Princess Yachts all-new and uniquely-styled Princess X95 has recently completed its latest sea trial in the waters off Plymouth. We share some pictures from the trials and look at what this innovative boat has to offer.
Princess Yachts is one of the true icons of the boat-building industry. Their back-catalogue contains some of the most beautiful designs ever to touch the water.
Their latest creation, the X95 has just completed her latest sea trial in Plymouth’s water, and we’re sharing some photos from this along with taking a closer look at what the X95 offers.
According to Princess Yachts, the X95 has beautifully sculpted surfaces coupled with flowing lines that extend from brow* to stern.
It’s an example of the boatbuilder’s new design language and is said to maintain some of the classic Princess design cues.
The X95 is the first yacht in the boatbuilders newly introduced X-Class.
This new boat has a flybridge and main deck interior which spans almost the full length of the yacht, essentially creating a Super Flybridge. The result of this is an increase in outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than other comparable yachts.
The boat also benefits from an all-new wave-piercing bow that is said to offer a 15% improvement over a traditional hull design.
Inside the Princess X95
The Princess X95 can accommodate up to eight guests. The boat featured in this piece has five cabins and on the lower deck a gym room complete with TRX training areas and treadmill. The X95 also boasts a custom saloon layout with a family-style dining table and can accommodate five crew members.
Range and Power
The Princess X95 is not short on power with 3800hp produced by her twin MAN V12 engines. She is capable of reaching speeds of just over 23 knots and has a fuel capacity of 13,400 litres making her ideal for longer-distance voyages.
The looks of the Princess X95
Princess Yachts are known for creating sleek and stylish boats. But, their latest creation is causing me raised eyebrows. Some of you might have spotted the rather obvious use of the word *brow when discussing the flowing lines of the boat.
I have huge admiration for Princess Yachts boatbuilding skills and have over the years, been thrilled with their creations. But, to me, and I don’t expect others to share my feelings, the Princess X95 does look somewhat like an eyebrow.
I asked a colleague in the office for her opinion and she said: “it looks different”.
Through my eyes, the lines and the colour scheme are not Princess-like. Perhaps I have been spoilt over the years by the brands gleaming sleek creations. The very dark colour shouts stealth and coupled with an almost ferry-like shape conflicts with what I believe a Princess Yacht should look like. Then again, tastes change over time and perhaps it’s me that needs to adapt?
One thing that cannot be disputed is the quality that will permeate throughout the boat. Princess Yachts boasts some of the planet finest boatbuilders and I have absolutely no doubt that controversial looks aside, anyone lucky enough to own an X95 will be thrilled for years to come.
Through other people’s eyes, the Princess X95 might be the most beautiful yacht they’ve ever seen, and I could be the odd one out. As always, it’s down to personal opinions.
At the time of writing, we don’t know what the price of X95 is. For more technical information and details of the available options, please visit the boatbuilders official website at www.princessyachts.com.
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