Reviewer Alex Smith found plenty of interesting boats at the Southampton Boat Show, but one stand-out was the Princess V48.
22nd October 2013. By Alex Smith
You just can’t walk down the docks and pass by some boats without stopping for a closer look, which is certainly true of the new Princess V48. Reviewer Alex Smith spotted this beauty at the Southampton Boat Show, and we shot this First Look Video to give you a glimpse of the boat.
As he discovered, it’s the first IPS pod drive boat Princess has brought to the market, and this gives it some special abilities. The use of interior space is quite different, and gives this model some unique advantages compared to past models of its size. Want to learn more? Read Alex’s full review of the Princess V48.
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.