New Prestige 450 to shake up hardtop market

Yard confirms it will include aft galley and owner's cabin layout from 500 and 550

Following rave reviews on its 500 and 550, Prestige has

released plans for a new 45ft model, again to be offered in flybridge and ‘S’

hardtop styles. The big news is that the two-cabin 450 will come with the same

private aft stairwell down to the owner’s master suite, which will come with

full headroom around the berth and hull-side windows. Like its big sisters, an

aft galley layout will also be included.

Unlike most boats in this market, Prestige will also retain

a deck saloon style under the hardtop, rather than a cockpit and lower saloon.

Together with the aft galley, this means that below decks space only has to be

found for a forward VIP cabin, allowing more room aft for that master.

Power will come from Volvo Penta IPS 600s, running joystick

control, and we expect the top speed to around 32knots, with comfortable

cruising at 22knots – 25 knots the name of the game.

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The Prestige 450 will be officially launched at the Paris

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