The Privilege 585 offers a standard of living afloat, which rivals many an opulent apartment ashore. With an expansive bridge deck and roomy cabins, the Privilege 585 makes an ideal charter yacht, with some currently in charter around the world. Though not only suited to that purpose, this catamaran is equally at home as a bluewater, liveaboard cruiser. Able to complete a circumnavigation with ease, while cruising in complete luxury.
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DESIGN – INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
Since the creation of the boatyard in 1985, Privilege 585 builder Alliaura Marine was fundamental among the leaders in the high-end multihulls market. This builder is well known for building catamarans for cruising, where security and comfort matters as much as their sailing ability. With the help of renowned naval architect Marc Lombard, the Privilege series succeeded in establishing a bespoke family of yachts that meet the highest possible expectation. An innovative designer combined with outstanding craftsmanship resulted in the creation of this strong, comfortable, and powerful catamaran.
With only 24 of Privilege 585s produced from 2002 through to 2006, it holds a respected position in the catamaran market. As expected, all equipment aboard these luxury catamarans is of high quality, from the nav station to the chefs galley. The vast interior finished in beech timber provides a refreshingly light and welcoming space.
The large volume allows for an extensive inventory and would suit someone wishing to step aboard and go cruising. And with options from watermakers to huge cold storage, comprehensive navigation systems to a dishwasher, nothing more is required. On the deck, electric winches take care of all sailing loads, making her a breeze to handle. While down below, twin well-sized main engines and gensets along with solar provide all the speed and power you will need.
The helm on the port side is situated up high for excellent visibility while underway. An oversized double pilot chair lets you enjoy the sailing experience with others. The location of the helm is well thought out, allowing for direct communication with those on deck for safety. But also for convenience, being in close contact with others who are relaxing in the cockpit area and saloon.
The cockpit is spacious with plenty of room to move about while incorporating a Teak cockpit table on stainless steel supports, able to seat six. And with three comfortably cushioned large benches, there is ample space for lounging about.
Very large steps on the sugar scoops make for easy access and swim ladders allowing easy entry into and from the water. There is ample space on the large bottom transom platform to bring the catch of the day aboard or to store the watersports equipment in between sessions. Rinsing off can be done with the two deck showers, hot and cold, after a long day in the water.
With storage lockers underfloor, a rack for scuba-diving cylinders is situated in the aft locker and adequate space to store a diving compressor securely. Plenty of storage is available for the dive gear, kitesurfing and stand up paddleboards in this uncluttered and ample space.
Forward, there is a vast deck space with large sunbathing areas, two trampolines with pulpits, and four teak seats suitable for enjoying sundowners. The bimini is quite large, adequately providing protection, and also providing space for solar panels.
Through the oversized aluminum sliding door, three steps lead down into the spacious saloon. Large windows give exceptional panoramic views both for peace of mind and the simple pleasures of viewing your picturesque surroundings. The large saloon layout comprised of two leather sofas and a bar. A more than adequate navigation station is located behind the helm bulkhead on the port side, with access to electrical panels and instrumentation.
The round table with generously cushioned seats would make inside dining a very comfortable experience. An additional lounging area in L-shape with footrests and coffee table allows ample space for all guests. Suitable storage space is provided under the seats and behind the lounge, with further storage available in lockers below the floor. A bar is conveniently located up top in the bridge deck, making this area ideal for movie nights after sundowners.
The well-appointed galley is located down on the starboard side. With room for all the luxuries, you would expect in a yacht of this caliber, such as two working benchtops, a double stainless steel sink, mixed electric and steam oven, dishwasher, and microwave. As a walk through the galley, it’s well ventilated, enjoying lots of light, both through light fixtures and natural light through multiple hatches. The placement of the large hatch above the double sink allows for ample fresh air while preparing your freshly caught dinner.
The Privilege 585 is available in both charter or owners versions, consisting of four double cabins and three single crew quarters or a five double cabin and one single layout. Sleeping 8 in total comfort, plus up to three crew, makes this catamaran ideal for larger families or groups of friends.
All cabins are well-lit and bright, finished in light Beech wood adding to the luxurious appeal. The king-size double cabins each have private heads for maximum comfort and privacy. Large, comfortable seats in these berths make an ideal place to sit and read while taking a break from the adventure topside.
All cabins are well ventilated and enjoy lots of light, both through light fixtures and natural light through multiple hatches, placed to capture fresh ocean breezes. Ample storage is provided in the cabins along with excellent counter space that makes life very comfortable for extended trips and living aboard.
- LOA: 55.75 ft / 16.99 m
- LWL: 55.00 ft / 16.76 m
- Beam: 30.33 ft / 9.24 m
- Draft (max): 5.75 ft / 1.75 m
- Displacement: 39,200 lb / 17,781 kg
- First Built: 2002
- Last Built: 2006
- Builder: Alliaura Marine (France)
- Designer: Marc Lombard
- Engine Make: Yanmar or Volvo
- Engine Type: Diesel x 2
- Engine HP: 100-150
- Fuel: 370 gals / 1,401 L
- Water: 317 gals / 1,200 L
The price of the Privilege 585 is in the range of $500,000 to $790,000 depending on the condition and version. At this age, expect these catamarans to have had updates and refits.
Overall, the Privilege 585 offers a standard of living afloat, which rivals that of a well-appointed apartment. With only 24 produced from 2002 through 2006, the Privilege 585 holds a respected position in the market in terms of quality of construction, finishing and use, and naturally is in demand on the used catamaran market.
With an expansive bridge deck and impressively roomy cabins, these luxurious catamarans are well suited to both being in charter, and blue water liveaboard cruising.