by Steve Lague

The Princess V39, the first sub-40 footer released by the British luxury boat builder for more than a decade, was launched with great acclaim in 2012.
Since its arrival it has not only been acknowledge for its great design, with its tinted hull windows and edgy, sleek superstructure and its class-leading finish but also its performance.
The Princess V39 is not merely a cut-down version of a bigger model but an all-new design from the ground up. The hull has been constructed using the same weight-saving resin infusion technology it uses to build its bigger boats.
The technology not only contributes to the outstanding performance credentials of this sports cruiser but to its voluminous interior.
The V39 comes standard with twin Volvo Penta D6-330 DPs, matched to stern drives that can push the sports cruiser along at up to 38knots.

The swim platform is large enough to house a tender and provides easy access to the water for swimming. Princess also gives you the option of replacing it with an optional hydraulic swim platform that is rated to carry up to 100kg making life easier when it comes to launching the tender and for getting in and out of the water. And there is no better way to end a hot summer day than sitting on the back in a comfortable chair and watching the sun set over the horizon with your feet in the water and a cold drink in your hand.
On board, the teak-laid cockpit is generous in size and features u-shaped seating, a dining table, which can be converted to a daybed, and a wetbar.
Inside, the saloon and galley combine to create a second sociable space for entertaining guests. Behind the windscreen, a raised C-shaped lounge provides views across from the captain and co-pilot seated on separate helm chairs. At rest, the same crew lounge doubles as a chaise. With the press of a button the soft-top roof opens so you can drive with the wind in your face.
There are also two luxurious cabins. The main cabin, which is forward, has en-suite access to the main bathroom that has a separate shower stall. The aft cabin is fitted with twin beds, large windows to both sides and the option of sliding berths to make a double suite.

Length Overall: 12.98m
Beam: 3.81m
Draft: 1.02m
Displacement: 8700kgs (approx)
Fuel capacity: 730-litres
Water capacity: 332-litres
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta D6 330hp