Pershing has revealed more details of its upcoming GTX116, the first model in a new range that “stakes a claim to represent the future of the sport utility yacht category”. The model is the result of collaboration between the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari and its Engineering Department.
The GTX116 has an overall length of 115ft 7in (35.2m) and a beam of 25ft 4in (7.7m), and the hull is built at the Ferretti Group Plug and Mould Plant. The yacht has a sleek, streamlined profile and the first unit, configured with a five-cabin layout, will be painted a new shade of grey.
The yacht will be equipped with a triple waterjet propulsion system, with three 1,800hp MAN V12 engines as standard. The option of 2,000hp MAN V12 engines is expected to provide a top speed of 35.5 knots and a cruising speed of 29.5 knots, according to preliminary data.
The model places an emphasis on exterior social areas, with almost 1,800sqft of fully interconnected outdoor areas designed to “redefine the relationship with the water, amplifying onboard liveability in the utmost comfort”, according to the shipyard.
Standout features include the 410sqft beach club, which has a teak deck protected by an electro-hydraulic taffrail that opens to connect the beach area with the swim platform, creating a huge space at the water’s edge. The garage can contain a 5m-plus tender, a jet-ski and a water toy.
The foredeck is accessed from the exterior via the port walkway or through the glass doors from the bridge, and can accommodate a Jacuzzi.
The 440sqft sun deck is reached from the stern area by outdoor stairways on either side and features sunbathing and lounging areas, as well as the upper helm station under the carbon hard top.
On the main deck, the large aft cockpit has a sofa, dining table and cocktail bar, and leads into the open-space living area, which features a spacious lounge plus a galley and dining area midships forward. On request, the living area can be fitted with floor-to-ceiling glazing on the port side that opens onto a 4m-long exterior balcony, providing more contact with the water in an open-air setting.
The first Pershing GTX116 has five en-suite cabins comprising the full-beam master cabin midships featuring twin bathrooms, two double VIP cabins and two mirror-image guest cabins with twin beds. The four-cabin option has a master, two VIPs and one twin, and an extra living area. The interior is distinguished by mirrored surfaces and “Made in Italy” materials including leather by Poltrona Frau.
The crew quarters in the forward section of the lower deck include a galley, dinette, laundry, two double cabins for four crew and a captain’s cabin, all three with their own bathroom. Crew will have direct access from the bridge, which is separated from the living area.
Featuring a new design incorporating leather, carbon and aluminium elements, the helm station is equipped with the Command system, which provides multiple touch screens that integrate onboard monitoring functions with navigation instruments.
The standard version has four 15-inch screens, while the optional version installed on the first unit will have two 57-inch screens. Owners can choose between two different types of pilot seat: two classic seats in the standard version and a single seat integrated with the main boat controls in the optional version, as installed on the first unit.
This article first appeared on Yacht Style.
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