Princess 500

Broker Remarks

We are delighted to offer for sale ‘Melody’ a Princess 500 from 1994. Her present owners have lavished care and attention on her having spent thousands of pounds over the past few years. She benefits from new carpets, headboards, new electronic throttle controls, updated plotters, new teak to the cockpit, the list goes on…….. Please note the engine hours are not confirmed however the current owners have had the Twin Caterpillars regularly maintained. She is currently lying in Haslar Marina Gosport viewing by prior appointment only. Melody represents an awful lot of boat for the money. We await your call.

  • Manufacturer: Princess
  • Price: £114,950
  • Location: Haslar
  • Year: 1994
  • LOA: 52'5" (15.98m)
  • Berths: 8
  • Draft in M: Max: 1.2
  • ID no.: 03964
  • Cabins: 3
  • Aircon: Yes - Inoperable
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 3
  • Showers: 3
  • Watertank Size: 656 Litres
  • Engine Make: Caterpillar 3208TA
  • Horsepower: 870hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 1964 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 22
  • Top Speed: 27




Centreline double berth; twin wardrobes with shelves and interior lights; dressing table with mirror; storage drawers; cupboards and lockers; individual berth lights; deck hatch with blind; air conditioning (inoperable)/reverse cycle heating controls. Access to:

Electric flush marine toilet, separate shower cubicle with hot and cold shower and automatic shower pump out; wash basin; 240 volt shaver point; extractor fan.

Two single berths with conversion to make a double; wardrobe with shelf; dressing table; eye level storage lockers; individual berth lights.

Two single berths with conversion to make a double; wardrobe with shelf, dressing table; eye level storage lockers; individual berth lights.

On port side with access from passageway; electric flush marine toilet; separate shower cubicle with electric pump out; wash basin; 240 volt shaver point; extractor fan. Acova towel dryer.

Four ring Neff electric ceramic hob; combination microwave/convection oven; large refrigerator; twin stainless steel sink with mixer tap; Avonite work surfaces; extractor fan; freshwater gauge. 

'U'-shaped settee with adjustable table to starboard and full length side board and cocktail cabinet; TV and video; electric drop window to cockpit. Deep freezer.

Accessed through hatch in rear cockpit seat; two single berths; storage locker with hanging space; port holes opening to cockpit; en-suite heads compartment with sea toilet, wash basin with hot and cold shower mixer tap.

Burr maple interior joinery; leather upholstery in saloon.

Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout boat (inoperable)
Stainless steel framed door to cockpit
Stainless steel framed windows
Refrigerated cool box on flybridge

Mechanical and Rigging

Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 435hp diesel engines
10.4 litre V8 motors with turbochargers, aftercooling and fresh water cooling
Maximum speed 27 knots approx
Cruising speed 22 knots approx.
Engine hours are circa 1800, unconfirmed due to new gauges fitted.
Twin Disc hydraulic gearboxes
Shaft drive to 4 blade bronze propellers
Trim tabs
Mechanical throttles/shifts
12hp Sidepower bow thruster 

8 x 12v Batteries with isolator switches
Batteries charged by engine alternator
Shore power ring main
Shore power cable
Onan 15KVA generator
The batteries are charged by engine alternator and a new automatic Battery charger 30 A. 

2 x 982 litre (216 gallon) diesel tanks
2 x 328 litre (72 gallon) water tanks

Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated by engine calorifier and 240v immersion heater


Navigational Equipment
2 x Plastimo Compasses
Garmin GPSMAP 440s GPS/Chart plotter
Raymarine Ray54E DSC VHF
Autohelm Depth and Speed
Raymarine ST6000 Autopilot
Furuno open scanner radar
Navigation lights
2 Chart plotters are Raymarine with GPS. 

Deck Equipment
Delta anchor with chain
Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass
Fenders and warps
Remote control searchlight
Transom mounted docking lights
Whittall hydraulic passarelle/dinghy crane
Flybridge refrigerator
Stereo radio/CD player
The boat has been meticulously looked after with no expense spared - a large sum has been spent over the last 5 years with the current owners.
Works such as:
New carpets, headboards and side trim. Toilets, sea cocks.
New wipers and mechanical engine controls - £20,000 spent on these two alone.
VHF and depth sounder - 2016
ST6000 - 2018
Mattress 2016
Anodes 2018
Engine service history is very good. Onan generator service. Alternator service 2018.
Cockpit teak



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Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.