Announced at the MBY awards held at the Corinthia hotel in London in May 2019, Princess Yachts won the award for Flybridges up to 60ft for the beautiful Princess F55.
Here’s what MBY’s select group of judges said:
“With the launch of the R35 at one end of the Princess range and the radical X95 at the other, it’s easy to forget the bread and butter of its mid-size flybridge range. The F55 is a sharp jab in the chest and a reminder that the Plymouth shipyard is expert at creating flybridge cruisers of this size.
The F55 simply does not put a foot out of line. Okay, the optional hardtop detracts from its looks but that is a droplet of complaint within a vast pool of flawless execution. Its interior is vast; be it the saloon, the master ensuite or the twin guest cabin, there is space and light in abundance. It is beautifully made and the decor is achingly tasteful – stylish and sophisticated without ever appearing gauche.
There is lots of storage space, the engine room is immaculate, the flybridge huge and the foredeck comfortable enough to be a living space in its own right.
The list goes on. It even drives well and is light and agile in a way that it has no need to be, given the type of boat it is. But that’s the beauty of the F55, no stone has been left unturned. It’s probably the most well-rounded boat on the market right now and, in most cases, all the boat you will ever need.”