The accommodation beggars belief. The master cabin especially looks to have been plucked from a boat in the class above.
Motor Boat & Yachting, October 2013.
If you are new to boating, then this IPS boat could be just right. The Princess V48 is extremely easy to drive (this boat has twin Volvo IPS600s with 435hp each), whether you are sliding sideways around a marina or cruising effortlessly at sea.
With an extremely comfortable driving position, the Princess V48 shows exemplary performance. It is fast enough and has a wide range of cruising speeds between 22 and 28 knots.
The accommodation truly makes this boat stand out from others in its class. The master cabin offers full standing headroom, an ensuite and a pair of huge windows on the water which afford wonderful views – this is more like a funky hotel suite! The forward cabin also has some cool touches with standard scissor-action berths and oval-shaped ports which allow for plenty of natural light to pour in.
The V48 Deck version offers both a great outdoor experience with plenty of space on the bow to stretch out on those long sunny days. but also a spacious upper saloon with a GRP hardtop which means there is somewhere comfortable to relax should the weather turn. There is lots of storage space both in the L-shaped cockpit area and the saloon. This entire space can be covered in canvas if necessary.
This IPS boat is perfect for those new to boating and can give you the confidence to get into bigger boats faster.
|Length overall (incl. pulpit)
||50ft 10in (15.49m)
|Length overall (excl. pulpit)
||49ft 11in (15.21m)
||46ft 2in (14.07m)
||13ft 6in (4.11m)
||3ft 9in (1.14m)
||17,700 kg* (39,020 lbs)
||265 gal/330 US gal/1,200l
|Water capacity (incl. calorifier)
||80 gal/96 US gal/364l
|Power-assisted steering system
Volvo joystick manoeuvering control
24v DC/240v AC electrical system
240v shore power with 40-amp float battery charger
Remote control electric anchor winch
Electro-hydraulic trim tabs
VHF with DSC R/T
Speed and distance log
Echo sounder with alarm
Remote control searchlight
Electric drop window at helm position
Combination microwave/conventional oven/grill
Refrigerator with deep freeze compartment
Electric quietflush toilets
Saloon and cockpit stereo CD/radio
Teak-laid transom platform/cockpit deck/stairs to side decks
Cockpit seating/dining area
Electrically operated sliding sunroof
Hot and cold transom shower
Engines - Diesel
|Twin Volvo IPS 600 (2 x 435mhp)
Speed range: 32-34 knots †
|* Displacements are calculated with full fuel and water but with no optional equipment fitted or other gear or crew aboard.
† Maximum speeds will vary depending on cleanliness of hull, condition of sterngear, loading of craft, water and air temperatures, sea conditions and other factors. Speed estimates are therefore given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the part of Princess Yachts International plc.
Craft illustrated on this website may be fitted with certain optional equipment. Specifications may be changed at any time without notice or liability.