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Princess Yachts At The 2022 Palm Beach Boat Show

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show has quickly become one of the top yachting events in the world and is the favorite among many boat show attendees. Whether it's the nightlife and restaurants nearby, or the abundance of easy parking, people just seem to really enjoy this show among the major South Florda events.

With Princess Yachts America's home office nearby, the Palm Beach Boat Show consistently has an excellent selection of new Princess Yachts models on display. This year will be the North American premiere of the newly re-designed Princess V50 , an iconic model in the British builders range for years.

Below is the list of models that will be available to tour at the 2022 Palm Beach Boat Show. If you plan on coming to the show, want to schedule a private tour, or want to discuss the value of your current boat before it starts, please give us a call at 1-718-984-7676 or reach us by email at [email protected]

Princess Y85

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With traditional Princess exterior lines, a single main deck living space, and a variety of options on board to socialize or relax, the Princess Y85 Motor Yacht is an invitation for fun on the ocean. With a contemporary design that is both exciting, yet refined, the Y85's elegance is a benchmark in modern yacht design. The spacious flybridge offers a comfortable helm with wrap-around seating on both sides of the helm seats along with a U-shaped dining area, as well as additional seating and room for a tender. Completed with a well-equipped wet bar and large aft sunpad, and Princess has transformed this space into a luxurious outdoor patio for sunbathing or dining al fresca. 

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Princess Y72

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The all-new Princess Yachts Y72 recently made its debut and is one of the most exciting mid-range flybridge models to date. Contemporary in style and luxurious in true Princess fashion, the Y72 encompasses all of the trademark elements that have made Princess Yachts one of the most popular builders in the industry. Every space and option on the Y72 is comparable to those found on her larger Y-class siblings, such as the Y78 that was introduced in late 2019.

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Princess S66

Princess S66

The new Princess S66 combines a sleek exterior with an exhilarating ride while driving from the upper helm on the sportbridge. Her light weight combined with the deep-v hull creates a comfortable ride at cruise while the twin MAN V12 1,400HP engines will propel the S66 to speeds up to 38 knots. The sportbridge on the is not only a great place to captain the yacht, but also for sunbathing and enjoying the magnificent views. 

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Princess V60

Princess V60

Aside from the hull shape and sleek exterior styling that the later Princess models are starting to sport, the Princess V60 has many of the same attributes as its larger sibling, the V65. The interior begins with an aft galley with a power window that opens up to the aft cockpit area. This really opens up the boat and allows anyone cooking to easily serve food and cocktails to anyone dining outside. Keeping in line with bringing the outdoors inside, the V60 also features a retractable, electric sunroof in the salon that lets in the air and sunlight. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the scenery inside including a U-shaped sofa near the helm and a L-shaped sofa with folding dining table near the galley.

Princess V55

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The new Princess V55 is a striking express cruiser with powerful lines, elegant style, and lower deck accommodations that will leave everyone on board feeling rejuvenated. The latest model in the popular V-class series, the V55 has the traditional Princess look as well as performance. The standard twin Volvo D13 900HP power package on the Princess V55 results in a 34 to 36 knot speed range, while the upgraded D13 1,000HP option will add acceleration and an additional 1 to 2 knots. The efficient Volvo engines combined with the traditional V-shaped hull, and high-quality materials used in the construction process, result in a ride that is pleasant and comfortable.

Princess V50 (North American Premiere!)

Princess V50

From its easy piloting joystick system, to the opulent comfort of its cockpit social area, the new Princess V50 harmoniously blends everything we love about the V-class range with enhanced livability. Everything on this model is geared towards making the owner experience as convenient and easy as possible, so your day boating is about relaxing, and not focusing on the boat.

Performance is a focal point for the Princess V-class range and the V50 is no exception. The twin Volvo IPS600 440mhp engines propel this luxury craft to over 30 knots while comfortably cruising in the mid-20 knot range. The deep-v hull design effortlessly slices through waves, making your voyage a pleasant ride on the ocean.

Princess F45

Princess F45

The new Princess Yachts F45 Flybridge is exceptionally well-proportioned for a boat under 50' with an excellent use of space, seating, and socializing areas. The flybridge on the F45 has two side helm seats that allow the driver amazing visibility why he or she handles the twin Volvo IPS 600 engines who's combined 870hp propels you up to 31 knots. Guests riding on the flybridge can sit adjacent to the helm with a U-shaped lounge or aft on the bridge in a larger u-shaped seating area with a teak dining table. This is a wonderful area to have dinner at sunset.

