An ultra-sporty Maxi-Rib with a look that is as magnificent as it is aggressive, Prince 43 CC is the brand-new addition from Nuova Jolly Marine, offered with a high-powered outboard propulsion. With its two Mercury Verado 600 V12s installed on the bracket, to date the most powerful in the world, Prince 43 CC is perhaps one of the best performing Ribs currently on the market, as well as offering a wide range of comforts (starting with the cabin, equipped with a separate head, porthole and bow entrance) and a host of interesting innovations (such as the gas piston hatch that lifts up, opening the central console like a “chest” at the bow and transforming into a seafront seat when closed, or the compact superstructures and the absence of decks to provide a large, obstacle-free passage area).
The Prince 43 CC surprises for its rationality and adherence to the sporty concept: in designing it, in fact, Nuova Jolly Marine has made some positively unusual choices on elements such as the forward cabin, on which the greatest effort in terms of design has been concentrated, or the generous space in the foredeck and on the foredeck. The aesthetic aspect is also interesting in the helm station, designed without undermining the boat’s grit: thus conceived, in fact, the central console has a sober volume that is well-proportioned with the rest of the boat line.
Prince 43 CC : bow cabin
The forward cabin, which cannot be seen but is there, is the most convincing element. Accessed through the gull-wing opening front hatch, we discover two convertible side berths and a separate toilet with shower. It is mainly thanks to this that, stepping aboard the Prince 43 CC, the first impression is one of space on deck, but not emptiness, thanks to the three fore lockers, the groove for the 50-metre chain and the two aft benches (with internal pump housing) to starboard and port.
In general, the design of the cabin, as well as the entire boat, is definitely inspired by luxury automotive, and already gives a foretaste of cruising speed, but without neglecting comfort so that you can sleep at least one night at anchor.
Excellent performance with Verado 600 outboards
Very few shipyards in Europe have been given the opportunity to fit their boats with the new Mercury Verado engines. Spectacular to look at and with unprecedented performance and range, these are the most powerful outboard engines in the world, and the Prince 43 CC really is the perfect “coach” in our opinion.
The acceleration that these two revolutionary engines provide to the boat is literally scorching, and the speed that can be reached with the boat fully loaded is close to 55 knots at 6500 rpm: a powerful performance that Nuova Jolly has ensured with adequate safety, allowing the transmission to be controlled with the utmost precision and perfectly tuning the engine block with the hull to keep it always stationary and aligned even during the most extreme turns.
Of course, in the face of such performance, the grip points for passengers who prefer to stand while cruising characterize the whole boat, without undermining its perfect design. With its tubulars and jelcoat painted full-black, teak on the deck and lots of carbon on the helm station, the Prince 43 CC dominates the scene. After all, Nuova Jolly Marine knows how to do things on a large scale and has not let this model down, either, putting more than half a century of company history into it, the same history with which the yard has contributed to the evolution of the “Rib”, transforming it as we know it today with meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail and rigorous sea testing.
Asking Teo Aiello of Nuova Jolly Marine to describe the performance of the Verado 600 V12s, he answers without hesitation: “Great performance and low consumption, plus the structural comfort provided by the fact that this type of engine does not move. So we were able to optimize the space on the stern platform of the Prince 43 CC by fixing the engines on an aluminium bracket”.
Room for everyone
A hydraulic gangway rises up from the Prince 43 CC’s aft platform and rests against the dock, delighting all those who don’t like jumping up and down from the dock. The aft, almost full-beam sofa has a reclining backrest to turn into a sundeck, plus it lifts up to access the plant room.
In terms of space, in short, there is everything you need on a boat that is obviously not a yacht, but which has much lower maintenance and mooring costs in port. For example, the two tables, at the bow and stern, are electrically powered and go to the floor to create the ambience you need according to the people on board. Here, too, the concept of ‘free space’ returns, or convertible, for example into a sundeck in the case of the table on the foredeck.
Prince 43 CC: grit and sportiness
If we then look at the canopy, boating craftsmanship marries experienced coachbuilding: “The canopy is body-painted because jelcoat tends to fade or dull,” explains Teo Aiello, who is anything but superficial when it comes to choosing colours and paint durability: “Since it is black, we had to repaint it, and we did it ‘body-painted’ with two coats of primer and two coats of clear coat, otherwise the boat would be completely dull after two years“.
What’s more: two carbon periscope stands extend from the canopy, to which the awning is attached, creating a very interesting area of shade at the stern The broadside is made of fibreglass and continues to the bow in the same mould. At the stern, the padded gunwales rise up to reveal two lockers to the left and right of the boat, so you can cruise comfortably face to face, each with their own large portion of the panorama.
The centre console is decidedly prestigious, with lots of carbon between the instruments, for which there is plenty of space, useful for installing the electronic equipment chosen by the owner. Protection is guaranteed not only by the canopy but also by the windscreen framed in a truly sporty stainless steel frame.
The three seats are independent with a raised platform to improve the view: they are foldable, wide, comfortable and non-slip, and are also fitted with armrests and nicely decorated by their modern mirrored stainless steel frame. Behind the seats here’s what you need for a nice shrimp cocktail: electric (or gas) cooker, 100-litre refrigerator and two teak cabinets as standard.