Read it in the April 2010 issue of MBY

Product Overview

Pros:

  • Class best view out,
  • sociable galley-aft layout, spacious twin berth crew cabin, roomy, accessible engineroom, skylights and hull windows, optional high-low platform, optional cockpit sun awning, resin infused hull

Cons:

  • Very poor standard spec, no IPS efficiency gains, finish trails same-cost rivals

Product:

Jeanneau Prestige 60

Manufacturers:

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Price as reviewed:

£1.04

You may have seen plenty of 60 -foot flybridge cruisers, but you won’t have seen anything quite like the new Jeanneau Prestige 60.

For starters, it’s powered by Volvo’s new 700hp IPS900, opening up the world of IPS joystick control to help you with those tricky manoeuvring challenges.

There are other benefits too. MBY‘s comprehensive test figures show it to be a particularly quiet boat, plus Jeanneau has produced a superb space-to-spare IPS engineroom with possibly the easiest day-to-day service access we’ve seen on this size of flybridge cruiser.

But these are not the things that will stop you in your tracks. Nope, that would be the Prestige 60’s saloon, and its giant wraparound saloon windows.

Not for Jeanneau the multiple curvy windows that shape many a modern powerboat, instead they have blessed the Prestige 60 with an almost unbroken panoramic wall of glass in the saloon.

The effect for those inside is a wonderful window of the world that is unmatched on any other similar boat. If you want a view this good, you’ll have to buy a canoe.

These unmatched views out provide another invaluable benefit. Along with a helping hand from IPS, the result is, by some considerable margin, the easiest and safest 60 foot flybridge boat I’ve ever had the pleasure of piloting. So easy is this boat to pilot that you could handle and moor it single handed much of the time.

Catch up with our full test in the April issue of MBY and find out how this £1.04 million boat fares when it comes to value for money, handling and performance, fuel efficiency, and build and construction quality. There are a few surprises in store.

Details

Displacement:23.6 tonnes light, 26.8 tonnes loaded (loaded = light + 100% fuel & water)
Top Speed:28.8 knots
Cabins:3 + crew cabin
Fuel Capacity:616 imp gal (2,800 litres)
Beam:16ft 8in (5.10m)
Cruising Speed:19.2 knots, 283 miles @ 1,800rpm
Water Capacity:176 imp gal (800 litres)
Air Draught:25ft 6in (7.78m)
RCD Category:B (for 14 people)
Length Overall:63ft 11in (19.50m)
Engines:Twin Volvo D11. 700hp @ 2,350rpm. 6-cylinder 10.8 litre diesels
Range:19.2 knots, 283 miles @ 1,800rpm