Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2021 Prestige 520 Flybridge ‘ROMIA’.
The Prestige 520 has big shoes to fill. She’s the model expected to replace the Prestige 500/500 S, a market leader for seven years with more than 450 hulls delivered. Most builders in Prestige’s situation would do little more than a face-lift. A tweak here and a tweak there. Why mess with success? To my surprise, the French builder did a whole lot more than tweak. To create the 520’s profile, Garroni Design (which also penned the interior) used 50 percent more glazing than Prestige had on the 500. The side windows extend nearly down to deck level at one point, 3 feet 7 inches from top to bottom on the inside, and there are hullside windows and a transom window. On the outside, all of that side glass is flush, so from a little ways off, each side looks like it’s built with one big pane. Another outside evolution is the foredeck, which is double the size of the 500’s thanks to the snubbing of the 520’s bow. The space allows for a sun pad that measures 6 feet at the head, 5 feet 3 inches at the bottom, and well more than 7 feet long, with a pull-up sunshade.
Inside, the 520’s volume is said to be 7 percent bigger than her predecessor’s. Now, 7 percent may not sound like a lot, but it allows for headroom where it’s needed: 6 feet 5 inches at the after end of the salon by the galley, and 6 feet 9 inches over the raised midsection. With all the surrounding glass, the space feels large and the views are great…
A glass sliding side-deck door is to starboard abaft the lower helm. It’s 21 inches wide and 41 inches tall — granted, not everyone’s idea of a proper door — but diminutive skippers will likely use it all the time, and those who are “bigger boned” will have fresh air amidships. I’m in the latter camp, and at one point I was looking aft from the helm seat with the back cushion reversed and had my feet outside because I could. Incidentally, the helm seat goes back and forth and up and down electrically, as does the dinette table.
We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.
For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:
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