Prestige launches the M8, flagship of its multihull yacht line, the M-Line. The new M8 is built at the Groupe Beneteau Italia shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, on the Adriatic coast. This site possesses tremendous experience in the construction of large yachts. The M8 is the precise expression of this singular experience. For the design, Garroni Design, the studio that crafted the identity of Prestige from its beginnings, over 30 years ago, was naturally called upon for the M8. (Here all our posts about Group Beneteau)
Faithful to the identity of Prestige, the M8 embodies the key aesthetic codes of Prestige within the unique configuration of a multihull, which is clearly different. The M8 features a distinctive hull, designed from the start uniquely for a motor yacht. This decision enabled the creation of a multihull that is less wide, but taller than a sailing catamaran, and to offer unequalled surface area and dimensions, never before seen in existing monohulls and multihulls on the market. The M8 thus offers the ultimate in comfort, with over 270 m2 of living space. She features truly spacious suites, occupying the full beam of the yacht.
Prestige M8: infinite Smooth Cruising
At sea, the comfort and well-being of the people on board are essential. Two hulls, rather than one, ensure natural stability without the need for stabilization. The twin hulls’ seaworthiness is, owing to a center of gravity that is particularly well considered, irreproachable, even in heavy seas. The roll reduction is remarkable, both at anchor and under way, and this is true at any speed, because the hull of a catamaran does not need to plane to gain stability.
This multihull, equipped with twin Volvo D8 600HP engines, handles particularly well – an obvious advantage in maneuvers at port. “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.”
All these architectural characteristics enable you to benefit from every living space in ideal conditions, including the open decks, such as the flybridge, which is traditionally more exposed. Cruising aboard the M8 is a uique experience, and assures that you will have a successful cruise, whatever the weather conditions may be, and savor precious moments on the water.
Owing to her hull characteristics, the new Prestige consumes half as much fuel than a monohull with the same volume of living space.
A Miami-inspired atmosfere
The living spaces are refined, streamlined, and contemporary. Each detail is carefully studied, and always elegant. In this spirit of exclusivity, and without making any concessions, the priority is placed on the most rigorous quality standards: the M8 offers a variety of interior versions with new materials and colors, and a new finish worthy of the largest yachts. Additionally, free-standing furniture offer unprecedented possibilities for personalization.
“With this new project, Prestige has once again raised the bar. You can see it, feel it, in the experience on board. 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,” confirms Valentina Militerno de Romedis, Interior Decorator.