At Genoa, we were at last able to see the Pershing 92, designed by Fulvio De Simoni, which was presented in its world premier. This first example was delivered to its owner in time for summer 2010. The design approach is one of versatility, and great comfort attained by large spaces and intelligent distribution. As can be seen from the photos, the external lines, in the lovely and innovative white pearl colour, are slim and streamlined, but the interior space is not sacrified. On the contrary, the yacht is hallmarked by the continuity between interior and exterior space, primarily between the aft deck and the main saloon.
The mechanism that opens the door separating the saloon from the aft deck is truly superb, quiet and beautifully engineered. The whole door retracts down into the floor, making the saloon into a single, large, part internal, part external space, with a free-standing table on the aft deck. The door mechanism was first used on the Pershing 62. All leather work in the saloon, and throughout the yacht, is by Poltrona Frau. The timbers present are Canaletto walnut and macassar ebony. The kitchen is by Ernesto Meda, and there are two well-equipped cabins for the crew. Retracting TVs are present both in the saloon and in the cabins, where there are some lovely details such as the suitcase-shaped drawers by Poltrona Frau, a safe, a suspended bed (the platform has a small central support) which increases the practical use of the cabin and increases the sensation of space.
The VIP suite is in the bows, with the bed positioned laterally. The master suite is a full beam cabin in midships position, with characteristic touches such as a chaise longue placed in such a way as to view the sea from the open-view windows. The cabin layout can be personalized, with varying sizes dedicated to master cabin study, wardrobe, entrance lobby and so forth. The extensive use of wood and leather create a wonderful olfactory experience, enhancing the sophisticated colour palette based on cool brown-greys which harmonize with the natural wood and leather. Finish is, as you would expect, sumptuous throughout.
The sun deck is spacious, with a wide staircase, semicircular settee, and a table that can be lowered to form a single large sundeck. The storage hangar at the stern, just in front of the swimming platform, has space for a tender and a jetski. The yacht has a remarkable performance for such a large craft: maximum speed of 42 knots, cruising speed of 38 knots, delivered by two MTU 16V 2638 bhp engines.
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