August 11, 2011

Projects: Prestige 550 Flybridge, Prestige 60 S

Prestige continues to present new projects to attack the market, and is aiming to showcase three new models for the fall of 2011.  One of these new projects is the 550 Flybridge with designer Garroni following the themes we have seen on the latest Prestige the 500.  Similar lines outside, and a plan which looks all very the same but adds more space, and new comforts.  But The 550 Flybridge is all new hull set up, wider longer and also features the ZF Zeus aft looking dual propulsion set up instead of Volvo IPS as is for the 500.  Below the theme of the upcoming flagship of the Flybridge range is again similar to what we found on the 500 with three guests cabins having also the owners stateroom with separate stairs and here gaining an office room, and adding a single person crew cabin aft.  Power is from twin Cummins 600hp which give a top speed of 30 knots.
The Prestige 60 S will be the second model of the Yachts Division which was inaugurated in 2009 with the 60 model.   The 60 S follows the themes of the flybridge model but has a lot of elements coming from a sport yacht.  The 60 S is in simple terms a sport bridge version of the 60. What you get in the 60 S is a sleeker sports line with hard top opening on top of the lower helm, and a shorter fly deck which features three settees, and C-shaped dinette.  Down below the theme is similar to that of the 60, living main deck with astern galley, and lower deck three cabins all with private heads, and two berth crew cabin aft.  Power is from twin Volvo 700hp with IPS pods which give a 30 knots top speed.