The new version of the Prestige 590 is a direct result of customer feedback including the extra-large salon windows, cockpit lounge, and spacious bow seating area. The cockpit and salon are on the same level to create a spacious entertainment zone. Belowdecks, there’s a separate entrance to the master stateroom and, overall, she sleeps six. Power is a pair of 600-hp Cummins engines with Zeus pod drives.
- Redesigned cockpit lounge adjusts to multiple positions
- Hydraulic swim platform can be equipped with tender cradles
- The bow sun pad is one of the largest we’ve seen
- Extra-large salon windows create a wide-open view
- Separate entrance to the master stateroom
- Separate master shower
- Zeus pod drives with joystick controls
|Length Overall||61' 4'' / 18.69 m|
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||13.8 sec.|
|0 to 30||15.3 sec.|
|Load||4 person, 4/5 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear|
|Climate||83 deg., 74 humid; wind: 15-20 mph; seas: 2|
2 x 600-hp Cummins 8.3
2 x 600-hp Cummins QSC 8.3
Contents of Report
The newest and largest model in Prestige’s Flybridge series, the 590 is designed to entertain and cruise with equal comfort and style. There’s seamless flow from the cockpit to the galley and salon and the use of multi-position lounges inside and out enhance the boat’s versatility. Unique in class, there’s a separate entry to the master stateroom. From a performance perspective, twin 600-hp Cummins diesels linked to pod drives give the boat a sporty feel and help improve speed and range.
The Aft Deck
Prestige has done away with the conventional wraparound seating in the 590’s cockpit, replacing it with a redesigned lounge that lets users choose between sunning or relaxing around an expandable solid-wood table. Folding in the table leafs reveals stainless-steel rails and cupholders in the table frame. Ahead to cockpit is a refrigerator and the 6’8” (2.03 m) -long fiberglass overhead provides protection from the elements. An awning can be expanded to provide added shade.
The Swim Platform
Stairs to port that close off with a gate lead aft from the cockpit to the 590’s swim platform. It measures 5’8” (1.73 m) fore to aft with an integrated hydraulic section that’s 5’1” (1.55m) and can be lowered into the water for tender loading. For swimmers, to port, there are stairs that lower with the platform to make it easier to re-board. There’s a recessed rail in the center of the platform’s trailing edge so swimmers have something to grab onto.
Climb the stairs into the cockpit and there are two steps on either side that make it easy to head forward to the 590’s spacious bow. There’s also a boarding gate in the starboard hullside. Once we were up there, we measured the sun pad at 8’ x 8’ (2.44 m x 2.44 m) and extended sections on each side ran 9’7” (2.92 m) fore to aft. As we saw in the cockpit, the backrest height can be adjusted. Rails are in the sides of the lounge with drinkholders aft.
Prestige provides a removable Bimini top that is supported on carbon-fiber stanchions. A walkway separates the bow seating area from the foredeck that houses the windlass, a stainless-steel anchor roller supports the glimmering anchor. There are cleats on each side of the roller and chocks are just ahead. Hatches on each side of the windlass open on pneumatic struts to access the rode locker. The windlass control is to starboard and the washdown connections are to port.
The Flying Bridge
We made our way aft to the cockpit and up the portside stairs to the 590’s flybridge. Up top, there are several social zones. Aft, is a large L-shaped settee that wraps to port around a solid-wood table on twin fixed stainless-steel stanchions. Beverage holders are in the center and to the sides of the lounge.
Just ahead is a seat with a flip-up backrest that switches from forward to aft facing. Forward, alongside the upper helm is a sun pad that converts to twin chaise lounges. There’s just one position for the backrest but it would be easy for Prestige to add more positions. To port, abaft the upper helm is a galley with an electric grill, sink, and a refrigerator and storage. Overhead is a fiberglass hardtop.
The Flybridge Helm. Positioned to port, the flybridge helm is to port with the wheel mounted outboard. This allows a companion to comfortably join the captain at this station. Twin 12” (3.0.48 cm) screens flank the 4” (10.16 cm) Seakeeper control and the 5” (12.70 cm) Cummins engine display. To the left of the steering wheel are the Zeus joystick and the bow thruster control. To the right of the wheel are the engine controls, twin beverage holder, and a glovebox with a charging port.
Heading inside, Prestige has positioned the galley immediately inside the mirrored sliding door that transitions from the cockpit to indoors. The deck remains flush across the threshold and to further enhance the open feel, a window in the galley opens toward the stern. Headroom is 6’3” (1.91 m) and the overhead is finished in Alcantara Suede. To port, there is ample counterspace and two pieces pull out to unveil the stainless-steel sink. We like that there’s a retaining rail where the hatches can be secured when the sink is being used. A powered vent above the electric cooktop keeps the area odor-free and there’s a full-sized refrigerator. Our test boat had the optional dishwasher and there’s plenty of storage in cabinets, including dedicated space for glassware.
It’s an easy step up to the 590’s salon, which has an extra spacious feel thanks to the newly designed windows that extend from the overhead to below the furniture level. Combine this with the trim also being lowered at the windows and the boat has what could be the best sightlines and amount of natural light in class.
Seating includes a U-shaped sofa to port that wraps around an expandable table on a polished stainless-steel base. Opposite of the sofa is a loveseat and a single corner seat on a slightly elevated platform that has wide-planked hardwood flooring. Push a button at the helm to raise the 40” (101.6 cm) TV on an electric lift. A port-side window and a starboard door can be opened to create cross ventilation.
