Admittedly, we’re boatyard nerds. We love everything about the building process at Privilège, so when we travel, the boatyard is the destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The forward master cabin location aboard all Privilège Catamarans is a defining design feature.
A review of the design features that make the Privilège Signature 510 catamaran helm perfect for long-distance, all-weather sailing.
There is little doubt that the Privilège 5 Series has an outstanding reputation. So how do you make a great boat even better?
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.
During the hive of activity in the hull, the deck is being layed up. The deck is more laborious than the hull due to its seemingly endless nooks and crannies.
Bulkhead and component installation. Most components such as fuel and holding tanks are installed along with much of the furniture before the deck is connected to the hull.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It could not have gone better; the perfect mix of people enjoying the same ambition and a location famous for its world class sailing.
The number of people we met at this year’s Miami Boat Show who plan to live aboard was exceptional.