The Plymouth based shipyard Princess Yachts shared some behind the scene images of the very first model of X95, taken during the latest sea trials.
Characterized by bold surfaces, with long flowing lines extending from bow to stern, the X95 aims to define a new design language while maintaining classic Princess Yachts style.
Being the first model in the new X Class, it displays the range main characteristic: the Super Flybridge, where both the flybridge and main deck interior space cover almost the full length of the yacht. This layout provides 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht. This innovative solution came from the work of Princess long-standing naval architect, Olesinski, in collaboration with an iconic Italian design house, Pininfarina.
Significant steps forward were also made in hull design, as the X95 is equipped with a new wave-piercing bow that extends the waterline forward, providing a high deadrise entry. Basically, the hull delivers a 15% improvement in efficiency when compared to traditional hull design.
On the lower deck, the standard guest accommodation for up to eight includes a full-beam master stateroom amidships, two twin guest cabins, and a double VIP suite forward. The first X95, however, incorporates a five-cabin arrangement with a full-beam main deck master suite, plus a non-standard lower deck layout including aft VIP stateroom with adjoining gym room.
Other non-standard features on this X95 include the custom exterior paint scheme in Princess midnight blue and inside, a custom saloon layout including a family-style dining table. She also hosts a drop-down projector unit with a large canvas cinema screen on the aft flybridge. The crew accommodation layout houses up to 5 members on board.
The X95 is powered by twin MAN V12 engines providing a total of 3800hp, allowing for a maximum speed of 23 knots. The impressive fuel capacity is of 13,400 liters.
(Princess Yachts, here is the first Princess X95 – Barchemagazine.com – June 2020)