Ocean Magazine : 9 September October 2006
The exterior of the vessel is sheer and clean and while no particular feature makes a bold statement, the overall impression is of modern classic styling with some aggressiveness suiting a sporting poise. From a practical perspective, the exterior has been well thought out, with good all-round deck access, hip-height polished stainless steel hand rails with integrated fender holders, fresh water, fuel and shore power intakes on both port and starboard sides. All available stowage space on the exterior has been cleverly used for housing other deck equipment and controls for winches and windlasses. All have flush deck mounted hatches or doors in the bulwarks that follow the vessel's flowing. The main deck aft has one flush deck mounted hatch that leads to the engine room. Access to the lazarette storage space is via an electro-hydraulic door. The transom bathing platform is reached through a single transom doors that locks securely in position while underway. The transom also boasts a telescopic electro-hydraulic passerelle for easy access when berthed stern to as well as a hot and cold shower. Moving forward, there is an expansive area for alfresco dining and sunbathing. To starboard is seating for six to seven people at a beautifully finished collapsible table, and there is also a wetbar with ice maker, refrigerator drawer, barbecue and storage space. Entering the saloon through an impressive, stainless steel-framed door is an absolute delight. The style, layout and subtle exuberance of the interior is extremely pleasing on the eye, and the use of quite different fabrics with the cherry wood seems to blend and fit beautifully into place. To starboard is a leather u-shaped sofa with glass coffee table and PR INCESS V6 5 ABOVE: The luxuriously appointed saloon is an absolute delight. BELOW: Beautiful accommodation and galley below decks.
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