The Princess F50 is one of five yachts in the Plymouth-based company’s F Class lineup. Just like all the rest, it’s an awesome product that offers innovative use of space along with impressive design and stellar performance.
Designed by the company’s in-house design studio in close collaboration with long-standing naval architect Bernard Olesinski, the F50 came when the company was celebrating its 40th anniversary of working with Olesinski.
The F50 brings contemporary elegance and sophistication to the compact flybridge yacht segment, a segment that has been quite instrumental in the British company’s success in recent times. Princess also boasts popular yachts like the F45 and, of course, the award-winning F55.
The accord is that you buy the F50 for its flybridge, which, I’m sure, we all agree. The folks at Princess know this and have for many years, which probably explains why the F50’s flybridge is, in a word, awesome.
The space offers lots of room for fun and relaxation with a U-shaped sofa in the aft, a forward L-shaped sofa (convertible into a sunbed) on the left, and a secondary helm station in the right-hand corner.
On the main deck, the F50’s roomy foredeck comes covered with a luxurious sun pad. Meanwhile, in the aft, a neat little cockpit area comes furnished with a compact U-shaped sofa along with a folding table between the arms, making it the perfect space for outdoor dining.
Accessible from the cockpit via a glass patio door, the saloon comes finished in walnut satin wood components and white fabric, which gives the space a charm of minimalism and contemporary luxury. The saloon’s aft galley houses a three-zone cooktop, a microwave/convection oven, and a refrigerator.
The saloon’s forward area is furnished with a U-shaped sofa, with the helm hosting two “hand-stitched” seats, along with a slew of navigation and monitoring instruments.
The F50’s lower deck comes with accommodation for up to six people, with a total of three cabins available. These include a full-beam master suite, a forward VIP suite with an ensuite bathroom, and a twin cabin. The boat’s large hull windows ensure that there’s more than enough light coming into each of the three cabins.
The full-beam master suite features a huge double bed with drawers below, a walk-in wardrobe with shelves, a large dressing table, and an ensuite bathroom with a full-sized shower. The VIP guest room also comes with a double bed of its own, with an option of scissor berths that can optionally convert into a double berth.
Engines and Performance
The Princess F50 comes powered by two Volvo D8-IPS 800 engines, giving the boat a total power output of 1200mhp and a top speed of 36 knots. The F50’s updated deep-V hull design provides greater fuel efficiency and improved handling and agility.
Another from the company’s F Class, the Princess F50 is a product of more than 50 years of naval engineering from the British company. One more reminder of how good they’ve got at producing high-grade flybridge yachts.