Luxury catamaran builder Privilège has taken the bold step of
organising its first ever boat show so that customers won’t have to run the gauntlet of a busy public fair. The exclusive Salon takes place from 23-26 September and will feature two world premieres, plus the new Euphorie 5 power cat and the stunning Série 640.
It will be the first time that the Signature 510 and Signature 580 sailing catamarans have ever been shown.
The Salon will take place in Privilège’s hometown of Les Sables-d’Olonne, where so many famous offshore sailing adventures have begun. Against the backdrop of France’s Atlantic coast, Privilège will showcase its impressive catamaran range on the water, offer sea trials, yard tours and the region’s best food and drink. Visitors will see the boats, meet the craftsmen and women that build them and understand how these luxurious yachts are
shaped by the maritime character of the Vendée region.
“Many of our potential customers are wary of travelling to busy boat shows this year, but they still want to see our bluewater catamarans,” explained Privilège CEO Gilles Wagner.
“By organising a Privilège show in Les Sables-d’Olonne they can mitigate the risks of travel and enjoy a warm Vendée welcome, with the opportunity to sail the broadest range of our luxurious catamarans ever assembled, including two world premieres.”
Signature 510 – World Premiere
Measuring 60ft from transom to bowsprit, the Signature 510 has the dimensions to take on the world’s oceans in comfort and safety. Its elegant lines by Marc Lombard are complemented by flush hatches and larger deckhouse windows for a true 360-degree view. The owner’s cabin is uniquely set forward between the two hulls, offering great volume with a private companionway from the saloon. Darnet Design has ensured that the interior is bright and elegant, while Privilège’s artisans give it an outstanding finish.
Signature 580 – World Premiere
Building on the design of the 510, the larger Signature 580 adds some fantastic extra features, including a flybridge helm and lounge area, plus a forward cockpit. Clever layout means that the owner’s cabin, situated between the two hulls, has direct access from the forward cockpit. The configuration is supremely flexible, allowing for a galley up or down, and up to four large double cabins. A fathead main and large genoa offer plenty of power for fast ocean crossings.
At 64 feet on deck, the second largest Privilège will also be available to sail at the Salon.
The Série 640 offers 180 square metres of living space, a huge flybridge with dual helms, and up to five double cabins. The flybridge is a deck in its own right, with comfy seating, a dining table and stunning port and starboard helm stations fully replicating all controls.
Below deck, the owner’s cabin option makes for a truly huge space, all with Privilège’s endless array of possible finishes.
Euphorie 5 – New
Using the same highly efficient hull design as the Signature 510, Privilège’s Euphorie 5 addresses the growing powercat market. Like her sail-powered sister, she benefits from Darnet’s interior styling work to present a superbly comfortable, modern platform for living with up to four double cabins, or a spectacular full-beam owner’s cabin. Without the weight of the rig up top, the Euphorie can easily carry a rigid T-top on the flybridge, providing extra protection or shade as needed. Economic twin 220hp diesels and generous tankage give the boat an impressive range.