September 15, 2011

Project: Prestige 550 S

Prestige presents the project of the 550 S, with designer Garroni following what was shown with the 500 S in a larger package.  This means that the 550 S follow a living on the main deck, with the below area dedicated to the three double cabins forward, and a single crew cabin aft.  Interesting solutions of the 550S are the separate entrance for the owners stateroom to midships from the two other guest cabins located to forward, and a sun lounger with ladder connection above the hard top.  While common in larger boats, this is quite unusual in sport yachts this size.  Another clever element which I personally like and has seen Prestige being the second one to use it after a famous Italian builder, is the astern galley by the patio door which makes cooking more of a social affair and something enjoyable for all those on board.  Power for the 550 S is from twin Cummins 600hp with ZF Zeus pods which give a top speed of 30 knots.