Easy Style Modern Coupe Yacht in Top Condition
You will luxuriate with guests in great comfort and ease. CLEAN. Enjoy all the contemporary joys-from joystick maneuverability at the helm and the cockpit, upper galley aft opens into the cockpit plus the salon interior electric roof. CLEAN. No canvas to fuss with. Easy to invite the outside elements in when you want and keep them out as you wish. Twin Volvo Penta IPS 600, 435 hp each, with 960 hours, quiet and efficient propulsion, complete services performed to engines and pods Winter 2020. Tender garage option provides immense storage for toys and gear plus the Freedom Lift hydraulic tender system off swim platform. CLEAN. Second owner purchased in August 2016 with good hull plus engine surveys. CLEAN. All NEW televisions, stereos in 2018. Immaculate, all systems fully serviced including pods.
CLEAN. Private master cabin is full beam with en suite and accessed via a private stairway from the salon. CLEAN. Two more cabins plus a full head with walk in shower comfort guests. Many expansive windows for contemporary styling, high visibility for safety and views. CLEAN. Abundant storage throughout for extended cruising and entertaining. CLEAN. Enjoy vistas with the enhanced visibility.
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Basic Boat Info
- Make: VOLVO
- Fuel: diesel
- Engine Power: 870 hp
500 South Main Street
Freeport, NY, US
The new Prestige 500 S lies perfectly in the philosophy of the world of the Prestige: “clear” design; good sea-keeping qualities; simple, elegant style; very large living space.
In addition, the Prestige 500 S offers a very special consideration unveiling a new type of layout: the concept of an “owner’s suite” on a boat of under 50 feet.
Already unique in its market, the Prestige 500 S offers the comfort of much bigger boats in less than 50’.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Prestige 500 S Prestige Prestige 500 S Price $800260.00 SpecsYear2013LOA49'1"Beam14'9"Draft3'4"Fuel Capacity (in Gallons)340 Water Capacity (in Gallons)168Standard Power2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600sOptional PowerN/ADisplacement29,750 lb. Eyes On The Prize
The Prestige 500 S is a whole lot of boat for the money, and to own her you just may have to raise your standards.
If you’re like me, you look at the data at the end of reports like this before you start reading the text. The numbers give you an instant snapshot of what the boat is, what she can do for you, and what you can do with her. That in turn helps you decide whether or not you want to invest the time in learning more.
Well, you’ve looked at the numbers, and the fact that you’ve come back to this point suggests that you do want to know more. And the first thing to tell you is that those numbers are correct. I took them down myself, on a beautiful spring day off Cannes, skimming across a flat sea in sparkling visibility that picked out the russet stone of the cliffs at Le Trayas and the snow-dappled Alpes Maritimes with equal clarity. The 500 S’s French builder had made a week of it, renting a chunk of the marina in the Vieux Port and lining up a range of Jeanneau sailboats, little Cap Camarat and Merry Fisher power craft, and—dominating the scene from one end of the pontoon—its big Prestige motoryachts. As boats came and went, journalists in the tent awaiting their turn compared notes, interrogated the technical guys and, this being France, kept themselves refueled with strong coffee and fabulous patisserie.
Those numbers have already told you that the Prestige 500 S is certainly a lot of boat for her weight. The lack of a flying bridge, her lightweight interior fit-out, smallish engines, IPS drives, and low fuel capacity mean that even fully laden she’s tipping the scales several tons lighter than most of her rivals. This all helps to give her a near-as-dammit 30-knot top speed with just 870 horsepower. A high-speed cruising range of well over 200 nautical miles, with a safe reserve, is achieved with a 340-gallon fuel capacity.
