Unveiled in late 2018, the Princess X95 is the flagship model and the first member of the brand's X lineup. While it's not Princess' only flybridge line (there's the F lineup, too), the X lineup refines the flybridge concept, promising a more spacious and luxurious space that's customizable to suit different lifestyles, thus earning the "Super Flybridge" moniker.
As a flagship should be, the 95-foot X95 boasts a striking design language, characterized by "beautifully sculpted surfaces and long flowing lines" that manage to create a premium and distinctive identity for the yacht, albeit after taking inspiration from some of the other company's offerings.
Designed in collaboration with naval architect Bernard Olesinski and world-famous Italian design house Pininfarina, the X95's clever design and use of space means that it comes with at least 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than the traditional motor yacht. This is in line with the boat's theme of large adaptable spaces that are also functional.
You're welcomed aboard the X95 via a large teak-laid bathing platform. As expected, the aft platform of the X95 is a highly functional space that offers versatility for various activities. It serves as the ideal area for launching a tender and provides ample storage for water toys.
A pair of stunning stairways gracefully guide you to the expansive 18-meter-long main deck of the X95. With its remarkable flexibility, the main deck can be customized to cater to the owner's unique preferences. In its standard configuration, the X95 boasts a spacious U-shaped sofa and a pair of joined dining tables in the aft cockpit, providing a delightful setting for relaxation and social gatherings.
Separated from the cockpit by large sliding glass doors, the indoor area of the main deck in the traditional configuration offers a spacious sofa and coffee table area, an integrated drinks refrigerator and ice maker, a private galley, and a unique and expansive master cabin in the forward/bow area. Full-height floor-to-ceiling glazing ensures an abundant supply of natural light.
From the saloon, a wooden staircase ascends to the splendid flybridge of the X95. The highlight feature of the boat, the flybridge, consists of three main areas; a climate-controlled Sky lounge, an aft deck, and a forward deck. The area also houses the boat's pilot house, equipped with two leather seats, a range of high-end monitors, and a plethora of modern navigation and monitoring technology for which the brand is renowned.
Also customizable, the aft of the flybridge has a covered dining area for eight, a flexible space for free-standing furniture, and a fully equipped bar. Sidewalks from the aft section lead to the flybridge's forward area, with a large U-shaped sofa, sunbed, or spa bath. Obviously, Princess has embedded customization in the X95's DNA.
Descending to the lower deck, the Master stateroom is in the center, furnished with a large double bed, bedside tables, a sofa, a coffee table, and a beautiful ensuite bathroom with twin sinks and a separate toilet area.
The guest cabins can each be configured as two single beds or one double, each with an ensuite bathroom. Similar to the master cabin, the VIP cabin lies in the forward area with a large double bed, a walk-in wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom with his and hers sinks. Socializing on the sea doesn't have to be a daytime-only pleasure as the X95 can accommodate a maximum of 10 people.
Engine and performance
The X95 is powered by two MAN V12 engines, each producing 1900 mph. These provide enough thrust to give the X95 a top speed of 26 knots and a range of 2000 miles at a 10-knot cruising speed.
With a good range of layout configurations, the Princess X95 offers new levels of flexibility and personalization for yacht owners. Add to that the striking design and spacious and luxurious interior, and you have a yacht worth its standing as the flagship of the Plymouth-based ship maker.