A small industrial unit in Newport Street, Plymouth was the birthplace of Princess Yachts almost fifty years ago in 1965. Founded by ex Naval Officer David King, Princess has developed into a successful motor yacht builder, employing over 2000 people across 6 yards around Plymouth and building over 300 yachts annually. Heritage plays a big part in the success of the company. the chairman David King, still heads up the company and Newport Street remains the main factory site, having expanded to encompass the entire street plus reclaimed land out over the adjoining creek. Naval Architect Bernard Olesinski, has overseen the conception of the hull and superstructure elements of every new Princess Yacht for over thirty years. After achieving the Queens Award for Export in 1988, the company continues to expand globally to the extent that today 90% of production is exported. Princess Yachts was the first European company to be awarded ISO 14001 for its quality control and every model up to 85 feet meets RINA Green Plus. 80% of every Princess Yacht is constructed in house. Precision composite construction and resin infusion technology reduce weight, increasing fuel efficiency and performance while maximizing interior volume. Stiffer, stronger superstructures grant larger glazed areas giving the interiors more light and panoramic views. Princess deep V hulls deliver the a ride that ensures guests and crew are kept comfortable and safe.
Princess yachts used the 2019 Boot Dusseldorf to further detail one of the newest yachts in a new range of vessels they are offering. You might have heard about the X95 already but at the time last year when they released information on it, it was not comprehensive. Now we have a much more detailed look at the new X95 thanks to more renders being released and a lot more information coming to hand.
UK brand Princess Yachts has another X95 unit sold to a new buyer. This yacht is a newbuild and is expected to be completed for its owner by the Summer of 2022. The yacht has a four-cabin layout for owner and guests with all those cabins being on the lower deck catering for the owners and six other guests. She can also accommodate up to five (5) crew members. Standout features on this model include a fully enclosed skylounge area, a jacuzzi on the foredeck and ample utilization of glass throughout making the connection with the outside world natural.
Another model has made it to the X-Class lineup of British yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts. The X80 is the latest addition and joins the X95. X80 is a 25-meter yacht with design by Olesinski and Pininfarina. The new design has been revealed not long after the X-flagship X95 has completed seatrials and being prepped for completion.