Prestige 680 a finalist for Motor Boat Awards

Motor Boat Awards finalist logo

The all-new PRESTIGE 680 has been selected as a finalist for the Motor Boat of The Year Awards in the Flybridge over 60ft category.

Camilo Garroni, designer of the flagship Prestige 750, also designed the 680 and managed to incorporate many of the same features from the larger yacht into the 680.

The bright and open layout of the Prestige 680 is refreshing, and accommodations below sleep 8 plus 2 crew members (aft). The hull is designed for powerful IPS 1200 engines. See the Prestige 680 specifications page on the InterMarine website.

Salon inside the Prestige 680 yacht

We are certain this yacht will win many accolades. The winners of the Motor Boat Awards will be announced at the London Boat Show in January 2016.

Prestige 680 transom view designed by Camilo Garroni

The all-new Prestige 680 was selected as a finalist for the Motor Boat Award in the Flybridge 60+ category.

Prestige 750 wins two awards at Cannes Yachting Festival

2015 Prestige 75' yacht

2015 Prestige 750

From the official press release –

During the Cannes Yachting Festival, LuxMedia Group organised a superb official ceremony for the World Yachts Trophies. This annual grand gala ceremony, which takes place on “la Croisette,” gathers all the major players in the cruising world. This year, over 700 people were greeted at Carlton Beach.

The PRESTIGE 750, which was nominated in the category of yachts measuring from 50 to 80 feet in length, received not one, but two prestigious trophies out of four possible titles: “Best Layout” and “Most Achieved.”

This double win reaffirms the success of the PRESTIGE brand. The prize for the highest achievement perfectly illustrates the passion of the brand for innovation, as well as our quest for the highest quality, competitive spirit and attention to detail.

The prize for “Best Layout” validates the development strategy of the PRESTIGE brand: to develop interiors that are ever more innovative and more comfortable, while also offering incomparable volume for the size category.

The PRESTIGE 750 was unanimously praised by the international jury, which included the Editors-in-Chief of Yachts and Boats, Yachts Russia, Yachts Emirates, Yachts Croatia, Yachts Lebanon, Yachts Quatar, Invictus Magazines.

These two trophies distinguish the PRESTIGE 750 from her competition, but they are also a beautiful tribute to her designers, Garroni Design, J&J Design, J.P. Concepts and the Prestige Design Department.

Come see this beautiful vessel at the Bahia Mar during the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30th to November 3rd, 2014.

The new 2014 Prestige 450S is coming our way — Follow along!

Follow the trajectory of this beautiful and unique yacht as it makes its way on a ship from northern France over to our sunny South Florida shores. 

The 2014 Prestige is truly a unique yacht in that it follows the layout of the larger 500 and 550 Prestige yachts.

In the past, this size-range model had a less fluid layout and access to the Master Stateroom was through a common entry off the salon. Not so in the new Prestige 450. Following in the footsteps of the hugely popular 500 models, this yacht features completely separate, private access to the Master stateroom between the galley and the salon. Speaking of which, the galley and the salon are together as in the larger models, allowing for better organic fluidity within the yacht. No more separating the cook from the rest of the guests!

Layout of the new 2014 Prestige 450S

The new 2014 Prestige 450S features a fluid layout found in larger vessels.

Another great feature of this line of yachts is that the second stateroom has a “scissors” style berth, meaning that it can either be pushed together or pulled apart to create either one large berth or two smaller ones. Therefore this stateroom can be converted into a bunk-style room for traveling friends, siblings, and the like, or turned into a more romantic couple’s stateroom.

The fit-and-finish of the 450S and 450 Fly also falls in line with the larger 500 and 550 models. True to Prestige’s vision of elegance and simplicity, the interior lines and decor are clean and neat, avoiding unnecessary flashiness in favor of a more practical yet beautiful minimalist look.

Regarding its performance, we have not yet had the pleasure of driving the 450S ourselves, but Captain Steve Larivee from BoatTest.com drove the Flybridge model. He had this to say regarding her handling (for reference, the test model had twin Volvo Penta IPS600 diesel engines, same as our boat. This means the horsepower is proportional to the vessel size, making it more efficient):

As for handling, the 450 Fly is a very graceful performer. We had winds blowing 15-20 mph across the Med which produced some rolling seas and it was a surprisingly comfortable ride. We would cut through the seas with little fuss and took the rollers at cruise speed with little fanfare. Regardless of the direction we rode these swells in, the 450 remained comfortable throughout. 

All in all, this yacht offers a lot of the same features and finishes as a larger yacht, but at a lower price. And because Prestige has figured out how to make a beautiful, elegant yacht without the unnecessary fluff, they manage to keep their entire line of yachts truly affordable in comparison to the rest.

Keep track of this beauty and come see her live at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Boat show this coming October 31 through November 4, 2013. In the meantime, have a virtual tour and enjoy!

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