Pearl 95 flagship marks first superyacht build for Pearl Yachts
by Simon Hardie
Pearl Yachts has unveiled plans for its new semi-custom flagship model, the 29.22 metre Pearl 95. The latest series is a step up from the award-winning Pearl 75 and will be the largest vessel to be built by the British yacht builder to date.
“The Pearl 95 is as innovative and groundbreaking as its smaller sisters, but even more spacious and even more luxurious,” commented Iain Smallridge, managing director of Pearl Yachts.
“Thanks to Bill Dixon’s uncompromising approach to design and performance the vessel features several world-firsts for its class. It promises to not only be truly spectacular but also the best value 30 metre yacht in the world thanks to our competitive pricing.”
One of the most notable design features is the transom set up. A transom hatch opens up to reveal the tender garage and when the tender has been launched this space doubles up as a beach club. With sun loungers and a bar this is the ideal spot for guests to relax or enjoy the water.
Additional folding buttresses on the aft-quarters add more deck space, and offer a good spot to go for a swim or to board the tender.
Bill Dixon’s design also includes an area forward dubbed as the ‘foredeck sun lounge’, which has areas for relaxing and sunbathing.
The main saloon features floor to ceiling side doors, which slide open to connect the open plan lounge with the outside.
The Pearl 95 is designed with four or five guest cabins to accommodate up to 10 guests. On the main deck the full beam owner’s cabin has its own forward facing panoramic views. There is also capacity for four or five crew.
The semi-custom yacht has various engine options. With twin MTU M94 engines installed the Pearl 95 has an estimated top speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. The standard option Cat C32's provide a top speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Pearl owners are given the opportunity to customise their yacht according to their own taste. The launch of the first hull is expected in Spring 2017.