June 2, 2011

New Model: Prestige 500 Flybridge

Based on the just a couple of months before debuted 500 S of the Express Line, the Prestige 500 Flybridge offers all the winning elements found on the sport yacht plus the added bonus of fly deck with second helm and entertainment area.  The 500 Flybridge as the 500 S should be very popular in its size thanks to host of very latest design features from propulsion to the accommodation layout.  Since showing up in the market first as a Jeanneau brand a decade ago and since 2008 becoming independent Prestige has been presenting always better models and the 500 S and Flybridge are just proof to this.  We again have elements of bigger boats and latest designs, as the astern galley on the main deck, or the full beam owners suite which does not sacrifice other cabins as non of which is a bunk.  The fly which is what differs this model from the 500 S is a serious offer, here the 500 Flybridge offering a full extended well sizable area with an L-shaped settee to aft, sun pad, helm station and wet bar.  Power is by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  The 500 S had speed estimates of 37 knots max, if the 500 Flybridge is close to that Prestige surely have a winning model here. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.2 m (49.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.92 m
Beam - 4.50 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 14100 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 318 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propeller pods
Project - Garroni Design, JF De Premorel Concept, J&J Design, Prestige Eng.
Certification - CE B-12, C-14