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.
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.
If you are a fan of Princess Yachts then you will be excited to know that their first X95 model is almost ready for completion. The yacht is in the water and conducting sea trials. The first unit is also very distinctive with its black paint work making it appear even more stealthy. The design of the X95 is by Olesinki and Pininfarina.
It is always delightful when a brand new yacht under construction is rolled out of the construction shed and taken to the launching area and put into the water for the first time. Recently, this was the story for Princess' first unit of the new X95 model. The design is between Olesinki and Pininfarina and provides alot more space than on a traditionally designed vessel of this size. How has that been done you might ask?
British builder Princess Yachts joined the queue of companies unveiling new models and showing off their latest to the industry at the Cannes Yachting Festival for 2019. The Y95 is one of the new models from the UK builder and is now the top of the 'Y' range. One of the interesting aspects about it is a wave-piercing bow. While the vessel is not in existence yet the first hull in the Y95 model is expected to be completed by 2021.