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Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Les Herbiers, France, Prestige Yachts is a designer and manufacturer of Flybridge and Sport yacht models ranging in size from 40 to 75 feet. The first new Prestige yacht, the Prestige 41 introduced in 1990, established the brand as a leader in contemporary styling. In 2010 Prestige made its debut into the motor yacht market with the introduction of the Prestige 60, an elegant and innovative luxury yacht equipped with then, new Volvo IPS pod drives. Fast forward to 2020 where the company has grown to become among the world leaders in the 40- to 65-foot market.
The success of the Prestige range of motor yachts is founded on three simple design concepts: living spaces are on a single level; salons feature 360-degree panoramic views; and each new Prestige yacht must have an independent owner’s suite. As previously noted, Prestige Yachts was one of the first European boat builders to adopt pod-drive propulsion systems in new Prestige yachts.
Originally the luxury brand of French sailboat manufacturer Jeanneau Yachts, Prestige is today a division of the Beneteau Group, the boating industry’s global market leader. New Prestige yachts are distributed through a network of over 100 specialized dealers.
HMY clients looking to purchase a used Prestige yacht are in good company. With some 4,000 Prestige owners worldwide, the Prestige brand is number two in the US when it comes to motor yacht registrations in the 50- to 60-foot range. Prestige has a reputation for building a solid and well-engineered boat. Anyone considering a yacht in this size range will appreciate the engine room installation of a used Prestige yacht as well as the electrical installations and other areas below decks where you normally don't see. It doesn't hurt that the prices of used Prestige yachts are extremely competitive compared with similar size European and American motor yacht brands.
Prestige and several other high-end builders use the vacuum bagging/infusion system in the construction of new Prestige yachts. The result is a stronger, more precisely engineered laminate compared to the conventional construction process. Vacuum bagging reduces the amount of resin used, saving the builder money. Those savings are then passed on to the purchaser of a new Prestige yacht which is one reason why most used Prestige yachts are so attractively priced. The vacuum bagging process is just one example of how Prestige saves money on construction and materials without sacrificing strength. The result is a performance-focused luxury yacht at an affordable price point.
According to the boating MLS (July 2020), there are a total of 87 used Prestige yachts and 72 new Prestige yachts listed for sale in the US. In Europe, there are approximately 125 used Prestige yachts listed for sale.
HMY Yacht Sales was established in 1979 in response to the growing demand for a brokerage service offering a simplified, straightforward approach and strong personal relationships. An HMY client in the market for a used Prestige yacht will have a trusted partner at their side throughout the entire buying process. HMY sales professionals are industry leaders in offering clear, professional advice to make sense of a complex market. As experts in the used Prestige Yacht market, HMY takes pride in finding intelligent solutions to difficult problems for their clients. There is no company better suited than HMY Yacht Sales to assist clients in their search for a used Prestige yacht.