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Since 1964, SI Yachts has been delivering a highly personalized boat buying and selling experience for our clients. Not only do we carry some of the finest yacht brands in the industry, but we have also been recognized for excellence in customer service through awards like the Princess Dealer of the Year. From being able to take your existing boat in on trade, to utilizing our industry-leading service team, there is no better company to take care of your boating needs than SI Yachts. Whether looking to sell your yacht, buy a new Princess, or looking at the used Princess Yacht market, our team of factory-trained experts can guide you into the perfect vessel for your needs.

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2023 Princess Yachts America Dealer Conference

Aug 31, 2023 | Events , Featured , Industry News , Princess Yachts | 0 comments

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Dealers from across the country came together for the Princess Yachts America Annual Dealer Conference this week in West Palm Beach to discuss the mission of Princess Yachts as well as important updates on current and future product development. Looking at the year in review, Princess released three new models: the F65 , S72 , and X80 . While in different classes, these models were all designed with one thing in mind: delivering the exceptional. At Princess Yachts, the focus each day remains firmly founded in the commitment to their customers and the quality of the ownership experience with their Princess. As an example of that commitment, Princess announced multiple new models to be released in the upcoming year at various international shows including some of North America’s largest events!

Princess Y95

While some of the new models are still in development and have not been publicly released, there are multiple boats set to make their North American debuts in the coming months. The new flagship of the Princess Y-class, the Y95 , will be making its first appearance in the Fall of 2023 at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show , and the recently announced Y80 will follow a few months later at the Miami International Boat Show .

In addition to the effort that Princess has been putting into research and development, they have also been working to build the Princess owner experience. A unique perk of being a member of the Princess Yachts family is their owner’s holiday experiences. This past year, owners and dealers alike celebrated in locations such as Harbour Island, Bahamas, as well as Provincetown, Massachusetts. These rendezvouses really are something special as it becomes known that The Princess Experience is more than just yachts. While the product is great, the commitment to the brand is superior, and they are constantly striving to make the experience even better.

Looking forward to the Fall of 2023 and the start of 2024, there is a lot to be excited about for Princess Yachts, the Princess dealer network, and of course, the Princess owners. For more information about any of the new models, improvements, or signature Princess events, please contact a Bluewater Princess specialist today or make plans to visit us at one of the upcoming shows.

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Antony Sheriff, 59, has been the Chairman and CEO of Princess Yachts since January 2016. He previously spent 10 years as Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, during which he established McLaren’s core range of luxury sports cars.

Why did you want to take the role as head of Princess Yachts?

After a decade launching and growing the road-car arm for McLaren, I was looking to join another business where luxury and technicity were key and that had a great deal of potential for development. Princess was it.

But why Princess? What makes it different from other luxury yacht manufacturers?

I could see one very important difference – the enormous depth of substance in the company. Princess has a long history of supplying great boats, made by people who go boating, for boaters. What it didn’t have was the confidence to flourish in the way it could, but I think we are now making that happen.

What particular changes have you seen in the company?

The one clear difference is that, while Princess Yachts continues to make technically exceptional products, it is now very firmly established in the luxury arena.

How have the events of the past two years, notably Covid and Brexit, affected the company in terms of what is built, released and marketed?

As far as Brexit is concerned, I would say that it has been a non-event for Princess. Covid, on the other hand, has made life very complicated indeed from an industrial point of view. The principal problems have been in the supply chain, where our suppliers have not been able to deliver components as a result of their own suppliers not being able to deliver materials, and so on. Our approach to the situation from the very start was not to slow down but to continue going hot and heavy both in terms of fulfilling existing orders and developing new models. It required a great deal of fancy footwork, but forging ahead despite the problems enabled us to introduce great new yachts such as the Y72 and Y95 motor yacht, the X80 super-flybridge yacht, and V50 sports yacht, all of which have been really well received. And, strangely, I would say that Covid had some positive effects on our business because it helped many people to discover that a yacht provides an opportunity to spend true quality time on the water with one’s family in a safe and controlled environment.

Sustainability is currently a major issue. How is this reflected in the superyacht business?

