May 22, 2013

New Model: Prestige 550 S

With the Prestige 550 S, the designers and the French boat builder part of the Beneteau Group gets as close it can get to a sport coupe yacht versus the flybridge.  It gets so close that the Prestige 550 S also offers a fly deck albeit reserved for sun bathing.  Still the team of designers JandJ, Garroni, JP Concept offer a complete sport yacht comfortable for a long Summer cruise with three spacious guest cabins, plus a crew cabin located aft.  Standout features in the 550 S which has same layout as the Fly are a few, but I can tell you about the separate entrance staircase to the full beam owners stateroom located to midships, the astern galley, and the sun deck on top of the hardtop.  Power is twin Cummins 600hp with propulsion coming from the ZF Zeus pods, which give a wide open throttle speed of 30 knots.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.92 m (58.9ft)
Hull Length - 16.0 m
Beam - 4.79 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 17450 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Cummins 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 30 knots max, 24 knots cruise
Range - 280 nm at cruse speed
Project - JandJ, Garroni Design, JP Concept, Prestige Engineering
Certification - CE B12, C14