April 19, 2012

New Model: Prestige 550 Flybridge

Following on the very nice looks of the 500 series models, Prestige 550 Flybridge is similar in many respects to its smaller 500 sister, from the looks to the layout.  Basicaly on the 550 everything is just bigger.  Designed again by Prestige trio of designer companies; Garroni, J and J, and  JP the 550 presents itself as a practical good looking flybridge motor yacht with its wrap around all view windshield playing again a distinctive characteristic.  Prestige did also to stick on the layout of the 500 on the 550 offering some exquisite details which are quite hard to find at this size; like the separate entrance to the owners midships full beam stateroom, and the much appreciated very socializing astern galley on the main deck saloon.   Power and more so propulsion makes the difference in the 550 Flybridge, with twin Cummins 600hp and ZF Pods against the Volvo units of the 500.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.92 m (58.9ft)
Hull Length - 16.06 m
Beam - 4.79 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 17700 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1930 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 30 knots max 24 cruise
Range - 240 nm at cruise speed
Hull Type - Vee shape with 16 degrees dead rise aft
Project - J and J, Garroni, JP Design
Certification - CE B-12, C-14
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