The Most Impressive Yacht Releases We Can Expect To See On The High Seas Soon
Prestige Singapore|October 2021
A bounty of new yacht releases so far this year, both completed and currently being built, puts the spotlight on some of the biggest trends by leading boat builders – from eco-friendly attributes to rock star features. François Oosthuizen and Yanni Tan round up some of the most impressive vessels we can expect to see cruising the high seas soon.
François Oosthuizen and Yanni Tan

PRINCESS YACHTS Y72 boatlagoonyachting.com

Arriving on our shores this November, the all-new Princess Yachts Y72 unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival is a standout created in collaboration with renowned naval architects Olesinski and an Italian design house Pininfarina. At an overall length of 22.8m with a beam of 5.45m, the Y72 is the smallest in Princess Yachts’ Y Class. However, its stunning exterior design, silver oak interior wood satin finish, and clever layout elevate its spaciousness and grandeur while maximizing storage areas.

It boasts a massive hi-lo bathing platform that can lift over 500kg, making it suitable for lifting a tender from the water and storing it aboard. The main deck’s rear seating area features a wraparound couch covered by a two-tone, stainless steel-trimmed headline – one of the many subtle style details found throughout the Y72.

This area connects to the interior main deck through a grand sliding glass door, which leads to bright and roomy dining and seating areas, and a bar and the helm. The saloon is complemented by a multi-zone Naim audio system that has the multi-streaming capability and a dedicated app. Many hidden storage areas are located between furniture and in the side walls.

Fitted in the aft galley are a full-height refrigerator/freezer, oven, range top, and other kitchen amenities. The galley’s rear lift window also opens upwards to act as a serving hatch to allow the quick passage of food and beverages to the rear seating area.

Accommodating up to eight guests, the Y72 offers two smaller guest cabins, each with two single beds that can join together with a powered sliding mechanism. These cabins also share a full bathroom featuring a rain shower. Towards the bow is the VIP guest cabin, complete with a full en suite bathroom, day seating area, and a large TV. Port and starboard windows let in plenty of natural light and afford guests tremendous views.

The master cabin is accessible via its own spiral under the main deck and showcases huge side windows and a generous amount of space. Behind the full-sized bed is an en suite bathroom with his and hers sinks and a sizeable rain shower.

Back on the main deck, the bow houses another seating area, a giant sun pad for lounging and relaxation, large wet-locker storage areas, and mooring and anchor gear. Finally, atop the yacht on the flybridge are a large U-shaped seating area with a teak table, an L-shaped seat that converts to a sunbed, as well as a wet bar with a barbecue, sink, and drawer fridge. Its slatted rooftop can be remotely manipulated for complete guest comfort.

The model’s special features include the following: twin MAN V121650 (2 x 1650mhp) diesel engines that power the yacht up to 34 knots; tropical air conditioning; flybridge hardtop and crane; Onan generator; teak decking; Sleipner Vector Fin stabilization system with VF800 fins; third station controls in the cockpit; and a freshwater maker. Princess Yachts is represented by Boat Lagoon Yachting as its exclusive authorized distributor in Southeast Asia.

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