The Lower Helm
Positioned to starboard, the lower helm has dual 12” (30.48 cm) displays flanked by air conditioning vents. The VHF radio is outboard to starboard and below are the Seakeeper and autopilot control panels. Just to the right of the steering wheel are the ignition controls and the joysticks for the thrusters and Zeus pod drives. Engine controls are just behind. The double-wide leather helm seat adjusts fore and aft and there is a footrest should the captain or a companion want to sit during a long cruise.
The Master Stateroom
The aforementioned separate entrance to the 590’s master stateroom is a feature that sets apart the boat from others in class. The wide planked decking used in the foyer to the entrance to the master’s quarters can be replaced with optional carpeting. Inside, the stateroom spans the boat’s beam and has a center-mounted berth that measures 6’6” x 5’6” (1.98 m x 1.68 m) and an average headroom of 6’3” (1.91 m).
Windows with opening ports are to port and starboard and the mirrored overhead is finished Alcantara suede. The headboard is backlit and there are reading lights to each side. A built-in desk area is to starboard. On the bulkhead at the foot of the berth is a 40” flatscreen TV. To port is a small booth with facing seats and a table beneath the window. Integrated in the table are a mirrored vanity and jewelry storage. Larger storage for this stateroom includes a walk-in closet ahead of the booth and a smaller compartment aft, plus drawers in the base of the berth.
The Master Head. From the walk-in closet, passengers enter first the separate shower area and then the head. The shower is a full standup stall with glass doors. The head area has a sink recessed into the countertop and the toilet is opposite. As we saw throughout the 590, there’s ample storage in a variety of cabinets in the head.
The VIP Stateroom
A central stairway adjacent to the lower helm provides access to the 590’s other two cabins. Forward, the VIP has an island berth with dimensions of 6’8” x 5’4” (2.03 m x 1.62 m) when closed. It can open into two V-shaped mattresses that are 2’7” (.78m) wide as well. Hullside windows are to port and starboard and there’s an overhead skylight.
Ahead of the berth is a small vanity and storage includes a hanging locker to starboard. This closet can also be configured as an ensuite head for the guest cabin. The VIP’s head has a walk-in shower, recessed sink, a window with an opening port and ample storage.
Guest Cabin. Abaft the VIP stateroom to port, the guest cabin has two single berths, a mirrored headboard, and a hullside window. There’s an aft hanging locker, but it would be sacrificed if an owner orders the ensuite head for the guest quarters. In the configuration on our test boat, the guest cabin occupants would use the VIP head.
Crew Quarters. Aft, the captain enters a single-berth cabin from the stern. It has a hanging closet and basic head, plus there are removable panels of the cabin sole to access the Zeus pod drives.
Just inside the salon door is the master switch panel behind smoked glass panels. Of course, there’s storage below. To get to the engines and mechanical accessories, there’s a hatch in the cockpit deck. Inside there’s space to move between and around the twin Cummins QSC 600 engines. Fuel tanks are aluminum and on both sides of the forward bulkhead with fuel-water separators installed in accessible locations. Between the mains are the 21.5 kW generator above and the optional Seakeeper 6 gyro stabilizer below.
The Numbers. Prestige 590 has an LOA of 61’4” (18.69 m) with a beam of 15’10” (4.83 m) and a draft of 4’5” (1.35 m). With an empty weight of 42,968 lbs. (19,490 kg), 80 percent fuel and four people on board, estimated test weight was 46,547 lbs. (21,113 kg).
With the twin 600-hp Cummins 8.3 engines turning Zeus pods and spooling up to 2970 rpm, we reached a top speed of 26.3 knots while running in 2’ (.61 m) seas. On the flat, we expect that she could do better and Prestige tells us the boat has hit 29 knots in company tests.
At 2600 rpm, we recorded a best cruise of 21.7 knots and a fuel burn of 49.5 gph, which translated to .4 nmpg and a range of 228.7 nautical miles with 10 percent of the boat’s 581-gallon (2,200 L) fuel capacity in reserve.
In acceleration tests, the boat planed in 13.8 seconds and accelerated to 20 mph in 15.3 seconds. In choppy conditions, pulling back the throttles to a calmer cruise produced a smooth ride. She throws spray low and wide and there’s no hull slap, whatsoever.
At the docks, the Zeus joystick and thrusters made it easy to put the 590 wherever we wanted.
Prestige builds the 590 with advanced automation including robotics for precision and uses resin infusion for most large parts to ensure higher strength and lower weight while employing a more environmentally friendly construction process.
• Three-year general warranty covers parts, labor and the majority of on board components.
• Five-year warranty against hull blistering.
• Seven-year structural warranty.
The new version of the Prestige keeps pace with several trends that we have been seeing the last couple of years. By making these changes and not holding on to an old design that is being superseded by competition, the builder is keeping this model viable. The major changes are—
• Separate Entrance to Owner’s Stateroom. This creates more privacy for the owners and guests and facilitates genteel cruising by two couples.
• Extra-large Bow Lounge/Sun Pad. This has been a growing trend and makes better use of a lot of the boat’s square footage that otherwise is going to “waste” for entertaining.
• Opening Aft Galley. With this window and the salon doors open it brings the fresh air into the boat and makes for a large mingling area when hosting a cocktail party.
• Dropping the Salon Windows Lower. By dropping the lower sill of the windows to the tops of the furniture, or even lower, it brings in more light, and makes passengers be more in touch with their environment.