Princess Yachts’ Superpowered X80

The Princess X80 is a 31-knot socializing machine with a “super flybridge.”
Princess X80
The Princess X80 can be ordered with five staterooms, including a main-deck master that has a private sun deck. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, and with different powers, such as super speed and teleportation. While the Princess X80 can’t turn back time by reversing the planet’s rotation, it does have some superpowers of its own. The newest and second entry in the X Class is characterized by what the British builder calls a “super flybridge.” That, combined with a reported 31-knot top hop and an optional 2,324-gallon fuel tank, means the X80 can actually teleport its owner and guests to another world.

Atop the “super flybridge”—which Princess says has more than 30 percent more space compared with other flybridge yachts of this length—there are four gathering spaces. Aft, there are two stern-facing L-shaped settees with two coffee tables (the portside sofa can also face forward). Forward in the portside corner, there is another L-shaped settee accompanied by four free-standing chairs surrounding a dining table. A wet bar is to starboard.

Princess X80 cockpit
The Princess X80’s cockpit is not just for sunsets at anchor. Here, the British builder has a docking station with engine controls, thruster controls and an emergency engine stop. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Moving inside, there is a sofa to starboard and a single centerline helm seat forward, with companion seating to port. Forward on the flybridge, there are two sun pads that can hold three guests each.

The main deck is dedicated to socializing, with a forward-facing C-shaped settee and a folding teak dining table in the cockpit. In the salon, an L-shaped settee and a coffee table are to port. An additional, smaller sofa is to starboard, with a 55-inch TV abaft it.

Princess X80 helm station
The helm station of the Princess X80 is on the flybridge. Features include two 15.6-inch multifunction displays with a radar and a GPS/chart plotter, and a 15-inch Böning display. Courtesy Princess Yachts

The galley is forward and to starboard. Here, there are Miele appliances, including a four-burner cooktop, a microwave/convection oven and grill, a full-height fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher and an ice maker atop wood soles. An additional dining space can be found forward of the galley, along with an L-shaped settee and free-standing chairs. There is also a day head on the main deck, located to port and across from the galley.

Princess X80 from above
The Princess X80 is powered by twin 1,900 hp MAN V-12 engines, producing a reported top speed between 29 and 31 knots. Owners can also opt for an expanded, 2,324-gallon fuel tank for longer bluewater voyages. Courtesy Princess Yachts

Accommodations belowdecks are for eight guests in four en suite staterooms. The master stateroom is amidships and full-beam, with a vanity to port and a sofa to starboard. Its head and the closet are abaft a double berth, mitigating noise from the engine room. Forward of the master are a twin-berth guest stateroom to port, a double-berth  guest stateroom to starboard and a forepeak VIP. An optional main-deck master comes with a private sun deck.  

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