I think it’s fair to say that there is an awful lot of noise in the superyacht industry about sustainability, but very little happening that’s of real substance. Our style at Princess is to go our own way and do what we can to help, but only if it means doing things that make rational sense. Comparisons are often made between superyachts and the development of electrification in the car industry, but it is completely unrealistic to think a large yacht can rely purely on electric power – a car only has to be pushed through the air, but water is a whole lot more viscous and, therefore, a great deal more energy is required to achieve the propulsion needed. We did a back-of-an envelope calculation and concluded that if an X95 was to run purely on electric motors it would require a battery pack that weighs twice as much as the boat itself in order to achieve similar range and performance. Instead of going down that route, we have been focusing on our hulls and now have the most advanced designs in the industry. They are up to 20 per cent more efficient, meaning that the yachts consume less fuel and are, therefore, kinder to the environment.

We have also worked very hard on the packaging of our yachts, so the X95, for example, has the same floor area as our old 35-metre, despite being almost eight metres shorter. The smaller size means less resistance and the boat, therefore, delivers a huge improvement in efficiency. The yard is also working on ways of building boats more efficiently, using more bioresins and eco-materials, reducing waste and so on.

What are the rules and regulations surrounding building cleaner boats and creating less pollution?

The rules, such as they are, are very much in flux. We’re pushing the authorities not to mandate specific technical solutions, but rather to set performance goals so as to encourage creative technical solutions. One problem is that, once built, boats tend to stay on the water for a long time. That means there are a lot of old, inefficient yachts out there, so we should be thinking of what we can do to improve them and make them better for the environment. The impact made by new yachts, which are more efficiently built and more eco-friendly in use, is relatively small by comparison. We are, however, working very closely with powertrain suppliers and looking at alternative fuels, most likely hydrogen or biofuels, but they bring their own challenges in terms of infrastructure. Large yachts are intended to explore in out-of-the-way places – most of which won’t be equipped to supply alternative fuels for years to come.

Yachting is reliant on the state of the seas – what is Princess Yachts doing to ensure they are protected?

We’re adding to our efforts all the time. In 2016, Princess became the first luxury yacht manufacturer to officially partner with the Marine Conservation Society. We’ve worked together to support marine environments, preserve reefs and sea life, with the company becoming the custodian of the Eddystone Reef, an offshore ecosystem outside of Plymouth.

What does it mean to be a UK-based business?

I think it is important that we are a UK company, but what is even more important is where we are based – which is why our logo says ‘Princess Yachts, crafted in Plymouth’. This city has a huge maritime heritage both in terms of the place and its people, and I really believe that lends an added authenticity and credibility to what we do. Princess has been here since its founding in 1965 and all of our manufacturing happens in Plymouth, where we employ more than 3,000 staff across our five sites. We also try to source as much material as possible from local businesses, and items we can’t find locally are largely acquired from other UK suppliers. Our supply chain helps to support around 13,500 additional jobs up and down the country.

What can we expect to see from Princess in the next few years?

Wonderful things! We are certainly not content to sit on our laurels, and one of the things I like to do is to show people images of our previous generations of boats beside our new ones. From one year to another the improvements seem incremental, but when looked at across a five-year time span, it’s easy to see that huge leaps are being taken. We were understandably uncertain how the X-Class super flybridge yachts would be received, but they have proved to be an enormous commercial success – and, most importantly, they have been accepted as being ‘real’ Princess Yachts, even by our most loyal customers. Currently overall production is running in the low 200s of boats per year. Our plan is to get to an optimum output of around 300 yachts – and we’ll have many exciting new designs along the way.

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New Princess Yachts boss announced as Antony Sheriff steps down

Will Green promoted up from commercial director to take over in top job six months after firm acquired by US private equity giant

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The boss of Plymouth luxury boat-builder Princess Yachts has left the firm and been replaced in the top job by its commercial director. Antony Sheriff has exited the Stonehouse-headquartered manufacturer after being in charge for more than seven years.

He has been replaced as chief executive by Will Green who steps up from being executive director commercial. The change comes six months after Princess Yachts was taken over by major US private equity firm KPS Capital Partners.

Mr Sheriff took over at Princess Yachts in January 2016. The 59-year-old, Swiss-born, American-Italian had previously headed supercar maker McLaren for a decade before resigning in 2013 and later took the company to court.

