Introducing the M48 a new Catamaran Model from a Prestigious Shipyard


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Launching with the prestigious M48 15m in 2022, Prestige is taking yachting to a whole new level. The upgrade from their signature catamarans continues this summer as the 20-meter long M8 comes unassumingly into play – but don’t let its serene entry fool you; it’s packed full of luxury and space for those looking for an extra splash of comfort on board! Get ready to relax your way through life with reduced cruising speed – slow living never looked so good!

The prestige M48 French design, Italian building

Prestige proudly unveiled the first visuals of their cutting-edge M8 model – a luxurious and spacious 20 meter catamaran. With specially designed hulls for motor sailing, it is sure to make waves in the luxury boating sector! This Lombard design from legendary designer Garroni has been crafted at Beneteau Italia Group’s renowned Monfalcone shipyard near Italy’s stunning Adriatic coast — continuing an impressive 30 year partnership between Prestige and this acclaimed artist.

Features and specifications of the Prestige M48

A surface equal to an 85-foot monohull in size

A surface area equivalent to an 85-foot monohull

Offering a generous 275 m2 of living space, comparable to that of an 85-foot monohull vessel, the A-category certified boat is designed with traditional elegance. Its sleek silhouette boasting less length than its 8.85m beam gives it a significantly more stately look compared to its little sister: The M48.

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Three spacious outdoor living areas

The large and luxurious outdoor cockpit offers up a total of 32m2 in space, providing easy access to the majestic flybridge above. Plus there’s modular furniture so you can customize your experience! Step onto the adjustable 4.20 m bathing platform which rises high into the air or sinks below where submerged steps turn it into an impressive beach club – perfect for swimming with ease! A handy hold is also available for storing all sorts of exciting nautical toys while external toilets ensure that movement around board remains convenient at all times.

Experience the ultimate in sailing luxury with a secure foredeck lounge, providing an expansive saloon and ample sunbathing area. For extra convenience, two forepeaks can be converted into cozy crew cabins. A relaxing bow balcony invites you to take in spectacular views while entertaining friends at the stylish flybridge table seating up to eight people – perfect for those unforgettable moments on deck! With modular aft furniture and 50m2 of space available aboard this impressive vessel – there’s something here that everyone is sure to love!

A main deck with “Miami”-inspired decor

Discover a unique interior atmosphere on board with this beautiful main deck decorated in the “Miami” style. Perfect for free movement, it boasts 110 m2 of space layered with eye-catching colors and materials finished to an exceptional standard by designer Valentina Militerno of Romedis. Customize your experience even further thanks to self-supporting furniture designed expressly around the elegant Miami concept.

Various hull configurations available

With several delightful amenities, including a U-shaped galley configured for the starboard side of the main deck or aft of the starboard hull as well as a large 50 m2 modular saloon with bay windows to let plenty of light into its interior. A chic staircase leads up to an exquisite flybridge boasting open-worked steps and a transparent cage – definitely not your ordinary boat ride! Additionally, it features anywhere from 4 – 5 cabins depending on where you put that luscious galley; each cabin is complete with their own private bathroom. If that’s not enough luxuriousness for one trip? The owner’s suite provides 30m2 across two sides with unique lounge seating and capacious bedding perfect after days spent sailing around new spots!

Featuring three luxurious double cabins, including a premium VIP suite on the port side of its expansive layout, this exciting galley version is set to debut in 2024 at Cannes. Get ready for an unparalleled experience aboard!

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M48 Sailing smoothly and silently

The catamaran boasts impressive power and performance, with two Volvo D8 engines of 2×600 horsepower that can propel this lightweight catamaran to a maximum speed of 20 knots. Yet the real beauty lies in its optimized energy efficiency – just 8 knots will run on only 20L/h of fuel while Silent Boat Mode ensures zero emissions at anchor through solar-powered lithium batteries. Enjoy sailing smoothly and silently aboard this cutting edge vessel!

From the M48 catamaran to the new monohull, Prestige Shipyard offers ever more comfortable and luxurious shipyards. If you are interested in these shipyard novelties, do not hesitate to register for our mailing list so that you can receive all our latest news directly in your inbox!

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