PRESTIGE, world leader in luxury motor yachts, launches its latest addition, the M8. Flagship of the M-Line multihull yacht range, Prestige M8 is distinguished by a unique configuration that affords the space and comfort equivalent to that of an 85-foot monohull yacht, targeting the needs of the most demanding owners. With the M8, PRESTIGE offers an unprecedented cruising experience, in perfect harmony with the sea, more respectful of the environment and with a reduced fuel consumption. The twin hulls ensure natural stability and excellent seaworthiness.
“The M8, flagship of the M-Line by PRESTIGE, represents the quintessence of our savoir-faire in terms of design, elegance, and fit and finish. I would like to underscore the unique character of PRESTIGE, the only Franco-Italian yacht builder in the world, today, combining the French mastery of serial production and Italian heritage in large yacht construction” confirms Erwin Bamps, Vice President of PRESTIGE.
Built at the Groupe Beneteau Italia shipyard in Monfalcone, the new M8 was masterfully designed by Garroni Design, the studio that crafted the identity of PRESTIGE from its beginnings, over 30 years ago. The result is a unique and distinctive multihull yacht with unparalleled surfaces and dimensions, and a hull which, designed from the start uniquely for a motor yacht, offers the upmost comfort with over 270 m2 of living space and spacious suites.
“The new M8 represents a concentration of innovation. Her contemporary lines, high-performance hull design, and innovative layouts place this new model at the top of the multihull motor yacht category. The exterior lines have been designed to reveal a bold, distinctive personality. Here, there is no reference to the world of sailing catamarans, as so often is the case. Proportions are typical of a powerful, contemporary motor yacht. The M8 is a true villa on the sea. The layout, living spaces, ease of movement and safety on board have been designed to optimize the experience of the owners and their family,” explains Camillo Garroni, designer of the M8.
PRESTIGE M8: smooth and fuel-efficient cruising
The new Prestige M8 is a multihull yacht designed for maximum comfort and well-being on board. Two hulls, rather than one, guarantee a smooth and linear cruising experience, ensure natural stability and perfect seaworthiness even in heavy seas. This multihull, equipped with twin Volvo D8 600HP engines, handles particularly well in maneuvers at port and enables guests to benefit from every living space in ideal conditions. Cruising aboard the M8 is a unique and eco-friendly experience thanks to her extraordinary fuel efficiency: the yacht, in fact, consumes half as much fuel than a monohull with the same volume of living space. As an option, the Silent Boat Pack integrates a large surface area of solar panels and a substantial lithium battery bank.
“It is the team of Marc Lombard, world-renowned in the yachting world, who designed the hulls of the M8,” explains Rosalie Le Gall, Product Manager at PRESTIGE. “The power catamaran will be certified in category A; the hulls are designed for passing smoothly through the waves at any speed, for up to 20 knots. The multihull configuration offers great stability at anchor and while under way. The M8 offers the space and luxury equivalent to that of an 85-foot monohull, with much greater comfort and connection with the sea” , continues Rosalie Le Gall – “She consumes half the fuel, due to her lighter, lesspowerful engines. The systems on board have also been optimized in order to reduce energy consumption by 50%. With this, we can operate the yacht at night and several hours during the day, using only the batteries, affording a gentler lifestyle for all on board”
Modular exterior and a Miami-inspired atmosphere
The M8 offers a Miami-inspired elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, with streamlined and contemporary living spaces: each detail is carefully studied for an uncompromised luxury experience. The priority is placed on the most rigorous quality standards and customization, offering a variety of interior versions with new materials and colours, and a new finish worthy of the largest yachts.
“With this new project, PRESTIGE has once again raised the bar. You can see it, feel it, in the experience on board – confirms Valentina Militerno de Romedis, Interior Decorator – A multihull is, by definition, a platform for meeting, for sharing, but it is also a place where the sky and sea meet and merge, and it is from this that we drew the inspiration for the Miami color palette and concept. This city, always turned toward the future, is the symbol of modernity. The ocean that borders it represents an open horizon, shared freely by the sky and the sea. It is this atmosphere that guided us in the selection of colors, of new materials and new fabrics”.
Outdoor spaces such as the main deck, 32-square-meter cockpit, and flybridge are designed to allow for free movement on board and, of course, for maximum relaxation: with a large 4.20-meter-wide moving platform that serves as a beach club, a large locker for storing equipment and water toys, and a full steering position on the flybridge, on which is also a large lounging area, the M8 is ideal for enjoying the sea in all its facets.
Dreamlike interiors immersed in luxury
PRESTIGE’s new M8 offers an unparalleled luxury experience not only in her exterior, but also, and perhaps most importantly, in her interior spaces. Every detail of the design has been taken care of, with special attention paid to the refinement and quality of the materials used, all of which are high-end and exceptionally refined. The living spaces are large and flooded with natural light, with a U-shaped galley and a modular salon that spans almost 50 m2. The master stateroom then is like a real private apartment reaching an unparalleled 30 m2 of luxury, which also distinguishes the three additional guest cabins, including a VIP suite.
It can clearly be said that the M8 sets herself a no small goal of redefining standards of well-being on board, offering everyone the opportunity to share precious moments at sea by reconnecting with nature, reconnecting with it, themselves and others in a spacious, refined, light-filled environment: this is the Art de Vivre offered by the new M8.
Prestige M8: technical specs
|Top Speed||20 kn|
|Cruising speed||15 kn|
|Fuel Capacity||2 x 1 850|
|Fresh Water Capacity||2 x 425 L|
|Hot Water Capacity||120 L|
|Cabins||4/5 + 1 crew (std) + 1 crew (optional)|
|Berths||7/11 + 2 crew (std) + 2 crew (optional)|
|Design Category||A – 10 / B – 12 / C – 16 / D – 20|
|Design||Designers Garroni Design / Marc Lombard / Valentina Militerno De Romedis|
|Engines||VOLVO 2 x D8 – 600 HP – V-Drive|
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