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The Pershing Yacht story began in 1981 with wooden boats built by 3 seagoing fanatics, each with considerable yacht building experience and a passion for fast cruising yachts. By 1985, the Pershing 45’ was born, designed in collaboration with Fulvio De Simoni and met with instant success, due to its numerous innovations. By the early 1990’s, Pershing had expanded to a worldwide yacht dealer network, with over 70% of their production going to the Far East and United States. In 1998, Pershing became part of the Ferretti Group and gained worldwide exposure through the intense marketing efforts of yachts by this conglomerate, which has resulted in an expansive range of sport yachts and ultimately large motor yachts, with an emphasis on speed and handling. In 2004, Pershing opened a new manufacturing headquarters in Mondolfo, Italy to adapt and implement the latest technologies and materials used in the construction of yachts.
Pershing 115' Express CruiserA Sleek, Silver Streak... by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Speed fanatics, racers, car makers and advertisers often gush breathlessly about their latest design prodigy, such as: “Ooooh! Looks like it’s breaking the speed limit even when it’s parked!” Now, in the yachting world, raise the curtain on the brand new Pershing 115, and softly repeat… “Even when it’s at the dock!” This sleek, elegant race horse-graceful vessel, even at the maxi-yacht size of 115’ could lay claim to that same boast. Yet this is about more than speed, which we’ll explore in a moment. It’s not made to compete with those go-fast fanatics which forever loom close to a rocket launch. This is about elegant Italian style, class plus performance, and a totally indulgent comfort realm where, day and night, it’s always party time.
Something Italian brand Pershing Yachts appeared to have kept under wraps is the new TØ Yacht Range. Renderings showcasing the full profile of the yacht also appeared to not have been released leading us to believe this is simply a teaser and they will wait until the next major boat show to unveil it in full. Although these renders did sneak out at the recently-held Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The next major boat show is right after we welcome in 2020 at the Boot Dusseldorf.
Italian builder Pershing Yachts launched their largest yacht to date, the Pershing 140 over the weekend in Italy. She is called "Chorus Line" and now assumes flagship status at the Pershing yard. This project was conceived back in 2015 as not only their largest build yet but also their first all aluminum project. While it is a large model for the yard there is vast customization an owner can make to a craft like this.
Ferretti Group brand Pershing Yachts is at the Boot Dusseldorf in Germany with their so-called 'X Generation' yacht. It is actually a specialized Pershing 8X from the X line of new vessels that they are advertising as the new 8X. The company is also displaying a fleet of 7 of its other models but we will focus on this model. Pershing 8X, made of carbon fiber, is revolutionary from a stylistic-functional point of view as well as from a performance one. The sport-fly, in fact, guarantees not only lightness and increased speed, but also greater comfort on board, thanks to larger, more welcoming spaces.
Italian builder Pershing Yachts is steadily working on its new Pershing 140 flagship. The yard recently released new images of the vessel under construction. It is expected that delivery will be early 2019 and officially become the builder's largest build to date. The yacht model was announced back in 2015 at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) and then sold the following year to the current owner.