Motor Boat & Yachting's run down of what we think are twelve of the most important new models on display at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show
Prestige 520 – Berth M512
The new 520 sports clean, handsome exterior lines that echo the Garroni-inspired styling of the other models in Prestige’s flybridge and yacht ranges.
A foredeck living area with adjustable sunpads and a sunshade makes the very most of the available deck space and there is the option to have either a tender garage – large enough for a Williams jetRIB – or a crew cabin.
The tender garage is a rare feature on a flybridge boat of this size and its additional storage capacity will ensure that the hydraulic bathing platform remains clear of obstructions.
The interior layout includes Prestige’s trademark separate-access master cabin, which offers excellent levels of privacy with stairs from the saloon leading directly down to the owner’s sleeping quarters. Generous headroom and plentiful natural light firing in from the topside windows will no doubt boost the feeling of space in this area.
Guests are looked after in a VIP ensuite forward or a twin cabin that shares its bathroom with the VIP.
The versatile flybridge features folding and sliding backrests to flip between seating and sunbathing space and a sizeable wetbar tucked aft of the helm seat. As standard, a bimini provides shelter overhead but there is the option to specify a hardtop if preferred.
Vovlo Penta IPS600 is the only engine option, offering joystick manoeuvrability, and should deliver a 26-knot top speed.
The Prestige 460 will also be making its show debut.
With IPS engine options of either twin 370hp or 435hp, the 460 fashions a reworked deck and accommodation layout to its 450 predecessor, resulting in a larger saloon and roomier master cabin amidships.
Comfortable L-shaped cockpit seating leaves space below for an optional crew cabin and the tender can be launched from the hydraulic bathing platform.
On the flybridge, a single helm sits adjacent to dedicated sunbathing space forward with a generous dinette at the aft end served by a wetbar.
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