Luxury catamaran builder Privilège has unveiled a new version of its Signature 580 featuring even more on-board comfort and better stowage for bluewater sailors. The major innovation to the new Signature 580 Épure is to offer three huge exterior lockers in place of the forward cockpit. This storage can be converted into a comfortable sunbathing area by simply laying down cushions, which are easy to stow again when heavy weather is on the horizon. With no forward cockpit, there is no need for a door through from the saloon, creating even more living space internally.
This also allows for uninterrupted glazing around the chart table which gives better visibility and lends the boat an even more dynamic look. Of course, the Signature 580 range features an optimised hull shape with an inverted bow, greater flare and a raised forefoot. The benefits are more lift at the bow, especially at speed, making for better trim and more buoyancy running into waves. This in turn lightens the steering and reduces the effort required by the helmsperson or the autopilot.
Bluewater sailors will especially appreciate the lighter rudder loads and lower power consumption that this provides. But anyone who takes pleasure from the sensation of helming under sail will feel the benefits. Both versions of the Privilège 580 Signature are optimised for a maximum of comfort and seaworthiness. At the stern, elegant stairs lead to the bathing platforms, while the flybridge becomes a real private terrace with direct access through the helm station.