September 2012 – Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, will once again this year animate the catwalks of the Festival de La Plaisance di Cannes with the unmistakable style of its boats.
From 11th to 16th September all eyes will be for the novelties exhibited by the brand of the Marche Region, which has chosen the Cote d'Azur for the international premiere of its latest jewels: Pershing 108’ New Edition and the new Pershing 82’, designed, like the rest of the fleet, by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology – the naval research and design centre of the Ferretti Group) and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferretti Group.
At the Cannes Boat Show there will be a customized version of the boat that has won over all the nautical enthusiasts with its three engines: the Pershing 108’ New Edition is a 32.90 metres long mega-yacht that maximizes the concepts of personalization and versatility thanks to its layout that allows Owners and their guests to be the protagonists of the experience on board.
In fact Pershing 108’ New Edition has various new details that distinguish it from all the competitors in the same category. The chosen internal layout has 4 guest cabins (a full beam master suite amidships, a large vip cabin forward and two guest cabins, one with twin beds and one with beds that can be used as single beds or a king size bed) and 3 crew cabins. The windows of the lower hull are also an original idea, since they have been enlarged at the bottom end so as to capture more natural light. The fabrics used are also innovative. Pershing 108’ custom is the first yacht on which a special version of Alcantara was used for the exterior: in fact, all the sun beds and the sofas of the cockpit and the sun-deck are covered with this exclusive material which is particularly resistant to water.
The interiors are also prestigious, bearing the best designer names of the Made in Italy: Poltrona Frau, Armani Casa, Ernestomeda, Antonio Lupi, Penta Light and Zanotta.
Versatility and elegance are the strengths of this model, without underestimating its high level of perfomance: Pershing 108’ New Edition has three MTU 16 V 2000 M94 L diesel engines of 2638 mhp (1939 kw) and, thanks to the three surface propellers, it reaches a top speed of more than 42 knots.
At Cannes, besides Pershing 108’ New Edition, Pershing 82' will also be premiered. Contemporary reinterpretation of the Pershing 80’, this new vessel, 23.99 metres long and 5.50 wide, was design to enhance the pleasure of yachting and to ensure maximum performance at sea: driven by two powerful MTU 16 V 2000 M93 of 2435 mhp (1792 kW) with Searex SR140S of ZF propulsion system, together with Rolla surface piercing propellers, it is capable of reaching a top speed of more than 45 knots, with a range of 300 nautical miles. The propulsion system is run by AUTOTRIM, an exclusive functionality that optimizes the performance and the consumption of the boat at any speed and with any load, in a completely automatic manner.
As regards the external lines, what first strikes the eye in the new Pershing 82’ is the elongated superstructure and the new sun-deck with an optional retractable helm station, a distinctive feature in the new Pershing, that makes it look extremely slender and also allows guests to further exploit the sun-deck. The sun-deck can once again be reached from the innovative carbon steel staircase which drops automatically into the cockpit by electro-hydraulic control and automatically disappears upwards when closed.
Below deck, where comfort and design reign, the internal layout of the first hull Pershing 82’ has 4 guest cabins: the master suite amidships, a VIP cabin forward and 2 cabins with twin beds at the bow of the master suite. In addition, there are 2 crew cabins (one for the captain and one for the sailors) equipped with a laundry room and a bathroom. The long-standing relationship with Poltrona Frau, that designed the sofas of the living room, the pilot house and many other leather details, was renewed, as well as that with other prestigious brands for the furnishings, such as, Antonio Lupi for the basins and Cassina for the lamps.
Besides these novelties, another two models will be present on the catwalks: the Pershing 74’, a yacht with a strong personality whose distinctive features are its huge volumes and its sleek sporty line, and the elegant Pershing 92’, a vessel with a sleek and streamlined profile that allows for the top comfort of on-board living.
Nada Serafini, Brand Manager of Pershing, comments: “The Cannes Boat Show is a major event for the nautical scene and for this reason Pershing has decided once again to be present with two absolute previews such as the Pershing 82’ and the Pershing 108’ New Edition. Again, this year we will present innovative aesthetic solutions that meet the Owners' requests, with features that make the Pershing yachts unique in Italy and abroad: versatility, comfortable performance, sporting spirit and attention to design”.