Published on: 25 October 2023Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will return this year for its 64th show, with an exceptional line up of Princess Yachts on display. The UK’s leading luxury yacht manufacturer, has revealed that the flagship Y95 will make her North American premiere at this year’s largest in-water boat show in the world, from 25-29 October 2023. The stunning Princess X80 will also make her show debut and will be joined by three other yachts including the elegant Y85 and classic flybridge models, F55 and F50.
The essence of the Princess Yachts ‘Y’ class is one of refined luxury, meticulous detail and elevated levels of craftsmanship without compromise. It is the epitome of Princess craftsmanship that has long been associated with the brand. Ingeniously crafted to cater for all owner’s needs, whether cruising with family, entertaining guests, or cruising alone with a professional crew to taking the strain, the versatility of the Y95’s configurable layout options throughout means it fits perfectly into a wide range of lifestyles.
With a key focus on living life on board, the flagship model features a full 22’3” beam master stateroom, with skylights, that is located forward on the main deck. Below deck, four further beautifully appointed en-suite cabins host guests, whilst crew accommodation includes an en-suite captain’s cabin and bunk cabin.
The asymmetric teak-laid flybridge layout makes full use of the exterior deck space, featuring twin adjustable helm seats and a forward-facing L-shaped seating area, as well as a dining table that seats 10 and wetbar including a sink, twin electric barbecue, hob and drawer refrigerator. The expansive flybridge offers a unique setting to spend time with loved ones or enjoy dining alfresco with guests.
James Nobel, vice president and marketing director of Princess Yachts America said: “The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water show in the world, making it the ideal venue to unveil the new Princess Y95 to the North American market for the first time. The Princess display, located in a premier position on the Face Dock of the world-famous Bahia Mar Yachting Center, provides the perfect setting for an expansive display that will also feature the Princess F50, F55, Y85, and recently introduced X80 alongside the flagship Y95. We look forward to welcoming visitors to experience the exceptional Princess Yachts on display, as well as learn more about a number of exciting upcoming models.”
Yachts on display:
New to Fort Lauderdale International Boat show, the Princess X80 will make her show debut at this year’s highly anticipated event. Featuring a ‘super flybridge,’ the adaptable model provides in excess of 30 per cent more useful interior space onboard than a traditional flybridge yacht of its length.
Designed with an open-living approach at the core, the X80 layout is defined by large, adaptable spaces, offering a flexible boating lifestyle that is tailored to how each owner wants to use their yacht. Up on the flybridge is the intelligent use of space in the form of a fully enclosed and climate-controlled Sky Lounge. The Sky Lounge layout is available with a large sofa opposite a hand-crafted sideboard with hidden television unit or as an optional informal dining area to seat eight.
Opening onto the aft flybridge, owners can enjoy a large square informal dining area for eight, with a wet bar opposite to cater for social occasions. Two L-shaped seats, situated aft, offer greater configurability for social occasions in addition to the flexibility of an optional sun pad.
The design of the main deck saloon is spacious and airy, with views right through to the forward-facing window, offering an impressively large open space bathed
in light. Configured in a traditional fashion, the saloon features two large sofas and Princess Design Studio coffee table, day head to port and well-equipped galley positioned opposite. The forward dining area can be replaced with a luxurious main deck master stateroom featuring an impressive panoramic forward window and floor to ceiling window to port, to allow owners to enjoy the scenery in their own private sanctuary.
Defined by all the finest qualities of Princess’ quintessential Y class, the striking Y85 offers guests ample living space to enjoy life on-board in comfort and style. Extensive entertaining areas allows owners to adapt the yacht to their lifestyle, including the Y85 cockpit which can be reconfigured with either a central cockpit table with free standing furniture to seat eight guests or feature a new ‘infinity cockpit’ layout. Both options feature a glazed transom offering uninterrupted views out to the submersible bathing platform and beyond. The second ‘infinity cockpit’ layout places the seating on an electrically sliding mechanism to bring the seating closer together whilst the table operates on an up/ down mechanism, transforming the relaxed coffee table to an al-fresco dining area.
The Princess F55 is focused on dynamic and effortless seakeeping, equipped with twin Volvo D13-900 engines to provide speeds of up to 33 knots. Designed with a sociable layout in mind, the cockpit features an accessible U-shaped dining area, with the servery unit connecting to the galley unit, seamlessly integrating the two entertainment areas to create an open space to host guests.
Vast main deck windows generously flood the saloon with light, connecting the living area to the horizon. A contemporary U-shaped sofa with convertible coffee/dining table and sofa adjacent, creates the perfect place to spend time with loved ones. Below, the lower deck accommodates three cabins, including the master stateroom with dressing table, breakfast area and en-suite bathroom, a forward double guest cabin and starboard twin cabin with the option of a double bed conversion. An optional single aft cabin with en-suite and storage is ideal for crew.
Featuring an unparalleled combination of comfort, quality and flexibility, the Princess F50 has an extreme focus on the use of space, introducing a luxurious full beam master stateroom, a forward cabin, and an additional twin guest cabin. The F50 has been designed with on-deck living in mind, apparent from the moment guests are welcomed on board. A sociable cockpit seating area seamlessly connects to the aft galley, with attention to detail paid to the transition between exterior and interior main deck spaces, inviting guests to enjoy on-deck living while moving seamlessly from indoors to out.
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