Prestige History

A STORY BASED ON INNOVATION

Welcome to Prestige Yachts history, where 30 years of excellence in boat-building meet the rich history of the Jeanneau shipyard. With a passion for crafting exceptional boats for exceptional customers, Prestige has perfected and reinvented its industrial savoir-faire honed over decades of experiences at sea. Join us on a journey to the past and discover where this brand began.

1957

BIRTH OF THE JEANNEAU SHIPYARD, AN INSTANT SUCCESS

The Jeanneau shipyard was founded by the powerboat racing enthusiast Henri Jeanneau. From the outset, Jeanneau boats have stood out with their innovative technical features, enduring design, and skilled craftsmanship. The early wooden boats marked the start of a legacy of excellence in the boating industry.

1958

A PIONEER SHIPYARD: THE FIRST HULL IN FIBERGLASS POLYESTER RESIN

The ‘Fiberglass Sport’ model was a pioneer in the boating industry, being one of the first boats to utilize fiberglass technology – a revolutionary material developed by the petrochemical industry. The tremendous success of this model set the stage for future innovations in boat design and construction.

1989

THE FIRST PRESTIGE

Jeanneau, in partnership with Garroni Design, debuted the first PRESTIGE luxury motor yacht to the market. The PRESTIGE 41 quickly established itself as a standout with its modern style and outstanding seafaring abilities. This marked the start of the PRESTIGE legacy.

2000

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST PRESTIGE FLYBRIDGE

The PRESTIGE 36 marked the brand’s entry into the world of Flybridge motor yachts and was the catalyst for rapid growth. PRESTIGE further solidified its position with the opening of a cutting-edge 22,000 m² production facility in Les Herbiers, France. Today, PRESTIGE boasts a comprehensive range of flybridge and coupé motor yachts, renowned for their ample storage, expansive sundecks, and fully equipped helm station, making life at sea truly enjoyable

2010

ENTERING THE WORLD OF LARGE YACHTS

PRESTIGE made its mark in the large yacht market with the launch of its first PRESTIGE YACHT, the PRESTIGE 60. This elegant and innovative vessel boasts state-of-the-art Volvo IPS pods and has garnered worldwide recognition, including the prestigious titles of European Powerboat of the Year and Croatian Powerboat of the Year in 2010.

2012

LARGEST DEALER NETWORK IN EUROPE

PRESTIGE solidified its position as a leading player on the global stage with its extensive network of dealers, the largest on the European market. By 2017, PRESTIGE had achieved a worldwide presence with a community of 4,000 owners, who embody the brand’s values and vision.

2014

LAUNCH OF THE PRESTIGE 750, A 75’ MOTOR YACHT

PRESTIGE YACHTS achieved a significant milestone with the introduction of its flagship yacht, the PRESTIGE 750. Built at the brand’s new production facility for large yachts in Monfalcone, Italy, this motor yacht was crafted to provide an unparalleled experience at sea and in port. The PRESTIGE 750 stands out with its unconventional approach, offering a level of comfort and contemporary design that is unrivaled.

Awards received include:

2014 WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES in the categories “Best Layout” and “Most Achieved;”

2014 Nautic Design Award in Paris, France;

2015 European Power Boat of the Year in Dusseldorf, Germany.

2016

A COMPLETE LINE OF YACHTS, FROM 40 TO 75 FEET

As a market leader, PRESTIGE consistently innovates its product line, introducing two new models in 2016: the PRESTIGE 680 and the PRESTIGE 680 S. These models boast a harmonious interior design with meticulous attention to detail and premium materials for a flawless finish. A novel feature of these yachts is the elevated forward owner’s cabin, as well as a separate cabin with private access and ample natural light from its large deck and hull windows. The PRESTIGE 680 was honored with the Motor Boat of the Year award in 2016.

2017

AND THE STORY CONTINUES…

PRESTIGE strengthens its standing in the highly competitive luxury powerboat market by offering a comprehensive and modern model range, both in terms of design and interior configurations. The brand’s success can be attributed to a bold product development plan and an aggressive strategy to capture global growth markets. In 2017, PRESTIGE further expands its product offerings with the introduction of four new models, the PRESTIGE 560, the PRESTIGE 560 S, the PRESTIGE 630, and the PRESTIGE 630 S, backed by an ever-growing international network of marine professional.

2018

LAUNCHING OF THE S-LINE RANGE

The PRESTIGE S-Line presents sporty boats that are engineered with a focus on every minute detail to achieve a perfect balance of performance and agility without any concessions.

2019

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF BOAT BUILDING

PRESTIGE Yachts reached a significant landmark in 2019 as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary of boat building.

2020

LAUNCH OF THE X-LINE: THE NEW PRESTIGE LINE DEDICATED TO LUXURY AND L’ART DE VIVRE

PRESTIGE continues to innovate and evolve, offering even greater comfort and well-being while at sea with the launch of the X-Line, a brand new concept.

The X-Line is designed to serve as your own personal oasis, a escape from the fast pace of daily life. The X70, the first yacht in this new line, reimagines space, light, and luxury, with an emphasis on premium materials and outstanding quality in every detail. Life on board the X70 blends the comfort of a luxurious villa with the joys of life at sea in a completely unique manner.

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