Princess Yachts puts Plymouth on the map with brand partners Plymouth Gin and Plymouth College of Art.
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Luxury British yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts, this year makes its debut at London Craft Week joining a host of globally renowned brands to celebrate the very best of international and British craftsmanship.
The Plymouth based company, which was established in 1965 and has since produced over 17,000 yachts, will offer visitors a rare glimpse into the world of British yacht craftsmanship with a selection of workshops hosted on 5th May by its team of expert artisans. Each of the skilled professionals will reveal the unique techniques utilised to produce different components that are integral parts of the finished luxury yachts
From bespoke furniture to complex metalwork, attendees will discover fabrication techniques and the meticulous attention to detail afforded by Princess Yachts, while enjoying a cocktail from its brand partner, Plymouth Gin.
Based in Plymouth, the gin brand that has had quality British craft at its heart since 1793, Plymouth Gin will offer its signature Gin and Tonic alongside a selection of tailor-made cocktails to guests.
There will also be a fantastic opportunity to engage with special guest students from Plymouth College of Art, a specialist independent art school founded in 1856.
Together these three global brands based in the heart of the South West firmly put Plymouth on the map.
Now entering into its third year, London Craft Week offers exclusive access to some of the most prestigious brands and institutions in the world, shining a spotlight on the work that goes into creating products of unparalleled quality.
Marketing Director, Kiran Haslam said of the partnership, “We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s London Craft Week alongside some of the most exceptional brands from around the world. Princess believes in championing British luxury craft and we are excited to be able to share the techniques and skills our craftsmen have perfected over the past 50 years with people who want to learn more about this fascinating industry.”
Associate Dean Design at Plymouth College of Art, Paul Singleton, said: “At Plymouth College of Art we celebrate material and making. The young designer-makers we are presenting at London Craft Week are specialists in ceramics, glass, mixed media and metals. Their work is crafted to very high standards and although at the start of their careers, they will be names to watch out for in the future.”
The Princess Yachts: Crafted in Plymouth workshops will be held at Hotel Café Royal, Regent Street on Friday 5th May. The sessions will be held at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 1:30pm and tickets cost £20pp including a Plymouth Gin cocktail. For more information, to reserve a place and purchase tickets for London Craft Week please visit: http://www.londoncraftweek.com
Plymouth-based Princess Yachts epitomises the best of British manufacture, from its quality craftsmanship, design and engineering pedigree, to the refined elegant and luxury interior styling of its craft. The result blends cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to set new standards in performance, evident across the Princess range of sophisticated flybridge motor yachts, dynamic V CLASS sports yachts, ground-breaking S CLASS sportbridge yachts and flagship M CLASS superyachts. The Princess reputation for design, engineering and manufacturing excellence has earned the company global appeal and established it as a truly international brand.
Princess Yachts International was acquired in 2008 by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group co-sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault.