Ferretti Group unveils Pershing 8X

The Ferretti Group has released details of the next generation Pershing 8X yacht at this year’s boot Düsseldorf. A carbon-fibre model measuring 25.5-metres, the Pershing 8X is the result of a collaboration between designer Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group product strategy committee led by Piero Ferrari and the group’s engineering department.

Pershing 8X yacht running

The yard describes the model as a “true evolution” of the slightly smaller, 24.98-metre Pershing 82, and explains that it features “lines that are even sleeker and sportier”. The model also features imposing side wings and a sundeck with an aerodynamic profile.

Pershing 8X yacht foredeck

A characteristic element of the model is the black painted steel stairway which leads up to the 15 square-metre sundeck and is covered in teak and framed by carbon fibre.

Pershing 8X yacht aft deck

In addition, another stand-out feature on board is the yacht’s music hull, developed by Ferretti Group‘s engineering department in collaboration with tech company

 Pershing 8X yacht aerial

The music hull plays music underwater for the benefit of swimmers and divers thanks to a high definition loudspeaker embedded within the hull which can be controlled via smartphones and tablets by owner and guests.

Pershing 8X yacht anchored

On board, the aft swimming platform leads to the tender garage which can house one Williams Sportjet 345 tender and a jet ski.

Pershing 8X general arrangement

Pershing 8X general arrangement

The main deck itself is divided into three distinct areas; a lounge, a dining area and helm station, with double side access from two doors at the helm station and a dining table for eight.

Pershing 8X yacht owner's cabinPershing 8X yacht twins cabin

She accommodates eight guests in four double cabins on the lower deck. These comprise a full-beam master suite with walk-in closet and bathroom, a VIP cabin on the foredeck with a dedicated port-side bathroom and two double guest cabins and a sharing starboard-side bathroom. A crew of three is also accommodated for on board.

Pershing 8X yacht bathroom Pershing 8X yacht aft deck

Power comes from a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M96 2435hp engines which take her to a top speed of 45 knots and cruising speed of 38 knots., with a maximum range of 230 nautical miles.

Pershing 8X yacht saloon Pershing 8X yacht running

In addition, as with the Pershing 82, there is also the option to install a second propulsion system, which is featured on the first unit of the series. The twin 2638 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines would provide a top speed in excess of 48 knots and a cruising speed of 41 knots.

Written by
Georgia Tindale
Source: Super Yacht Time