Some people are obsessed with boats. For some of us it’s a lifetime thing. But with the biggest, most outrageous super-yachts costing literally billions of pounds and a relatively ordinary yacht costing many tens of thousands, it isn’t always possible to own a boat of your own. That’s where boat share comes into play, a brilliantly innovative way to enjoy life on the ocean waves in considerable luxury without breaking the bank.
So what craft are available for boat share right now? We offer some of the best boat brands on the planet, including Princess, Sealine, Benetti, Absolute, Horizon and Sunseeker. They’re all prestigious, all beautifully built and perfectly-appointed, and they’re all designed with the ultimate in luxurious pleasure in mind.
This time around we thought we’d treat you to an overview of three of the finest craft available from one of the world’s best-loved and most prestigious British boat builders, Princess.
About the Princess Flybridge 72 – The ultimate in luxury boat share syndication
The Princess Flybridge 72 is a stunning craft, combining the elegance and fine detailing of a true motor yacht with the extraordinary agility and high-performance levels of a sleek, speedy sports cruiser. What a combination!
The 72 is built in true European style, with quite a straight sheer, a rakish nose and a beautifully-shaped reverse transom. There are no side exhausts so you get a smooth, clean-lined look, and her swimming platform manages to avoid looking like an open tailgate thanks to the gorgeous teak covered tender lift. There are no winglets or false vents to spoil her lines, either.
The Princess 72 comes with a solid fibreglass resin-infused hull. Her structural bulkheads are made from sturdy marine plywood, bonded for strength then fastened mechanically for belt-and-braces quality and strength. The open bridge design includes a full-service bar. And the designers have taken great care to maximise the accommodation. There’s a single-level salon perfect for entertaining. Below decks there’s a generous master room and even bigger state room, plus two single guest cabins that easily convert to doubles.
About the Princess 57 – Sleek, contemporary and elegant
You adore entertaining? The Princess 57 is for you. It comes with six berths: two remarkably spacious VIP cabins, one twin guest cabin and an optional twin crew cabin, providing plenty of incredibly comfortable space for your guests.
The master stateroom is found midship and features a glorious king-size double bed. The forward stateroom offers a supreme queen-sized double bed and the port guest cabin features twin beds. The aft crew cabin has twin singles plus access to the showers and heads. There’s a cool raised dinette complete with electric windows, and the saloon is really spacious.
Like all our craft she’s really well equipped with all the contemporary technology you could wish for, including a superb galley with every mod con you could possibly want. And if you love your toys, she comes complete with a fabulous Nautica Jet RIB and water skis.
About the Princess 85 motor yacht – A large, luxurious, handsome craft
The awe-inspiring Princess 85 motor yacht can also be yours on a yacht share basis, a craft offering a rare level of comfort and luxury. She’s sleek and crisp, with good, clear lines very like her sister ship, the Princess 95. She accommodates as many as eight people plus two crew, and she features a brilliant three-stateroom layout.
You’ll be thrilled with the extensive equipment list for the interior, which includes a combination microwave / conventional oven and grill, a large fridge, cocktail cabinet, ice machine, dishwasher and laundry. There are all the TVs, music and entertainment systems you could possibly desire, extending to the crew mess, and there’s iPod docking if you need it. In short, your every need is catered for in great style, with grace and class.
For those of you who like to play, there’s a Williams 385 Jet RIB on board. And if you’re heading somewhere exotic she’s a dream, featuring full air conditioning and integral mosquito screens.
Are you ready for yacht share?
If you’re thinking about yacht share, there’s plenty of insight into how the process works here. But we’re always delighted to discuss boats – any excuse! – and we’d love to talk things through with you in person, over the phone or by email. You’ll find us courteous, professional and enthusiastic.