Bareboat and long-term charters on Prestige 500s motor yacht in Italy:
Published by Eldin Basic BA (Hons) on 3rd August 2021
Launching from 0-25kn cruising speed in only 16 seconds, the Jeanneau's Prestige 500S is a remarkable bareboat motor yacht. She is light and nimble, which is not easy to arrange on a 15m boat of any kind, yet powerful and luxurious as a 50ft powerboat should be. Jeanneau has managed to make Prestige 500 S not only a good value, but also very good in terms of weight. Without a bulky flybridge, and thanks to details such as her lightweight interior fit-out, efficient and light engines, IPS drives, and as a result allowable low fuel capacity make this motor yacht very light even when fully laden. That allows her to reach maximum speeds above 30-knot with just 2x435hp engines. Cruising well over 200nm even at high-speed cruising range, with a safe reserve, is achieved with only 340-gallon fuel capacity.
With this particular model based in one of the most prestigious and desirable marinas in Italy, namely the Marina di Portorosa in Sicily, just in front of mesmerising Aeolian islands, you really are offered great value for money. Weekly charter rates start from very low and long-term charter deals are available where others wont' even come close. Although not hand-built, bespoke type of yacht, Prestige 500 S is built with a lot of engineering knowledge, with the help of highest industrial procedures and by top designers.
During a typical one week charter, you can explore most of Northern Sicily and all of the idyllic Aeolian. Starting with the nearby historic town of Cefalu, you could access Aeolian through its nearest island Vulcano. This is where you can sunbath on one of the black sand beaches, explore a number of hiking routes before relaxing in a therapeutic mad bath nearby before hitting the biggest Lipari island. Scenic views and historic fort dominate the main town while fine dining and clearest seas await those who want to spend an extra day here.
For the best in scenery and luxurious feel, most head to the Island of Panarea afterwards. Also a volcanic island, this is where you will find most and best cocktail bars and night atmosphere too. For the active ones, you can dive to the shipwreck lying nearby before completely isolating at secluded anchorage at one of the few islets and reefs lying around the island. Following the extended stay on Panarea, which is recommended, set the engines to the full power and cruise towards the capital Salina. First and foremost, known for its olive oil, wine and crucially capers, this very fertile island is home to largest community who are living the typical Aeolian lifestyle.
Having received their name by the Greek god of wind, Aeolus, the islands are added to UNESCO heritage list back in 2000. Full of breathtaking views, on the next island, Stromboli, you can most likely experience some volcanic activity, most recently a huge explosion which damaged some boats and affected some tourist lives as recently as 2020. We recommend caution if approaching the island and keeping a constant connection with the rest of the crew if separating and going for a hike and in order to ensure timely and efficient escape from the island in case of any billowing smoke coming out of the crater there.
Your final couple of days should be reserved for complete self-isolation and escapism by visiting remote islands of Filicudi and Alicudi. Enjoy a bit more of swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, dine on board and use the water toys on board to keep fit. Back to Prestige 500S, with her 3-cabins and 2 heads, you will find her ideal for a family or even 2x families in case there are only up to 2 children with you on board. Plenty of storage can be found everywhere, and headroom is remarkable even for the 6ft-ers. Spacious and luxurious, the touch of exclusivity is added with the large electric sunroof. One of the best features of the boat is however a dual access to the accommodation level. Master suite has a private companionway on the starboard side, while another central companionway leads to the 2 guest cabins forward. VIP suite is taking all forward bow room and it shares bathroom with the twin cabin which is convertible into a double.
Finally, the PRESTIGE 500 S is not only a charter friendly motor yacht with good value for a private buyer, but is also a well-made powerboat for the skipper. You can either sit or stand when the sunroof is open and have good 270-degrees views with aft ideally watched by your better part or another crew member when mooring stern-to. The villagers of Les Herbiers, where Prestige 500S is built, will appreciate your custom for sure, so why not consider and thank them for great work on this motor yacht and charter her for your summer 2022 yachting vacation in the West Mediterranean.
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This news refers to the NEW Jeanneau PRESTIGE 500S available for private charters in Sicily, Italy.