Motorboat & Yachting - - THE 10 -

Not con­tent with grab­bing the spot­light cour­tesy of its R35 sports­boat, Princess cap­i­talised on the at­ten­tion by re­veal­ing more de­tails of its strik­ing new X95 Su­per­fly. So called be­cause of its vast full-length fly­bridge, the de­sign is claimed to de­liver 40% more in­te­rior space and 10% more ex­te­rior space than a con­ven­tional 95-footer.

The key dif­fer­ence is a vast main deck liv­ing area with no lower helm and short­ened side decks that stretches the full length of the ves­sel. The aft sec­tion is given over to the usual sa­loon and din­ing area but the full beam for­ward sec­tion can be spec­i­fied as ei­ther an open plan kitchen/break­fast room, a cinema or an ex­pan­sive main deck mas­ter cabin.

Ac­cord­ing to Princess, the up­per deck is more than dou­ble the length of a typ­i­cal fly­bridge (72ft from end to end) and fea­tures a strik­ing re­verse-an­gled sky lounge at its cen­tre. Ac­cessed via a cen­tral in­ter­nal stair­way, this raised pi­lot­house fea­tures a sin­gle helm po­si­tion plus a sec­ondary el­e­vated sa­loon area. Doors lead out from here to a glass-walled aft sec­tion of the fly­bridge with an eight-seater out­door din­ing ta­ble and a large ter­race for free stand­ing fur­ni­ture and sun­loungers. Side decks skirt around the sky lounge to the for­ward part of the fly­bridge with an­other large U-shaped seat­ing area and a hot tub. Steps at both ends of the fly­bridge lead down to the aft cock­pit and an­other out­door so­cial­is­ing area at the bow.

Princess is claim­ing ‘su­perb sta­bil­ity in all sea con­di­tions’ from the Bernard Olesin­skidesigned hull. It is also promis­ing a 15% ef­fi­ciency gain thanks to a wave-pierc­ing bow and aft sec­tions that ex­tend the wa­ter­line length all the way un­der the bathing plat­form. Twin MAN V12 1,900hp en­gines car­ry­ing 13,400 litres of fuel for an es­ti­mated top speed of 24-26 knots power it.

ABOVE AND BE­LOW The full-length fly­bridge and main deck gives the X95 ex­cep­tional vol­ume

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