Luxury yacht maker Princess Yachts began its journey in the heart of Plymouth 55 years ago, and is now one of the UK’s biggest.
Starting from humble beginnings in Plymouth in 1965, yacht maker Princess Yachts are now recognised as one of the world leaders in the boat building industry.
Covering an area of 1.1 million square feet, the shipyard sits within an area of Plymouth that is rich in maritime history.
Originally founded as Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd, the luxury yacht makers fitted out and chartered ‘Project 31’. But this boat was sold – and the potential of sales was realised. Then, between 1966 and 1969, the company produced and sold more than 150 boats.
In 2020, eye-catching Princess X95 was launched, the company’s flagship yacht. Described as “boldly re-writing the rules of yacht design”, The X95 is expected to set a new benchmark for superyacht quality and design.
Princess Yachts describe the X95 as an “aggressive investment strategy”, made possible due to the company’s record financial position and full order book.
Borne from fresh investment, into the latest technology, innovation, quality and design excellence, the company say the X95 is “another bold new design from a company moving forward at pace, breaking down boundaries and shattering expectations”.
The Princess X95 yacht features large spaces that can be adapted and used in different ways, with the interior design allowing the owner to adjust each journey depending on the guests preferences such as comfortable, relaxing, entertainment, hosting, more privacy etc.
Chairman at Princess Yachts, Antony Sheriff, said;
“X95 is another bold new concept for Princess Yachts. Borne from our aggressive investment strategy into new technology and world-class design, the X Class creates an entirely new segment, representing another significant step in our new product programme.
“We continue to push the boundaries of yacht design and build a brand leadership position in the luxury yacht market.”
Length overall (incl. pulpit) 95’ 28.96m
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 95’ 28.96m
Moulded LOA 78’7” 23.95m
Beam 22‘2“ 6.71m
Draft approx (at full load) 6’8’’ 2.03m
Displacement approx (lightship) 94 tonnes
Displacement approx (half load) 104 tonnes
Fuel capacity 13400 litres / 2948 gal / 3540 USG
Water capacity (incl. calorifier) 1800 litres / 396 gal / 475 USG
Hot Water calorifiers 205 litres/ 45 gallon / 54 USG
Black water tank 720 litres / 158 gal / 190 USG
Grey water tank 1000 litres / 220 gal / 264 USG
MAN V12 (2 x 1900mhp) Maximum speed range – 24 – 26 knots
Yacht maker Princess Yachts are extremely pleased with their Princess X80 yacht, with Antony Sheriff saying;
“The X Class’s ground-breaking architecture creates an entirely new product segment as Princess continues to push the boundaries of yacht design.
“The first X95 has just completed sea trials and her revolutionary design has caused a stir. Initial feedback makes it clear that we have a great success on our hands.
“We have worked over the past two years to envelop all of the X95’s unique qualities into a more compact package. The X80 is just that, another bold step for Princess Yachts”.
Princess Yachts X80 Statistics
Length overall (incl.pulpit) 82’7” 25.18m
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 82’7” 25.18m
Beam 19’11“ 6.06m
Draft (at full load) approx. 5’10’’ 1.78m
Displacement approx (lightship) 61.6 tonnes
Displacement approx (half load) 71.9 tonnes
Fuel capacity 7000 litres / 1430 gal / 1717 USG
Water capacity (excl. calorifier) 1400 litres / 308 gal / 370 USG
Hot Water calorifiers 200 litres/ 44 gallon / 53 USG
Black water tank 500 litres / 110 gal / 132 USG
MAN V12 (2 x 1650mhp) Maximum speed range – 26 – 28 knots
MAN V12 (2 x 1900mhp) Maximum speed range – 29 – 31 knots
Due to take to the water this year, the X80 will be the second member of the X Class Superfly family and is one to look out for!
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