Sunday, January 20

New Privilege Euphorie 5 Power Cat: A Long-Range Cruiser with Lots of Luxury

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The new Privilege Euphorie 5 power cat is a combination of luxurious space and long-range performance. The new 50-foot multihull “is dedicated to long-distance cruises where comfort and range are a priority,” says Marc Lombard, who designed it.

Standard power comes from twin 220-hp Yanmar diesels, with a cruising speed in the 12-knot area and a maximum range of 1,000 nm. With an upgrade to 320-hp Yanmars, the Euphorie 5 tops out at 20 knots, and has a range of about 345 nm at 10 knots.

The new cat, built at the Privilege yard in Les Sables d’Olonne, just above La Rochelle, France, is a safe cruiser, with a 17-inch stainless steel surrounding the entire boat. And its profile is modern and distinctive; the sloping coachroof leading up to the low fybridge suggests an aggressive look.

Inside, the Euphorie 5 has touches of elegance, with lots of leather and lacquered wood. The fully equipped U-shaped galley is forward and to port, with lots of counterspace, a dishwasher and ice maker. To starboard is an inviting L-shaped settee/dinette with a large table. Windows all around let in natural light, and the interior is decorated with soft colors. With a 25’ 3” beam, there’s room all around.

The flybridge is protected by a hard T-top and has a small galley plus an eight-person dining area; visibility from the helm is excellent all around. Staggered mini-steps molded into the coachroof connect the flybridge to the foredeck, which has three sun lounges.

Wide teak steps on both sides lead from the large swim platform to the cockpit, which has two wraparound seats, a large teak table and a bench seat aft. The cockpit is protected by the overhang from the flybridge.

Privilege makes the Euphorie 5 with either three or four cabins, all with en-suite heads and showers. In the three-cabin version, a large master is in the forward center of the boat, and features standing headroom.

Privilege is now part of the Hanse Yachts Group in Germany.

Specs.: LOA: 50’0”; Beam: 25’3”; Draft: 3’8”; Disp.: 44,092 lbs.; Fuel: 317 gals.; Water: 158 gals.; Power: 2×220-hp diesels.









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