Ona | The Sailing Life in Photos

We’ve recently returned from a trip to the Privilège boatyard where we helped owners Roger & Marta take delivery of their new Privilège Signature 510. Here’s a scrapbook of the first two weeks learning and sailing aboard Ona.

Privilège Signature 510 Technical Gallery

510 Starboard Engine Room

Take a closer look beneath the hatches and lockers to see access to systems and storage. One of the highlights is the engine room, which in our opinion, will tell you everything you need to know about a full-time liveaboard, offshore yacht.

Semi-Custom at Privilège Catamarans

The engineers at Privilège Catamarans work closely with each new owner to design a yacht for their individual needs that goes far beyond color selections.

Vendée Globe 2020 Winner

Building on the shared legacy between Privilege Marine and the Vendée Globe, it was only fitting that the new Privilege 580 served as committee yacht.

Boat Shoes & Bathing Suits

John and Noelia aboard s/v Sayonara

One of the biggest questions sailors have when leaving for an offshore passage is what to bring with them. For John and Noelia, the answer way easy: bathing suits, lots of bathing suits, and boat shoes.

Building the Privilège Signature 580 | Part 1

Rob with Production Manager Freddy and Caroline from Customer Services at the Privilege boatyard

The Privilège Signature 580 is a completely new design. The only thing it shares with the former 585 is the designer, Marc Lombard. The result is the most versatile vessel to ever come out of the Privilège boatyard.

New Adjustable Salon on the Privilège 640

Every day aboard can be different, and so can the salon on the new Privilège 640. The Lounge, The Zen, Dining and Super Dining configurations are all part of the innovative and flexible interior layout aboard.

Building the Privilège Signature 510 | Part 3

Launch and Improvements. The last step in preparing to launch the new boat is to apply the bottom paint. In this case the owners decided on Coppercoat with its promise of less maintenance.

Building the Privilège Signature 510 | Part 2

The Privilège Signature 510 hull #1 was recently launched and is now being commissioned. We’ll soon have pictures that will highlight the improvements to what was already a serious bluewater passagemaker.

Miami International Boat Show 2020

Thanks to everyone who stopped by or joined us at the Miami International Boat Show. Thanks also to Keith, Renee, Anna, Jack, Finn & Kate from Sailing Zatara for taking the time to ‘meet & greet’ fans of their YouTube sailing channel.

Building the Privilège Signature 510 | Part 1

The really good news about the new Privilège Signature 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.

Delivery of ‘Wild Rose II’ – A Photo Essay

Brett Rob and Rob on Wildrose II

Taking delivery of a new Privilège 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.