But mainly she’s a lot of boat for the money. This is an import that comes in at around half the base price of some of her European rivals. It can challenge homegrown product dollar-for-dollar, and not just when the exchange rate is working in the Euro’s favor. There’s no magic to it. Jeanneau is one of the world’s largest boatbuilders, and knows a thing or two about mass production. While the British and Italian yards play up the hand-built, bespoke aspects of their processes so as to justify the prices they have to charge in order to make a profit, with the Prestige what you see is what you get, and what you get is a much bigger boat than you thought you could afford.
What the numbers don’t tell you, because we haven’t got space for them all, is that this boat accelerated from a standing start to 25 knots in a little more than 16 seconds. She has a brand-new hull specifically designed for Volvo’s IPS drive system, and the naval architects have done a great job—it’s perfectly balanced, with no handling vices. The turning circle is not the tightest, and the ride into head seas is on the firm side, but overall this is an excellent marriage of shape and machinery from a shipyard with vast experience.
Maximizing interior volume is another key component of value-for-money yacht building. If you’re going to persuade a customer to buy bigger, then the boat has to impress both inside and out. The 500 S’s efficient right-angled layout ensures no space is wasted, and with huge areas of glass in both hull and superstructure, the interior looks and feels as spacious as it should. That large electric sunroof really opens up the main deck, with its central sofas and dining table. The galley is located aft, convenient for both the cockpit and saloon. Placing all the seating on the raised central section ensures that everyone gets a great view out of those huge saloon windows.
An unusually luxurious touch for a boat of this size is the dual access to the accommodation areas. A private companionway on the starboard side leads down to the master suite, where multiple floor levels maximize headroom. The cabin features an excellent little breakfast dinette as well as a generous double berth measuring 6 feet 6 inches by 5 feet 4 inches, with stowage provided in several drawers and cabinets, and a good-size hanging locker. There are more drawers and lockers in the head compartment, although headroom in here is limited to just 6 feet 1 inch.
A central companionway alongside the helm leads down and forward to the guest cabins. The VIP stateroom in the bow has en suite access to the guest head compartment, where the folding acrylic shower doors are fiddly, but work pretty well once you’ve got the knack. The cabin has plenty of stowage volume and sensible scissor berths, which can slide together to form a double that’s 5 feet 1 inch wide. Inserts and separate cushions convert the twin beds in the small guest cabin into a generous double (6 feet 4 inches by 5 feet 3 inches). With just the one hanging locker in here though, guests might feel they lack places to put stuff. The washer-dryer, if fitted, is cleverly concealed beneath the hinged companionway steps. The engine room might seem rather cramped, but only because there is a notably practical dinghy garage competing for space in the stern.
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Self Service: Labor of Love
The quality of fit-out and some of the fittings do reflect the 500 S’s asking price. While it’s always nice to be reminded that you got a bargain, it will also be a good idea to treat the interior with care and keep on top of the boat’s maintenance schedule. Essentially, though, the 500 S is bright, roomy, and rational, with an excellent design that makes the most of the volume available.
Careful attention has also been paid to helm ergonomics. With the sunroof open you can drive comfortably either sitting or standing, with good sightlines everywhere except aft. So in places where you need to berth stern-to, the joystick control in the cockpit would be a worthwhile option. On longer trips, opening the sunroof just a couple of inches provides excellent ventilation and a cooling breeze without ruffling your coiffure.
And longer trips can be a sensible proposition for the 500 S. This is a boat that covers all the basics of family cruising: Space, practicality, and stowage volume, coupled to fun performance capabilities and a worthwhile range. If you were thinking of trading up to a 40-footer, you might want to raise your sights a little higher.
NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Bose cinema ($1,193); hydraulic gangway ($10,770); sun awning ($6,543).
LWL: 48'1", Generator: 13.5 kW Onan
The Test Conditions During Boat Test
Air temperature: 68°F; humidity: 48%; seas: flat
Load During Boat Test
200 gal. fuel, 0 gal. water, 3 persons, 250 lb. gear.
Test Boat Specifications
- Test Engine: 2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s
- Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta, 1.82:1
- Props: Volvo Penta IPS T2
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.