The Prestige 460 is due to make its debut at the 40th Cannes International Yachting Festival from 12 to 17 September 2017. This latest addition to the flybridge range will be based on the same hull as the very successful Prestige 450. It is likely to come with either twin Volvo IPS500 or IPS600 engines for a top end of around 32 knots and a relatively efficient cruise of around 24 knots; and if the provisional figures come to fruition, it should also achieve a range approaching 300 nautical miles from the 1,240-litre tank.

Prestige's new 460 will be unveiled in Cannes this September.

Prestige's new 460 will be unveiled in Cannes this September.

However, while the underpinnings appear to have been inherited from the 450, Prestige informs us that the deck and internal layouts have been substantially rethought. Conceived by Garroni Design and engineered by JP Concepts, the Prestige 460 aims to offer a contemporary feeling wheelhouse with enlarged windows to help bathe the interior in light – and the sociability of the saloon has also been made a major priority…

The Skipper benefits from the proximity of a large dining station directly opposite the helm, plus an additional settee running fore-and-aft on the starboard side behind the Skipper’s seat. The main deck galley meanwhile occupies the aft space, straddling the region between internal saloon and external aft cockpit - and with a three-part sliding door to help integrate these spaces, the galley looks to be in the ideal spot to service both regions.

Down below, the inclusion of that main deck galley helps free up the space for a full-beam master suite with starboard settee, plus a guest double in the bow, a pair of heads compartments and the option of a compact crew quarters aft. The full-size flybridge meanwhile adds a second helm, a third dining station and an extra sunbathing platform to supplement the one on the foredeck. If that appeals to you then look out for a ‘First look Video’ the moment the Prestige 460 is unveiled in Cannes.

Prestige 460 specifications
LOA: 14.29 m
Beam: 4.25 m
Weight: 12,413 kg
Fuel capacity: 1,240 litres
Water capacity: 400 litres
People capacity: 12
Cabins: 2
Heads: 2
Power: 740-870 hp
Engines: IPS600 2x435hp - IPS500 2x370hp
Price: TBC
For more information see Ancasta or Prestige Yachts.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.