Princess 385

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by lausl, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. lausl
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    lausl carpe diem yacht design

    Hin all,
    I am looking for a current design or model being sold (not second hand) that features the specs of the Princess 385 flybridge, flat transom at about the same length?
    Any hint welcome, thanks upload_2018-10-11_21-51-4.png
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Re a 'flat' transom, do you mean without a built in bathing platform?
    I was thinking that Fairline, Princess or Sunseeker in the UK would have something similar, but after looking at their websites their new construction for flying bridge boats all starts much bigger.

    How about a 40' Sea Ray?
    Sea Ray Fly 400 | Sea Ray Boats and Yachts http://global.searay.com/page.aspx/pageid/163647/pmid/366355/Fly-400.aspx

    Or a 42' Azimut? Although this is now a metre longer than your Princess.
    Azimut 42 | Azimut Yachts official | Luxury yacht sales http://www.azimutyachts.com/azimut42.html
     
  3. lausl
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    lausl carpe diem yacht design

    Thank you, yes, they all abandoned their smaller designs, going for the bigger money.... thanks for your valuable input!
     
  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    There are two Princess 38's here in Barbados, both older versions of the one in your photo above.
    One of them was 'stretched' in Trinidad some years ago, as the Owner wanted to have a larger fishing cockpit (the cockpit on the standard Princess 38 is rather small relatively).
    They did a nice job of it - below are a couple of photos.
    The Owner reported that his fuel efficiency has also improved, and the boat now has more planing surface. She has a constant deadrise 'deep vee' hull form from midships to the stern.
     

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  5. lausl
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    Thanks to Barbados!
     
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