Princess is a boat builder who’s been around since 1965, surprising us with great vessels, and earning international awards. They attribute their success to two main values: quality and heritage, and they sure have both of them! Let’s explore the Princess 52 model together.
Let’s start out on the deck. There is a teak laid transom platform, cockpit deck, flybridge stairway and stairs to side decks which allow you to move from space to space easily and safely. It features a reversible electric anchor winch with foredeck, helm position and flybridge control with self-stowing 25kg/55lbs Delta anchor with 40m of chain. Of course, as most Princess models, it also includes stainless-steel cleats, fairleads, handrails and a dual station remote control searchlight.
The cockpit is a comfortable and luxurious space. It features upholstered seating with a teak table so you can decide if you want it to be a space for relaxing or a dining area.
We find a lockable gas strut assisted hatch to crew cabin and twin transom gates leading to the bathing platform with optional electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism. It also features a dinghy chock system and liferaft storage locker.
Next, let’s move to the Helm Station. With dual instrumentation, controls and alarm system including VHF/RT, speed and distance log, echo sounder with alarm and autopilot you’ll feel safe while cruising in this boat.
It also features twin helm seats with fore and aft adjustment for the helmsman to make sure you and your crew are comfortable at all times. It also includes full engine instrumentation with fuel gauges, exhaust temperature and engine warning system and rudder position indicator, navigation system including VHF/RT, speed and distance log, echo sounder with alarm, autopilot and high speed magnetic compass, and controls with indicator for bow thruster, windscreen wipers, bilge pump and trim tabs.
Other features included are a chart table with light and chart stowage, 24v and 220/240v electrical control panels, a black mesh sunscreen, a 12v outlet, red night lighting for safety purposes and an electric opening window.
Next to the Helm Station we find the Flybridge, a space designed to offer comfort to your crew and family. In this space, we find a large upholstered seating area with a teak table and an L-shaped seat that converts into a sunbed in case you prefer it that way. Loudspeakers are linked to saloon stereo and a Wet bar including a sink, storage and an electric barbecue as an option, also a refrigerated top loading coolbox.
The Deck Saloon or Saloon features a U-shaped sofa with a dining table, two stools, and a two-seater sofa to starboard with optional TV on electric raise/lower mechanism. It also includes a stereo with MP3 player with saloon and exterior speakers, sideboard units with refrigerator and glass, bottles, and general storage. The spaces are integrated via a stainless-steel framed sliding door to the cockpit with separate a stainless-steel framed opening door aft of the galley, and an electric drop window to port (as well as at helm position).
The Galley features a 3-zone ceramic hob, a hob extractor and a waste bin for safety. A combination of microwave and conventional oven with an electric grill is included as well as a stainless-steel sink with monobloc mixer tap. This space also includes a refrigerator with a freezer compartment, a chopping board, and provision space for a dishwasher and additional refrigerator.
Let’s move to the Cabin’s area. The Owner’s Stateroom features a large double bed with drawers below, a sofa, a wardrobe with shelves, a dressing table, MP3 radio, overhead and individual berth lights and an en-suite bathroom.
The Forward Guest Cabin features a large double bed with drawers below, a wardrobe with shelves, a vanity unit, storage lockers and drawers, overhead and individual berth lights, deck hatch with fly screen and blind, and an en-suite bathroom with day access. The Starboard Guest Cabin includes two full-size single beds (with optional sliding berth conversion to double), a wardrobe with shelf, storage lockers and an overhead and individual berth.
There’s also an optional Crew Cabin, with a single bed, storage space, overhead and individual berth light and an electric quiet flush toilet and washbasin.
All cabins feature opening portholes and 220/240v power points, all mattresses are pocket sprung. The bathrooms also feature opening portholes and full shower stalls, electric quiet flush toilets, extractor fans and 240v shaver points.
For the furniture, you can choose between Serotina Cherry and Light Oak with satin or high gloss finish. American Walnut or Rovere Oak are also available as options. All the worktops and tiled floors in all bathrooms are made in avonite, the same with the galley worktop and timber-laid floor. There are curtains, blinds or sunscreens on all windows and portholes.
This Princess 52 is powered by two Twin Volvo D11-670 (2 x 670mhp) or you can choose from one of these options: the Twin Caterpillar C12 A (2 x 715mhp) or the Twin Volvo D11-725 (2 x 725mhp).
Its power and drive systems features 4-bladed propellers in nickel aluminum bronze, a bow thruster (120kgf/265lbf), a power-assisted electro-hydraulic steering system with hydraulic backup, an electronic engine and gear shift controls, an engine room extractor fan with electronic time delay and dripless shaft seals.
Its fuel system includes fuel tanks (in NS8 marine grade alloy) with interconnection system giving 528 gal/634 US gal/ 2,400l capacity and fuel fillers on port and starboard side decks. Its water system consists of 117 gal/141 US gal/ 536l plus 16 gallons/19 US gal/73l hot water calorifier, heated by engines and 240v immersion heater, automatic or manual override fire extinguishers in engine room with warning system at both helm positions and four hand-operated fire extinguishers in the forward stateroom, starboard cabin, galley and lower helm.
Its hull material is pure fiberglass, which withstands harsh marine environments with ease!
It has a L.O.A. of 54ft 8in (16.66m) a beam of 15ft 7in (4.75m) and a draft of 4ft 1in (1.25m). Its fuel capacity is 528 gal/634 US gal/2,400land its water capacity is 133 gal/160 US gal/608l.
Why the Princess 52?
· Remarkable handling and manoeuvrability from Princess’s latest variable-geometry hull
· Effortless power with a top speed of up to 32 knots
· The finest master stateroom on a boat of this size
· Galley aft layout for superb on-deck dining
· Three cabins plus an optional crew or child’s cabin
This Princess 52 offers you a comfortable and powerful motorboat, for a perfect time offshore, check out our amazing virtual tour and see it with your own eyes! This might be the perfect boat for you!