Ahead of her dramatic transformation and refurbishment, Princess Yachts International is letting us take a look inside Project 31@50 via a brand new website, which while plotting the course
of her transformation, offers an invaluable insight into the skill and craftsmanship involved in the design and creation of this, the very first Princess.
Project 31 has undergone some alterations throughout her life but still remains every bit a Princess – from the impressive hull condition to her original compass and timber finish. The helm, which has been modified over the past five decades, will be given an new lease of life. The original period features will be restored and will take pride of place in the new upgraded helm design by the Princess Design Studio. While the boat’s engines have been replaced during her lifetime, the current Volvo Pentas are in line with those originally fitted on Project 31 so will be reconditioned with the kind support of Marine Engineering (Looe) Ltd, official Volvo Penta Centre, and Volvo Penta. Inside, the boat’s mahogany timber will be lovingly restored while the red leather upholstery and chequered work surfaces will be uplifted with a new stylish, sixties inspired finish by the Princess Design Studio including fabrics from artisan design house Dedar Milano.
The transformation can now be viewed online at project31.princessyachts.com, where you can share the memories of those who created her, and follow her progress through her 21st century regeneration.