“The striking feature of the saloon on the Prestige 750 is the airy and open-plan layout that leans more towards apartment in style, rather than the nautical – as found on, say Princess or Riviera boats.
The Alpi oak finish felt smooth to the touch and there’s lighter oak or walnut available. The Prestige maximises the usage of the sheltered aft deck space as a dining area thanks to the galley being at the back.
Here an island bench gives the cook storage and support when at sea. There’s a four ring ceramic Miele hob, chest-high fridge and deep sink along with a dishwasher. The washing machine is down in the crew quarters.
Opposite is the glass dinette table with six chairs – although eight are required if all guests are aboard – and this area opens to the aft deck through the sliding doors to create a stylish inside-outside space for cocktail hour.
The midships lounge is comfortably laid out with surrounding soft furnishings and bench seating to starboard and those tall coachroof windows give lovely panoramic views. That is with the exception of forward where the deck level master cabin requires the main console to be elevated.
Here the skipper should be comfortable on the wide seat which can be electrically elevated and all controls are easily to hand – twin throttles for the MAN 1200 engines to the right, joystick for the Xenta docking system, twin Raymarine GS 15/12in screens at a good viewing angle and in case of mal de mer, the Seakeeper stabiliser…”