Motorboat & Yachting: Prestige reveals its replacement for the ageing 400 at this year’s Southampton Boat Show 2014 with brand new model Prestige 420.
As the ageing 400 slopes off to that big boatyard in the sky, the 420 arrives at the show with a host of interesting layout choices to make it a rather potent option in this popular corner of the market.
It’s basically got all of the Prestige charms wrapped up in a 42ft package.
That means IPS propulsion, an aft galley layout and even the trademark midships master cabin with its own stair access from the saloon – an astonishing touch for a boat of this size and price.
It gives you the privacy of an aft cabin with the looks of a regular flybridge and a jolly handsome one at that.
Guests have the forward end of the boat to themselves with a smart double cabin as well as their own bathroom.
The old 400’s shaftdrive propulsion has been updated with a switch to Volvo’s IPS system, pretty much the drive system of choice across the Prestige range.
IPS400 and 500 are the two choices, meaning cruising speeds of 25 knots should be achievable no matter what engines you choose.