The versatile Prestige 680 superyacht combines luxury with function and is a winner for both her entertaining and her long distance cruising abilities. Her exterior styling is ageless, in keeping with the Prestige heritage, and she is relatively light for her size, due to smart manufacturing techniques that deliver superior strength in a lighter hull. Proprietary computer-aided design software and digitally controlled assembly processes combine to ensure that components are finished and assembled correctly the first time round. The whole superyacht (hull, grid and decks) is built using infusion, thus ensuring an overall light weight.
The Prestige 680 luxury yacht comes standard with an overhead arch and hardtop containing a foldaway sunshade, with a set of protected teak ‘flying’ stairs with stainless steel finishes that lead the guests from the lower deck to the bridge deck.
A dedicated lounging is located forward of the upper helm station directly below the windscreen, which provides an effective windbreak in this superyacht. The separate seating arrangement with a dining table provides the perfect alfresco entertaining area on a sunny day, and with its retractable soft-touch sunshade, it may well become the most popular spot on the luxury yacht.
Three large windows in the main saloon give guests a 360° vision while yachting, and bathe the interior in light. On entering the main saloon the galley is at the entrance and opens onto a luxury dining area with a table that can seat 6-8 guests providing space for all the guests to enjoy a unique sea view.
The main saloon is a small step up from the galley, and features an L-shaped sofa with two additional accent chairs and a hideaway flat screen TV. A glass coffee table continues the theme of ‘open’ concept, and still leaves plenty of room for a gathering and entertaining space. The hardwood floorings flow from the galley to the saloon seamlessly, while area rugs add a sense of warmth and colour. All lighting is built into the overhead, and HVAC is run behind the moulding (invisible to the eye). Bose surround speakers continue the theme of luxurious amenities of this luxury yacht without sacrificing the breathtaking views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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In response to customer feedback, and current trends in design, the Prestige Yachts 680 has a separate dining space and table, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the usual L-shaped settees next to the helm of raised bridge deck designs.
The master bedroom is conveniently located down two steps adjacent to the lower helm. It has a lounger to port, and a desk to starboard that also serves as a vanity. A flat screen TV on the forward bulkhead and built-in surround speakers add a touch of luxury to the superyacht. A walk-in closet to port and a separate head with a large shower stall, and a doublewide single sink to starboard, complete the layout. Directly above are three large windows that make the space open and bright, and at the press of a button the blackout shades close off the windows for privacy. An overhead skylight right over the head of the berth allows for yachting stargazing from the bed.
Many buyers choosing a superyacht of this size for their luxury life will be travelling with friends, and with this in mind Prestige has designed the luxury yacht to be able to accommodate three master suites so the two VIP guest couples feel pampered. While the VIP staterooms do not have overhead skylights, the staterooms feature ample lighting provided by large side windows with portholes for additional ventilation.
Separate lounging and socialising spaces with endless entertainment possibilities, particularly for those interested in sun tanning and fresh air, can be found at the bow of the luxury yacht. A forward facing bench seat can accommodate multiple people, and a sun pad with a retractable cabana-like sunshade can easily deploy during hotter afternoon hours.
Located off the aft swim platform, a watertight transom door leads to the crew cabin and engine room. The crew quarters are smaller in size, but adequate for sleeping and privacy. The cabin features twin berths with light through transom windows, a private head, and a washer/dryer combination.
The Prestige 680 superyacht preserves the technical attributes of the Prestige DNA by offering a Volvo IPS 1200 engine type for easy maneuverability and suitable even for cruising short-handed. The engine room is accessed from either the watertight door ahead of the crew quarters, or a hatch in the aft deck.
Concluding, luxury safes can say that this superyacht layout is roomy, with all areas being easily accessible. With the engines located forward and the pods well aft, there’s a better balance achieved with the weight distribution.
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