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Superyacht of the week: Princess 40M X5

SuperYacht of the Week

The latest 40M superyacht to leave the facilities of the British shipyard Princess Yachts was delivered to her owners last month. Named X5, she is the fourth vessel to be completed in the series, and has a beam of 8.02 metres and a draft of 2.29 metres. Constructed out of GRP, she has a gross tonnage of 395 tons and features a beautifully appointed five-cabin arrangement and custom interior concept.

Inside, her bespoke interior styling has been created in collaboration with the notable Italian designers at Fendi Casa, the Princess Design Studio and the vessel’s owner. Throughout, a refined, opulent environment has been seamlessly integrated into the design using a selection of luxurious materials. Gloss cherry wood combined with classic cream leathers, fabrics and furniture accented with bright velvets and satins give the yacht a timeless feel.

Across the main deck saloon bespoke furniture, seating, lighting, fabrics and accessories are finished with the Fendi marque. Two plush sofas are teamed with two large armchairs, with a beautiful black, glossy coffee table situated in the middle of the arrangement. The entirety of the main deck living area is encompassed by floor to ceiling windows, offering spectacular views to take in whilst relaxing and socialising, as well as flooding the area with natural light.

Located next to the saloon is the dining area which can easily accommodate up to 10 guests around a macassar ebony table which is softly lit by a unique back-lit Onyx panel to the bulkhead, providing an ideal environment to enjoy a true fine dining experience. Two large windows flank the table, again, providing an abundance of natural light as well as fantastic views to enjoy over food.

Moving on to her accommodation, up to ten guests are accommodated for over five spacious and equally luxuriously designed staterooms. These consist of a main deck master suite in addition to four double cabins located on the lower deck. The master suite is as opulent as you would expect, and features stunning red accessories throughout with a private dressing area, his and hers walk-in wardrobes and a full beam bathroom.

Combinations of unique marbles have been pattern matched to individualise each bathroom on board, and in the master en suite, a rare nero portoro marble shower contrasts against a neutral marble bath and flooring creating a sophisticated yet striking effect, adding an additional level of luxury to the vessel.

Across the lower deck four beautifully appointed en suite guest cabins also feature carefully selected Fendi fabrics, furniture and accessories across different colour schemes. The aft VIP cabin features vibrant yellow velvets and gold silks, and includes a cosy L-shaped seating area in the same lavish material. A coffee table is placed in front of the area, allowing the guest to relax and enjoy the views from the large window behind the sofa in absolute comfort and privacy. The second VIP area is located forward on the lower deck, and is finished in a rich red Fendi bed cover, cushions and dressing chair. To port and starboard the two remaining double en suite cabins are finished in deep blues and olive greens, and come with a soft lighting function underneath the bed. Both cabins include an ample window next to the bed, meaning that guests can wake up to a naturally light and airy ambiance.

On the upper deck a generous sky lounge with expansive windows, again, allows natural light to fill the entire of the space. A large 'L' shaped seating area, additional Fendi Casa chairs and television creates the perfect lounge area, and offers guests a taste of indoor/outdoor living, as this area leads directly onto a large al fresco dining area seating up to 12 people in total. The sundeck can be reached from this area, with large, spaces and further seating areas to enjoy.

Amongst her most notable features in regards to her outside areas is the aft garage, which can house a jet ski and a custom designed 6.5 metre Rib. The whole aft area doubles up as a huge guest relaxation area right on the water.

In regards to her performance, she is powered by twin MTU engines, giving her a top speed of 23 knots. Cruising speed is around 12 to 14 knots, which gives the boat a fuel consumption rate of 250 to 300 litres per hour and a range of 1,500 miles.

By Gemma Fottles, photos by Giovanni Romero
Interior photos courtesy of Princess Yachts

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