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Manufacturer: Princess
Model: V78
Build Year: 2011
Model Year: 2011
Hull Identification Number: GB-PYIS1018A111
Flag: Italy (IT)
Lying: Livorno, Italy
Asking Price: €1.760,000 VAT Paid

Length overall (incl. pulpit): 78ft 2in (23.83m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit): 76ft 4in (23.27m)
Beam: 18ft 6in (5.66m)
Draft: 5ft 5in (1.65m)
Displacement approx. (CAT C32): 47.50 tonnes
Fuel capacity: 1,206 gallons (5,486 litres)
Water capacity: (incl. Calorifier) 245 gallons (1,112 litres)

Manufacturer: CAT (Caterpillar)
Model: C32 Acert
Power: 1825hp each
Speed range: 35-37 knots
Hours: 785

2 Berth central lower midships cabin with en-suite bathroom
2 Berth forward double cabin with en-suite bathroom
2 Berth twin guest cabin with en-suite bathroom
2 Berth twin pullman guest cabin
2 Berth crew cabin with en-suite bathroom


Arcturus Marine Digital Stabilizers (factory fitted - 1 of only 5 of all V78's built)
Sidepower Bow & Stern thrusters
Fusion Wireless Joystick Remote by Yacht Controller
Additional 13.5kVa Onan Genset
Additional domestic battery bank
NEW / reaplacement Teak and side decking 2015
AHD 880 TC 8.8” Touchscreen Display - Böning
Schenker 150M220 watermaker
KvH Satellite TV & Communication System
KvH Phone and Broadband system
2 x Furuno NavNet 3D GPS/Plotter/Radar
Raymarine ST6002 Smartpilot Autopilot
Furuno FI-50 Speed & Depth
Simrad RS87 DSC VHF Radio
NEW Saloon floor 2015
New Exterior Covers / Canvas 2016 - with extending cockpit frame (also spare original, very good condition winter set)

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Built for an experienced yachtsman and delivered in May 2011 the Princess V78 ‘Passion Five’ is a perfect example of British design, craftsmanship and engineering. Moreover, she is also one of the most comprehensively specified Princess V78 yachts ever built, equipped with the all-important Arcturus Marine Digital Stabilizers, Additional 13.5 kVA Onan Genset, Schenker watermaker, KVH Satellite TV, Communications and Broadband System, Additional domestic battery bank, even upgraded hydraulic bow and stern thrusters with Fusion Yacht Controller... (Prior to order/construction the first owner chartered a Princess V78 for a full summer season then used this experience to build a yacht with a perfect specification for serious cruising and comfortable life on board. ‘Passion Five’ has custom features and upgrades everywhere you look).

This custom engineered Princess V78 is a two-owner yacht that has been professionally maintained both of her owners. As such, her history is perfectly known and full service records are available (including recording engine service data to engine CPU). Their meticulous attention to detail has resulted in a magnificent yacht, which presents beautifully. Her interior design is another factor that makes her very attractive; it is finished in Oak satin wood, which is quite rare. She also has Platinum leather in the saloon along with a ‘New’ Wenge floor that was replaced in 2016. The finish is contemporary yet warm and the quality is of the highest level. The Princess V78 'Passion Five' is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a truly luxurious, well-specified yacht in very good condition with a crystal-clear maintenance history.

Even at short notice viewings are available 7-days a week. 278 Images available. Please email/contact Matt.


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With a choice of powerful engine options to complement a forceful profile and an opulent yet contemporary interior, the Princess V78 promises the ultimate in V Class performance and is eagerly anticipated as one of the most dynamically capable models the Company has ever conceived.

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With raised bulwarks and a powerful deep-V hull, the V78 has been honed for long-range cruising to put the most exclusive locations within easy reach, while her high-speed capabilities ensure an intoxicating blend of excitement and precision control.

On deck, an enormous cockpit provides an uncluttered environment for flexible entertaining and incorporates a fully equipped wetbar and large seating area. The garage is centrally located beneath the generous sunpad, while a hydraulically operated up/down platform is fitted as standard for stowage of an additional tender or wetbike.

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The main deck features an expansive saloon with low-level furniture and contemporary fittings, as well as the latest electronics and entertainment systems.

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The forward dinette seats eight in comfort and the helm position has been thoroughly resolved for optimum visibility and clear safe sightlines. Meanwhile the opening roof and triple sliding glass doors allow the feeling of true open boating with the flexibility to provide shade at the touch of a button.

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Stylish lower accommodations achieve new levels of space and light, with a unique reversed layout in the master suite providing the ultimate feeling of exclusivity. The owner enjoys a large en-suite bathroom with twin sinks and a cavernous shower, with a separate walk-in wardrobe situated to the port side. Guests are treated to similar levels of luxury in a VIP stateroom forward and two twin berth cabins forward of the galley.

Whether unwinding below deck or appreciating the tranquillity of a remote mooring, the Princess V78 provides a fabulous blend of comfort and flexibility for enjoying the best that cruising has to offer.

