R Class is the Fastest Ever Hull from Princess Yachts

The carbon-fiber R35 is expected to hit 50 knots.

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The R35 is expected to have a top-end speed of 50 knots, thanks to her foiling system and carbon-fiber hull.Princess Yachts

To develop the R35, which is the first Princess R Class model, the British builder worked with globally renowned experts. BAR Technologies, known for its America’s Cup advancements, helped to develop the Princess Active Foil System. It includes twin carbon foils beneath the waterline to reduce drag.

Pininfarina, the Italian automaker, helped to develop the R35’s carbon-fiber hull. The team at Princess added a glass helm, Esthec soles, a Naim audio system and other onboard comforts for which the builder is known.

Princess is calling the 35-footer a “technologically game-changing yacht” that is ideal for day cruises or a weekend on the hook, with a belowdecks galley, head, and seating that converts to a berth.