Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, from 15 to 35 m, will launch a new, highly anticipated project: Pershing 82′, a contemporary reinterpretation of its successful predecessor, Pershing 80′. Once launched, the vessel will be put at sea in spring 2012, confirming the brand’s great challenge to develop large-size vessels without sacrificing sportiness and speed distinguishing the sailing of every Pershing yacht.
Pershing 82′, penciled by the yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in close collaboration with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology – the centre of naval research and design of the Ferretti Group) and the team of architects and designers of Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, features an external profile that is more sleeper and aggressive than that of its predecessor, thanks to the shape of the wider lateral windows which can be opened, providing more interior brightness
After the success of Pershing 74′, Pershing 82′ returns with a sun-deck, that can be easily accessed from an automated hatch and a carbon steel staircase, a little mechanical masterpiece created by AYT in close collaboration with Besenzoni. The staircase is decentralized and drops automatically into the cockpit by electro-hydraulic control and automatically disappears upwards when closed, freeing the space in the cockpit.
The sun-deck is simple and functional: next to the retractable helm, there are two comfortable lateral chaise longue next to the pilot’s seat, in which a practical minibar has been placed. To complete the layout of the sun-deck at the bow, there are sunbeds with separate and folding backrests; for safety purposes on the sun-deck there are two lateral handles and a pulpit which blend in completely with the aesthetics of the superstructure
Pershing 82′ is 24.97 metres long and has a maximum width of 5.50m with 4 comfortable guest cabins (the master suite amidships, a VIP cabin forward and two cabins with twin beds at the bow) for the standard layout, or 3 guest cabins for the optional version, with a lounge-cinema room starboard, and two crew cabins with three beds.
The main guideline leading the stylistic choices for the large saloon is maximum space flexibility with refined elegance. At the bow, on the right, there is a big L-shaped sofa, while in the middle there is a sofa that can be joined to another one to form a horseshoe. The long-standing and prestigious partnership with Poltrona Frau, that designed the sofas of the saloon, inspired by the model Quadra, has been renewed on Pershing 82′. All the furnishings are made of pore oak while the flooring is made of oak covered in wengè.
On the sun-deck there is also a comfortable sunbathing area at the bow, with dinette and a table, providing complete privacy in an area that is entirely dedicated to relaxation.
Below deck, space is typical divided for a mega yacht, for example the galley is separate from the saloon and it combines with the crew area to allow greater privacy for the guests and the ship owner. The galley, which is L-shaped and is completely separate from the sleeping area, has a dinette and a folding table, ensuring comfort and a decent life on board. The crew area, which is made of two cabins (one for the captain and one for a sailor) as well as a laundry and a bathroom, can also be accessed from the kitchen.
The standard sleeping area, made of 4 cabins, is a model of comfort and design. In the master suite, amidships, we find the appreciated wide open-view windows, which marked the aesthetic course of the new Pershing range. The sinuous shape of the window draws in a generous passage of light that throws a pleasant play of lights onto the Poltrona Frau leather furnishings.
The VIP cabin, at the bow, with an en-suite, features an elegant central bed and two big lateral wardrobes, while the two guest cabins have a more traditional setting with two twin beds. All the guest cabins have a carpet.
The wrap-round light system, which was already used on Pershing 74′, provide indirect lighting with the embedded LED lights, distributed along the ducts on the concealed molding emphasizing the homogeneously diffused lights giving a modern style to the environment. Moreover, all the internal steps have a LED step signal.
Besides the innovative solutions designed for the external structure and for the design below deck, the new Pershing 82′ was developed to ensure maximum performance at sea: two powerful coupled MTU 16 V M93 of 2435 mhp (1792 kW) with Searex SR140S surface propellers of ZF that guarantee a maximum speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots and high levels of comfort, besides the autonomy of more than 300 nautical miles. The Autotrim of ZF contributes to the high technological level of this vessel. It is a system that is capable of optimizing performance at any speed automatically.
World Maritime News Staff, December 30, 2011; Image: ferrettigroup