3 PRINCESS REVEALS X 95‘ SUPER FLY’
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