Princess X95 shown in Hong Kong
Following multiple sales into Hong Kong, the Princess flagship was shown in the city for the first time, with Aberdeen Marina Club hosting the four-day event.
By Nicholas Kunz.
Over 300 visitors toured a newly arrived Princess X95 at Aberdeen Marina Club from February 23-26, with the four-day event marking the Hong Kong premiere of the British builder’s flagship.
The high-volume X95 had a post-Covid online premiere in mid-2020 and has achieved impressive global sales including four to Hong Kong before the arrival of the latest hull, which was available for immediate delivery upon arrival.
Adam Waters, General Manager of Princess Yachts Greater China, said: “It has been an exciting Hong Kong premiere and we’ve had a lot of people look at the boat. The reason we’re only showing the X95 now is that the customers who purchased the first four yachts were so eager to get them that they didn’t let anyone see them. They wanted to be using them.”
According to Waters, one of the key features on the X95 that appeals to Hong Kong customers is its unique super flybridge – or ‘superfly’ – which is far longer than a standard flybridge on a yacht this size and features an enclosed sky lounge. It can also be personalised according to multiple deck layouts and options, and the owner’s preferences.
“It’s a 95ft boat and you have over 70ft of flybridge. You just don’t see that on any other boat in the market. We have clients who convert this space into either a karaoke room, dining area, card table, Mah-jong room or tea room. You can do so many different things.”
The newest X95 in Hong Kong also features the optional ‘transformer-style’ aft platform, which doubles as a tender lift, as well as an air-conditioned, indoor beach club facing the water.
The X95 has already proved a great success story in Hong Kong and after the excitement surrounding the Hong Kong premiere, Princess Yachts Greater China says there are many reasons X95 has proved a great match for the local market.
“The X95 has been popular in Hong Kong and for our local customers because of the amount of external and internal space. Princess is also known for building a very high-quality, well-built and well-constructed modern interior,” Waters said.“
The X95 is also an easy boat to manage. Being 95ft, the crew can handle it easily. It’s easy to register and licence, making it very well suited for Hong Kong.”