Princess X80 “translates X95’s unique formula”
The British builder has revealed the much-awaited second model in its X Class, with the new X80 taking its design cues from the X95 and its ‘super flybridge’.
Princess has revealed running and interior photos of the X80 following its showing at The Princess Exclusive, which featured eight of the brand’s models on show at the for nine days.
Following the flagship X95 launched in 2020, the X80 is the second yacht in the X Class and has an extra-long ‘super flybridge’ as its signature feature, increasing both outdoor and indoor space.
The layout of the 82ft 7in motor yacht features large, adaptable spaces so owners can choose how they wish the boat to be set up, such as with a large informal dining area on the main deck or a dining area in the climate-controlled sky lounge.
Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts, said: “The immediate success of the X95 demonstrates we have a successful formula on our hands. The X Class really does represent a mould-breaking design and architectural direction for Princess Yachts. We have translated the X95’s unique formula to a smaller package and are immensely proud of the X80, a striking new addition to our range.”
Working again with Olesinski and Pininfarina, Princess has again created a distinct profile, with forward raked screens and long flowing curves including those connecting the flybridge to the sky lounge
As with the X95, the pilot house can be fully enclosed with sliding doors and features a leather upholstered electric seat with the option for a companion navigator seat. The sky lounge includes an entertainment system with audiophile-quality Naim audio system, which is also fitted in the saloon and master stateroom as standard.
The sky lounge is available with a large sofa opposite a hand-crafted sideboard with hidden television unit or as an informal dining area to seat eight. It opens aft to a large dining area for eight, with wet bar opposite, while aft is the option of a sun pad or two L-shaped seats, which offer greater configurability.
The starboard pantograph door of the sky lounge leads forward to a large double sun pad that can be electronically converted into two sofas facing port and starboard for relaxed al-fresco gatherings.
The main deck saloon offers views through to the forward window and is configured in a traditional fashion with two large sofas and Princess coffee table, day head to port and starboard galley, which can be enclosed.
Forward is a dining area or master suite offering 270-degree views and an additional full-length glass window on the port side, also available with an optional door to the side deck.
On the lower deck are four en-suite cabins comprising a full-beam master stateroom midships, forward guest stateroom, a double guest to starboard and a twin cabin, available with sliding berths, to port. Aft are the crew quarters, which can accommodate between three and five crew.
Waterside features include a teak hydraulic swim platform that can accommodate and deploy a Williams SportJet 395, whilst the transom locker can store two Seabobs. A pair of stairways with transom gates lead up to the aft cockpit, which features a large upholstered U-shaped seating area with folding dining table and wet bar.
The X80 is fitted with twin MAN V12 engines of either 1650mhp or 1900mhp, the latter providing a top speed of 29-31 knots due to a pioneering deep-V hull design developed with Olesinski. The optional addition of fin or gyro stabilisation provides greater stability when stationary or underway.
Andy Lawrence, Director of Design at Princess Yachts, said: “The challenge posed after the success of the X95 was how can we offer the space of the X95 in a smaller form? The key to this boat is its functionality.
“Each space had to be perfectly designed to maximise the owner’s enjoyment of it, making the X80’s design less predictable than other boats of its size. Stature and gravitas are defined by the increased height of bulwarks, topsides and an enclosed wheelhouse while maximised glazing and flexible entertaining areas provide owners with multiple unique environments on-board.”
The Plymouth builder is showcasing the new X80 and V50 with six other boats at the nine-day Princess Exclusive event.