June 3, 2013

Project: Prestige 720 Yacht

It was a question of when it will happen, that Prestige launched a new flagship and extend the size from what its current largest model the 620.  The Prestige 720 extends the French brand part of the Beneteau Group by ten feet and presents also a new set of looks and an innovative interior layout.  From a certain point of view designers Garroni, and JandJ try to keep modern classic in the 720, a Prestige teem since the brand was part of Jeanneau, but then the side view window just under the shear line give a touch of current times.  Who knows may be this window will also give a new position to the owners room in the 720?  The main deck layout of the 720 follows what Prestige is also doing in its smaller models following latest trends of locating the galley, and also dining area in this case astern.  Forward to this is a more relaxing area, and a helm to port side just as in smaller yachts comes in front to this, with no dividing partition. Below the design team and Prestige get creative putting the owners stateroom in an unusual position in this size and a higher altitude to fore, with the rest of the three guest cabins located behind it and to a lower level.  Unusually the VIP suite in the 720 is a full beam amidships cabin.  A crew cabin sleeping two is located to aft.  Power is from MAN engines and start at 800, 1000, or 1200hp options.  Max speeds estimated are 28 knots.