The coupe style of yachts is ever changing and upgrading. The technology and craftsmanship that goes into the Prestige line of coupes is above and beyond the competition. Latest in automated robots and cutting-edge technologies are used to ensure the production process is always the same and maintain the highest level of quality standards from the smallest to largest vessels. This process gives you piece of mind in your product and adds to the resale value when you are ready to move up.
Prestige is one of the first boat builders to design lighter, more spacious, more dependable, and more comfortable yachts by adopting Pod propulsion systems. This has revolutionized life on board in terms of efficiency, ease of handling, noise and vibration, all thanks to the finely tapered, V-shaped, planing hull and engines placed slightly forward for optimum weight distribution.
The new Prestige 520S is one of three new models launching in 2018 that target the 45 to 60 foot boat buyer.
The Prestige 520 S is distinguished by her powerful hull, designed for dependable high performance and excellent handling at sea. With her generous interior volume, and massive mirrored glass windows, the Prestige 520 S lends herself to easy, enjoyable entertainment all designed around the Volvo IPS 600's.
Keeping the sporty lines throughout the Coupe or "S" models offered by Prestige is one of the main objectives and is accomplished through the build process. The progressive V hull by Prestige was designed around the IPS POD drive propulsion system which provides more torque and stability over the competition. The big difference is in the ride. Instead of a bow rise we are used to seeing, the Prestige models rise from the aft which keeps the bow down and gets the boats on top of the water.
Again the gigantic hardtop sunroof allows the sun and breeze to flow freely throughout the cabin. The massive forward sunpad gets a bit of a cozy upgrade when jumping to the 520 S by adding a cabana style awning that provides the perfect amount of shade while still getting a tan. There are also adjustable back rests which make lounging and drinking an enjoyable possibility. Extra wide walkways on both port and starboard make for easy and safe access to the bow and windless. The stainless-steel bow rails also add to the overall sleekness of the vessel.
At the stern of the Prestige 520 S there are customization options that can transform the platform into a galley, a tender garage, jet tender garage or even a full crew quarter. This models also is equipped with an “auto-step” system which, as it sounds, automatically creates steps for easy access to the cockpit when the platform is lowered into the water. An optional sun shade will retract and extend with a push of a button. The L-Shaped sofa in the cockpit has a coffee-sized table until it is unfolded into a dining table. This makes the cockpit an enjoyable place to entertain any time of day.
Walking through the sliding glass doors into the salon it is beyond noticeable that the roots of the company stem from a sailboat manufacturer because the use of space is immaculate. Light and space are very important in the world of boating these days and the Prestige 520 S puts that at the forefront of its design. From nearly every spot in the salon and helm, the "360° Vision" is apparent with great sightlines. The aft kitchen is the focal point of the upper deck, located directly inside the sliding glass aft doors.
The helm is that out of a futuristic movie and even has a convertible helm chair that provides additional seating for the salon if somehow the other seating is full. There is a side access door that allows for easy transition to the bow, ventilation or just piece of mind when docking alone. At the helm there are twin displays, a joystick, twin sticks, chain counter and even an autopilot. All of these coupled with the bow thruster makes docking a dream. Another notable feature at the helm of the Prestige 520 S is the USB ports which conveniently puts your phone and other devices right next to the helm. 2019 offers an optional "sport seat" at the helm to give tie in the sportiness from the exterior.
The salon is very well equipped with a sound bar, pop up television and seating galore. Optional white or brown leather both look outstanding with all the light that finds its way in. New for this year, hardwood flooring has been made standard as well as the raised back splash for the sink.
The three-stateroom layout is what we expect out of a 60' yacht and to get such a fantastically designed three-stateroom layout in just a 52' 9" vessel is just astounding. A private master with a separate entrance plus a VIP stateroom and guest all provide a homely feel while maintaining a beautiful use of space. An optional TV and plenty of storage is just about where the similarities end.
Once inside the private master stateroom, there is really no reason to leave unless hunger strikes. Using the independent staircase, enter the master and enjoy the views of whatever destination may have been chosen. In the center of the room lies a queen birth with a mirrored backsplash which faces the TV which can be nearly as big as desired. Walk in closet, beauty and ever so comfortable lounge all give the misses exactly what she is looking for in a room onboard. The private accessed head includes a stand-up shower with raindrop faucet, vanity and a real toilet.
Both the guest and VIP staterooms provide twin beds for up to four guests if the VIP is split. If there happens to be two couples aboard, simply close the twin beds together and transform the VIP into a smaller master. These two rooms share the guest head which can make for some impatient passenger, but this is the only complaint. In the VIP there are two closets, drawers under the bed and a vanity which all make for plenty of storage. Keeping with the Prestige heritage of maximizing light, every single room including both heads have a window providing natural lighting and beautiful scenery (depending on the yachts location).
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