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First Princess X95 begins sea trials in Plymouth

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Georgia Tindale

The first Princess X95 superyacht has taken to the water in Plymouth and commenced sea trials. First revealed in 2018, the 29.11-metre all-GRP vessel is the first model from the new 'Superfly' class of yacht from the British shipyard and is the design work of British naval architecture office Olesinski and the Italian design studio Pininfarina.Princess X95/01 yacht in sea trial in PlymouthPhoto: Princess YachtsWith its performance being tested during gruelling sea trials, the X95's new hull designed in partnership with Olesinski evolves the deep-V concept in order to provide 15% improved efficiency with additional stability in all sea conditions. Princess X95/01 yacht in sea trial in PlymouthPhoto: Princess YachtsFurthermore, her wave-piercing bow extends the waterline forward and provides a fine, high deadrise entry. The benefits of this bow shape are further enhanced by extending the hull surfaces aft under the bathing platform.Princess X95/01 yacht in sea trial in PlymouthPhoto: Princess YachtsIn addition, this enables the hull to have a smooth transition from highly-efficient low cruising speeds to maximum speed whilst maintaining optimum trim angle and ride comfort in all sea conditions: aspects which will be put to the test during her sea trials. Princess X95 yacht interiorPhoto: Princess YachtsAs part of this 'Super Flybridge' concept, the layout of the Princess X95 provides 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht. In total, the Super Flybridge is almost 22 metres, which is more than double the length of a typical flybridge on a yacht of this size.  Princess X95 yachtPhoto: Princess YachtsPrincess X95 yacht interiorPhoto: Princess YachtsOn board, guest accommodation for up to eight can be found on the lower deck, comprising a full-beam master stateroom amidships and two twin and one double VIP suite forward. A crew of four is also housed on board. Princess X95 yacht interiorPhoto: Princess YachtsThe Princess X95 is powered by twin MAN V12 engines with a total of 3800hp which give her a maximum speed range of 24-26 knots. Designed with longer journeys in mind, she also comes equipped with a long-distance 13,400-litre fuel tank. Princess X95 yachtPhoto: Princess Yachts

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