Thursday, September 12, 2013
Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, will have an international early display of its latest model, the new Pershing 62’, at the 36th edition of the Festival De La Plaisance of Cannes.
The result of the collaboration among the Product Strategic Committee and the Marketing Department of the Group, together with Ferrettigroup Engineering, the team of engineers and architects of the company, among the most competent worldwide in naval design, the AYTD - Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, the research center of the Group and the yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, is the new model, a unique fast and elegant megayacht. In keeping with the brand's DNA, which has always been careful to make products that combine functionality, security and complete comfort, this boat will allow the Owner to have an excellent time at sea.
The Pershing 56’ and Pershing 58’, two of the most successful models of the brand, with a total of more than 70 units produced and sold, naturally led to the new Pershing 62’ which catches the eye immediately due to its sleek and streamlined profile. The hull line and superstructure are designed to give the boat a streamlined profile, with an aggressive and sporty spirit, enhanced by the shape of hull glazing, a typical characteristic of the new Pershing direction, which gives this model a family feeling, and adds extra light to the full beam Owner's suite amidships. The VIP cabin at the bow also benefits from this innovation since it has a double window with a porthole which allows more light to enter this space.
The first Pershing 62’ unit was manufactured with a standard layout, including three cabins - the Owner's suite, a VIP and guest cabin at the bow, and three bathrooms with separate showers. The guest bathroom, which has a double entrance from the cabin and from the lobby on a midway floor, can also be used as a day toilet. Along the port-side wall there is the galley, which receives additional light from an opening in the ceiling. The alternative version, which is already being built on the second model, has two cabins, the Owner's suite and a VIP cabin, while the guest cabin is replaced by a living room. Both versions have a crew cabin which can be reached from the cockpit, with a single bed and integrated bathroom.
On board, the stern area has some new elements: indeed, a functional launching and storage system for the tender has been installed on Pershing 62’, and until now available only on the large models of the brand: a mobile and foldable platform in the central part of the beach, which allows quick and simplified handling of the tender in the garage, using a winch rather than cranes to lower it into water.
The cockpit has a large central sundeck with a large sunbed with a removable back and an L-shaped
sofa, both covered by an elegant technical material with a rhombus patterned textile,
particularly resistant to water and atmospheric factors. The furnishing also includes an extendable teak table in front of an L-shaped sofa and a mobile bar starboard, in which a sink with a retractable faucet is installed, which can also have a grill and an ice-maker as an optional.
The bow has a large sunbed with cushions. Upon request, a bimini can be installed as a sunshade. The superstructure, carefully made out of fibreglass, contributes to beautify this area. In fact, the central part of the deckhouse is rough and anti-slip to allow the guests to access the sundeck easily, while the sides are smooth and slightly wavy. This is a solution with a double effect that combines aesthetics and functionality: alternating between smooth and rough surfaces which indeed creates a play of light and dark shades enhancing the dynamism of the boat.
The front windshield, which is a magnificent example of quality branded Pershing, is a single piece made of laminate, 3.7 m wide: a characteristic launched by the brand for first time on Pershing 64’ and which has now become a standard on most models.
The main saloon can be reached from the cockpit through a sliding door, part of large retractable window supplied by Besenzioni. This important feature on most Pershing models combines the cockpit to the saloon, creating a wide open space for the guests. The entire environment exploits natural lighting, thanks to the wide lateral windows with original and rounded geometrical shapes, which contribute to distinguishing the Pershing hulls as well as to guarantee an excellent life on board. Of great interest, within the saloon, is the pilot house, which is extremely technological and innovative, anthracite in colour and furnished with a couple of pilot seats, branded Poltrona Frau. The two foldable “Donald” seats, stowed away in one of the lockers under the sofa in the saloon are also Poltrona Frau and they can be used as seats in the cockpit or else at the dining table. This foldable and retractable table can seat up to 6 people. Along the wall at starboard is a long unit in which a 42 litre refrigerator, the audio-video systems and a retractable 32” television screen are installed. Of particular interest is the choice of materials characterizing the decor of these spaces: the parquet flooring is made of grey oak. The walls and the furniture are lacquered and polished and quartz grey in colour, with matching doors made of ebony with veins, with a closed pore opaque coating. The dining table is also made of ebony. This matching can be replaced by a second option – present on the #2 model – where the doors are made of grey oak. The colour of the superstructure is opaque white, with panels covered in hand-sewn white leatherette.
A central staircase, left to the pilot house, leads to the below deck, which reflects the comfort on board, and to which the same eye for details as on the rest of the spaces was applied, both indoors and outdoors.
The first staircase leads to a midway floor, where the flooring is also in parquet. Along the port-side wall there is the galley, while a guest cabin with a bathroom which is used as a day toilet is found at starboard. The galley on the first floor is installed as an optional, in fact it is closed by a frosted glass wall which can be reached through a sliding door made of the same material. The guest cabin, which has two single beds, can be replaced by a dinette furnished with an L-shaped sofa, and upon request a sofa bed could be installed.
The cabin, as the rest of the interior decor, was carefully studied by the Ferretti Group team of architects and designers with the aim of creating original furniture, which has similar nuances but varies when it comes to tactile and visual perceptions, thanks to a studied play of contrasts of light and dark tones, polished
and opaque materials, smooth and corrugated - in particular, it is worth mentioning the wall lining of the staircase and lobby, an original pearl grey wall paper with a stripped pattern, which was also used in the cabins - which contribute to making the spaces below deck extremely refined and elegant.
The LED lighting has a fundamental role in making spaces more comfortable and welcoming: the lighting effects that are created, with their homogeneous diffusion in all the spaces, are an added value to the furnishing of spaces below deck as well as the main saloon.
Some steps further down towards the stern there is the Owner's area, a full-beam suite illuminated by a double hull glazing which offers a panoramic view at sea level. In the middle of the cabin is a double bed with a headboard and a dark grey band which looks as though it is hanging, and supported by a steel base. On the wall towards the bow there is a 22’’ LCD TV and an optional 42 litre refrigerator. Below the left glass wall there is a long unit with drop down doors. Along the wall at starboard is a bathroom, which is divided into three areas and which exploits the entire width of the cabin, from which it is separated by a sliding door made of frosted glass. Attention to detail is not lacking here: a top made of corian with an integrated washbasin, a retractable sliding mirror with a waterfall faucet and, upon request, a shower enriched with Sicis mosaic walls, by another prestigious Made in Italy brand. The mosaic can also be installed in the bathroom of the VIP cabin.
The latter, at the far bow, is equipped with a bed inclined at 45° starboard: this solution has made it possible to use spaces more practically, creating a cabin that is almost as spacious as an Owner's one on a boat of the same size. The style, similar to that of the Owner's suite, with a play of contrasts between materials used and chosen tones, gives the environment a contemporary touch.
The new model is available with two engine versions: a double MTU 10V 2000 M84 with a power of 1381 mhp, or two MTUs – present on this first unit – 10V 2000 M93, with a power of 1524 mhp. With the larger option, the Pershing 62’ reaches a top speed of 46.5 knots and a cruising speed of 42. The standard version of the Pershing 62’ is equipped with Searex surface propellers,and upon request, it is possible to install an Autotrim system.
Stefano Campanelli, Sales Director EMEA of the Ferretti Group stated: “We are very proud to launch Pershing 62’, a megayacht which combines the typical great performance of all the Pershing models with an intelligent use of space, offering maximum comfort on board. Moreover, the possibility of customizing spaces, which is typical on larger footage boats, makes this model particularly interesting for all the owners who want to make their own boat ‘personal’”.