The concept of the Prestige 500 has been very well received. As a result, Prestige has decided to continue the rapid development of new models along these lines, while also incorporating new ideas that are sure to make the Prestige 550 Motor Yacht a winner in its category.
The Garroni Design team has designed this elegant new Prestige 550 Motor Yacht based on three key principles: harmony in design, exceptional sea keeping abilities, and optimal comfort on board, integrating innovative design solutions.
Harmony in Design
The elegant, distinctive design of this motor yacht features a more elongated profile and a stronger personality. The long line of the flybridge on the Prestige 550 Motor Yacht is perfectly integrated, and a contemporary interior design showcases innovation, both in its concept and in its arrangement of living space, incorporating clever details for enhanced comfort.
The ideal pairing: Hull form/Propulsion
The Prestige savoir-faire is evident in the hull design, a collaboration with Jerne Jakopin. Her finely tapered V-shape has been honed to maximize the performance of powerful Cummins QSC 600 HP twin engines, equipped with innovative Zeus pods. This pairing offers numerous advantages: guaranteed easy handling by joystick control, reduced noise and vibration for greater comfort, and improved fuel efficiency, as well as the availability of integrated automatic trim tabs.
By placing the engines forward, the design team found two distinct advantages: moving the centre of gravity forward yielded better balance while freeing a significant amount of space to the aft, allowing for a generously sized aft cabin.
Optimal comfort on board the Prestige 550 Motor Yacht
The deck plan is designed to facilitate life on board, with wide side-decks, a forward sundeck sheltered by a sun awning, and a vast cockpit leading aft to the large, hydraulic swim platform and gangway. Located near the galley and sheltered by the large flybridge, the cockpit affords direct access to the bright aft cabin. The XXL flybridge on the Prestige 550 Motor Yacht is a key strength of this model, of exceptional size for a 55-foot motor yacht.
Interior space reinvented
The interior design revisits those concepts that have made the Prestige 500 a success, and first among these is the concept of an immense living space on a single level. In direct communication with the cockpit and the saloon, the spacious galley is perfectly and discretely integrated into the overall interior design, ideally located to serve both interior and exterior. But the big surprise of the Prestige 550 Motor Yacht is down below, in the huge owner’s cabin with private access and a bathroom with a walk-in closet, a unique comfort normally reserved for a much larger yacht.