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.

Bottom paint, shaft and prop.  This is another opportunity to show the important shaft drive feature on the Privilège Signature 510.

510 outside
Moving the boat for launch.
launch 510
Stepping the Mast
Stepping the mast.

New Windshield | The helm now enjoys better weather protection thanks to a fully water-tight, safety glass windshield.

Line management | Privilège has always provided for complete line control at the helm.  This improvement replaces a line bag with a locker that will better survive the elements.

Flush hatches
Flush hatches.

Shaft Drive | This most important upgrade also provides for great engine access.  Pictured here are optional 110 hp Yanmars.

Twin Cleats amidship | This is a really good improvement that will make life better and easier at the dock.

Twin Windlass set up | This is not actually a new option, but I wanted to show it on the Privilège Signature 510.  This is one of the very few catamarans designed for this arrangement that is so important for long distance sailors.

Salon ventilation (opening skylight) | The number of opening overhead hatches in the salon have increased from 3 to 5.

Master cabin (windows) | The amount of passive ventilation and size of windows has also been increased in the master cabin.

Salon cabinets and tv | The furniture in the salon now offers additional storage and better television placement.

Cockpit comfort (new back rest) | The excellent enclosure and overall comfort of the cockpit of the Privilège has always been popular. The Privilège Signature 510 provides extra seating by adding a backrest beside the sliding door. 

Other improvements include additional solar panels, a better helm enclosure, larger nav deck, more cabin configurations and better deck hardware.


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