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.
News recently breaking of another model being added to the GTX line of Pershing. The GTX line has been around for a few years now but just with the line-starter, the GTX116. In fact the third hull in the GTX116 model just launched a few days ago and is called "Byeee". The second GTX model will be the GTX80, a 24-meter yacht that will be formally presented at the 2024 Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
The Ferretti Group has launched the flagship of Pershing's new GTX line, the GTX116. It isn't the flagship overall as the company has the Pershing 140 in their lineup. We already know the name of the first hull in the flagship model of the brand, "Caffeine". The new vessel was put to the water recently. Measuring 35.2-meters it heads up the new GTX line and has lines by Fulvio di Simoni and presents similar automotive cues across the design.
Work is well underway on the first member of the new sports TØ range from Italian yacht builder Pershing Yachts. Pershing teased the public with a couple renderings of various parts of the proposed vessel towards the end of 2019 and have been slowly working on the project behind the scenes since then. At present it appears that mould work is at an advanced stage and the first hull is expected to arrive at Pershing for outfitting by Summer of this year.
The second Pershing 140 has been delivered to its owner and is called "Touch Me". This is the second all-aluminium high-performance flagship model to have been launched and completed by the Italian yard after the first, called "Chorusline". Pershing says the yacht was delivered in July. The design is a collaboration between the yard/Ferretti Designers and Fulvio di Simoni both on the exterior and the interior. With three proper decks above the waterline there is plenty for the ten guests ( or eight guests and owner) to do while onboard.
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.