Length overall (incl. pulpit): 78ft 2in (23.83m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit): 76ft 4in (23.27m)
Beam: 18ft 6in (5.66m)
Draft: 5ft 5in (1.65m)
Displacement approx. (CAT C32): 47.50 tonnes
Fuel capacity: 1,206 gallons (5,486 litres)
Water capacity: (incl. Calorifier) 245 gallons (1,112 litres)

Power-assisted electro-hydraulic steering system
Bow thruster 240kgf
24v DC/240v AC electrical system
240v shore power with 2 x 80-amp float battery chargers
220v/240v diesel generator (22.5kW)
Full air conditioning
Remote control electric anchor winch
Electro hydraulic trim tabs with indicators
VHF with DSC R/T
Colour radar/chart plotter/GPS
Speed and distance log
Echo sounder with alarm
Remote control searchlight
Combination microwave/conventional oven/grill
Refrigerator (full height with deep freeze)
Cockpit wetbar including sink and electric barbecue
Cockpit top loading cool box
Vacuflush toilets with holding tank
Saloon LCD TV/DVD with Bose surround-sound system
Teak-laid transom platform/cockpit deck/steps to side decks
Cockpit sunbed and cushions
Double opening stainless steel framed saloon door with drop window
Hard top with electrically operated sliding sunroof
Electro-hydraulically opening garage with storage for tender or wetbike
Transom door
Transom platform with electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism
Hot and cold transom shower
Tonneau cover

Twin Caterpillar C32 (2 x 1675hp) Speed range: 33-35 knots
Twin MTU 12v 2000 M93 (2 x 1800hp) Speed range: 35-37 knots
Twin Caterpillar C32A (2 x 1825hp) Speed range: 35-37 knots

Reversible electric anchor winch with foredeck and helm position controls
Self-stowing 50kg Delta anchor with 90 metres chain
Bow rope storage locker
Anchor wash facility
Stemhead roller with automatic anchor launch and retrieve
Stainless steel bow, stern and spring cleats (8)
Stainless steel pulpit and guardrails
Two electric sternline winches
Stainless steel coachroof handrails
Twin coachroof lockers for storage for fenders and sunbed cushions
Forecabin hatch
PVC rubbing band with stainless steel insert
Full set of IMCO navigation lights
Riding light
Searchlight with remote control
Twin electric horns
Fuel and water fillers
Electro-hydraulic telescopic passerelle (4.4m) with remote control
Stern docking lights
Powered headboard on foredeck sunbed

Teak decking
U-shaped seating/dining area with folding table and additional L-shaped seat with coffee table
Cockpit wet bar with sink, toploading coolbox, electric BBQ, waste bin and stowage
Sunbed aft
Storage garage for dinghy/wetbike and general stowage with electrohydraulic aft door and electric winch system for dinghy/wetbike retrieval
Life raft storage (2 x 8 man)
Access door to crew cabin
220/240v shore support inlet
Stowage lockers
Stainless steel grabrails
Cockpit lighting
Cockpit speakers linked to saloon
BOSE surround system
Twin cockpit gates leading to after deck and to bathing platform with raise and lower facility (suitable for a wet bike) 400kg capacity, hot and cold transom shower, foldaway
swimming ladder and teak decking
Tonneau cover with zip door

Twin helm seats with electric adjustment for helmsman
AC/DC control systems panel
Door to side deck
Toughened glass windscreen clear for unimpaired night vision
Instrument panel
Full engine instrumentation
Fuel gauges
Electronic engine and gear shift controls
Power assisted electronic steering with hydraulic back up
Bow thruster controls
Rudder position indicator
Electro-hydraulic trim tab controls and indicators
Colour radar (with scanner) and GPS/Chartplotter
High-speed compass
Speed log
Echo sounder with alarm
Anchor winch remote control
Searchlight remote control
Chart area
Windscreen wipers with freshwater wash
Bilge pump controls with visual ‘pump running’ indicators
Fuel contamination alarm system
Air conditioning outlets

U shaped sofa with coffee table
Sofa opposite
Bar unit incorporating refrigerator, bottle and glass storage
Entertainment centre incorporating LCD TV with powered lift linked to BOSE surround sound system
‘L’ shaped dinette
All windows in toughened safety glass
Electric opening window portside
Blinds, curtains or sunscreens to all windows and doors
Overhead downlighters and concealed lighting
Electrically operated opening roof
Double opening stainless steel framed saloon door with drop window
Full air conditioning

Granite/marble worktop
Four-zone ceramic hob
Combination microwave/conventional oven with grill
8 place dishwasher
Stainless steel sinks with Monobloc mixer taps
Full height fridge/freezer
Storage cupboards, drawers and lockers
Waste bin
Opening portholes
Combination washer/dryer and storage in lobby area
Air conditioning

Large double bed with quilted bedspread
Dressing table with chair
Walk-in wardrobe
Chaise longue
Drawers, cupboards and storage lockers
Overhead and individual berth lights
Fixed and opening portlights
LCD TV with surround sound entertainment system
Air conditioning

