Born in 2018, the Princess R35 is the first “roadster boat” is the Princess R range of Princess Yachts. Designed and built by hand in Plymouth, England, combines revolutionary performance capabilities, innovative design, and quality with highly developed technology to deliver a waterborne experience suitable for all speeds. Princess has been designed in collaboration with Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies (BAR Technologies) and Pininfarina, both of international renown.
The R35 fully reflects the intent of the company, Princess Yachts, renowned for its British craftsmanship and engineering pedigree, which has been pushing orders for this 50-knot bolide. Just as the principles of “race to the road” are at the heart of the world’s greatest supercars, America’s Cup technology drives the R35’s revolutionary performance.
The Princess R35 is equipped with Active Foil System (AFS), developed with BAR Technologies, which optimizes stability and maneuverability in all sea conditions, allowing a much lower hull shape to redefine ride comfort and high-speed cornering capability. The real revolution lies in the hull structure – light carbon fiber monocoque – designed in collaboration with the famous Italian design house Pininfarina, which in its history has designed many Alfa Romeo and Ferrari models.
The exterior of the Princess R35 has been designed by Pininfarina. A project that looks back to its origins and its founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina. Fascinated and passionate about aerodynamics, he based his philosophy on pure and elegant lines, traced in the service of speed and performance.
The two V8 direct-injection gasoline engines with variable valve timing and fully CNC machined intake and exhaust ports offer exceptional levels of torque and responsiveness to safely power the Princess R35 at 50 knots.
“The Princess R35 is a rare mix of extreme – commented Antony Sheriff, Executive Director of Princess Yachts – elegance and technology. Though design forgets performance or performance makes you give up something of design. Our shipyard has been able to create a very fast yacht that is also beautiful to look at.”