510 construction photos

The really good news about the new 510 is that it isn’t a completely new design. The hull from the former 5 Series has changed little as it has proven to be a solid design for long distance, liveaboard cruising.

This photo shows a Yanmar 110 hp engine being lowered in place. The great news is that this 510 will have shaft drive propulsion.  Saildrives are fine if you plan to sail close to service centres but a true bluewater yacht should always have shaft drive.

Follow along and gain insight about the construction process of the new PRIVILEGE 510 >>>

Delivery of 'Wild Rose II' - A Photo Essay

Taking delivery of a new Privilege catamaran is understandably a thrilling event. For many it can also be very stressful. Rob and his captain Brett, however, arrived better prepared than most.

Brett Rob and Rob on Wildrose II
Captain Brett, Rob Poirier & Rob Sissons, new owner of 'Wildrose II'

The owner of ‘Wild Rose II’ is Rob Sissons from Alberta, Canada. His previous boat was a 65′ trawler, but the Privilege 500 is his first sailboat. At Privilege Catamarans America, we understand that the delivery process should start well before the new boat is ready. For that reason, we consider our Privilege Academy program to be the first phase of the delivery experience. We believe the new owner should already understand the mechanical and electrical systems of the new boat and be comfortable sailing the vessel well before it’s even splashed. This will assure the delivery is more ‘joy’ and less ‘stress’.

Because Rob plans to sail extensively as well as continue running a business, he hired a full-time captain for Wild Rose II. Rob and his captain, Brett, both attended our Privilege Academy program at Nanny Cay this past April.

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Privilege Academy in the British Virgin Islands

It could not have gone better; the perfect mix of people enjoying the same ambition and a location famous for its world class sailing.  Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands is where we conducted our first two Privilege Academies and where our next event in April 2020 will also take place. Because we want to sail every day, the near certainty of wind in the BVI makes it the perfect location.

Privilege Catamarans America

The purchase of any liveaboard sailing yacht can be stressful. The first year of ownership is usually the most challenging and we at Privilege Catamarans America are determined to make that transition to your new life much more enjoyable. We know from experience that if the new owner has a working knowledge of the vessel’s electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems, delivery day will be bring more joy and less jitters. The experience of sailing, anchoring and docking your new boat increases your confidence.  Read more and view Photo Album here >>>

Privilege Catamaran on the cover of Cruising World MagazineWe’re on the cover of Cruising World Magazine!  “Cat Classes in the BVI, Owners Learn the Ropes” by Jennifer Brett is a story about ‘Privilege Academy‘ featured in the June/July Multihull Issue 2019. Available on newstands now!

Read the online Cruising World story here >>>

The Home of Privilege

The Sands of Time

Le Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d’Olonnes has a nautical consciousness that dates back to man’s first connection with the sea. During the Roman empire it was an important crossroads thanks to its harbor, “Le Havre d’Olonne”.  Famous as the leading cod fishing harbor into the 17th century, the “Belle Epoque”…  Read More

Vendée Globe

vendee globe
Every 4 years, the world’s top solo sailors set out from Les Sables-d’Olonne to compete in something so mad, so daring, and so epic that only a handful of sailors have ever summoned the courage to attempt it – sail around the world alone.  Read More

Port Olona

Privilege Factory
Philippe Jeantot built his first Privilege in 1985 based on his remarkable offshore sailing achievements. This new catamaran was built for cruising with his family and security and comfort mattered as much as sailing ability.  With the help of renowned naval architect Marc Lombard, Privilege has steered a very different course…  Read More