During his spell at McLaren he conceived a range of ground-breaking supercars and also brought success to Princess Yachts with profitable growth and increased revenue before it was pitched into losses during the Covid pandemic. He nevertheless steered the company through the worst of the pandemic when it was hit with a “pingdemic” nightmare in 2021 with up to 15% of staff off work and boat building delayed

Princess Yachts said Mr Sheriff is leaving the company to pursue other endeavours and said: “We thank him for his contributions and wish him well.”

The company said his successor, Mr Green, has been a pivotal member of the Princess Yachts team for 20 years, and instrumental in driving the sustained period of commercial success enjoyed by the business in recent years. He has been critical to establishing the company as one of the leading luxury yachts manufacturers in the world today.

Princess Yachts' executive chairman Antony Sheriff

Previously head of UK sales at luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin, Mr Green has overseen the strategic direction of Princess’ global sales, continually developing the customer experience with a highly-professional network of distributors and dealers representing the brand in more than 65 countries worldwide.

Mr Green said: “It is an honour to be appointed chief executive of Princess. Those who know me will recognise the passion I have for the brand, so this is an exciting opportunity to shape the next chapter for the business and build on its amazing legacy.

“I am excited and privileged to work alongside a very talented team which has achieved a long track record of success and, with the support of our controlling shareholder KPS Capital Partners, I know we can build on this further with investment in some key areas and by focusing on what we do best – building exceptional yachts for our customers.’

In February 2023, Princess Yachts was taken over by New York-headquartered KPS Capital Partners when it entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Princess Yachts (Holdings) Ltd. It said the investment would accelerate the company’s growth and innovation.

Will Green, chief executive of Princess Yachts

Meanwhile, Princess Yachts will be showcasing two “world premieres” at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival with the new Y95 and Y80 being displayed for the first time. The company

will also be announcing two new future models as part of their continued investment in new and innovative product offerings.

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KPS Capital Partners to Acquire Controlling Ownership of Princess Yachts

Investment will Accelerate Company’s Growth and Innovation

New York, NY  (February 13, 2023) -- KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Princess Yachts (Holdings) Limited, (“Princess Yachts” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer of luxury motor yachts.  Existing stockholders will retain ownership in the Company.  Completion of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of 2023 and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals. 

Princess Yachts is a leading builder of luxury motor yachts and is recognized for its timeless design, hand-crafted quality and exceptional seakeeping.  Headquartered in Plymouth, England, the Company’s unparalleled level of vertical integration – including on-site design, engineering and manufacturing – has helped position Princess Yachts as one of Britain’s most iconic luxury brands.  Princess Yachts serves a global customer base through its best-in-class international dealer network.  The Company has approximately 3,200 employees and operates five manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, England.

Ryan Harrison, a Partner of KPS Mid-Cap Investments, said, “We are excited to make this significant investment in Princess Yachts, a leading company in the luxury global yachting industry with an iconic brand grounded in British tradition, a remarkable and growing product range and worldwide reputation for quality and innovation.  KPS’ investment will accelerate Princess’ growth trajectory and fund numerous investments for its future.  We look forward to working with Princess’ existing stockholders, Chief Executive Officer Antony Sheriff, the senior leadership team and the talented employee base at Princess Yachts.”   

Antony Sheriff, Chief Executive Officer of Princess Yachts, said, “We are thrilled to partner with KPS for this exciting new chapter for Princess Yachts.  KPS and the Princess Yachts team are deeply committed to investing in the Company’s future while continuing to further strengthen our portfolio of best-in-class motor yachts.  With a current order book nearing a record $1 billion and many model lines sold into 2025, we have never been in a stronger commercial position.  Together with KPS’ tremendous track record of manufacturing excellence and investing in leading brands, we are now positioned to take Princess Yachts to the next level of industry leadership in quality and innovation.  Under KPS’ ownership, we will accelerate a range of growth and operational initiatives to build upon our long and successful history.”

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to KPS.  Macquarie Capital and Latham & Watkins LLP served as financial advisor and legal counsel, respectively, to Princess Yachts.

About Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts is a leading builder of luxury motor yachts and is recognized for its timeless, understated design, unique craftsmanship and exceptional seakeeping.  Headquartered in Plymouth, England, the Company’s unparalleled level of vertical integration – including on-site design, engineering and manufacturing – has helped position Princess Yachts as one of Britain’s most iconic luxury brands.  Princess Yachts serves a global customer base through its best-in-class international dealer network.  The Company has approximately 3,200 employees and operates five manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, England.  For additional information, please visit www.princessyachts.com .

