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Inside Princess - The sea trials

by Princess Yachts on 25 Nov 2017
Paul Roach, Test Engineer, Outside crew sea trials Princess Yachts .
'Inside Princess' is an engaging suite of short films that lifts the lid on the craftsmanship, skill and passion that goes into each and every Princess yacht produced.

This episode provides insight into some of the 3,000 checks that the despatch team carry out as part of the final Sea Trials on each and every yacht. Here, skilled technicians and engineers work to strict guidelines and measure against set criteria and data. All of these checks in the final stage of the yacht's journey at the shipyard ensure that it is delivered to the customer in pristine condition. Every detail is examined and checked, from seemingly small details such as, how a cupboard door closes and checking that light switches work correctly, through to taking the yacht out on the water to measure the sound and performance of the engines.

'The engine room is the heart of the boat to me', says Paul Roach, Test Engineer, 'its bristling with technology, air con units, hydraulic tanks, hydraulic pumps and huge engines, all of which obviously work independently, all of which need checking and verifying'.

'We are a small cog in the wheel but to be honest all the cogs need to be there for the wheel to turn, and this gives me an immense sense of pride'.

Launched exclusively to the Princess fan-base via social media, viewers can take a closer look at some of the incredible crafts that go into producing some of the most exquisite yachts in the world, from carpentry to metal work, loom production to infusion moulding. Princess Yachts invite viewers to immerse themselves in a world of unparalleled craftsmanship and meet the people that give brilliance to each and every component.

Take a look at the Princess Yachts Facebook page for the sixth instalment.

Since 1965, Princess Yachts has strived to deliver voyages of endless possibility to each and every customer, and continues to do so by building yachts to universal acclaim in the south west of England. With a detail-oriented culture of innovation, these yachts are not only some of the most technically-advanced in the world, but are also recognised as the most beautifully crafted, too.

Perched on the edge of the English Channel lies the city of Plymouth, where Princess established it's home over 50 years ago. Princess shipyards cover an area of over 1.1 million square feet, an area rich in British maritime heritage. In fact, South Yard, where the M Class Superyachts are constructed, is a former naval yard dating back to the 17th century. Today, the city's ship-building heritage continues at Princess Yachts with over 2,000 people, each possessing a mastery of their skill, sometimes passed down through the generations or gained through the highly regarded apprenticeship scheme.

The Princess Yachts Design Studio is constantly working to develop ever more ingenious ways to ensure every last millimetre of each boat is ergonomically sound, highly practical, spatially perfect and impeccably hand-finished. Once the team of naval architects, designers and engineers have determined a design, the craftspeople fastidiously bring it to life with their unique skills. Every beautiful detail is crafted and finished within the Plymouth shipyards. This enables Princess to consistently monitor quality throughout each build. And this makes Princess Yachts unique.

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