Princess 85 Motor Yacht
Imagine you buy a used boat from somewhere overseas, that has a cheaper price on it. You go through the whole exercise of talking to someone who probably has never seen the vessel, has never spoken to the owner – probably does not even know accurately where the vessel is located. Assuming the boat is correctly represented, you do all your numbers based on importing the vessel to Australia. You obtain shipping quotes, craning costs, calculate GST, duty, customs inspections, factor in delays at wharfs and the expenditure that involves. Just when you think you have it all covered I can assure you you’re not even close. The reason I know this is because we import around 30 boats a year and we still struggle to account for every cost.
Having what you thought was a great deal turn into a bad experience is every buyer’s worst nightmare! But it can be prevented.
If this is the first boat you are looking to purchase through us, we recommend you review our checklist on Buying a Brokerage Boat and How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Boat Buying Mistakes
It covers 7 critical points that will help you maximize your chances of finding the perfect boat:
1. Ask to see the vessel’s maintenance history: Make sure to ask questions related to engines, generators, electronics, onboard systems etc
2. Find out what repairs have happened in the last few years: Unfortunately all boats (new and used) break down from time to time. If fixes haven’t been needed yet, the boat could be a ticking time bomb for repairs.
3. Find out why they’re selling: Sometimes sellers are very eager to sell because they want to off-load a vessel they never use.
4. Ask to speak with the professionals who maintained the vessel: Nobody knows the intricacies of a boat like a professional mechanic, dealer or shipyard.
5. Run a Vessel History & Documentation: You absolutely need to know if the vessel has lawsuits or liens against it and if any money is still owed to a bank or financing company.
6. Get help from a Professional Broker: The right broker helps by listening to your needs and assists you with any potential difficulties. Brokers will assist you through the entire buying process.
7. Organize a Survey: Get a survey from an independent and professional marine surveyor.
If you follow those 7 simple steps, you could literally save yourself thousands in unexpected repairs.
Now that you know the minimum precautions, let’s move on to this beautiful Princess 85 Flybridge Motor Yacht.
The first thing you will notice about this vessel is how well she has been looked after. The owner is a local family who use the vessel regularly and see it as their absolute pride and joy. They have engaged the services of a professional skipper whose sole purpose in life is to ensure their Princess is well maintained in all aspects and immaculately presented at all times. The owners were intending to keep the vessel for many years but with their growing family and love of extended cruising, they decided it was time to move up.
As a brand, you can be assured that a Princess Motor Yacht is a safe and sound investment. Founded in Plymouth in 1965, and still built onsite in the historic naval shipyards, Princess boasts a pedigree of true British shipbuilding from their first high performance 37 foot flybridge, to the state of the art, 40 metre luxury motor yacht. Princess Motor Yachts are well known the world over, and always in high demand.
And here are some of the key features of this vessel:
Offering all the luxury inclusions normally associated with much larger vessels, you will be amazed at the ease of operation and value for money this beautiful craft offers.
An exceptionally good layout sees the saloon and dining as a private area away from the lower helm, making it incredibly inviting as you enter from the sheltered rear deck. The lower accommodation level boasts 4 sumptuous bedrooms, all with ensuites and entertainment centres. A separate crew zone offering the captain a generous double bedroom along with a second bunk room, is well situated with rear access off the boarding platform and close proximity to all the engineering components. The upper level is devoted to entertaining with full size spa, bar and extensive seating under a sheltered retractable hardtop.
Loaded with extras such as Opacmere crane, hydraulic swim platform, yacht controller, fin stabilisers, jet ski, Brig tender and excellent electronics – this really is a turn-key vessel available for immediate delivery.
Of course i could keep going on for hours, covering items like the sound system, the upgraded watermaker, air conditioning units - however you really must come and see this stunning Princess for yourself. I will ensure the full time skipper is on hand to answer any of your more detailed questions you may have so that you can be comfortable with any up coming work that may be required.
This highly optioned and beautifully presented vessel has recently been reduced to $4,750,000 which is amazing value for a Princess of this age and calibre. So if you are serious about this craft, the next step is for you to please give me a call and arrange a visit. I look forward to meeting you.
Kind Regards, Jason.
|Location:||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Engine:||Twin Caterpillar C32 Ascert 1,825 HP Diesel engines,|
|HorsePower:||2 x 1,825 HP|
|Engine Hours:||Port: 1,200 hours|
|Engine Hours (2nd Engine):||Starboard: 1,200 hours|
|Max Speed:||28 Knots|
|Cruise Speed:||12 Knots|
|Thrusters:||Bow & Stern thrusters|
|Genset:||2 x Onan , 27 Kva|
|Fuel Capacity:||8,000 Litres|
|Galley:||LAYOUT: Separate galley that is suitable for owners or crew use and extended cruising. Miele appliances throughout
STORAGE: Great storage both under bench and overhead
|Refrigeration:||Stainless steel fridge, Cockpit fridge|
|Freezer:||Stainless steel freezer, Flybridge ice maker|
|Stove:||Electric with separate Miele oven|
|WaterMaker:||Desalinator 300 Lph|
|Hot Water System:||Yes|
|Accommodation:||SALOON: Sumptuous lounge with extensive seating and separate dining
|Cabins:||Full beam master, 2 x VIP Guest, 2 x Single + Crew quarters. All rooms with ensuites|
|Berths:||8 + 3 Crew|
|Toilet:||7 plus Holding Tank|
|Air Conditioning:||Cruiseair A/C|
|Covers:||Electric retractable sun roof to Fly, clears to fly|
|Ground Tackle:||ANCHOR WINCH: 2 x Hydraulic
CHAIN: 60 m + 40 m
|Safety Gear:||SPOTLIGHT: Yes|
|Bilge Pumps:||Electric + Manual|
|Fire Protection:||Firebouy Fire suppression system|
SHORE POWER: 240V
|Electronics/Navigation:||GPS: 2 x Raymarine Touchscreens to lower helm
SOUNDER: 2 x Raymarine screens to flybridge + Furuno
AUTO PILOT: Furuno Auto Pilot
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine