LES HERBIERS, France, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Internationally-renowned brand of luxury motor yachts PRESTIGE is set to create a buzz at the Rio Boat Show (from 25.04 to 01.05), Pier Maua: for the very first time on the South American continent, the PRESTIGE 450 FLY, PRESTIGE 550 FLY and PRESTIGE 620 FLY will be on display.
After Europe, China, Australia and the Persian Gulf Region, PRESTIGE is setting its sights on Brazil, a country where motor yacht aficionados particularly appreciate French savoir-faire. In fact, Prestige has already sold over 30 luxury motor yachts, from 45 to 70 feet in length, in Brazil in just two years.
"This success drives us to put everything in place to become a key player in the world of luxury motor yachts in Brazil and on the South American continent," states Jean-Paul Chapeleau, Executive Director.
Together with its two Brazilian dealerships, Le Mon Group do Brazil and Yacht Center Group, PRESTIGE decided to delight fans of beautiful motor yachts with impeccable fit and finish for the occasion of the Rio Boat Show in Pier Maua. Beside the now-renowned PRESTIGE P400 and P500, three new motor yachts made an appearance for the first time in Brazil: the PRESTIGE 450 FLY, PRESTIGE 550 FLY and PRESTIGE 620 FLY.
450 FLY, 550 FLY AND 620 FLY: INNOVATION FOR COMFORT
Brilliantly integrating innovative solutions with those qualities that have made the new generation of PRESTIGE a success, the new 450 FLY demonstrates the shipyard's savoir-faire in the field of luxury motor yachts. Inspired by the world-renowned Prestige 500, and featuring unique advantages in its size category, the Prestige 450 is already a reference in the market of 45-footers.
For the 550 FLY motor yacht, comfort takes centre stage: the deck plan was designed to facilitate life on board, with wide sidedecks and a forward sundeck featuring a protective canopy. The spacious cockpit, sheltered by the long flybridge, affords direct access to the galley via the wide sliding glass panels aft. Of exceptional size, the XXL flybridge is an undeniable strength of the PRESTIGE 550.
Aboard the 620 FLY, it is the hull, designed by Michael Peters for Volvo IPS 900 engines, that offers a now legendary level of comfort and ease of handling. Brazilians can now enjoy all the advantages of the POD propulsion system for simplified cruising, including joystick control, ease of acceleration and reduced fuel consumption.
PRESTIGE, LUXURY MOTOR YACHTSMADE IN FRANCE… Created over 20 years ago, and benefiting from a French industrial tool at the point of technology, PRESTIGE is now an internationally renowned luxury brand. By developing a network of local dealerships, starting three years ago, PRESTIGE became established in Brazil. To date, over 3,000 owners around the world share the values of PRESTIGE.
PRESTIGE, AN OUTSTANDING PROGRESSION… In 2010, the PRESTIGE 60 was named "European Boat of the Year." In 2011, the GENERATION 2 PRESTIGE motor yachts were hailed by critics for their excellence in quality and in fit and finish. In 2012, the PRESTIGE line was expanded with six new models in the FLY and EXPRESS versions and in the YACHTS division. In March of 2013, the PRESTIGE 450 S joined the Express line.
PRESTIGE, THE GRAND SLAM… Internationally acclaimed, PRESTIGE has established itself as a leading luxury brand in the market of Flybridge and Express motor yachts, from 35 to 70 feet and over. Its ambition: to be among the Top 10 international builders of luxury motor yachts by 2017.
- Yachts magazine awarded PRESTIGE the trophy for "Best Interior Design" in Cannes (France)
- Winner of the "Nautical Design Award," in Milan (Italy), Yacht & Sail magazine
- Named "Best of the Best," in Hainan (China), by Robb Report magazine
- Named "Yacht of the Year" at the London Boat Show (England) by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine
- Named "European Yacht of the Year" at the Düsseldorf Boat Show (Germany)
Boats exhibited at the 2013 Rio Boat Show will be:
Prestige 400, Prestige 450 (New), Prestige 500, Prestige 550 (New), Prestige 620 (new)