About KPS Capital Partners

KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with approximately $21.4 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2023).  For over three decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.  KPS creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage. The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies generate aggregate annual revenues of approximately $20.3 billion, operate 222 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries, and have approximately 48,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at www.kpsfund.com.

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Princess Yachts appoints new CEO

Princess yachts has announced the appointment of will green as ceo, succeeding antony sheriff in the position….

Antony Sheriff has stepped down as CEO of the Plymouth-based yacht builder and has been replaced as CEO by Will Green, who steps up from his role as Commercial Executive Director. In February 2023 Princess Yachts , the UK's largest luxury boatbuilder was sold to KPS Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm.

Will Green joined Princess Yachts in 2003 and has helped shape the Company as Chief Sales Officer and more recently in his position of Chief Commercial Officer. Previously Head of UK Sales at luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin, Green oversaw the strategic direction of Princess’ global sales.

“It is an honour to be appointed chief executive of Princess. Those who know me will recognise the passion I have for the brand, so this is an exciting opportunity to shape the next chapter for the business and build on its amazing legacy," said Green.

“I am excited and privileged to work alongside a very talented team that has achieved a long track record of success and, with the support of our controlling shareholder KPS Capital Partners, I know we can build on this further with investment in some key areas and by focusing on what we do best – building exceptional yachts for our customers.’

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Princess Anne visits the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, where she presented prizes at the Spring Dinghies Regatta in Oak Bay on Sunday, May 5, 2024. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST

Even though he was about to set off on an 18-month sailing trip, Bill Norrie dressed up in a suit on Sunday. 

He was standing with his wife, Cathy, in their sailboat, which was moored at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, where Princess Anne was set to present prizes at the Spring Dinghies Regatta. 

He hoped the princess would give him the honour of a royal send-off. 

He got his wish. 

After touring the Canadian Navy’s Osprey sail training vessel, Princess Anne and her entourage stopped for a brief chat with the couple. 

Upon learning of Norrie’s plans to head off to New Zealand, the princess joked: “You’re looking too tidy for that.” 

Sir Tim Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband, untied the boat from the dock, and the princess gave the 28-foot-long Pixie a push before strolling back toward land to hand out the regatta prizes. 

The club’s vice-commodore, Dale Gann, said Princess Anne was interested in the club’s youth sailing program and knowledgeable about local sailing conditions. 

“She was very attuned to the weather and the difficulty that was on the water for some of the young sailors today,” Gann said. “It’s so nice to walk and talk to her about the youth.” 

Adair Nadeau, who gave the princess flowers while she was on the dock, was enchanted by the royal visit. 

“I’ve never seen a real-life princess,” the 12-year-old said with a smile. 

Earlier in the day, Princess Anne unveiled a plaque honouring her late mother, Queen Elizabeth, and saluted Canadian veterans and current Armed Forces members during separate ceremonies in Victoria. 

She planted a red flowering currant tree and unveiled the plaque at Government House, where she walked around the gardens, said Patty Grant, president of the Friends of Government House Garden. “It was lovely. She is so personable and showed an interest in each and every one of the volunteers.” 

Princess Anne was especially interested in the Garry oak woodlands area and took photos, said Valerie Murray, Government House’s horticultural adviser. “The camas is looking fantastic right now and we were able to talk about the unique Garry oak ecosystem.” 

Murray said the princess was shown a new pathway developed in honour of her brother, King Charles. 

The princess also laid a wreath during a ceremony at the B.C. legislature cenotaph to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, the largest and longest battle of the Second World War, during which Canada lost 24 warships and more than 4,300 Canadian forces and merchant marine members. 

About 600 people attended the Battle of Atlantic ceremony, B.C. legislature security staff estimated. 

Princess Anne’s royal visit started Friday in North Vancouver, where she participated in the commissioning of HMCS Max Bernays, the first Arctic patrol vessel for Canada’s Pacific fleet. 

The princess, honorary commodore-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, sailed on board HMCS Max Bernays to Esquimalt . She then visited God’s Acre veterans cemetery and an urban agricultural sustainable food project. 

Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, said having the princess attend the Battle of the Atlantic ceremony and sail on board a patrol vessel was an honour for Canada’s navy. 

