Princess Yachts is Ready to Impress—Again

The new Princess Y95 and X80 are headed to the Fort Lauderdale boat show this autumn, with the Y80 up next for the Palm Beach show next spring.
Princess Y95
The Y95’s sleek profile on the open seas. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts continues to bring out new models at a fast pace, with investments in product development reaping big rewards for boaters this autumn and in early 2024.

The biggest news is the premiere of the Princess Y95, which is headed to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for its Americas debut following a showing at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Another new model headed to Fort Lauderdale is the Princess X80, which premiered for North American boaters at the Palm Beach International Boat Show earlier this year. 

And, coming in spring 2024 are the Princess Y80 (look for it at the Palm Beach International Boat Show) along with the Princess S65.

Article At-A-Glance

  • The Princess Yachts Y95 will make its Americas debut at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.
  • The Princess Yachts X80, another new model, will also be on display at Fort Lauderdale.
  • The Princess Yachts Y80 is scheduled to be at the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show.
  • The Princess Yachts S65 is expected to arrive in spring 2024.
Princess Y95
The spacious cockpit with plenty of room to entertain. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts Y95: New Y Class Flagship

The Y Class models at Princess Yachts are open-flybridge designs with the option of a hardtop. The Y Class includes vessels 72 feet and larger with crew spaces, while another open-flybridge line, the F Class, has vessels 45 to 65 feet that are built for owner-operators.

Within the Y Class, the Princess Y95 is the new flagship. It has accommodations for 10 people, a top speed of 24 knots, and lots of relaxation spaces inside and out. 

Princess Yachts Y95: Unbeatable Volume

A key design element of the Princess Y95 is interior volume. This yacht is built to feel bigger than similar-length motoryachts. Not only are there five staterooms on board, but the master spans the yacht’s full beam, with skylights for extra natural light. 

The Princess Y95’s volume also allows for multiple options when it’s time to dine and relax. There are seating and dining spaces inside on the main deck, outside on the main deck, and outside on the flybridge. Additional sun beds and seating are at the foredeck for unparalleled views of the scenery all around.

Princess Yachts Y95: Luxurious Finishes

Inside and out, the materials that go into the Princess Y95’s construction are of the highest quality. Interior furnishings can be ordered standard in alba or rovere oak with a satin lacquer finish. There are additional options for furniture in silver oak or walnut with a choice of satin or gloss lacquer finishes. Stonework too can be personalized, with marble, quartz or granite floors in the guest-stateroom bathrooms and granite or quartz countertops in the galley. 

Additional choices are wide-ranging for carpets and fabrics, to give owners exactly the tones and textures they prefer. 

Princess X80
Enclosed skylounge provides all-weather protection on the X80. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts X80: New X Class Luxury

The X Class lineup is the only one that Princess Yachts offers with an enclosed sky lounge. This line’s first (and flagship) model is the X95, with the new Princess X80 becoming the second offering this year. 

Owners of the Princess X80 get a choice in the layout: main-deck dining or a main-deck stateroom. James Nobel, vice president and marketing director at Princess Yachts America, says that the yard has built two hulls with the main-deck stateroom, while all other owners opted for the main-deck dining. “There’s a lot of flexibility in that model,” he says. 

Princess Yachts X80: Light and Spacious on All Decks

Glazing is the term that means glass incorporated into a window frame or wall. Glazing is about more than views; it’s also about smart construction for impact resistance and to help keep the inside of a vessel cool, even on the hottest of days.

Aboard the Princess Yachts X80, there is extensive glazing along the entire length of the main deck. Substantial glazing is all around the X80’s salon, galley and dining area, melding light and design for an improved onboard experience. Designers also increased the heights of the bulwarks, topsides and enclosed wheelhouse, creating even more of a feeling of spaciousness. 

Princess Yachts X80: Super Flybridge

Princess calls the X80’s top deck a “super flybridge” because it has 30 percent more useful interior space than a traditional flybridge on a yacht of the same length. 

The X80’s flybridge has multiple seating areas for dining, conversing, or kicking back with a good book. Its interior spaces are protected from the elements, while its outdoor section is open for fresh air.

For added protection, the open areas on the flybridge have substantive railings that don’t interfere with the views, but that do keep the owners and guests safe at anchor or underway. The positioning of lounge areas forward and aft means guests can enjoy privacy no matter where the yacht is tied up or anchored. 

Princess Y80
The Y80 is a sleek express cruiser under full power. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts Y80: Coming in 2024

The Princess Yachts Y80 is expected to make its Americas debut at the 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show. This is an eight-person yacht with a top speed of 33 knots and an open flybridge that’s ready for relaxation or entertaining. 

As the fourth model in the Princess Yachts Y Line (which also includes the Y95, Y85 and Y72), the Princess Y80 shares the best features from her sisterships while adding new refinements.

Princess Yachts Y80: Customizable Spaces

All of the Princess Y80 hulls are outfitted with seating and dining areas, as well as a fully equipped wet bar. However, owners have a choice for the rest of the flybridge layout. A crane for a tender can be hidden within the sun pad, or that space can be used for free-standing loungers or a hot tub. 

Another choice awaits on the main deck, where the layout includes the Y80’s galley and wheelhouse. Owners who want a more free-flowing ambience can leave these spaces open to one another, or, for more privacy, the yacht can be ordered with partitions.

Princess Yachts Y80: Ready for Family and Friends

Overnight accommodations on the Princess Y80 are all belowdecks, with four staterooms for eight people in total. The master stateroom is amidships—the part of the yacht with the least motion, for comfort at anchor—and spans the full beam. The master bathroom is abaft the sleeping space, giving the Y80’s owners an extra sound barrier from the engine space farther aft. 

Double-berth staterooms for guests are far forward and to starboard, with a twin-berth stateroom to port. All of the staterooms are en suite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Princess Yachts build its vessels?

In the United Kingdom. In Plymouth, to be precise, along the southern coast.

What are the five ranges that Princess Yachts offers?

The X Class, Y Class, F Class, S Class and V Class. The X Class is the only one with an enclosed skylounge. The Y Class (72 feet and larger with crew spaces) and F Class (45 to 65 feet long for owner-operators) are open-flybridge models. The S Class is the sport-bridge models, which are a hybrid of an express boat with a smaller flybridge. The V Class is a true express boat.

Which models will Princess Yachts display at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

Expect to see the Princess F50, F55, X80, Y85 and Y95.