Pershing, the Italian brand part of the Ferretti Group, has unveiled renderings of a new 140-footer set to make her debut in 2018.
With Pershing 140, the brand is stepping into a new design and construction era as she will be the first to be built at the group’s Ancona boatyard, which specialises in the construction of steel and aluminium vessels over 40m in length.
The 42m motoryacht is the result of the cooperation between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, its Engineering Department and architect Fulvio De Simoni.
“Last July we showed the owners that took part in Pershing’s 30th anniversary celebrations in Palma de Mallorca the first renderings of the new yacht, and their reaction was exactly like mine every time I look at the pictures of this new amazing flagship: a shudder of excitement. What we call ‘thrill’ within the company that only Pershing is able to give,” comments Ferretti Group’s CEO Alberto Galassi.
“This flagship is highly innovative, as typical of the brand’s DNA,” says architect Fulvio De Simoni, the founder of Italprojects who has pencilled all Pershing models since 1985.
“On the other hand, we decided to make the least possible invasive changes, preserving those iconic design elements that make every single Pershing yacht truly unmistakable at first sight,” he notes.
Pershing says engineering activities are focused on the development of a well-integrated project aimed at ensuring that every design element is truly harmonized with the others. Extensive studies were carried out on the hull, partially drawing inspiration from military models, to create one that would guarantee performance values.
At the same time, in spite of her sporty personality, maximum comfort had to be ensured onboard. For this reason, a wide-body owner’s suite was designed on the main deck.
The design of the aft cockpit has been totally revisited. The external part of the cockpit is raised and turned into a mezzanine directly connected with the beach club below, the upper deck and the more internal part of the cockpit. All this creates a vast outdoor area over the sea, which rises from water level to the sundeck, interlinking the entire aft space. The yacht’s interiors are tailor-made to reflect the style of its owner.
The lower deck features four guest suites, including three VIP double suites and one twin cabin. Accommodation for the crew is also found on the lower deck.
Three possible engine configurations are available for the Pershing 140. The first two options include two MTU 4000 M93L engines, either 12V (3460 HP) or 16V (4613 HP).
Hydro-jet propulsion is expected to provide maximum speed of 24 knots when 12V MTU engines are installed and 33 knots if the more powerful configuration is chosen (preliminary data).
A third option is the installation of four MTU M94 2600 HP engines, which ensure a maximum speed of 38 knots (preliminary data).
The yacht will be equipped with top-of-the-range electronic and home automation systems as well as cutting-edge stabilisation systems.