“It does make it extra special for the sailors of the Canadian Pacific fleet,” he said. “She is the honorary commodore-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, and for her to have a chance to come out and meet the sailors, sail on board HMCS Max Bernays and to be here to commission [the vessel] is a big moment for us. She cares deeply about her royal duties and the sailors in the Royal Canadian Navy.” 

HMCS Max Bernays is the first new ship commissioned on the West Coast for Arctic and offshore patrols based in Victoria, Topshee said. 

“It’s a great new capability for Canada and it guarantees that we can ensure our Arctic sovereignty,” he said. 

Princess Anne’s final visit of the day was at the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association in Central Saanich. 

Forgoing a pavilion that had been set aside for her visit, the princess watched riding demonstrations from the side of the gate. 

While she was there, the accomplished equestrian, who competed in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, chatted with members of the riding association. 

The princess headed back to London on Sunday night. 

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  1. Events

    British Motor Yacht Show. Date 16 May 2024 - 19 May 2024; Location Southampton, England; Line Up X80 - S72 - V50 - F45; find out more Register ... If you would like further information on any of our upcoming shows and events or the Princess range, please contact your local distributor Find a distributor. Explore our craft. View All; Corporate ...

  2. Princess Yachts America

    Princess Yachts America Upcoming Events ... UPCOMING BOAT SHOWS & EVENTS . Boot Dusseldorf January 20th-28th, 2024. Miami International Boat Show February 14th-18th, 2024. Palm Beach International Boat Show March 21st-24th, 2024. Spring Owners Holiday

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    We invite you to discover Princess across the globe at our shows and events where you can learn more about our product range and immerse yourself in the world of Princess Yachts. ... If you would like further information on any of our upcoming shows and events or the Princess range, please contact your local distributor ...

  4. Inside the exclusive Princess Yachts event held in a tropical paradise

    Then add in 60 yachting enthusiasts, 11 majestic vessels, free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne and fresh Australian seafood, and it becomes an idyll for the Princess Yachts Australia Rendezvous 2021 Hayman Island. Despite strict border restrictions due to COVID-19, the annual three-day owner event proved to be a magnificent success, delivering ...

  5. Princess Yachts Premiering At The 2023 Palm Beach Boat Show

    It's almost time to 'Experience The Exceptional' with Princess Yachts at the 2023 Palm Beach International Boat Show. This year, the Princess team and SI Yachts will have an exciting display of 8 models, 3 of which have never been seen before in North America. Join us from March 23rd through the 26th in downtown West Palm Beach for one of the ...

  6. Princess Yachts At The 2022 Palm Beach Boat Show

    Below is the list of models that will be available to tour at the 2022 Palm Beach Boat Show. If you plan on coming to the show, want to schedule a private tour, or want to discuss the value of your current boat before it starts, please give us a call at 1-718-984-7676 or reach us by email at [email protected] . Princess Y85.

  7. Events

    We invite you to discover Princess across the globe at our shows and events where you can learn more about our product range and immerse yourself in the world of Princess Yachts. ... 14 February 2024 - 18 February 2024. 2024 Miami International Boat Show. 14 February 2024 - 18 February 2024. Princess Yachts are pleased to invite you to the ...

  8. 2023 Princess Yachts America Dealer Conference

    Looking forward to the Fall of 2023 and the start of 2024, there is a lot to be excited about for Princess Yachts, the Princess dealer network, and of course, the Princess owners. For more information about any of the new models, improvements, or signature Princess events, please contact a Bluewater Princess specialist today or make plans to ...

  9. Princess Yachts

    Latest event & contact details. Your Princess . Princess Yachts Limited Newport Street Plymouth PL1 3QG Tel +44 (0)1752 203888 Email [email protected] Back to navigation ... She needs to deliver unforgettable experiences for you, your family and friends. Every Princess yacht is designed with our forward-thinking mentality and crafted with ...

  10. Princess Cruises Adds Historic America Cruisetour Ahead of 250th

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 13, 2024) - Princess guests discovering the scenic east coast on a 2025 Canada & New England cruise sailing out of New York City can now immerse themselves in historic America as they tour the nation's capital, interact with early settlers at a living history museum, visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and stand on the same soil as Thomas Jefferson at his ...

