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Princess R Class’ R35 designed by Pininfarina

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Princess Yachts R35 Pininfarina

Princess Yachts R35 PininfarinaThe first Princess R Class performance sports yacht R35, the first ‘Cabrio of the sea’ by Princess Yachts, will make her debut at the upcoming edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018.

The R35 is the result of a prestigious collaboration involving the British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts, Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies – the nautical experts behind Britain’s bid to win America’s Cup, known as the Formula 1 of sailing – and the world-renowned Italian luxury design firm Pininfarina.

“The R35 is a rare mix of extreme elegance and technology. Often design is a triumph of beauty over function or function over beauty. Princess has been able to develop a technologically game-changing yacht that is also stunningly beautiful. It is in every way a new experience, yet also instantly recognizable as a Princes” affirmed Antony Sheriff, Executive Chairman of Princess Yachts.

“With the R35 we wanted to convey pure Emotion. With the capital E” explained Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group. “The emotion felt by a child the first time he sees an airplane. The surprise for the unknown together with the wonder for the beauty and the power. The R35 embodies these three factors: an avant-garde yacht with an astonishing skin and a sprinter’s heart.

The R35 was born under the imperatives of innovation and revolution, able to combine astonishing design, unmatched quality, and advanced technologies to deliver a completely unique experience. Princess’s R35 stands with pioneering spirit as the progenitor which opens up a new era for the company’s product offering and the yacht market as a whole.

The exteriors of the R35 have been designed by Pininfarina which, for this project, looked at its origins towards the obsessive attention for the aerodynamics of its founder, Battista “Pinin” Farina, who shaped the DNA of the company, based on pure and elegant lines traced at service of speed and performance.

As for sports cars, beauty must always be integrated with function. Following this approach Pininfarina created and optimized by means of the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques, forms shaped by the wind, introducing air intakes in the yacht bulwark with a dual purpose: functional, as they collect air for the engines and operates as air-ejector systems that blow away tail vortex improving aerodynamic behaviour, and aesthetic as the wing that covers the air intakes shapes the boat deadwork becoming the real mark of the project turning it in a new icon. Princess and Pininfarina share common values as the continuous search for beauty and innovation.

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