The largest yacht ever built by Princess is close to completion and left the yard for the first time last week. The Princess 40M, the Imperial Princess, briefly passed through Plymouth Sound as the experts tested her engines and systems.

“It was quite something, and a demonstration as to just how much we have achieved with this incredible craft,” says managing director of Princess Chris Gates. “She is truly wonderful and performed impeccably. We couldn’t be happier with her performance at sea.”

The superyacht is the first trideck to be built by Princess, and has accommodation is for 12 guests and 8 crew.