Pershing presented its new 28-metre jewel in a press conference held in Milan on 15 June 2010. The first exemplary of this luxury yacht is presently being built at the Pershing boatyards in Mondolfo, Italy. It will be launched in October 2010 and presented at the Salone Nautico, Genoa, in the same month. The images that accompany this article are therefore computer-generated renderings.
The new Pershing 92' is a superb compromise between smart exterior lines and spacious interiors. In short, a brilliant solution to the problem of ensuring optimum liveability on board and optimum speed and handling. And a 92-foot yacht reaching a top speed of 42 knots, with cruising speed of 38 knots, is a remarkable achievement.
The innovative design in fact springs from an interesting concept: continuity between interiors and exteriors. This has enabled the main saloon and the stern cockpit on the main deck to be significantly enlarged. The 92' follows in the wake of the 72', 64' and 80' models, and it shares some of their design characteristics, such as generous glazed areas and walls, and a large folding door dividing the cockpit from the saloon. A new feature of the 92' is its hull colour, white pearl.
The sun deck is particularly spacious, with a flight of steps for easy access. Incredibly, the yacht's streamlined profile has not been negatively affected at all by this feature, which is in fact almost invisible. There are more sun deck areas at the bows, with a semicircular modular sofa and a table, which can be lowered to increase the size of the sundeck area.
The cockpit has two settees, a large table and a mobile bar, which contribute to making it one of the most comfortable areas on the yacht. This extends seamlessly into the upper saloon, with its optimum lighting provided by the large lateral windows. This saloon can be accessed from the bows side, by means of a folding glass door, lowering downwards to completely disappear. The cockpit and upper saloon can therefore be separate areas, or they can be entirely continuous, with no steps or any other barriers. All seating is made by Poltrona Frau, while the Ernesto Meda company created the kitchen.
A generously-sized staircase leads down to the below-decks areas. The master cabin is in the centre of the yacht, utilizing the entire beam. The spacious interiors are enhanced by bright natural lighting. At the bows there is a VIP guest cabin, with another two guest cabins with twin beds and en-suite bathroom. There are actually several alternative interior designs, and so the yacht can be personalized as desired. Crew quarters are at the stern, with two cabins with bathrooms, in communication with the kitchen.
Also at the stern is the swimming platform, which folds away to reveal a storage area for a tender and a jetbike. Inside the engine room there are two 16-V MTU diesel engines that develop 2,628 horsepower, powering the yacht to 42 knots top speed and 38 knots cruising speed. This performance was attained by brilliant engineering and hull design. But the most exceptional feature of this luxury yacht comprises the intelligent use of space, in terms of both width and height, so that guests can utilize sun deck areas, saloon and cockpit to best possible advantage. And so the master and his or her guests become the principal players in this episode of marine luxury, and not mere passengers.
With the Pershing 92', the brand confirms its leadership position in the luxury yacht construction sector. Pershing is part of Gruppo Ferretti, whose family of marine brands comprises Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line. The Group is present in over 80 countries with an exclusive dealer network, and it offers its customers with very high levels of after-sales service in marinas worldwide.
LOA: 27.96 m
Length at water level: 21.04 m
Max beam: 6.23 m
Maximum speed: 42 knots
Cruising speed: 38 knots
Range at cruising speed: 385 nautical miles
Displacement at full load: 81.40 tons
Fuel: 9,000 litres
Water: 1,200 litres
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