Since 1965 Princess has been impressing motorboat enthusiasts around the world with their models based on their main values: quality and heritage. Today we’re going to explore the Princess 88 characteristics and see what makes it such a comfortable and efficient boat.
Let’s start with the deck. This area features a teak-laid transom platform, cockpit deck, flybridge, flybridge stairway, side decks and foredeck walkthrough, twin self-stowing 80kg/176lbs and 50kg/110lbs Delta anchors with 100m of chain each, and twin electric anchor winches with foredeck and three station controls.
There is twin electric-powered sternline mooring winches, a nice and comfortable foredeck seating and sunbathing area with storage lockers for rope, fenders and foredeck sunbed cushions, a telephone connection point, twin 240v shore power inlets with 15m self stowing cables, stern docking lights and transom doors giving direct access to lazarette and crew area.
Now let’s move to the cockpit, an area with comfortable U-shaped seating, a teak folding table, a transom gate leading to the bathing platform with electro- hydraulic raise/lower mechanism, a foldaway swimming ladder and a hot and cold shower.
In this space, we can also find a door leading to the crew quarters and engine room from the side, the deck, the life raft storage, and a 4.4m telescopic passerelle with folding remote control.
Next is the Wheelhouse where we find the Helm position with powered raise/lower console, repeat navigation equipment including radar/chartplotter and engine instrumentation, the Helm seat with electric adjustment, and an electric opening helmsman’s window and door to side deck. To keep your company comfortable, this space also includes U-shaped seating with a table to port.
Also, full engine instrumentation including fuel gauges, engine controls and rudder position indicator with navigation system including color radar, GPS and chartplotter, VHF/RT, speed and distance log, echo sounder with alarm, autopilot and high speed magnetic compass can be found. To make sure you’re safe while cruising it has controls for windscreen wipers, bilge pump, anchor winch and trim tabs with indicator, a chart table and remote control searchlight.
It also includes a CCTV linked display in the lower helm, intercom to flybridge and all cabins, a 24v and 240v control panel and a toughened glass screen (clear for night vision).
Next to the Wheelhouse we find the Flybridge. There is the U-shaped seating area and teak table with removable center section, a twin forward L-shaped seating and sun pad with storage below (with built-in spa bath as an option), an MP3 radio with waterproof speakers and a wet bar, including sink with electric barbecue and top loading cooler box.
Let’s discuss the Deck Saloon now, with its L-shaped seating area with two armchairs, two-seater sofa and coffee table with an entertainment center incorporating a 50” HD LED TV on electric raise/lower mechanism and DVD, radio/MP3 system with surround sound system; also a sideboard unit with bottle and glass storage, refrigerator and icemaker, a nice and comfortable dining area for 8 people with sideboard units to port, and option of sliding doors combined with balcony on starboard side.
The Galley features a 4-zone ceramic hob standard, a microwave/conventional oven combination with grill and twin stainless-steel sinks with mixer tap. It also includes a large refrigerator with deep freeze drawers, a dishwasher, and access door to side deck.
The Lower Accommodation Lobby has a full height storage cupboard with the option of fitting an additional washer and dryer and under-floor storage.
Let’s move to the Cabin’s area. The Owner’s Stateroom features a large double bed with drawers below, a dressing area with wardrobes, hanging and drawer storage and a dressing table with chair.
There is a table with seats fore and aft (for occasions), a built-in safe, a refrigerator, a 46” LED TV and DVD, radio/MP3 system with surround sound, and an en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail and bidet. You have the option to replace this cabin with two en-suite staterooms when choosing the five-cabin option.
The Forward Stateroom features a large double bed with drawers below, a comfortable walk-in wardrobe with shelves, dressing table with stool, a 32” LED TV, stereo radio/MP3, and an en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail.
The Port Guest Cabin includes two single beds with drawers below (with the option of powered conversion to double), a wardrobe with shelves, and an en-suite bathroom with heated towel rail.
Now let’s explore the Starboard Guest Cabin, which features a large double bed with drawers below, a wardrobe with shelves, dressing table with stool, a46” LED TV, stereo radio/MP3, and also an en suite bathroom with heated towel rail.
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 fan and 240v shaver points
This amazing model also includes comfortable crew quarters; this space is divided between the Captain’s Cabin and the Crew Cabin. The Captain’s cabin features a double berth, desk, wardrobe and storage lockers. The Crew cabin on the other hand, includes two single berths, wardrobe and storage lockers. This area includes a bathroom with separate stall shower, an electric quiet flush toilet and wash basin. There is the crew mess area with microwave oven, sink, refrigerator and washing machine with separate dryer.
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 of granite or marble (your choice!), the same with the galley worktop and timber-laid floor. There are curtain, blinds or sunscreens in all windows and portholes.
This Princess 88 is powered by two Twin MTU 12V 2000 M93 (2 x 1,822mhp), or you can choose alternative power with one of these options: a Twin Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1,825mhp) or a Twin Caterpillar C32 A (2 x 1,925mhp).
Its power and drive systems features a 5-bladed propellers in nickel aluminum bronze, a bow thruster (240kgf/529lbf), power-assisted electro-hydraulic steering system with hydraulic back-up, an electronic engine and gear shift control systems, and dripless shaft seals.
Its fuel system includes twin fuel tanks (in NS8 marine grade alloy) with interconnection system giving a 2,420 gal/2,907 US gal/11,000l capacity and fuel fillers on port and starboard side decks with high capacity fuel filters or water traps. Also remote fuel cocks in the cockpit locker.
And its water system consists of a 285 gal/342 US gal/1,295l plus 45 gal/54 US gal/205l hot water calorifier, heated by engines and 240v immersion heater, and an electric quietflush WC system with 110 gal/132 US gal/500l holding tank.
It also features a 213,000Btu chilled water system with outlets in all accommodation areas and incorporating reverse cycle heating with linked windscreen de-mist system. This air conditioning system is suitable for tropical conditions (40°C).
It has a L.O.A. of 88ft 0in (26.82m) a beam of 20ft 9in (6.3m) and a draft of 5ft 10in (1.78m). Its fuel capacity is 2,420 gal/2,907 US gal/11,000l and its water capacity is 330 gal/396 US gal/1,500l.
Why the Princess 88?
· Long-range 1500nm cruising capability.
· Hybrid hull design for efficient running up to 30 knots.
· Four en suite cabins plus accommodation for four crewmembers.
· Princess Design Studio to help you personalise your interior styling.
· Optional hydraulic side balcony opens off the deck saloon.
· Extended flybridge with optional spa bath and tender crane.
· Separate crew access to all technical areas and galley.
Now it’s time for you to visit each space on your own with our virtual tour, take your time with this digital travel and realize why this Princess 88 is the perfect boat for your time offshore.