Our First Take: There is no arguing with the elegance in these lines. The 680 may be just the boat Prestige was looking for.
With a range of boats between 40 and 75 feet, Prestige has, in recent years, made a strong push into the midsize luxury cruising market. And the company’s popularity should be no surprise considering the attention to detail aboard its boats. This 680, which launched last summer, has all the attributes boaters have come to expect from Prestige, in a package that should be very popular.
J&J Design did a nice job with her understated profile, but they also added a pronounced hull strake that should make the boat a pleasure to drive—particularly considering the maneuverability and punch she’ll get from her twin 900-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS1200s. Top speed is said to be 30 knots, while a cruise of 25 will get you wherever you want to go with time to spare.
Other features include a choice of three- or four-stateroom layouts, accoutered with a level of fit and finish that simply sings. Up top, the 680 has an unusually large flying bridge for a boat in this class. That deck has a galley bar, a huge sunpad forward, and various places to lounge.
If the amount of attention this boat garnered from fans at November 2015’s Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show is any indication, the 680 should be a top seller for years to come for Prestige. And that will be an accolade well deserved.
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- Builder: Prestige
- Model: Prestige 680
- Boat Type: Cruiser
- Year: 2016
- Base Price: Upon request
- LOA: 70'4"
- Draft: 5'2"
- Beam: 17'5"
- Displacement: 65,698 lb.
- Fuel Capacity: 911 gal.
- Water Capacity: 243 gal.
- Standard Power: 2/900-hp Volvo Penta IPS 1200s
- Cruise Speed: 25 knots
- Top Speed: 30 knots
This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.