2009 Princess V45 - A stunningly refined Sports Yacht that ooozes serious fun - don't miss this one.
Just Listed and Exclusive Dealer - 2009 Princess V45 powered by twin Volvo D6 with twin Volvo DP Due Prop Drives with 451 hours only. Recently serviced, anti fouled and detailed.
A very very stylish 2 cabin and 2 bathroom Sports Yacht with loads of volume in the saloon and cockpit. Options included but not limited to
1) Tender Garage with 3m RIB with 4 stroke Honda 2.5hp
2) Teak Marlinboard with stainless steel rail and bait board
3) Passerrelle - just ideal for the kids and big kids at heart to jump off when anchored in a bay - they will love you for it !
4) Teak Cockpit
5) Cockpit fridge, wet bar and 240V griddle
6) Massive Snubbed at rear to chill and recharge the batteries with Vitamin D !
7) Ample seating to cockpit
8) Full optioned Helm with Simrad NSS12 Colour Plotter/Radar
9) Raymarine Autopilot
10) Raymarine ST 60 depth only
11) Side Power Bow Thruster
12) Large Cockpit table for entertaining
13) Huge Electric Sunroof
14) Electric Captains side window
15) 2 cabins with luxurious en suites
16) Huge Galley with separate fridge
17) Saloon Air Conditioning
18) Large open port lights to saloon, cabins and bathrooms
19) Soft Furnishings package
20) Fusion Stereo
and the list goes on and on
As reviewed by boat sales and I feel totally on point :
All boats are a compromise and, in a perfect world, I would own three or four different ones to satisfy my every waterborne wish and whim. I’d start with a stylish day boat to entertain family and friends during an impromptu Sunday fling. Drop anchor off a sandy beach, enjoy a bit of fun in the sun, frolic with the water toys, finish with a barbecue lunch onboard and fang it home.
But a sophisticated overnighter holds sway as the sun sinks. Something with comfort to carry my someone special away for a weekend. Cruise to Docklands, Cockle Bay, Marina Mirage, and so on, do dinner dockside at a fine eatery, then slink back to the boat for a romantic night before retiring in luxurious waterfront accommodation.
There are also times I long to satisfy the boy-racer in me, to jump aboard something with a bit of dash and panache, that is plainly good fun, gets up and boogies, and sets the adrenaline pumping as you skim across the water, open top, wind in the hair. After all, so much of terrestrial life is governed by all kinds of restrictions these days. With a sports boat you can cut loose.
I could add one or two more boats to my wish list or, get this, wrap-up all my desires and jump aboard the new Princess V45 Sports Yacht. This compact and stylish conveyance ticks just about all boxes and bases.
A well-proportioned boat with style and sophistication, the V45 hides the power and punch of a serious sports yacht beneath her smooth curves and lithe lines. Twin Volvo D6 @ 370hp turbo-diesel common rail engines are at your beck and call and, with Aquamatic stern drives and grippy Duo props, you derive real driving pleasure.
Top speed is more than 35kts, according to Princess. On test day we managed just over 33kts at the maximum 3500rpm, but I’m sure in better conditions an extra knot is available. Even so, at 3000rpm you will find a respectable 27kts, at which speed we trounced outside of the Gold Coast Seaway in around a metre of swell and a half-metre of chop.
In fact, such is her seaworthiness you can add ‘fast coastal cruiser’ to her CV as well. Taking the conditions in her stride and remaining surprisingly dry, she’d be perfect for those weekend getaways along the coast and, just as importantly, quick enough to get you home before an approaching storm.
Ensconced at anchor, the two-cabin, two-bathroom layout soon calls. At just over 47ft long overall, the V45 is a roomy sports yacht below decks. But with the sun shining as we left the dock, we descended on the decks and, before long, called on the sunroof.
This V45 has a clever new concertina-style electric sunroof replacing the Targa arch of previous models. This type of hardtop has been available on the larger Princess sports yachts for some time and it’s now filtering down the line to the smaller models. With a flick of a switch at the console you are open-top boating, thereby adding another dimension to the drive, that is, the wind-in-your-hair sporty ride.
