What’s the story behind the ‘Dazzle Camouflage’? The Princess Yachts team was trying hard to come up with a way to test the new R-35 without letting the public see what the boat will truly look like. So in an effort to conceal its design, the team turned to Plymouth, England’s naval heritage for a solution. In the early 20th century, an art student named Norman Wilkinson developed a marine camouflage while serving as an officer in the British Royal Navy. The Dazzle Camouflage idea is designed to confuse rather than conceal. The geometric designs were actually credited with saving many lives during World War 2 by making it difficult for the enemy to gauge the speed, size, and direction of British ships. The Princess team sought help from third year art students at the Plymouth College of Art to design what the wrap would look like. The students took inspiration from Norman Wilkinson’s original concept as well as used ideas from modern day illusionists. Princess now invites you to experience the R/Evolution.