Launched in 2004, Princess have combined timeless design, impeccable quality, class leading performance and luxury to create this latest model Princess 23m meter yacht. She has an elegant bright interior with a huge open-plan saloon that open onto the rear deck for casual dining, plus a separate interior formal dining area.
The full beam master suite with triple vertical hull windows are a special privilege on any vessel. The cabin complete with a 32" flat-screen HD TV and DVD player, is not only full beam and centrally located but also has a large walk-in wardrobe complete with owners safe, ensuite bathroom with power/massage shower, oval double-ended bath, toilet, bidet plus marble accents.
The huge VIP cabin in the Princess 23m is also full width with large oval windows on each side to enjoy the paradise views as you wake. It is also equipped with it's own TV and DVD player. It has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. The are 2 other separate twin guest cabins, both of which can be converted into doubles and are equipped with music systems and large ensuite bathrooms with walk-in showers.
All cabins, salon, galley (kitchen) and office and helm individual air conditioning controls, plus also have a telephone connected to the boats internal telephone system.
When a vessel reaches this size the interior and exterior volume allows for great design features and the ultimate in luxuries. This Princess 23m contains designated living areas for privacy and onboard entertaining. The galley can be fully enclosed or opened up as an entertaining bar via a electronically retractable sliding cherry wood partition. The main salon can also be opened via an electronically opened glass rear partition to give a very open feel. There is also dual access to the galley, crew quarters, engine and utility rooms. This means the crew can work without disturbing the general living areas of the yacht for excellent on board privacy.
Her large fly bridge is well covered for the tropics having a full and half-length removable bimini. There is also seating for 10+, a large sunpad, and a full wet bar and BBQ griddle. The bow also has large sunpads so you whole party can enjoy the sun, or dolphin watching from the front.
The inventory list is extensive and complete with a Sea-doo Jet Ski that is stored on the fly bridge when not in use. The miltary-grade Exploration RIB is stored on the lower transom. The yacht is equipped with bow and stern thrusters, full electronic navigation and radar, ice-makers, several fridges and freezers , washing machine and separate drier, watermaker and entertainment systems which includes satellite television, DVD and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, ipod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound. A high specification throughout.
The Princess 23m with it's large 5,900 litre fuel capacity also gives superb long range and low-cost efficient cruising capabilities. With excellent food storage and freezers, plus it's 1,500 litres fresh-water tank (plus 60 litres per hour fresh water maker) it can easily complete comfortable live-aboard extended trips from Malaysian islands, to Phuket, and to out-lying islands chains, including Burma, Indonesia and Singapore and back without having to re-fuel.
Here are the impressive range figures:-
Max Planing Speed 33 knts, range 280 Nm, (316 miles)
High Cruise Planing Speed 29 knts, range 350 Nm (395 miles)
Med Cruise Planing Speed 24 knts, range 400 Nm (453 miles)
Low Cruise Planing Speed 16 knts, range 440 Nm (502 miles)
Long Distance Displacement Speed 11 knts, range 1140 Nm (1300 miles)
Max Long Distance Displacement Speed 7 knts, range 1700 Nm (1938 miles)
This Princess 23m manages to do everything well and is more of a mini superyacht than a large cruiser. She is one of the largest 22+ meter planing hulls to be found in anywhere in South East Asia, yet still small enough to pilot yourself, or have just two crew for the ultimate in luxury cruising to explore the secluded islands and shallow bays found throughout the region.
She is fully equipped with every conceivable option and accesory to enable her to be used as an exceedingly comfortable family and friends cruising boat or luxury commercial charter boat in the SE Asian region and beyond.
August 2013 Update - Currently this Princess 23M is going through a refit and maintenance work which will be completed at the end of October 2013. Cost of refit will be between $170k & $200k. Photos will be taken of the new upholstery etc when the refit is completed.