Golden Yachts Launches 88m Project X

By Heather Collier

Golden Yachts is welcoming the newest addition to the fleet, the 88m (289ft) superyacht Project X. Launched from the Vouliagmeni yard in Greece, she is the second-largest yacht to be crafted by the shipyard, following the highly-anticipated launch of 95m O’PARI in 2020.

Her majestic exterior, characterised by cascading decks, a spacious open aft deck with a swimming pool and a distinctive "X" structure above a three-deck atrium makes her instantly recognisable thanks to British design studio Ken Freivokh. 

The atrium is comprised of a series of internal balconies and a private, circular glass elevator that is considered to be the largest of its kind onboard a modern superyacht.

Accommodation is split across seven guest cabins, plus a VIP cabin, and a generous owner’s suite. Over 150 materials have been hand-picked for her interior that spans the 3,000 GT vessel, including the finest of marbles, leathers and wood. Atmosphere is essential, which is why as well as lighting her exterior, her interior lighting has been carefully considered, taking shape in perimetric glass floor panels which required a complex fixing and installation system – lighting the way for those onboard.

Other key features include a large gym on the sundeck filled with natural light, a beach club with a relaxed lounge space and bar, and tranquil spa facilities including a Hammam and Finnish sauna. The beach club is also adjacent to a garage, which houses the yacht’s Pedrazzini boat, the perfect toy for those who wish to explore.

The yacht also plays host to a 7.5 x 3 metre glass-walled pool on the main deck aft, plus a private owner’s deck jacuzzi and a spa pool that allows a clear view over the sundeck and can seat up to ten guests. Guests can also unwind al fresco on the upper deck dining area, where a stunning marble table accommodates 18 guests.

In terms of speed, Project X boasts an impressive 6,000 nm mile range at a decent cruising speed of 14 knots, maxing out at 17.5 knots.

Now in the final stages of her build journey, she will soon be ready for final finishing and is expected to begin sea trials in the coming weeks before being delivered to her owner. 

By Heather Collier