A sequel to the award-winning V58 and V40, the Princess V65 got its world unveiling at Boot Dusseldorf in 2018. Although it brought many considerable improvements, it strived to maintain the neat craftsmanship and refinement that many appreciate from the Plymouth yard.
Like its predecessors, the V65 sports a minimalistic design, with clean flowing lines and a theme of simplicity throughout. From the exterior design to the inside, the boat doesn’t try too hard to impress but excels at the basics. This understatedness makes it easy to recommend to a wide range of potential buyers.
Second-in-command to the V78, the V65 measures 20.32 meters in length and 5.08 meters in beam. As is the norm in the V class, the 78 comes without a flybridge. While it’s not as big as the V78, the 65 offers some perks and is a much-improved boat over its smaller siblings.
The boat’s main deck offers all the open spaces there are with the V65. The cockpit comes fitted with a fully equipped dining area that includes a large U-shaped sofa, a folding table, along with a fully integrated wet bar. A large sun pad sits on top of the garage in the aft while a forward-facing sofa and an additional sun pad feature on the foredeck.
The saloon area is separated from the cockpit by a sliding glass door. The glazing not only helps with a feeling of continuity but showcases lounge occupants a panoramic view of the sea with the retractable roof and large windows.
The aft of the lounge is fitted with a decently sized galley that comes furnished with a cookout, convection oven, a refrigerator, and a slew of storage compartments. An L-shaped sofa and table opposite the galley provide the perfect interior dining spot.
The saloon itself comes furnished with a full wet bar, a flat-screen TV, a slew of storage compartments, and of course, a large U-shaped sofa on the forward left. On the right, the boat’s helm station comes with a pair of seats and monitors and, of course, an abundance of instruments.
As standard, The V65’s lower deck offers accommodation for up to eight guests with a total of four cabins. An optional aft cabin can be added upon request.
Placed in the aft, the owner’s cabin is as spacious as they get at this level. A large bed sits in the middle of the room, while a sofa and a slew of storage compartments fill the rest of the space. A spacious wardrobe and a large ensuite bathroom complete the list of inclusions.
The yacht’s VIP cabin is located in the bow and comes with its own bathroom, while a pair of double guest cabins sit between it and the master suite. The V65’s elegant hull glazing ensures there’s more than enough natural light making its way into the interior.
Engines and Performance
The Princess V65 comes with two engine options. The standard configuration is a pair of MAN V8s that produce a combined 1200mhp and a top speed of 35 knots. The more powerful option is a pair of MAN V12 engines which can power 1400mhp and a maximum speed of 38 knots.
The Princess V65 is by no means the world’s best yacht. However, it gets plenty of things right and should be more than enough for those looking for a perfect boat for a comfortable family or group cruise.