This year, the Prestige brand turns 25, and celebrates the birthday with two new models and important restylings. After Prestige 750, here’s the 420.
In 1989, the Prestige 41 marked the first cooperation with Studio J&J (Jernej Jakopin) for the hull, and the Italian Garroni Design for deck and interiors. At the time, Prestige was still a sub-brand among the Jeanneau range. After 25 years, the same team keeps on renewing the range. Last launch in spring was Prestige 750, the flagship. Now it’s time for the new Prestige 420.
We talked deeply of Prestige 750 some months ago, and now it’s time for the 420, which aims to be a main player for the 2015 season. Thanks to the experience of Prestige designers and Jernej Jakopin, the hull is effective during navigation, but also roomy inside. It’s conceived to host Volvo IPS transmissions (IPS 400 or 500), so maneuverability is extremely easy. With the smaller engines and transmissions, it’s the most affordable flybridge on the market.
Prestige 420 measures 12.64 by 3.97 mt (41 ft 6 in by 13 ft) for a displacement just shy of 10 tons; fuel tank is 800 or 1100 lt (211 or 190 US gal), water reserve is 400 lt (105 US gal). The main deck layout offers the best comfort in navigation: a large fore solarium, wide side decks, a cozy dinette in the cockpit (protected by the flybridge overhang), and a smart salon with the galley to connect inside and outside.
The optional submersible swim platform makes launching and hauling a tender extremely easy. The flybridge is what distinghuishes this boat among competitors: it’s generous in length and boasts a complete equipment: dinette, sunbed, galley cabinet, a second helm station.
Interiors are characterized by a unique solution in the segment: each cabin has its own companionway. The master room is amidships, and the large space doesn’t hinder a proper bathroom with shower box. Same features for the second cabin, located to the fore. The main deck features a dinette to port, which can be transformed into a double berth.
Faithful to the spirit of the range, the Prestige 420 can be chosen also in the coupe version, with a big, sliding glass door that turns her into an open in a few seconds. Available with IPS 400 or 500, it’s capable of a top speed of around 34 knots (39 mph).
Prestige 500 and Prestige 620, new interiors
The restyling of two extremely successful models is based on light shades: in particular the Prestige 500, a real best-seller, features new light oak joinery and dark wenge flooring: the aspect is definitely modern.
Prestige 620 and 620S
can count on the grayish tones already seen on the 750. The new joinery is matched to other refined materials, such as Alcantara fabrics, leather, linen, white lacquer for the galley cabinets. To complete the offer, the 620 can mount a rigid electrically sliding hard top above the flybridge. The elegant lines can offer shade or sunlight in the center part of the upper deck, and carbon-fiber reinforcements grant a stiff mount and a limited extra weight.
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