Preview: Prestige 680, almost a flagship

After the launch of Prestige 750 last year, the exclusive range of Beneteau Group goes a little smaller with the Prestige 680. Which has actually no inferiority complex to her larger sister.

It will be built in France, so not in Monfalcone (Italy) where Monte-Carlo Tachts are born and where her larger sibling Prestige 750 is assembled. This is the main difference between the new Prestige 680 and the flagship of the Jeanneau luxury brand. During the sea trials organized in Cannes, the Group has unvelied the first renderings of the model, which will be launched for real again in Cannes, at the September 2015 Yachting Festival.

Much on the Prestige 680 comes from the 750: starting with the designer Camillo Garroni who carried over many of the innovations of the bigger sister. Not just simply through a copy-and-paste operation, but introducing new styling elements to give the 680 her own personality and a peculiar impact on the demanding owners.

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Ample windows surround the main deck and give light to the salon, while the master stateroom is to bow. Guests can be accommodated in two large cabins, or three with one VIP and two smaller double ones. Crew has two rooms as well, in their area to aft, with separate access and a heads which can serve as day toilet as well through the door on the swim platform.

The flybridge is huge and well organized: dining and relax areas, a big solarium and a front-facing couch. The engines will be two 1200HP MAN, for a possible 30 knots maximum and 25 cruising speed. The hull is a project by J&J Design.

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Prestige 680 main specs:

Length overall 21.46 mt (70ft 5in)

Length hull LH 19.08 mt (62ft 7in)

Beam 5.33 mt (17ft 6in)

Draught 1.58 mt (5ft 2in)

Dry displacement 29.8 tons

Full load displacement 39,6 tons

Fuel tanks 3450 lt (911 US gal)

Fresh water tanks 800+120 lt (211+31 US gal)

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