Pearl Yachts, represented in Hong Kong by Vivian Chan of VP Yachts, is developing the Pearl 82, with the first hull scheduled to launch in 2024. The 25.3m flybridge motor yacht with a 6.3m beam features an exterior by Dixon Yacht Design and an interior by renowned design house Kelly Hoppen Interiors, with both studios behind all current Pearl models.
The Pearl 82 continues an upgrade of the British brand’s range that began with the debut of the Pearl 62 in 2020 and the Pearl 72 that premiered at last October’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show before its European debut at Boot Dusseldorf this January.
Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Yachts, said: “We are extremely proud to be announcing our third new project in recent years, and it is a particularly optimistic occasion because the first two models, the Pearl 62 and Pearl 72, have been so well received.
“The Pearl 82 applies our core principles of designing yachts that offer our customers more while maintaining style and sophistication. She is the most compact superyacht on the market, offering numerous features previously not available in its sector of the market.”
The Pearl 82 can be powered by twin 1,650hp, 1,900hp or 2,000hp MAN V12 engines, the latter providing a top speed of 33 knots. As with all Pearl Yachts, the Pearl 82 comes with a comprehensive five-year warranty.
Superyacht-style features include a main-deck master suite plus four guest cabins on the lower deck, three crew cabins, a raised pilot house, and foredeck access from the flybridge and master suite.
Features include fold-down wings at cockpit level, a change from the builder’s flagship Pearl 95, where the wings are either side of the swim platform. The Pearl 82’s garage offers space for a tender up to a Williams SportJet 345 as well as a jet-ski and other water toys.
The aft deck can be outfitted with Riviera or Veranda arrangements to match owners’ lifestyles. The Riviera layout features aft-facing sun pads behind the table and sofa set-up, while the Veranda layout allows the seating to pivot between picnic and private patio orientations, always with the sea in sight.
Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design said: “As with every Pearl design, the challenge is to pursue a class-leading, feature-led design. The design had to retain the defining features of a Pearl while balancing a sporty profile with large interior volumes and extensive hull, superstructure and roof glazing. Without a doubt, the Pearl 82 is a stand-out design in the 80ft market.”
A private terrace in the forepeak is accessible from the master suite and from the flybridge, with a dedicated opening to port midships. The foredeck lounge is just a few steps up and has sunpads and a sofa around a cocktail table, and can be covered by a bimini.
The flybridge features a full-sized dining table, multi-functional wet bar and a sun pad and hot tub combo, while freestanding furniture can also be specified. Shelter from the hard top can be adjusted with ‘full shade’, ‘adjustable louvres’ and ‘full sun’ settings.
Inside, the saloon has floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy views aided by cut-outs in the bulwarks. A forward dining table for 10 guests sits before an eye-catching bar. The galley is accessed to port and the master suite entry is on the starboard side. Engine-room access, galley access and foredeck access are all positioned on the port side of the yacht, ensuring privacy for guests and crew.
Kelly Hoppen Interiors has adapted the three exclusive Pearl Yachts styles, Indulgence, Luxury and Modern, for the new Pearl 82.
Kelly Hoppen CBE said: “There’s that moment when you arrive on a yacht, when you anticipate how you’re going to feel. What I wanted was a place that could be anywhere. It could be on land or at sea. It could be New York, it could be Paris, it could be London. It doesn’t matter, and you feel that you are just floating, which is exactly what you are.
“We’ve used beautiful materials, and the joinery and the detailing are absolutely intricate, but the feel of when you are on board is quite open plan, with these wonderfully enlarged windows, which make you feel that you are really out at sea, rather than being enclosed inside of a yacht.”
This article first appeared on Yacht Style.
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