Princess Yachts Launches Y78

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Powered by twin 1,800-mhp MAN V12s, the Princess Y78 can reach speeds of 34 to 36 knots, the builder says.

Powered by twin 1,800-mhp MAN V12s, the Princess Y78 can reach speeds of 34 to 36 knots, the builder says. (Courtesy Princess Yachts/)

The Princess Yachts Y78 confidently blends performance and style.

The Y78 rounds out the builder’s three-model Y-class series, which also includes a Y85 and a Y95. Powered with twin 1,800 hp MAN V-12 diesels driving five-blade propellers, the Y78 has a top-end range of 34 to 36 knots, according to the builder. The Y78 also has power-assist, electro-hydraulic steering with a hydraulic backup. Engine and gear shift controls are electronic too.

Just inside the sliding-glass door off the teak-covered cockpit, the salon has U-shaped seating and a coffee table to starboard with a two-person settee across from it. A retractable 55-inch LED TV has DVD and Blu-ray capabilities too. Forward and to port is an eight-person dining area with ocean views out the full-height windows. Low-back furniture ensures ocean views for all guests in the salon. Standard interior furniture is Rovera Oak or Alba Oak with walnut and Silver Oak optional.

In addition to a dining space that accommodates eight, the salon also has a 55-inch LED TV, bottle-and-glass stowage and a refrigerator.

In addition to a dining space that accommodates eight, the salon also has a 55-inch LED TV, bottle-and-glass stowage and a refrigerator. (Courtesy Princess Yachts/)

The galley is forward and to starboard abaft the helm station, and it’s equipped with a four-burner electric cooktop, microwave-convection oven, twin stainless-steel sinks, a full-height refrigerator and freezer, an ice maker and a dishwasher. An electrically-operated sliding-glass partition separates the galley from the salon when desired. The lower helm has two seats and the pilot’s seat is electrically adjustable. There is side-deck access for help with line handling when cruising shorthanded.

The Y78 has a four-stateroom layout with a full-beam master stateroom amidships. The space has a king-size berth, sofa, a dressing table with a chair, a built-in safe, a 40-inch LED TV, and dedicated access to the lobby area. The portside guest stateroom has two single berths while the starboard-side and forepeak staterooms have double berths. Each stateroom has an en suite head, with the starboard-side head also acting as the day head.

The Princess Y78 has a four-stateroom layout, each with an en suite head.

The Princess Y78 has a four-stateroom layout, each with an en suite head. (Courtesy Princess Yachts/)

This nearly 81-foot yacht also has a reversible hydraulic anchor winch with foredeck, main-bridge and flybridge controls. Additionally, the Y78 has stainless-steel cleats, fairleads and handrails. There is also a foredeck lounge for time with a book and a sun pad for four or more guests to work on their tan.

The flybridge is also set up for al fresco fun with room aft for three chaise-style lounge chairs (or a davit and tender), U-shaped settee with dining table to starboard and L-shaped settee that converts to sun pad. There is also a wet bar and electric grill to keep trips to the galley to a minimum. The helm is forward on centerline with two helm seats, protected by a retractable hardtop.

Salon view with satin-finish walnut. The galley can be closed off from the salon with this glass partition.

Salon view with satin-finish walnut. The galley can be closed off from the salon with this glass partition. (Courtesy Princess Yachts/)

With well-proportioned lines, solid performance and a family-friendly cruising layout, the Princess Yachts Y78 should appeal to yachtsmen looking to take their yacht size and style to the next level.

For more information, visit: princessyachts.com

Quick Specs:

  • Length overall: 80’9”
  • Max. beam: 18’11”
  • Draft: 5’8”
  • Fuel capacity: 1,585 Gal.
  • Freshwater capacity: 356 Gal.

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