Princes Yachts has revealed deatails of Project 31@50 as the UK_based shipyard makes progress in her dramatic transformation and refurbishment.
Project 31 is the first model ever built by Princess Yachts International in Plymouth. The vessel returned to undergo a unique restoration project in celebration of the company’s 50th Anniversary year.
Following her arrival at Princess’ superyacht facility South Yard, Project 31 will be fully refitted drawing on various departments within the business. Parts will be removed and sent across the factory to the carpentry and metal shops where they will be repaired and reconditioned.
Over the years several modifications and upgrades have been made to the boat. This time, a dedicated team of apprentices and retired employees will be utilising their skills and memories to refit and precisely restore her.
The Princess Design Studio will be creating a nostalgic interior concept that will pay tribute to Princess’ 1965 original launch specification.
Key features will be carefully restored to ensure the boat stays true to these origins, however, a clever modern twist will be implemented using modern materials and detail-oriented
The helm, which has been modified over the past five decades, will be given a new lease of life. The original period features will be restored and will take pride of place in the new upgraded helm design by the Princess Design Studio.
While the boat’s engines have been replaced during her lifetime, the current Volvo Penta’s are in line with those originally fitted on Project 31 so will be reconditioned with the kind support of Marine Engineering (Looe) Ltd, official Volvo Penta Centre, and Volvo Penta.
Inside, the boat’s mahogany timber will be lovingly restored while the red leather upholstery and chequered work surfaces will be uplifted with a new stylish, sixties inspired finish by the Princess Design Studio including fabrics from artisan design house Dedar Milano.