Prestige Yachts has announced the first model in their new M-line power catamaran series, the Prestige M48. Known for building luxury cruising yachts from 42 to 80-feet, the Prestige Yachts shipyard will continue its passion for creating the perfect home on the water in a power cat format. The space on board the new M48 will easily rival that of a 65-foot monohull motor yacht.
"Power catamarans offer an incredible platform for comfort and entertaining, so we're not totally surprised to see Prestige jump into this category," said Jay Hendrix, VP of SI Yachts. "Power cats are one of the fastest growing segments in boating for a variety of reasons including the amount of space on board, the fuel efficiency while cruising, and the seakeeping abilities of a multi-hull."
The Prestige M-line will benefit greatly from the Beneteau Group's experience with building quality catamarans in their Lagoon and Excess brands. Garroni Design has once again created a true private island on the ocean.
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Exterior of the M48
Immediately noticable on the new Prestige M48 are the similarities to its monohull siblings. The lines on the M48 are comparable to the Prestige flybridge model range, an obvious nod to its traditional styling. The designers wished to keep the luxury yacht feel, while integrating the benefits of a multihull.
The width for the M48, however, is nearly 20-feet which is much larger than its F-line siblings, yet somewhat smaller than other power cats on its class, as well as higher on the water. Prestige's wish to have more room in a harbor for either docking or mooring is apparent in its dimensions. The exterior of the M48 supplies an incredible amount of room compared to the other model ranges with a full surface area of 426 square feet.
The flybridge is classically designed for serious entertainment, relaxation, and of course, an exhilarating captain's experience from the helm. The flybridge deck stretches over 65 square feet and offers nearly unobstructed visibility. Farthest aft is a massive sunpad with moveable backrest that blends perfectly into a L-shaped couch and table for al fresco dining. The factory hardtop covers the upper helm which offers complete navigational control.
The versatility of the aft deck and cockpits on today's luxury motor yacht has grown considerably, and now the M48 uses its space to even further push the envelope. From water sports to formal outdoor dining, the cockpit has a multitude of options for enjoying your time on the water.
Farthest aft is the multi-position bathing platform that is electrically controlled for your convenience. While positioned down, the swim platform can be an excellent jumping off point for scuba, a diving board for kids, or another place to lounge in the sun at the water's edge. When elevated, this area can hold an 11-foot tender or act as a balcony over the water.
Two staircases lead you from the swim platform up to the cockpit area which is a wonderfully appointed space for enjoying the outdoors in comfort. Shaded from the flybridge overhang, the cockpit consists of two tables and couches split, a wetbar, a mooring station, and plenty of unobstructed views.
Interior - Main Deck
A massive glass door and galley window separate the interior from the cockpit. The glass salon door slides to save space, while the galley window reveals convenient access to the countertops, making it easy to serve guests.
The interior of the Prestige M48 has an open-style design that heavily focuses on space, light, and inviting social areas. The galley is farthest aft, is fully-equipped with the best appliances, and has massive storage opportunities thanks to the catamaran design.
Floor-to-ceiling windows line the salon on both sides, providing excellent ocean views and natural light, while the high ceilings provide a feeling of comfort. A formal dining area and lounge is found on the portside of the interior, while the inside helm station is found starboard side.
Accommodations On Board
Thanks to the massive hulls, the M48 delivers incredible accommodations below deck. There are three cabins with three separate companionways to reach each stateroom, a design that may benefit owners who wish to put their yacht into a charter program.
The owner's suite is located forward and has a width that is equivalent to the M48's full beam. A king-sized centerline berth is flanked by two large nightstands and has storage space underneath. There are big closets, a variety of different sized windows, a large sofa, and an en suite bathroom. The other two guest cabins are similar in size, still larger than the traditional monohull guest cabins, and feature twin beds that can be combined into a double bed. Every cabin has their own en suite bathroom.
If desired, the M48 can be ordered with a 4-cabin, 4-head layout.
With joystick control and V-drive transmission, the Volvo D4 320HP engines will perform magnificently well when cruising or docking. Fuel efficiency at low speeds is a signature characteristic of power catamarans and the M48 is no exception. While the top speed maxes out at 20 knots, the M48 will have a range of 600 nautical miles when cruising at 8 knots. At 17 knots, it will burn 21 gallons per hour. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the benefits of cat cruising!
Stay tuned for more information on the Prestige M48 as it becomes available!