Prestige Yachts Model Guide

November 13, 2019
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Ever since the design and construction of the very first Prestige Yacht in 1989 by the famed Jeanneau brand, Prestige Yachts has spent the past three decades crafting exceptional yachts for discerning owners. Every yacht in the Prestige range has been conceived as a second home on the water, offering plenty of space for comfortable extended cruising and stylish contemporary aesthetics.

Their diverse portfolio features modern power cruisers ranging from 40ft to 75ft, making them ideal for larger groups or families keen to expand their horizons without compromising on luxurious amenities. These mini villas on the water like the Prestige 420, Prestige 520, and brand-new Prestige 590 are fully-equipped with everything you need to spend an enjoyable weekend cruising hotspots like the Columbia River or Puget Sound.


Ideal for family cruising is the Prestige 420, which boasts an elegant hull designed by Jernej Jakopin to maximize maneuverability and comfort while cruising. Thanks to clever use of space, her 42ft/13m length feels incredibly roomy with two double cabins, two bathrooms, the main deck lounge fully equipped with a kitchen, and sun pads on the foredeck

The Prestige 420 is perfect for families or couples looking for privacy thanks to the separate second stairway, which connects the lounge with the master cabin below. The layout configuration, which places the bathrooms in between the two cabins, also has the effect of sound-proofing the two rooms. Another highlight is the flybridge, which is perfect for those looking for extra exterior space for summer cruising. This stunning feature offers a light, airy space ideal for sundowner cocktails or simply enjoying the passing scenery from the highest point on the boat.

With a top speed over 30 knots, the Prestige also over-delivers when it comes to performance. The model comes with twin Volvo IP3 500 engines, which give the boat a range of 210 nautical miles and a slick cruising speed of 22 knots, making extended weekend trips or coastal hops a breeze.


The 420’s bigger brother is the Prestige 520, which offers a similar layout prioritizing privacy and personal space on board thanks to the private staircase leading to the master suite. Her 52ft/16m length means that there’s more space for amenities, so Prestige has been able to add twin cabins and a single bed in a room adjoining the master suite. There is also another single cabin in the aft with its ensuite bathroom. This arrangement means the Prestige 520 is ideal for larger groups or families with young children as she can host up to 7 guests overnight.

Other highlights onboard include the spacious flybridge, which is seriously impressive for a yacht of her size. A roomy L-shaped lounge complements this with a large storage locker for securing cruising essentials and comfortable sofas. There is also a cockpit bench seat which can be rotated to face the lounge, offering more seating space for entertaining larger groups onboard.

Owners have the option to choose between two Volvo IPS 600 or IPS 650 engines, which give the Prestige a top speed of 29 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 23 knots. The Prestige 520 comes with the possibility to add a tender garage equipped with an electronically-operated door for ease of use. This neat feature allows the owner to completely hide away the tender when not in use by submerging the hydraulic swim platform. An electric tender inflator is also included in this package option.


Taking things up another step is the brand-new Prestige 590, which adds real wow-factor to the brand’s range of family-friendly power cruisers. Ideal for longer trips up the Columbia River or perhaps up to Vancouver Island, this serious boat designed by Garroni Design includes a spacious flybridge, sleek interior styling, and option to choose between a tender garage and single ensuite crew cabin in the aft.

In total, the Prestige 590 can receive up to 7 overnight guests, including a master ensuite cabin, a double cabin, and another twin cabin, which all boast ample storage. The Prestige ethos of comfort and privacy is immediately apparent with the private staircase offering direct access to the master cabin.

Another impressive feature of the Prestige 590 is the cutting-edge Ship Control feature, which allows her owner to manage all of the onboard systems directly from their tablet. Like her smaller sisters, the Prestige 590 has an impressive top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots with a range of 260 nautical miles.

For more information on Prestige Yachts and their unique range of family-friendly power cruisers, please visit the Sundance Yacht Sales website.