Meet the Prestige Yachts M48

The M48 marks Prestige Yachts’ entrance into the power-catamaran market.
Prestige Yachts M48
The Prestige Yachts M48 can reportedly cruise for 600 nautical miles at 8 knots. Courtesy Prestige Yachts

New toys tend to be exciting to play with. In Prestige Yachts’ latest launch, the M48, there is a lot of new. For starters, the M48 is the French builder’s first model in its M-Line, marking Prestige Yachts’ foray into the multihull market. Then, consider the various belowdecks layouts and interior-design options that let owners make the yacht as personalized as they want.

Starting at the top, the M48 has a 215-square-foot flybridge with a portside helm station. Here, the skipper can access Volvo Penta instrumentation and two 16-inch touchscreen displays. Adjacent to the helm station, there is companion seating for at least two. Abaft are a wooden dinette with an L-shaped settee and a sun pad.

Prestige Yachts M48 interior
Owners of the Prestige Yachts M48 can add a dishwasher and a larger stainless-steel fridge to the galley. Here, the window opens upward and outward to connect with the cockpit. Courtesy Prestige Yachts

Guests can take the portside stairs down from the flybridge to the main deck, arriving in the 140-square-foot cockpit. There is seating in each of the cockpit’s four corners: aft in forward-facing L-shaped settees with tables, and flanking the sliding glass door to the yacht’s interior. Three steps down from the cockpit is a 54-square-foot central lifting platform with 17-square-foot side platforms to port and starboard.

Inside, the galley is to starboard with a stainless-steel sink, an electric microwave and oven, a three-burner induction cooktop, a 47-gallon fridge and an 11-gallon freezer. To port for easy service, there is U-shaped seating around a dining table.

Prestige Yachts M48 interior
When it comes to interior woodwork, owners of the Prestige Yachts M48 can choose between two looks: white oak for a lighter ambience and gray walnut for a darker aesthetic. Courtesy Prestige Yachts

Some guests can head down to their belowdecks accommodations via stairs to port. The VIP stateroom and one guest stateroom are here, along with the day head. Both of these staterooms have twin berths that combine to create doubles.

Forward of the galley, another set of stairs to starboard leads belowdecks to a space that owners can customize. They can choose a master stateroom or two twin-berth guest staterooms. In the master configuration, the head is split into two areas, with a shower to port and a toilet to starboard. The master stateroom also has a lounge and a desk with drawers, making the space a good spot to hide out and read or get some work done at anchor.

Prestige Yachts M48
The Prestige Yachts M48 has a 140-square-foot cockpit with two dinettes and seating in all four corners. The swim platform can be raised and lowered, depending on whether owners want to use it as a beach club. Courtesy Prestige Yachts

Power is twin 320 hp Volvo Penta D4s paired to V-drives. Prestige Yachts says the yacht’s top-end speed is 20 knots; cruising speed is 16 knots with a 240-nautical-mile range; and at 8 knots, the M48 is capable of cruising for 600 nautical miles.  

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