En-suite shower/WC:
Vacuflush freshwater WC
Twin washbasins with Monobloc mixer taps
Separate shower cubicle with automatic shower pump-out
Extractor fan
Opening porthole
Electric shaverpoint
Storage lockers

Large double bed with quilted bedspread
Vanity unit with storage
Wardrobe with shelves
Drawers, cupboards and storage lockers
Overhead and individual berth lights
Deck hatch with fly screen and blind
Large opening portholes
Air conditioning

En-suite shower/WC:
Vacuflush freshwater WC
Washbasin with Monobloc mixer tap
Separate shower cubicle with automatic shower pump-out
Extractor fan
Opening porthole
Electric shaverpoint
Storage lockers

Two full-size single berths with quilted bedspreads
Wardrobe with shelf
Storage lockers
Downlighters and individual berth lights
Opening portholes
Air conditioning

En-suite shower/WC:
Vacuflush freshwater WC
Washbasin with Monobloc mixer tap
Separate shower cubicle with automatic shower pump-out
Extractor fan
Opening porthole
Electric shaverpoint
Storage locker
Separate access from passageway as well as from cabin

Two single berths
Storage locker
Downlighters and individual berth lights
Opening port holes
Air conditioning

Two full-size single berths, storage lockers and enclosed WC, washbasin and separate shower compartment
Air conditioning

Furniture finished in choice of Serotina Cherry or Light Oak finish
Galley in choice of granite or marble
Bathroom units fitted with granite or marble
Choice of upholstery fabrics, carpets and curtains from co-ordinated range
Laid-timber galley and bathroom floors
Laid timber saloon floor with central carpet

Engine room soundproofed
High-volume air intakes
Engine room extractor fan with electronic time delay
Engine exhaust silencers and water-cooled exhausts
Engine beds integrally moulded with hull for strength and vibration absorption
Forward and aft engine-room bulkheads integrally bonded
Engines flexibly mounted
Automatic fire extinguisher with remote override control
Automatic and manual bilge pumps
Engine-room lighting
Propeller shafts in Marinemet
5-bladed propellers in nickel aluminium bronze
High-speed balanced rudders
Cathodic protection for sterngear
Sterngear, engines, fuel tank fillers, etc. all electrically bonded
Power assisted electro-hydraulic steering system
Single-lever electronic engine controls
Bow thruster (200kgf)
Freshwater supply point in engine room

24 volt:
4 x heavy duty batteries for engine starting
6 x heavy duty auxiliary batteries
Engine alternators charge both banks of batteries via automatic switch charging system
2 x 80 amp battery chargers charge both banks of batteries via an automatic switch charging system
Remote battery master switches with control switch at main panel
Circuit breakers on all circuits
24–12v dropper for certain navigation and radio circuits

220/240 volt:
22.5kW diesel generator with own starting battery and specially silenced exhaust
Shore support inlets
Generator/shore support changeover system
Power points in owner’s stateroom, guest cabins, galley (double) and saloon
Polarity check system
Earth leakage safety trip
Shaver points in all bathrooms

Twin fuel tanks (in N4 marine grade alloy) with interconnection system giving 1206 gallon (5486 litre) capacity
Fuel fillers on both side decks
High-capacity duplex fuel filters/water traps with changeover cocks and visual contamination warning at console
Remote fuel shut offs in helm locker
Fuel gauges on helm console

Water tank totalling 200 gallons (909 litres) plus 45-gallon (205 litre) hot water calorifier
Water heated by engine and 240v immersion heater
Automatic water pump with filter
Main circuit breaker at switch panel
Water level gauge
Deck filler
Freshwater vacuflush WC system with 88 gallon (400 litre) holding tank, contents gauge and electric overboard discharge with macerator back-up system as well as dockside discharge system

Automatic/manual override fire extinguishers in engine room with warning system at helm position
Hand-operated fire extinguishers (6) in:
- owner’s stateroom
- port, starboard and forward guest cabins
- galley
- helm position and crew cabin

Automatic electric bilge pumps (with manual override) in:
- engine room
- forward accommodation
- aft (7 in all)
High capacity manual bilge pump with valve system and suction points in same areas

Set of cutlery, crockery and glasses
Set of towels
Fenders (6) and warps (4)
Ensign staff
First aid kit
Owner’s manual
Engine manual
Tool kit
Emergency tiller
Emergency porthole cover
Manual winch handle
Ship’s document cases
Electric vacuum cleaner

Standard Specificaiton is taken from the manufacturer’s brochure. Certain features may not apply to the model offered for sale.



Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed. They are intended, as guides only and as such do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective purchaser is advised to check all particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted. All dimensions, performance figures & range notes given are approximate and should be treated as a guide only. Engine hours shown are correct at the time of preparation of the particulars, but will vary with usage. Standard Features listed within the vessel advertisements are taken from the manufacturer’s brochure. Certain features may not apply to the model offered for sale. The advertised model year may not be the year of build or the year of launch. Availability of specific vessels may be subject to change. Ribs, dinghies, out-board engines and safety equipment are not included in the sale unless otherwise stated.

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