Princess Yachts has once again raised the bar in luxury yachting wtih the new "Super Flybridge" model range, dubbed the Princess X-Class. The first model launched in the X-Class will be the Princess X95, a new concept that boasts an impressively large living space and innovative architecture. The designers at Princess further explained, "The X-class appeals to customers who wish to spend more time aboard to explore cruising grounds further afield. Just as luxury automotive brands have broadened their appeal by expanding their traditional sedan and sports car ranges to include spacious, versatile, and sporty cross-over concepts, Princess has revolutionized its range with the all-new X-Class."
Unveiled to the public in 2020, the Princess X95 is a 95-foot superyacht that boasts an innovative triple-tier deck arrangement to offer the sort of expansive, free-flowing space one would normally only find aboard a megayacht. Such a bold approach to maximizing deck space required the input of celebrated naval architect Bernard Olesinski and the Italian design house Pininfarina, who spent countless hours at the Princess shipyard in Plymouth, England refining the design. The end result is a yacht whose flybridge extends almost the entire way from bow to aft, with 40% more living space when compared to vessels of a similar length.
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Yacht lovers lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the X95 as it glides into harbor will first notice the yacht’s vertiginous profile, sleek, aerodynamic lines and wave-piercing bow that extends all the way from the water up to the flybridge. A deep GRP V-hull with a 22-foot beam, designed to provide 15% better fuel efficiency and enhanced stability at sea, is paired with a hairpin-shaped fibreglass superstructure that allows for wrap-around windows and the remarkable, double-length super-flybridge.
The Princess team made a number of clever changes to ensure that this yacht gets the most out of its extra space, situating the helm station, equipped with all the latest navigational equipment, on the flybridge to provide a main deck space that has an unimpeded internal sightline of 80 feet from bow to aft. The flybridge is large enough for a full-sized conference table, L-shaped sofa to starboard, a rear sunlounge and your choice of either modular living space or spa-pool jacuzzi to bow.
One level below and a truly exceptional open plan salon and galley on the main deck is equipped with a 65 inch, 4k UHD TV with a surround-sound Naim audio system for a fully immersive silver-screen viewing experience. Guests can relax on the full-size sofa to starboard or enjoy a morning espresso on the four armchairs next to a teak coffee table. Galley space boasts an American-style island kitchen with full wet bar, 5 induction hobs, convection oven and microwave, where you can rustle up your choice of deluxe meals. When cruising in sunnier climes guests are sure to make a beeline to the large, beach-club aft deck, where a bespoke full-beam swimming platform, crafted exclusively for Princess by marine engineers Opacmare, provides the ideal launching pad from which to enjoy warm-water swimming and coral reef snorkelling.
The main deck is also large enough to introduce a forward stateroom with panoramic windows to the bow, or alternatively this area can be used as an office or forward morning lounge. Below deck layouts are fully customisable, with popular arrangements including two staterooms, two guest berths and crew quarters for a maximum occupancy of 12.
All living spaces on the yacht are decked out with handsome teak flooring, finely crafted accents featuring high quality Rovere Oak or Walnut wood, stainless steel fixtures and brightwork and only the finest furnishings sourced from Princess’s exclusive partner Louis Vuitton. Spacious bathroom facilities, meanwhile, feature marble, granite or quartz finishes for an elegant, day-spa feel.
The Princess X95 is as high performance as it is luxurious: captains will find this yacht a joy to ride as they use the electro-hydraulic steering system to command this vessel’s 5-bladed propellers in high-end nickel-aluminium bronze. Twin MAN V12 1900 engines offer top speeds of 24 knots, while at cruising speeds of 10 knots the X95 has a horizon-busting range of 2000 miles. A truly era-defining yacht that sets new standards of comfort and space not only for Princess but for the superyacht market as a whole, it is no surprise that when first released to the public the firm immediately sold 10 models to discerning clients from across the globe.