[dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst Princess X95 was launched in Plymouth on February 13th. The project was announced two years ago as the first unit of a new generation of superyachts. This new range is the brilliant result of the combination of two important signatures, the British naval architecture studio Olesinski and Italian design firm Pininfarina.
The flagship of the Princess fleet has been crafted with an emphasis on performance and inspired styling. With the latest hull form and an efficient wave-piercing bow, she will provide class-leading seakeeping, reaching speeds up to 26 knots.
The new Princess X95 Superfly Yacht is the third collaboration between the British yacht builder and Pininfarina, after Y85 launched in Dusseldorf last year and R35 unveiled in Cannes the year before.
With the new Princess X95 Superfly Yacht, Pininfarina and Princess Yachts are once again boldly re-writing the rules of yacht design.
The X95 represents the third project of the partnership among Princess, Olesinski and Pininfarina, in which the Italian design house has, in collaboration with Olesinski, the responsibility to redefine the design language of a whole range of new yachts.
Where the Y85 (launched in Düsseldorf last year) sets a new benchmark for classic motor yacht design and the ground-breaking R35 (unveiled in Cannes in 21018) challenges the perceived limits of performance, comfort and handling in a yacht, the X95 re-defines the practical potential and lifestyle options aboard with a complete re-think of yacht architecture.
The collaboration with Pininfarina aims at redefining the Princess design language through raised levels of perceived quality particular to exterior space.
“With the X95 and the Y85 we wanted to challenge the norm by realizing a practical yet beautiful design approach that is easily perceived as both Princess and Pininfarina” explains Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group. “The approach was simply to offer more to the customer in both form and function.”
Indeed, the distinctive element of the X95 is represented by the ‘Super Flybridge’, a unique concept that offers substantially more outdoor space and approximately 40% more interior space than a traditional motor yacht. This leap forward in capacity and versatility mirrors recent innovations from luxury automotive brands who have developed SUV and crossover models to meet these customer expectations.
Inspired by luxury crossover models | The X95 is the first model in Princess Yachts’ new X Class. Challenged with setting a new standard of layout excellence, which is defined by large, adaptable spaces that can be used and formatted in numerous ways, it offers the owner and guests a uniquely flexible boating lifestyle. Spatial lay-out is therefore instantly class-leading, highly practical and user friendly. X95’s interior design allows the owner to define each journey around their guests’ preferences, guaranteeing both intimacy and entertainment.
At its core is a unique concept for the flybridge and main deck interior space, both of which cover almost the full length of the yacht, creating the Super Flybridge – the X Class’s defining characteristic. The layout provides 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht. This leap forward in space and versatility mirrors recent innovations from luxury automotive brands who have developed crossover models.
The secret of the X95 started willing to give more to the customer while re-shaping functional necessities to create a unique identity. Characterised by beautifully sculpted surfaces and long flowing lines, the X95 defines a striking design language for her Class. Life on an X95 is unlike that on any other boat its size. It is built for a life at sea, and focused on those who wish to spend significant time aboard to explore cruising grounds further afield.
Powered by two MAN V12 engines, the X95 can reach a max speed of 24/26 knots. Crafted with far-reaching, adventurous voyages in mind, the yacht has a fuel capacity of 13,400 litres.