Princess Yachts have presented the fastest sports yacht R35 at the Cannes yacht festival. Its speed is 50 knots.
Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts, Anthony Sheriff told about the new R-class boat at a meeting in Chateau de La Napoule. According to his speech,"R35 is the future of Princess Yachts."
Technical experts "Cup of America" Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies and design company Pininfarina worked on the project 11-meter R35. The Active Foil System created by BAR Technologies optimizes stabilization and maneuverability of the vessel in all weather conditions at sea.
Former CEO team Land Rover BAR the America's Cup, Martin Whitmarsh told about R35:
“It really is an usual feeling boat. When you’re up on hydrofoil its incredibly smooth, incredibly comfortable. And the performance we’re going to get from this boat is going to be something quite unique.”
Pininfarina has designed a carbon-fibre monocoque hull that improves the aerodynamics of the boat: maximizes the air flow of the engine, as well as controlled turbulence at the stern.