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Yacht Specifications & Facilities

Specification and Equipment

Yacht Builder Princess Motor Yachts, United Kingdom
Model Princess 23m
Length 23.0m
Width 6.0m
Engines Twin MTU 1520 hp
Maximum Speed 33 knots (61 kmph)
Planing Cruise Speed 16 knots (29.5 kmph)
Displacement Cruise Speed 10 knots (18.5 kmph)
Generator Yes, silent running Onan 22 kva, provides 220v power throughout the boat
Fresh Water Maker Yes, provides 60 litres per hour
Air Conditioning In all cabins, and living areas of the yacht with individual controls
Washing Machine Yes
Tumble Dryer Yes


Guest Cabins 4, two doubles (Master & VIP) plus two twins all with ensuite bathrooms. The two twins can also be converted to a full-width double bed, or into pullman bunk beds so 4 can sleep in each cabin.
Sleeps Up to 12 people
Salon (Living Area) Yes, with sofa seating for 8
Office Yes, separate area for working, with HP Officejet 610 Printer
Galley (kitchen) Equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, hob
BBQ Yes, on the flybridge
Indoor Dining Table and 8 chairs
Outdoor Dining Either on the flybridge, or rear deck (both covered from the sun)
Flybridge Yes, with seating for 10, plus sunpads and wet bar
Sundecks/Sunpads 2, on the flybridge, and on the bow

Outdoor Equipment

Water Craft Exploration 4.5m RIB with silent 60hp 4-stroke engine and full canopy Seedoo 3-person Jet Ski, with 30 litres of dry storage – towels, drinks, phone etc
Water ‘Toys’ Banana Boat
Snorkelling Equipment
Water Ski
Beach ‘Toys’ Beach Balls
Beach Badminton
Canoes/waterbeds 2 x 2-person or 1 adult+2 children Colarado Canoes

Indoor Equipment

Internet Wifi Internet Access in Thai coastal waters
Entertainment Satellite TV
42” LCD TV & DVD in salon
32” LCD TV & DVD in master stateroom
20” LCD TV & DVD in VIP cabin
Music systems in other two cabins
Separate music systems in salon, rear deck and flybridge
Movie library with over 2,000 latest films
Communications Satellite Phone (just insert your simm if you need to always be in contact)
Walkie-Talkies for ship to beach contact
VHF radio

Introduction to Sanook

A flagship of Princess Yachts made in the UK, Sanook is the latest in a line of luxury cruising yachts, and one of the finest yachts to be found in South East Asian waters.

Princess have combined timeless design, impeccable quality, class leading performance and luxury to create this latest model 23 meter yacht. Sanook has an elegant bright interior with a huge open-plan saloon that open onto the rear deck for casual dining, plus a separate interior formal dining area.

The full beam master suite with triple vertical hull windows are a special privilege on any vessel. The master cabin complete with a 32" flat-screen HD TV and DVD player, is not only full beam and centrally located but also has a large walk-in wardrobe complete with owners safe, en-suite bathroom with power/massage shower, oval double-ended bath, toilet, bidet plus marble accents.

The huge VIP cabin, is also full width with large oval windows on each side to enjoy the paradise views as you wake. It is also equipped with it's own TV screen. It has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. There are 2 other separate twin guest cabins, both equipped with music systems and both with large en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Each twin cabin can be converted into a double bed, or be converted into four pullman bunks each. Sanook can therefore sleep up to 12 guests in comfort.

All cabins, salon, galley (kitchen) and office and helm individual air conditioning controls, plus also have a telephone connected to the boats internal telephone system.

When a vessel reaches this size the interior and exterior volume allows for great design features and the ultimate in luxuries. This Princess 23m contains designated living areas for privacy and on-board entertaining. The galley can be fully enclosed or opened up as an entertaining bar via a electronically retractable sliding cherry wood partition. The main salon can also be opened via an electronically opened glass rear partition to give a very open feel. There is also dual access to the galley, crew quarters, engine and utility rooms. This means the crew can work without disturbing the general living areas of the yacht for excellent on board privacy.

Her large fly bridge is well covered for the tropics having a full and half-length removable bimini. There is also seating for 10+, a large sunpad, and a full wet bar and BBQ griddle. The bow also has large sunpads so you whole party can enjoy the sun, or dolphin watching from the front.
The inventory list is extensive and complete with a Seedoo Jet Ski that is stored on the fly bridge when not in use. The military-grade Exploration RIB is stored on the lower transom. Sanook is equipped with bow and stern thrusters, full electronic navigation and radar, ice-makers, several fridges and freezers , washing machine and separate drier, watermaker and entertainment systems which includes satellite television, DVD and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, iPod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound. A high specification throughout.

The Princess 23m with it s large 5,900 litre fuel tank also gives superb long range and low-cost efficient cruising capabilities. With excellent food storage and freezers, plus it's 1,500 litres fresh-water tank (plus 60 litres per hour fresh water maker) it can easily complete comfortable live-aboard extended trips from Malaysian islands, to Phuket, and to out-lying islands chains, including Burma, Indonesia and Singapore and back without having to re-fuel. Here are the impressive range figures:-
Max Planing Speed 33 knts, range 280 Nm, (316 miles)
High Cruise Planing Speed 29 knts, range 350 Nm (395 miles)
Med Cruise Planing Speed 24 knts, range 400 Nm (453 miles)
Low Cruise Planing Speed 16 knts, range 440 Nm (502 miles)
Long Distance Displacement Speed 11 knts, range 1140 Nm (1300 miles)
Max Long Distance Displacement Speed 7 knts, range 1700 Nm (1938 miles)

Sanook manages to do everything well and is more of a mini superyacht than a large cruiser. She is one of the largest 22+ meter planing hulls to be found in anywhere in South East Asia, yet still small enough to be have a crew of just 3 or 4 and to explore the secluded and shallow bays found throughout the region.