The “Generation X” Pershing World Debut.
Pershing high-end yachts are designed for high-demanding people. The latest coupé bearing Pershing’s signature represents a new, astonishing chapter in the 30-year history of the shipyard. The Pershing 5X is a yacht with super sporty lines having made its debut at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.
Pershing, joined the Ferretti Group in 1998, and is one of the leading companies in the world for the production of open fibreglass yachts, with a single driving position, measuring between 50 and 115 feet (15-35 meters). The new Pershing 5X boat has a length of 54,2’ (16,51 meters) and a maximum beam of 14.4’ (4.38 meters).
As with other luxury yachts produced under the Ferretti Group’s umbrella, the Pershing 5X is the result of a collaboration between Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, Product Strategy Committee, and Fulvio De Simoni Design Studio, founded by the architect of the eponymous studio.
The aerodynamic design of the superstructure is enhanced by distinct stylistic features, like the side wings protecting the cockpit, that have become a signature element of the brand. Four windows on each side of the hull, each with elliptical portholes, complete the design of this “fighter jet” on the water, as Pershing describes its new vessel for travelling over water.
The Pershing 5X is available in two engine configurations which also involve a different engine room arrangement. The owner can choose from twin VOLVO IPS950 D11 with 725hp with Z-drives and counter-rotating propellers (cruising speed of 30 knots, maximum speed of 36 knots – preliminary data). Additional integrated solutions offered by Volvo can be installed on board. Alternatively, the owner may opt for twin CAT 12.9
engines, with 1,000 HP each, and Top System 75X surface drives (cruising speed 41 knots, maximum speed 45 knots – preliminary data), to which you can add the EASYJET system, that is usually reserved for larger vessels. Upon request, an optional joystick can be added which allows enhanced manoeuvrability. This system, available for the first time on a Pershing, is called EASY DOCK and is the result of the consolidated technological partnership between Pershing and Top System.
The transom can be moved by means of an electro-hydraulic system that allows it into the water at various heights, up to approximately 60cm, simplifying the launching and hauling of the tender.
The garage can be accessed from the beach area when the door is open, while the cockpit can be reached via a few steps starboard of the garage door, or through a concealable gangway.
The 5X is the first Pershing below 60 feet where the owner can enjoy a full-beam master suite with an ensuite bathroom and a dinette in front of the galley. A possible alternative is that the VIP cabin, equipped with bathroom that can be used as day head – and a dinette facing the galley.
The cockpit is fitted with a large sundeck, headrest and a second sofa. The area can be separated or joined to the salon thanks to a special opening and closing system for the glass door and glazed surface that divides these two areas. The glazed surface above the cockpit can be electrically lifted, while the two sections of the glass door can be opened or closed separately: the upper one can be manually tilted toward the outdoor ceiling panel; the lower one opens into the interiors, creating a partition between the salon and the cockpit and ensuring maximum safety when children are on board. This solution also allows for the deck to be transformed into an open area from bow to stern, or to separate the interior from the outside depending on the weather conditions.
Lacquered elements, essentials, and pristine white Vescom wallpaper are used to decorate the sleeping suites. Bedspreads and cushions by Zimmer + Rhode and Casamance, in addition to a pair of decorative lamps by Cini & Nils in the master suite, complete the decoration of the first hull. The bathrooms, with ceramic top and basin, can be further equipped with decorative mosaics on the shower walls. On the first unit that was presented in Cannes, the master bathroom featured a mosaic in light grey tones called “Pulsar Chrono” by Mosaico+.