The helm features a double seat for skipper and companion, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a footrest. The helm seat has a flip-up bolster for those times the skipper wants to stand. In most respects it’s a model driving position; comfortable, good vision forward through the large windscreen with wipers, and easy access to all instrumentation.
The slide-down window adjacent the helm is ideal for looking along the side of the boat or barking instructions to the deckhand. It will also come in handy for setting the anchor, as the skipper can stand outside and, if necessary, lean in and tweak the controls. Not a perfect scenario but handy if you’re shorthanded.
But while performance on the pegs is a key feature of this bona fide sports yacht, you get more than just a point-and-shoot boat. From the moment you step aboard via the teak-laid transom platform there’s a sense that the V45 is special. It’s not so much breaking the mould but perfecting it.
There’s a huge aft sun bed sitting atop a garage that takes a 3 RIB and, in the cockpit, a dinette with U-shaped seating that comfortably accommodates six.
Opposite, on the port side, is an amenities centre with wet bar, refrigerated icebox and built-in electric barbecue. Moving forward, the L-shaped sofa opposite the helm is a perfect spot for guests to sit, recline or chat with the skipper when underway.
The wide and expansive foredeck is accessed by walk around side decks with toe rails and slightly raised bulwarks. A high bow rail and plenty of handrails get you up and back safely. The windlass sits flush when the anchor hatch is closed, so there’s nothing to trip over, while a large sun pad secured with sail tracks, and built-in drink holders create a perfect teenage retreat.
There’s fresh and raw-water wash downs, a dam around the windlass for muddy water to drain overboard and not on deck, and substantial and chic fairleads and cleats. At which point, I paused to reflect on what is, by any measure, a great day boat. Hey, I can just imagine being at anchor with the family and guests sprawled out on the decks.
But while the Princess V45 is a great day boat, it’s not left wanting as a weekender. Below decks, the luxurious saloon has a U-shaped dinette that seats eight and converts to a large double bed, plus built-in cocktail cabinet, stereo system and overhead down lights.
The galley opposite features Aconite bench top, three-burner electric hotplate, convection microwave, stainless steel sink and ample storage. All timberwork is satin-finished light oak and the ambience is one of refined luxury.
There are two staterooms, the master with queen-sized walk around island bed, and a second (especially spacious - Ed.) cabin amidships with twin beds that slide together to form a large double. Both have ample storage and en suites featuring freshwater heads and showers with sliding polycarbonate screens. The opening portholes in all cabins and bathrooms enhance the feeling of light and space.
Access to the engine room is through a hatch in the cockpit sole. With the engines set well back, everything is just so easily accessible and you get a lot of space left over for stowing those water toys. The batteries are housed neatly in a vented box, there’s an Onan 7kW/50Hz generator driving the air-con, two interconnecting fuel tanks, hot-water service and, a mark of Princess, excellent engineering for serious inshore or offshore power boating. The V45 knows no bounds and your time aboard will be restricted only by terrestrial demands.
PRINCESS V45 SY ON THE WATER
Out on the water, the Princess V45 was given a thorough workout. Thrown into the tightest of turns and powering along at 28kts, her handling was impeccable - almost as if on rails - and so quiet we could comfortably hold a conversation. So much fun to drive and so responsive off the wheel, with the open top adding to the sensation. A refined 12.6-tonne sports yacht that feels almost like a luxury speedboat, the V45 continued to wow offshore, where you can cruise at 28kts and explore new ports of call.
The Princess V45 Sports Yacht makes a sensational day boat, a luxury overnighter or weekender, a fast coastal cruiser, but best of all she brings back that feeling of driving pleasure... just so much fun! Cast you worries aside and try sports yachting Princess-style.
The Boat is available for inspection now at the Spit Mosman and we would be thrilled to show you onboard any time.
The perfect weekender for you, your family and friends without breaking the bank. Also a great boat for the Gold Coast as given diesel stern drive, allows access to shallow water bays to relax in !
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We look forward to being of service to your current and future boating needs !