. Owners can invite guests for an evening on the water or bring the family for an extended vacation.

A centerline staircase led from the hydraulic swim platform to the aft deck, which was immediately noticeable because of its size and layout. Each side of the walkway has a sunpad, which is separate from the dining area, which is forward and to the port. A modular U-shaped dining set and a starboard L-shaped settee can be reconfigured by releasing several mounting pins.

Until I saw the salon's interior volume, the amount of space on the aft deck seemed unrivaled. The galley aft is equipped with a Miele cooktop, Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, Immer Besser dishwasher, Miele microwave oven, and retracting glass divider. An electric grill and serving bar are located outside the galley's flip-up bulkhead window, combining the salon and aft deck into one large area for serving.

From the helm, which is to starboard, the V78 offers nearly 360-degree visibility, despite all those features aft. There is 6-foot-7-inch headroom in the salon, three 75-inch-tall glass-and-metal doors aft, and 47-inch-tall side windows. 61 inches of windows are installed in the galley, so even the chef has a view. This dining table is made of glass so that light can filter through and show off the walnut sole. Pull out the dining table for seating and push it into the companionway for extra space.

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There are nearly four feet of height between the salon windows.

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There is a 16-inch width on the side decks.

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In the master stateroom with full beams, there is a vanity.

Rather than being squared to the hull, the salon carpet is inlaid at an angle. To the eye, it seems as though the port settee and the starboard sofa are blended together. By angling the port settee, you can accommodate a pop-up LED TV and the private staircase to the master suite. Additionally, Princess designed the cabinet next to the settee with angle-pull drawers to save space.

There are two pedestal seats at the helm for couples cruising together. When the owners are cruising short-handed, they can access the lines through the deck door on the starboard side. Guests can sit on the L-shaped settee under the windshield when the boat is underway.

Designed like a sports car, the glass helm looks like it belongs in one. A dual 17-inch Garmin multifunction display, a digital engine display, Joysticks for the Side-Power thrusters, a Seakeeper 16 controller, and single-lever MAN controls are included. An aft and port control station is hidden for docking.

There is a full-beam master stateroom amidships with 6 feet 6 inches of headroom and ocean views from the hullside windows. Vanity/desk and lounge flank the centerline double berth. An owner's oasis, the stateroom features a 40-inch LED TV and a Naim audio system. The walk-in closet leads to the his-and-hers en suite heads with glass-enclosed shower stalls.

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Bare feet can walk on teak decks in the sun without getting too hot. Dockside or in the cockpit, the foredeck lounge is a quiet oasis away from the crowds.

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This supersize express cruiser is Bahamas-friendly with its 5-foot-4-inch draft.

In addition to the high-gloss walnut wood finish and the light leather furnishings, Princess features an exacting level of craftsmanship throughout. Accent pieces are crafted from macassar ebony. In satin and high-gloss finishes, you can choose Rovere, silver, or alba oak. Granite or quartz countertops are available, as are wood soles and customized blinds.

There is an en suite head and shower stall in the VIP stateroom forward along with hullside windows and an overhead hatch in this four-stateroom V78. A twin-berth stateroom to port and a double-berth stateroom to starboard are also available, each with its own bathroom.

There are two twin berths, a refrigerator, a head and a shower stall aft if crew are needed. The V78 has an 18-foot-11-inch beam that allows it to accommodate a tender garage for water toys.

Its sinewy lines make the Princess Yachts V78 the perfect express-cruiser. With her spacious interior and 34-plus-knot performance, owners will be able to embark on extended expeditions. In addition to all of that, Princess Yachts' 3,000 craftsmen design and construct vessels that are as robust as their hulls.

Zach Sean (@probszachsean) is a contributor for TIRED. He writes nothing, but thinks a lot about eating, Spider-Man, and The Legend of Zelda. Zach likes long walkies, is mostly potty-trained, and plays well with others (most of the time).

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