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Prestige 520

by Randy Woods
Prestige 520

Maximize those summer vibes aboard the Prestige 520. Available from Sundance Yacht Sales, this French-built beauty effortlessly blends indoors and out through extensive glazing, wraparound windows, and expansive decking.

By Randy Woods / Photos Courtesy of Sundance Yacht Sales

The sun makes brief but spectacular appearances in the Northwest every year, and this new Prestige 520 yacht is designed to take every advantage of our annual flood of summertime light. Created by naval architecture firm Garroni Design, this French-built beauty uses glazing to maximize natural light, with wide wraparound windows that leave no interior space unlit by ambient sunshine. Nearly every chair, lounge, or bench also folds down or leans back to make convenient, quiet spots for sunbathers.

As the most successful model of the Prestige line, the 520 easily merges the indoors and outdoors with an aft-facing galley adjacent to the open-air cockpit, separated only by a wide glass sliding door, which encourages interaction with guests. A convertible teak cockpit table allows for customization around the L-shaped bench seating at the stern, above the hydraulic swim platform. An extra joystick control in the cockpit also assists docking procedures.

Ultra-modern Laminam Nero kitchen surfaces in the galley blend in with the African wenge hardwood panels and Marlin Weiss upholstery used throughout the salon. The large windows provide stunning 360-degree views of the seascape and provide natural lighting to every corner of the main deck. A U-shaped settee to port envelops a convertible folding table, located across from another sofa on the starboard side. The open interior layout allows for unobstructed views from helm to stern.

At the helm, two Axiom 9 GPS chart-plotters with 9” touchscreens, which are Wi-Fi connectable to tablets or smartphones, dominate the dash beside an automotive-style steering wheel. Other equipment includes a P79 depth transducer, bow-thruster controls, and Raymarine cartography with an AIS700 Class B transceiver. 

From the cockpit, a floating staircase leads to a large, open-air flybridge with fiberglass hardtop, teak flooring, and a full suite of helm controls. Aft of the flybridge helm is a second galley, with a sink, refrigerator, barbecue grill, and icemaker, plus plenty of space for recreation. A convertible sunpad is located starboard of the flybridge helm, forward of a U-shaped settee with reclinable backrests and a hi-lo table. The foredeck includes another giant sunpad for maximum lounging on the sunniest days.

Down below, the Volvo PENTA IPS 650 engines use pod propulsion, which allows more room for accommodations. The spacious midship owner’s stateroom includes a private entrance from the salon, a full-beam berth, and an en suite head and shower. The forward guest cabins include a queen-size berth at the bow and another with separate twin beds, both have access to their own heads. A fourth crew cabin is located aft, with private access from the cockpit.

The diesel Volvo Penta 650s produce a total of 960 hp, giving the yacht a range of 242 miles and a stable cruising speed of 22 knots that can max out at 28 knots. The new Prestige 520 is currently in stock at Sundance and available for delivery just before summer begins.

Specs & Info

LOA 52’10” · Beam 14’9” · Draft 3’5”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

344 gal. / 169 gal. / 32 gal.

Volvo PENTA IPS 650s


Sundance Yacht Sales
Seattle, WA

Prestige 520

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