Following the highly successful Princess X95, the 25.1-metre Princess X80 takes centre stage as the second addition to the X Class 'Superfly' range. Surpassing the offerings of her predecessor, the popular X80 is currently on the market exclusively with Princess Motor Yacht Sales. BOAT International’s Hannah Rankine sat down with Joe Hill, large yachts sales director and head of brokerage at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, to discover why this boat is unlike any other in this size bracket.
The super flybridge
At the heart of the X80's allure is her ‘super flybridge’, an expansive, open sky saloon that bathes in natural light streaming through the surrounding windows. This ingenious design not only floods the area with daylight but also results in an astonishing 30 per cent more interior space compared to yachts of a similar size, creating an idyllic environment for extended periods on the water.
“The flybridge is a result of bringing the superstructure forward and aft, opening up volume and creating additional deck space,” Hill explains. “I have never seen anything like it on a 25-metre hull.”
The expanded flybridge introduces clear, distinct zones, which is a rarity on board yachts of this size. With designated forward area, sky saloon and aft areas, it offers much versatility. Typically positioned on the main deck, the helm station on the X80 is situated forward of the sky saloon on the flybridge, opening up further space in the main deck saloon.
Crafted for extended stays at sea, the X80 sets itself apart with its thoughtfully separated spaces, featuring two saloons and four distinct deck areas. The tri-deck configuration offers multiple relaxation zones, making it an ideal vessel for multigenerational adventures.
Boasting exceptional performance, the X80 is equipped with MAN 1800 engines that propel her to a cruising speed of 22 knots, covering a range of 325 nautical miles. At displacement speeds of 10 knots, the range expands to an impressive 950 nautical miles.
“The Princess X80 leans towards an explorer yacht type of appeal,” Hill explains. “Despite being built on a planing hull, she achieves top speeds of 31 knots with the larger engine option and is designed for extended periods on board with an emphasis on comfort and space.”
For day excursions, the yacht is equipped to store either a Williams 395 SportJet tender or a four-metre RIB, and there is dedicated space for a Seabob.
When it comes to accommodation, the X80 features thoughtfully curated spaces for up to eight guests across four en suite cabins. The master stateroom, stretching the full six-metre beam, takes pride of place amidships, accompanied by a forward guest stateroom, a starboard double guest cabin and a portside twin cabin. Bathed in natural light streaming through expansive windows, these cabins offer a relaxing retreat for all on board. Aft of the main accommodation lies the crew quarters, accessible via the transom and designed to comfortably accommodate three crew members.
For those seeking an even more indulgent experience, the X80 offers an optional main deck master stateroom, elevating its configuration to a five-cabin layout. This exclusive feature includes private access to the forward sundeck, which can be customised with a spa bath or seating area. Alternatively, this space can be transformed into a dining area with the four-cabin configuration, amplifying the social spaces on board.
“It's quite unusual for a 25-metre boat to boast up to five cabins, accommodating up to 10 guests,” Hill notes. “The charter benefits of this configuration present a compelling appeal to those contemplating commercial use of the vessel.”
Owners can further tailor the yacht to their preferences with the option of an open or closed galley configuration, providing flexibility in choosing between a personal chef or a more intimate culinary setting. In the closed option, crew members can seamlessly access the galley through a pantographic door, providing separate crew access reminiscent of larger yachts.
To find out more about the Princess X80, you can visit Princess Motor Yacht Sales at boot Düsseldorf for a private viewing. Alternatively, for more information, contact the brokers at Princess Motor Yacht Sales today.
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