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Prestige M8 - Grand luxury... and irreproachable comfort

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The M8 should have been called the M68, but Prestige's management preferred to emphasize the “monohull equivalent comfort”, in the same way that Fountaine Pajot did with their MY range. The M8 intends to offer features comparable to those of an 80-foot monohull yacht. Looking at the very first 3D views and the specifications presented, this will indeed be the case: the total living space extends over 2,900 square feet (270 m²), including 540 sq ft (50 m²) for the flybridge, 510 sq ft (47.5 m²) for the nacelle, 345 sq ft (32 m²) for the aft cockpit, and 320 sq ft (30 m²) for the forward owner's cabin, which occupies all the available width... A great deal of effort has also gone into the design, the materials used, and the quality of finish, such as the access to the flybridge from inside, surrounded by glass to avoid breaking the view, the bar between the two aft openings and the hydraulic platform that can be used as a terrace at the same level as the cockpit. While the M8 isn’t a semi-custom powercat, various options, such as having the galley down, will allow this new model to be personalized. The shipyard is also taking a step towards respecting the environment with a Silent Yacht option: a lithium battery bank combined with solar panels will allow the crew to spend the night aboard without having to resort to running the generator. The M8's low fuel consumption is also worthy of note (at least at slow speeds) as the twin 600 HP Volvo D8s require only 5¼ US gallons (20 liters) per hour at 8 knots. Like the M48, the maximum speed remains modest, at 20 knots. On the other hand, the range this catamaran offers, while comfortable, won’t allow you to envisage too much in the way of ocean passage-making.

Builder: Prestige Yachts
Length overall: 67’11” (20.7 m)
Hull length: 60’ (18.3 m)
Beam: 28’10” (8.8 m)
Drivetrain: 2 x 600 HP
Fuel: 978 US gal (3,700 l)
Water: 211 US gal (800 l)
Maximum speed: 20 knots
Range at 10 knots: 850 miles

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