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Princess 82

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 71°F; humidity: 55%; seas 3-4'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

1,701 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

The Numbers

Princess 82 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 10.7 23.2 705 60
1250 12.0 39.6 464 64
1500 15.4 70.8 333 68
1750 20.4 86.2 363 69
2000 25.9 131.0 303 73
2360 31.9 178.6 273 74
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
Glendinning Cablemasters.

On Location

Better Boat:

A Flying Bridge for Today

Princess 82 flybridgeThe 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.