BY APB Staff on 13 Sep 2023

The French-Italian boatbuilder says its new F4 represents its third generation of Flybridge design. 

Prestige F4

Prestige F4. All images: Jean-Francois Romero

Prestige Motor Yachts has introduced the next generation in its flybridge lineup, the new F4, at the Cannes International Boat Show 2023.

The 15-metre vessel offers several new features, including the OceanView Galley and semi-main deck master suite. The French-Italian boatbuilder Prestige, part of Beneteau Group, says its new F4 represents the third generation of Flybridge design. 

John Cowpe, managing director of The Multihull Group (TMG), was recently onboard in Italy for a closed-doors sea trial before the F4’s launch at Cannes.

Prestige F4

Prestige F4

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“The F4 has a deep V hull penned by world-renowned naval architect Michael Peters,” Cowpe says. “This goes against a broader industry move towards flatter-bottomed cruisers to create more space onboard. Instead, Prestige has prioritised the vessel’s performance and seakeeping ability.

“Beyond the deep V, the Michael Peters design lifts up the forward section of the bow where the sumptuous and spacious semi-main deck master suite is housed.”

The layout on the F4 is said to be about linking different parts of the yacht and the sea. At the centre of activities is the OceanView Galley, described as a place from which to prepare feasts, entertain and feel connected to guests in the saloon, or equally in the cockpit, where longitudinal seating ensures passengers no longer need to have their back to one another, or the sea.

Prestige F4

The owner’s stateroom is now a semi-main deck, forward master cabin offering easy access, privacy on its own level and a boat length away from the disturbance of any plant equipment.

Prestige also says it has spent time implementing decibel reduction throughout the vessel using specialist materials.

“This new model seduces with its revolutionary design in its curves and its layout while maintaining bright and comfortable interiors characterised by an easy circulation and comfortable life on board, intending to make the guests feel at home,” says Clémence Cessou, Prestige product marketing manager.

Jean-Francois Romero

Prestige F4 cockpit with social seating configurations. Image: Jean-Francois Romero

“Particular care has been taken in selecting new materials offering more character and richness to the yacht’s interior. Every surface, every curve has been carefully sculpted to add allure and elegance.”

The Prestige F4 debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival (12-17 September 2023) and is available for order now.

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