A small industrial unit in Newport Street, Plymouth was the birthplace of Princess Yachts in 1965. Founded by ex Naval Officer David King, who is still engaged in the company. Princess has developed into one of the most successful and sophisticated motor yacht builders in the world. Over two thousand five hundred people building around three hundred yachts annually in six huge factories in and around Plymouth.
Princess Yachts was the first European company to be awarded ISO 14001 for its quality control. Even construction techniques are at the very forefront of technology. Cutting edge precision composite construction and resin infusion technology have almost completely eliminating emissions in the workplace and for the local environment. The technology also reduces weight which increasing fuel efficiency and performance, whilst maximising interior volume. Stiffer, stronger superstructures grant larger glazed areas gifting the interiors more light and panoramic views.
The world renowned naval Architect, Bernard Olesinski, has overseen the conception of the hull and superstructure elements of every new Princess Yacht for over thirty years culminating in the super-efficient hybrid planning technology of the most recent models. Princess deep V hulls deliver the finest sea keeping and ride, ensuring guests and crew are kept comfortable and safe.
Princess Yachts International was acquired in 2008 by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group co-sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault. In January 2016, L Capital merged with Catterton to become L Catterton, now recognised as the largest global consumer-faced investment firm.
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