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Reviewed: Prestige Yachts 590S

The Prestige Yachts 590S is a nearly 30-knot yacht with room for the cruising family.

November 11, 2020
Prestige 590S
Powered with twin 600 hp Cummins diesels, the Prestige 590S topped out at just under 30 knots. Jean François Romero

The Prestige 590s, a midrange model in the builder’s s-line series, is sporty while maintaining a level of elegance. It has balanced exterior lines and comfortable interior spaces thanks to the builder’s engineers, Garroni Design Studio in Italy, and JP Concepts, a Slovenian company that handles Prestige’s hull design.

The salon has settees to port and starboard, sized for cocktails with guests or just lying back with a book on the hook. The settees have low-profile backrests that, combined with the side windows, create panoramic views and enhance ambient lighting. To port is a foldout, varnished-wood dining table. Across is a split seat that flanks a starboard side-deck door, handy for tending lines when shorthanded or accessing the foredeck when it’s time to grab a mooring ball. Skippers can open the door and the portside window for salty breezes.

Prestige blends ergonomic design and function at the helm to starboard, where the seat is sized for two with an angled backrest, a fore-aft adjustment and an integrated footrest. Operating the 590S from the lower station affords clear sightlines thanks to side and aft windows. Twin Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays fill the helm console, while Seakeeper and Cummins engine displays are to port of the wheel. The electronic throttles, joystick and ignition are to starboard and within arm’s reach.

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Prestige 590S
Even with a flybridge, the Prestige 590S has a retractable sunroof, adding sea breezes and natural light to the main deck. Jean François Romero
Prestige 590S
A sunshade adds to the foredeck’s comfort equation. Jean François Romero

Aft and to port is the galley with a Miele microwave, a Siemens three-burner induction cooktop, a Vitrifrigo fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and an ice maker. Countertops are Corian, and there’s enough stowage for a family’s summer-vacation cruise. One of the galley’s countertops, when not being used to prepare or plate meals, can become a walk-up bar when the aft bulkhead window is open. Open the salon’s sliding doors too, and the interior and aft deck become a single social area.

The standard aft-deck layout includes an L-shaped transom seat with a foldout teak dining table, a teak cockpit, a port staircase down to the swim platform, and another one up to the flybridge. An interesting option is the “relax bench” in place of the transom seat. It’s a sun pad (8 feet, 10 inches wide by 5 feet, 11 inches long) with an adjustable backrest and side cushions. It includes a second backrest for sitting at the table.

Coined the “Sportfly,” the flybridge deck is low and lean. The sleek centerline helm has dual 12-inch Raymarine multifunction displays as well as a joystick controller. A Venturi windscreen helps deflect wind and reduce noise when the skipper is seated. Taking up the acreage is a sun pad (6 feet, 6 inches by 6 feet, 11 inches) that has adjustable backrests. Extending the flybridge aft protects the cockpit below from weather. An electric sunshade extends from the overhang for additional sun coverage.

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Belowdecks, down a dedicated staircase across from the galley, is the full-beam master stateroom. Hullside windows with opening ports enhance the stateroom’s openness, as does the 6-foot-6-inch headroom. A king-size berth on centerline is flanked by nightstands, wall sconces and reading lamps. Forward to port is a walk-in closet, and to starboard is an en suite head with a centerline shower stall and Corian countertops. This space also acts as a buffer from the forward guest staterooms. A vanity doubles as a work area or casual respite from the main deck; with opposing settees, this could be the owner’s favorite getaway spot.

Prestige 590S
Rails above and below ensure safe transit. Jean François Romero
Prestige 590S
The view from the master stateroom. Jean François Romero

The forepeak VIP stateroom has a double berth that converts to twins in a V-shaped layout. The VIP also has a walk-in closet and an adjoining en suite head with a shower stall and seat. To port is a guest stateroom with twin berths; it can have its own head if owners want to trade the space for the VIP’s walk-in closet.

In addition to the aft and flybridge lounge spaces, the 590S’s foredeck is a quiet oasis at the quay. An oversize sun pad measures 6 feet, 1 inch wide by 7 feet, 1 inch long—plenty of room for a couple. There’s an adjustable backrest and a removable center cushion to make room for bench seating around a high-low table. A four-pole sunshade covers the area.

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Prestige 590S
The upper helm replicates the lower station’s controls and has two 12-inch Raymarine MFDs. A Venturi screen keeps the wind out of your face. Jean François Romero

Prestige gives owners choices for decor, including upholstery fabrics and colors, as well as soles and countertops. Some options include a lighter-gray oak, wenge with darker woodwork, and brushed soles. Owners can pepper in leather finishes, carpeting and exterior cushion styles to personalize the 590S.

Tropical-ready air conditioning delivers 87,000 Btu of cooling power, enough to deal with the warmest of environs. The yacht’s house electrical systems are managed via Prestige’s Ship Control system. Operated from the helm—on an iPad or with a smartphone—the system allows monitoring and actuating with a tap on a screen icon. Owners can control lighting, air conditioning, music and more.

Building on the Prestige Yachts DNA to make the owner feel at home on the water, the 590S is a residence ready to travel.

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