The S80 was designed by the in-house studio of the British house in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and the Italian design firm Pininfarina. Characterized by its fluid lines, sculptural exterior, and elegant profile, the newcomer is based on the bold-looking S72 launched at the beginning of 2023. However, what distinguishes the S80 is its power and length.
The boat demonstrates the impeccable British craftsmanship for which Princess is famous, with a vast teak deck, gleaming stainless steel rails, and handmade furniture. The design is oriented towards outdoor living. In fact, the main deck is equipped with a large canopy that provides shade to two-thirds of the space. An additional awning can also be opted for to cover the remaining third. Similarly, the spacious open lounge has glazing extending to the back of the cabin to ensure that the front dining area is protected from the wind, but it is still enjoyable without losing its sense of freedom.
The concept of the Princess S80 focuses on maximizing space for social life on the main deck, close to the water, with three distinct areas for sunbathing, lounging, and dining, all usable simultaneously without conversions.
The cockpit and the stern mirror, for their part, collaborate to make the most of the water. The stern mirror houses an electro-hydraulic bathing platform and a garage with space for a Williams SportJet 435 tender. At the same time, the cockpit is equipped with two sun loungers, armchairs, and a space with two coffee tables, creating the perfect place to enjoy a sunset.
It also offers a teak dining table with space for up to eight people and a perfect bar for cocktails. (It’s also possible to add a convertible dining table or a pop-up TV).
Sliding doors and a large window that opens over the kitchen bar connect the outside with the inside to create a natural flow through the main deck, giving access to a spacious and bright lounge with a “C” shaped sofa in front of the port seating area. At the same time, the helm offers access to all the instrumentation and controls, including the Böning boat tracking system. A pantograph door gives the Captain direct access from the starboard deck to the bow deck to facilitate maneuvering and mooring.
The kitchen is fully equipped with Miele appliances and a full-height Sub-Zero fridge/freezer. A secondary breakfast bar unit offers an alternative space for a casual meal.
Upstairs, the 28.7 m2 flybridge is an impressive outdoor space with multiple seating areas, a bar with a barbecue, and generous cooling space. A convertible dining table and an outdoor TV with a lift mechanism are also available to adapt to every occasion. It features two “U” shaped seating areas and the helm. This deck can also be complemented with a sliding roof that allows the sea breeze to flow through the interior, making outdoor living a total experience.
The lower deck has four cabins with full bathrooms decorated with furniture made from soft and organic materials and details in natural wood. The master cabin, of course, occupies the entire boat beam. Soft lighting features accentuate the curvy shapes of the handmade furniture to simultaneously create a contemporary yet relaxing atmosphere.
This deck also includes accommodation for a crew of up to three people. (An option to add a dining area for the crew or additional bunks is available) and a separate laundry center. A watertight door from the electro-hydraulic bathing platform gives direct access to this area.
But comfort is not everything in the S80. The yacht can operate with MAN V-12 engines of 1,900 or 2,000 horsepower that provide speeds of up to 34 knots, in addition to an optional 7,000-liter fuel tank to allow an extended cruising range. The S80 is optimized for greater efficiency using conventional straight shafts and propellers that facilitate maneuvers in tight spaces and purebred performance with a sure step.
Both vector fin stabilization and gyroscope options are available for greater control in challenging sea conditions.