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The Prestige F4 is the French-Italian boatbuilder's new-generation flybridge, boasting several fresh features.

Photography by Jean-Francois Romero

13 September 2023


Prestige Motor Yachts is premiering the next generation in its flybridge lineup, the new F4, at the Cannes International Boat Show 2023 this week.

The French-Italian boatbuilder, which is part of Beneteau Group, says the Prestige F4 represents the third generation of its flybridge design, billed by the yard as “Flybridge 3.0”.

The 15-metre vessel offers several new features, including the OceanView Galley and semi-main deck master suite.

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.

“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.


He adds: “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 designed to link 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 cockpit.

Longitudinal seating in the cockpit ensures passengers no longer need to have their back to one another or the sea.

This theme of connection is carried throughout the vessel, including to the owner’s stateroom, which 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.

“The new F-Line offers a concentration of technology and innovation on board for the owner to benefit,” says Cowpe.

Prestige has also 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.

“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 debuts this week at the Cannes Yachting Festival (12 to 17 September 2023) and is available for order now, with delivery to Australia in early 2024.



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