Each year yacht dealers from around the globe gather in Plymouth, England, at one of the most renowned shipyards for a three-day assemblage held by Princess Yachts. The Princess Dealer Meeting provides the opportunity to tour and sea trial new models, experience the factory first-hand, and learn about the latest advancements and developments for their luxury motor yacht line.
Team Galati, pictured above, was fortunate to attend the meeting and dove right in with a factory tour on day one. With over 1.1 million square feet to trek and 3200+ employees, the Princess factory is truly a site to see. Each Princess yacht is 80% constructed in-house and meticulously handcrafted by skilled shipwrights with a deep resonation with attention to detail.
One of the main highlights of the tour this year was the build process of the all-new F65 Princess, announced earlier this summer. The new model will launch at the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show, September 16-25. Stay tuned for build updates following the flagship of the F-Class Range.
Day two of the Princess Dealers Meeting started with a business gathering in the AM, followed by a model mock-up tour and thrilling sea trials, including sea trials of the Princess X95, Y85 Princess, and V55. Did you know the initial sea trials for a model are completed by the Princess Outside Crew teams who perform over 3,000 checks on each boat? Various people are involved in the process, including engine manufacturers and OEM suppliers and all installations are tested and signed off. Nothing on board a Princess Yacht, even the finer details, remains unchecked.
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The model mock-ups are also a truly unique design aspect of Princess, one that no other yacht manufacturer implements. The mock-ups are a 1:1 scale model of the boat’s interior and exterior spaces created out of plywood for every new Princess model before ever going to build. Each mock-up takes approximately 6-8 weeks to create.
This is an invaluable part of the Princess design process and also provides the opportunity for the design team to sit in the spaces, make any necessary design tweaks, check sight lines, experiment with materials, and even optimize the design of component parts for assembly. In addition, they also offer customers a unique opportunity to walk around a life-size model of a yacht before it even goes into build.
To conclude the event, a special Gala dinner, and awards ceremony took place at The Orangery, Mt. Edgcumbe. Recognition was given to the leading Princess Dealers worldwide, including Galati Yacht Sales. Thank you to Princess Yachts for hosting an unforgettable event where we can continue to learn, evolve, and nurture our brand relationship.
At Galati Yacht Sales, our team of certified sales professionals strives to assist our clients in understanding the new and used boat market when shopping for Princess yachts. With over 50 years of experience in the boating industry and over 25 years of experience with the Princess Yacht brand, we have the expertise, knowledge, and inventory to help you find the best luxury yachts for sale worldwide.
Whether you are looking for new Princess yachts for sale, used Princess Yachts for sale, or looking to sell your current boat, we have got you covered! Contact Galati today to speak to a sales professional or learn more about our team of Princess Specialists.