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Take a look through all the elements involved in the Project [email protected] transformation. As we utilise new techniques to bring this classic boat back to life, you’ll be able to find out how we are using resin infusion (a process used to mould today’s craft) as well as the Princess Design Studio’s creative vision for the boat’s interior.Meet Our Experts
Meet the faces behind Project [email protected] from those who are lovingly restoring our 1968 model to those who have shared their memories of the company’s first boat.
Board Director and co-founder
In 1965 David and two friends established Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd to fit out and charter Project 31. This boat was sold marking the beginning of what is today one of the world's leading shipyards. Today David is a Director involved in new product development and is sharing his expertise to support the restoration of Project [email protected]
Gerry has worked with Princess for around 25 years and is using his experience to coordinate the restoration of Project [email protected] “From the moment I saw her in Jersey, I knew we were on to something special with this boat. I have a great team behind me who are just as passionate about the project and we cannot wait to see her back on the water.”
Will has completed nearly 10 years service with Princess, most recently as engineer on the new Princess 30M - the latest Princess M Class which will mark the entry point to the fleet. He will be drawing upon his vast experience to refit and reengineer Project [email protected] to the highest standard.
Callum is a 3rd year Apprentice Engineer who will be working under the mentorship of Project [email protected]'s lead engineer Will Staddon to bring new life back to the boat. Callum has been developing his skills working on the latest M Class development - the new Princess 35M. He follows in the footsteps of his father who is an engineer at Princess.
Having been a part of the original Project 31 build crew Peter has returned to share his experiences with the Project [email protected] team. Peter went on to enjoy a career at Princess that spanned over three decades, eventually managing the company's shipyard at Lee Mill before his retirement at 65.
Roger has completed over 25 years of service within Princess. Since joining in the woodworking department he has experienced different areas of the business and is today the CAD (Computed Aided Design) Technician working within the Development Mock-up Team. Roger is lending his skills to Project [email protected] to support her restoration and bring her into the digital era.
Use the slider to follow Project [email protected]’s weekly progress, from the full rip out to the finished result. Pictures will be added weekly so you will need to check back regularly for updates.
Take a virtual tour of Project [email protected] after her stunning transformation.
Project 31 was the original success story behind Princess Yachts International. The boat was fitted out for charter. The boat was sold marking the beginning of a successful shipyard.
Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd was founded on 1965 by David King and two friends.
Over 150 Project 31 were produced and sold between 1966 and 1969.
Following the success of Project 31, in 1970 Marine Projects ventured into GRP moulding and produced the Princess 32 with more than 1,200 sold. One of the most successful models in the company's history.
In 1974 the Princess 37 was launched at the London Boat Show following the appointment of John Bennett who designed two new models (including the 37) to compliment the Princess 32.
Launched in 1980 the Princess 30DS was the first in a new generation of designs by Bernard Olesinski with over 500 sold between 1981 and 1989. It was the beginning of a design relationship that continues to the present day.
In 198 the Princess 45 was introduced, a landmark design and at the time the largest production motor yacht in the UK. Over 400 were sold in 9 years when it was replaced by the Princess 455.
In the 1988 the Company was awarded the Queen’s Export award. HRH Prince Philip presented the award to David King.
In 1994 the first V Class sports yachts were developed, V39 and V52, laying the foundation for the range of high performance yachts.
New purpose built headquarters were opened at Newport Street, Plymouth in 1997. A new site at Coypool, Plymouth was also acquired and an extensions added to the manufacturing facilities at Langage, Plymouth. Today Princess Yachts shipyards span over 1,100,000 square feet.
The new flagship Princess 95 Motor Yacht was launched in 2007.
In 2009 Princess acquire a new site, South Yard, on a long term lease from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the development of the M Class superyachts. The company was later granted the freehold in 2011.
Princess launch the first model from the M Class range, the Princess 32M, at 2011 London Boat Show.
2012 was a landmark which saw the launches of the smallest craft produced by the Company in over a decade, the second generation Princess V39, and the largest vessel the company has ever built, the Princess 40M.
Princess launches the first of a new class of yacht, the Princess S72 S Class Sportbridge yacht in 2014.
Princess launched largest vessel the company has ever built in 2012, the Princess 40M. The 40M, a 132-foot superyacht, also made history as the biggest composite motor yacht ever to be built in Britain and went on to win a prestigious World Superyacht Award.
Princess celebrate 50 years at the forefront of motor yacht manufacture. Today the company is recognised as one of the world leaders in the boat building industry, manufacturing a range of over 20 M Class superyachts, Flybridge motor yachts, V Class sports yachts and S Class Sportbridge yachts ranging from 39 to 132ft with a network of over 50 distributors worldwide.
sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport
8 January 2016 to 17 January 2016
The official UK debut of Project [email protected] at ExCeL London.
23 January 2016 to 31 January 2016
Project [email protected] show debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show.
7 April 2016 to 10 April 2016
Join us for the Asia Pacific premiere of Project [email protected] in Singapore.
29 April 2016 to 2 May 2016
Project [email protected] to make her Hong Kong debut at the Gold Coast Boat Show.
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