April 19, 2011

New Model: Prestige 500 S

Since re branded outside Jeanneau, Prestige has been presenting more innovative models, and the 500 S is just a testimony to this.  Launched in the fall of 2010 the Prestige 500 S is the new flagship of the Express Line and takes over from the slightly larger 50 S, or as recently renamed 510 S.  The 500 S is a huge departure not only in the looks but also in the innovation it carries, featuring the latest as found in the one year plus presented 60 flagship, from the astern galley, located in the main deck dedicated to the living, to the use of IPS which creates more space below found on boats to a minimum about five feet larger.  The main deck is a spacious affair with a split level saloon offering a galley to the entrance by the patio, and a one step raised area presenting a saloon with a C-shaped settee, and a helm station to starboard. Down below the huge space continues not only with the spacious owners room located to mid ship and being full beam but for two other full sized guest cabins; being a VIP to fore, and a double to port side.  Power is from twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pods being the chosen propulsion choice giving a top speed estimate of 34 knots.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.2 m (49.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.92 m
Beam - 4.50 m
Draft - 1.09 m
Displacement - 13500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 318 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS dual propeller forward looking pods
Speed - 34 knots max, 37 knots cruise * estimate
Project - Garroni Design, J&J Design, J.F De Premorel, Prestige Engineering Dpt
Certification- CE B-12, C-14