Princess 82By Capt. Richard Thiel
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 71°F; humidity: 55%; seas 3-4'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST1,701 gal. fuel, 183 gal. water, five persons.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/1,723-mhp Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel inboards
Transmission/Ratio: ZF2050A, 2.467:1 gear ratio
Props: 40 x 42.5, Veem, 5 blades
Price as Tested: $6,678,425
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|Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin handheld GPS. GPH taken from CAT engine display. Range is based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
Noteworthy Options: TRAC stabilizers
electric twin berth conversions in port stateroom
electrical up/down bulkhead behind helm
side boarding gates
flying bridge hardtop
A Flying Bridge for Today
The bridge on the Princess 82 Motor Yacht is significantly larger than that of the company’s 78-footer and has been reconfigured to reflect the way people actually use vessels of this size. Instead of one long module along the port side that combines the aft sunpad, U-shaped seating area, and forward settee facing the starboard helm, the 82 divides these areas into three distinct spaces: an aft two-person sunpad lying athwartships, a large U-shaped dining settee, and all the way forward, two U-shaped settees facing a centerline helm station. This makes it possible for everyone to have a bit of privacy if they desire it while providing plenty of common areas for people to mingle. The L-shaped bar is to starboard and larger than the 78’s straight one, and nearly the entire top deck can now be protected from the elements by an optional hardtop not offered on the 78.
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.