Prestige unveils F4 ahead of world premiere
The French builder has revealed the all-new F4, a 50-footer that launches a new series of F-Line flybridge motor yachts and is reviewed in Issue 73.
Prestige has unveiled the F4 ahead of its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17). A new fashion plate on each side of the all-new 50-footer appears as a strong brand marker of the Groupe Beneteau builder’s new generation of F-Line flybridge models, while standout features include a forward owner’s suite on the ‘semi-main deck’.
For the F4 and new F-Line generation, Prestige says it focused on innovative interior and exterior designs, high-end fittings “and an unrivalled level of fit and finish”.
Erwin Bamps, Vice President of Prestige, said: “The first model of the new generation of the F-Line represents a significant evolution in the motor yacht segment between 40-70ft, where Prestige is the market leader, bringing innovations to meet clients’ expectations while remaining true to the brand’s DNA.”
The F4 also features a completely new hull design by Michael Peters, with a more pronounced V-shape than previous generations, while a rounder, higher bow helps provide stability, efficiency and comfort in navigation.
The yacht features a fixed or hydraulic swim platform and an infinity cockpit. Two wide side decks, as well as a starboard sliding glass door in the saloon, provides access to the foredeck, which has sun loungers with adjustable backrests.
Accessible via a wide staircase from the cockpit, the flybridge can be sheltered by a bimini or a hard top, and features an outdoor galley, versatile dining area, plus sunpads and seating near the helm.
The interior starts with an ‘OceanView’ aft galley that links to both the cockpit and raised saloon, which features a J-shaped sofa and adjustable table plus a bench-seat helm to starboard. Technical systems include Groupe Beneteau’s Seanapps, which provides an easy way to monitor safety, maintenance, onboard equipment and cruising data.
Forward and down a few steps is the master suite, which features 2m (6ft 7in) of headroom, windows in the hull and ceiling, an aft-facing king-sized bed, generous wardrobes and en-suite bathroom. The forward location affords more privacy from the two guest cabins and shared living areas, and better insulation from sound, far from the engine room and dock.
The décor draws inspiration from the colours and reflections of the French Riviera, echoed in the F4’s design, refined lines and details. Curves are used prominently to create soft lines, reminiscent of the movement of water. Materials include natural stone countertops, shaped wood, curves of
recessed lighting on the ceiling, and rattan.
The new-generation F-Line also features materials with environmentally sustainable components, such as recycled and sustainable fabrics, recycling more than 80% of the water consumed in manufacturing, and systems to purify emissions.
Clémence Cessou, Prestige Product Marketing Manager, said: “This new model seduces with its revolutionary design in its curves and its layout, while maintaining bright and comfortable interiors characterized by an easy circulation and comfortable life on board, with the intention to make the guests feel at home.
“Particular care has been taken in the selection of new materials offering more character and richness to the yacht’s interior. Every surface, every curve has been carefully sculpted to add allure and elegance.”
Following a private preview over the summer, Yacht Style includes a Review of the F4 in Issue 37, an edition focused on the year’s new models and world premieres at the autumn boat shows.