British yard Princess Yachts has released more details of their latest motor yacht model during this year's Boot Düsseldorf: the X95. Photo: PininfarinaThis establishes a new 'Superfly' X Class for the brand, re-imagining the concept of a flybridge with large living spaces and extensive outdoor space. This ‘Super Flybridge’ and the main deck area below together span nearly the entire length of the yacht to offer uninterrupted areas of luxury living spaces. Photo: Princess YachtsDeveloped in collaboration with Princess Yachts’ long-standing naval architect, Bernard Olesinski, and Italian design house Pininfarina, the studios worked together to design a contemporary yet functional yacht with adventure in mind for owners who wish to spend significant time aboard and explore cruising grounds further afield. The X95's new hull designed in partnership with Olesinski evolves the deep-V concept to provide 15% improved efficiency with additional stability in all sea conditions. Photo: Princess Yachts
The X95 is equipped with a wave-piercing bow that 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. As a result, the hull will transition smoothly from highly efficient low cruising speeds to maximum speed whilst maintaining optimum trim angle and ride comfort in all sea conditions.Photo: Princess YachtsThanks to the 'Super Flybridge' concept, the layout provides 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht and mirrors recent innovations from luxury automotive brands who have developed crossover models, according to the shipyard. In total, the Super Flybridge stretches almost 22 metres, more than double the length of a typical flybridge on a yacht this size. Photo: Princess YachtsAs for her layout, the lengthening of the main deck to the bow of the boat creates large open space, extending to almost 18 metres. This space can be configured in a traditional fashion with a sofa and coffee table area, integrated drinks refrigerator and icemaker, a private galley, and a master cabin. Alternatively, her new owner could also choose to configure the X95 with entertainment as a focus and replace the stateroom with a cinema lounge.Photo: Princess YachtsThe X95 could offer a more informal layout, with a single large open space that encompasses a large saloon area, a full-width open-plan chef’s kitchen with a large centre island and breakfast bar, and a connected dining or recreation area with 270° views to port, starboard and the bow. Photo: Princess YachtsAscending the internal staircase to the flybridge from the deck saloon and you find the fully enclosed Sky Lounge which also houses the pilothouse. Just behind the pilothouse it is the large lounge area with soft seating, teak flooring and panoramic views. Photo: Princess YachtsBehind the Sky Lounge is the enormous rear flybridge area with a covered dining zone for eight and a large flexible space for free-standing lounge furniture. Exit from the Sky Lounge’s side door (or walk along the flybridge’s side deck) and there is a massive forward flybridge with a U-shaped seating area and a sunbathing area or spa bath further towards the bow. In addition, walking down the steps at the fore end of the flybridge reveals a foredeck area that could be used as a private breakfast space. Photo: Princess YachtsOn the lower deck, there’s storage for a jetski, along with crew quarters, bathroom and a mess to the rear. In the centre is the master stateroom complete with ensuite bathroom. Additional port and starboard guest cabins can either be configured as two single beds or one double bed, both of which also feature ensuite bathrooms. Towards the front lies the forward stateroom complete with large double bed, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.Photo: PininfarinaAndy Lawrence, Head of Design at Princess Yachts, commented: “X95 takes spatial architecture on a yacht to a new level. With a large cockpit, rear flybridge, forward flybridge and foredeck areas, owners will have four large and unique outdoor environments on an X95. Combined with the spacious and flexible main deck space and the unique Sky Lounge, the X95 has a range of living spaces, indoor and outdoor, that dwarfs those of any other boat of its size.”Photo: Princess YachtsIn addition, for those on board the Princess X95, entertainment is front and centre. X95’s sundeck features a Naim Uniti Atom audio system with waterproof speakers and the Sky Lounge houses a 4K UHD TV and a DVD Blu-ray system with Naim audio system, while electric blinds on all side-glazing control light levels.
Photo: Princess YachtsPowered by two MAN V12 engines and with a fuel capacity of 13,400 litres, the X95 has a maximum speed range of 24-26 knots.Photo: Princess yachtsPhoto: Princess yachtsPhoto: Princess yachts
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