New Prestige 720 from French yard will not make it to the Cannes Boat Show

Prestige has revealed that its new 720 flagship will launch before the end of the year, disappointing those expecting a big unveiling at the Cannes Boat Show.

The 720 breaks new ground for Prestige, taking it above the 70ft barrier for the first time and pitching it against the likes of Sunseeker and Princess.

The yacht maintains the family style, and fires a shot across the bows of other manufacturers with that long strip of glass in the topsides.

The 720 moves the game on in other ways, too – owners can choose between a full-beam cabin on the main deck, or a similar-sized one down below.

This second large stateroom sits with the rest of the accommodation – two guest cabins with twin berths – down a forward stairwell.

Owners will probably select the main deck cabin as theirs, coming as it does with a walk-in wardrobe, a good-sized heads and large skylights which rain light on the berth.

The rest of the main deck is made up of a large, open saloon and a galley and dining area that’s found aft, right in front of the sliding cockpit doors.

Power comes from twin MAN engines from 800hp to 1,200hp, which should push the new 720 to a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots.

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