Prestige 420S : sporty chic

Take out the flybridge, and the Prestige 420S gains the “double degree” of a roomy cruise boat and, rather enough, of a sporty open, thanks to the sliding hard top.

The first consideration is that the Prestige 420S needs…more consideration. Sure, a hard top boat wins you with sleek and aggressive lines, but when it’s time to go for a cruise you want to have and enjoy that large sun deck. For this reason we put on test the Prestige 420 with fly bridge (soon our report), and left the 420S moored at the dock. But then we thought it’s worth to give the sport version a try. Here’s what we think.

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The interiors of Prestige 420S are similar to the “standard” 420. Two cabins have two separate accesses: from the companionway to the one located abow, and from the main salon to the mid cabin, which the Italian designer Camillo Garroni intended to be the master stateroom. Actually when considering that both feature large beds, much space around, and roomy heads with separate shower box, we think the owner will have the choice among the two. The latter boasts a double bed that can turn into a twin with a quick movement.


The main deck is rational and resembles the one of the flybridge version. A complete helm station to starboard leaves the dinette (for six) to the port side, while the galley is located in the back to serve both indoor and outdoor. The roof slides electrically to turn the 420S into a proper open boat.


The propulsion comes from two Volvo Penta IPS units, 400 or 500, for a total power of 600 or 740 HP. Length overall is 12.64 meters for a beam of 3.97 (41ft 6in x 13ft), draft doesn’t exceed 0.79 mt (2ft 7in). The fuel and water tanks contain respectively 800 and 400 lt (211 and 105 US gal), for a displacement of 9.2 ton dry and 12.9 at full load.

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