We are pleased to announce that Princess Yachts have won two awards and highly commended for another at the MBY Awards 2022, held in January. The winners were chosen based on how well they performed in rigorous sea trials and how well they meet the requirements of its target market in relation to size, style and price.
Princess X95 – Highly commended in the Custom Yachts category
MBY said that the Princess X95 has moved the game along in a significant way when it comes to custom yacht design. They continued, “Dubbed the Superfly, this brave new wide body design makes for an exceptionally voluminous craft with such a spacious, high quality interior that it feels like it belongs to a 130ft superyacht”.
Launched in 2019, the Princess X95 was the first yacht of the Superfly X Class projecting Princess Yachts into the future of yacht building. She is cutting edge and completely customisable, down to her layouts, materials, colours, on-board electronics and much more. The main feature of the X95 is her magnificent super flybridge, expanding the entire length of the yacht and maximising panoramic views out to sea. Moreover, the X95 is also capable of reaching even further – with a fuel capacity of 13,400 litres, she has the range and consistent performance to outlast extended voyages on the water.
Princess Y72 – winner of the Flybridges over 60ft category
“We were fortunate enough to sea trial the Y72 in very challenging conditions in Plymouth. The boat rose to the occasion spectacularly and showed that for all the glamour, polish and attention to detail of a modern Princess motoryacht, the shipyard still gets the formula right when it comes to seakeeping”, MBY said. “There isn’t a single area of this boat that feels compromised or under designed, which may sound easy when you’re dealing with a craft of these dimensions but certainly isn’t always the case”.
“Yet the designers also know when to show restraint and let the spaces speak for themselves; it seems odd to say this of a 21m multi-million pound mini superyacht but the Y72 resists being flash, nor is it laden with features that could be cast off as gimmicks”.
Princess F45 – winner of the Flybridges under 60ft category
On announcing the winner of this category, MBY has this to say about the Princess F45: “We had to bide our time before we got the chance to test the smallest model in the Princess flybridge range but it was well worth the wait. With big shoes to fill given the provenance of its predecessor, the F45 wiped the slate clean and came to market with a thoroughly different accommodation layout and, in only the second instance in a Princess flybridge model, Volvo Penta pod drives. This may be the smallest boat in the range but it feels every inch a Princess thanks to its beautifully judged interior and some very clever design work from the team at Pininfarina”.
They continued, “The use of soft curves around the outside of the boat is particularly successful and turns what would ordinarily be dull slabs of GRP into truly eye-catching design elements. Its styling is more ambitious than the boat it replaces and all the better for it in our opinion. At its heart the F45 is simply a brilliant cruising boat for a family and the decision to opt for IPS makes all the more sense when you consider this is likely to be a boat that people step up to from smaller weekenders”.
We are incredibly proud to be able to offer such magnificent luxury yachts to the UK and EU market, and the wins Princess Yachts have achieved at the MBY Awards 2022 solidifies their futuristic developments in both design and engineering.