If you’re ready to be an adult and enjoy fine living as you cruise, the 72 Motoryacht could be your next boat. I visited the Princess stand at the London International Boat Show for the 72′s introduction, and compared to some new models that are pushing the envelope stylistically, this yacht gave me a calmer, more relaxed feeling the moment I stepped aboard. There’s a simplicity in the colors, materials, and layout, the latter an unbroken walk-through from after deck to helm station, then down below to the living quarters, which include a large, athwartships master and a VIP stateroom forward. All told, it has four cabins for guests, plus crew quarters aft.
Topsides, the flybridge has another helm station, wet bar, and plenty of seating around a table for lunch. Farther aft, you’ll find a jacuzzi and a place for the tender and its deck crane.
This is a large, powerful boat that, like other boats in the Flybridge Princess line has a deep-V hull and can top 30 knots. The fiberglass hull is resin-infused, which keeps the weight down and improves the speed provided by twin MTU 10v 2000 M93 diesels.