Plymouth-based shipbuilder Princess Yachts has released additional details regarding the upcoming X95 series.Photo: Princess YachtsThe new series is defined by its open-concept layout, large flybridge and a design collaboration with Naval Architecture firm Olesinski and Italian design house Pininfarina. X95 follows a string of successes for Princess who’s fleet includes six models and is a key feature of the firm’s five-year investment program.Photo: Princess YachtsInside the new series, customers can expect to find a large cockpit, voluminous main deck saloon and full flybridge deck. Filling every centimetre of her 6.71-metre beam, the main deck features port and starboard glazing which fill the cosy living space with natural light. Due to the open concept layout, owners can choose how they want to configure the spaces onboard and can choose between a larger main saloon or a forward-facing master’s cabin with a 270-degree panoramic tinged glass window. Photo: Princess yachtsOn the flybridge deck is the sky lounge, perfect for relaxing while underway or sunbathing while at anchor. Depending on the layout selected, the lower deck can be configured to house a full beam master with en-suite and walk-in closet, two guest cabins and a forward stateroom. Photo: Princess yachtsTwo MAN v12 diesel engines give the X95 a top speed of 24-26 knots, and space for 13,400 litres of fuel in tandem with a bow that extends the waterline forward allow this superyacht a dynamic cruising range. Photo: Princess yachtsAntony Sheriff, Executive Chairman, Princess Yachts, said: "X95 is another bold new concept for Princess Yachts. Borne from our aggressive investment strategy into new technology and world-class design, the X Class creates an entirely new segment, representing another significant step in our new product programme. We continue to push the boundaries of yacht design and build a brand leadership position in the luxury yacht market." Photo: Princess yachtsAs with all other Princess vessels, the X95 will come with 24/7 Lifeline support with international SOS service, and access to medical/security assistance powered by MedAire.Photo: Princess YachtsPrincess Yachts was acquired in 2008 by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group co-sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault.
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