  11. Princess Cruises Adds Historic America Cruisetour Ahead of 250th

    On sale now, there are 10 Historic America cruisetour options in 2025 with departure dates of August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11 and 18, 2025. Rates start at $4,529 per ...

  12. Princess Owner's Summer Holiday

    Save the date for the highly anticipated Princess Owner's Summer Holiday, happening from July 25th-28th, 2024. This exclusive event is tailor-made for Princess owners, promising an unforgettable experience. To get all the details or to express your interest in attending, get in touch with your dedicated Princess Specialist at (833) 701-0810 ...

  13. Events

    If you would like further information on any of our upcoming shows and events or the Princess range, please contact your local distributor Find a distributor ... the globe at our shows and events where you can learn more about our product range and immerse yourself in the world of Princess Yachts. 1. 1. All events. Filter By Location. Australia ...

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    Sydney International Boat Show 2022. Over 5 days the Sydney International Boat Show is the place to celebrate all things boating and marine lifestyle. Princess Yachts Australia is looking forward to hosting an exciting display of the world's finest luxury motor yachts. Step aboard our newest motor yachts and experience the exceptional.

  15. Interview with Antony Sheriff

    Antony Sheriff has been the Chairman and CEO of Princess Yachts since January 2016. Courtesy Princess Yachts. Antony Sheriff, 59, has been the Chairman and CEO of Princess Yachts since January 2016. He previously spent 10 years as Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, during which he established McLaren's core range of luxury sports cars.

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    Valhalla Boatworks (843) 892-8800 Two Oceans (561) 228-4300. Princess Yachts (561) 768-5600 Eclipse (561) 448-8500. Office Locations: Charleston, SC Dania Beach, FL Fort Lauderdale, FL Jacksonville, FL Miami Beach, FL. Newport, RI North Palm Beach, FL Ocean Reef, FL Palm Beach Gardens, FL Port Salerno, FL. Stuart, FL West Palm Beach, FL.

  17. Events

    EVENTS. Royal Princess a spacious tri-level yacht with an additional private executive or bridal suite, perfect for guest counts small and large. We are based at Pier 1 Of Bayfront Park - our address is 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131. We specialize in private events such as Weddings , Birthdays , Corporate , Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16's ...

  18. Princess Cruises Adds Historic Cruisetour for the 250th Anniversary of

    Princess Cruises is offering a unique new cruisetour celebrating the upcoming 250th anniversary of America, which is in 2026, for travelers embarking on a Canada & New England cruise starting in 2025. The Historic America cruisetour is a seven-night, hosted land tour with overnight stays in Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Staunton, Gettysburg ...

  19. Princess Yachts America

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  20. New Princess Yachts boss announced as Antony Sheriff steps down

    Meanwhile, Princess Yachts will be showcasing two "world premieres" at this year's Cannes Yachting Festival with the new Y95 and Y80 being displayed for the first time. The company

  21. KPS Capital Partners to Acquire Controlling Ownership of Princess Yachts

    Investment will Accelerate Company's Growth and Innovation. New York, NY (February 13, 2023) -- KPS Capital Partners, LP ("KPS") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Princess Yachts (Holdings) Limited, ("Princess Yachts" or the "Company"), a leading global manufacturer of luxury motor yachts.

  22. Our Event Schedule

    Events. As well as international boat shows, we also host a number of customer events in the UK and overseas to welcome Princess owners and enthusiasts to enjoy our products and each other's company. If you would like to find out more information about any of our events, email us at [email protected].

  23. Princess Yachts appoints new CEO

    Antony Sheriff has stepped down as CEO of the Plymouth-based yacht builder and has been replaced as CEO by Will Green, who steps up from his role as Commercial Executive Director. In February 2023 Princess Yachts, the UK's largest luxury boatbuilder was sold to KPS Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Will Green joined Princess ...

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    Tensions high over legislation which critics say will impose Russian-style restrictions on the media and civil society. Georgian protesters smashed barriers outside the national parliament on ...

  25. Princess Anne gives sailboat a royal sendoff from yacht club

    1 / 7 Princess Anne visits the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, where she presented prizes at the Spring Dinghies Regatta in Oak Bay on Sunday, May 5, 2024. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST. Even though he ...

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    Spanish police have arrested a Venezuelan woman and her brother accused of stalking dozens of women in her home country in a case echoing the Netflix hit series Baby Reindeer. Rebeca García, 33 ...