Pershing sells largest ever 43m Pershing 140
by Simon Hardie
Pershing has sold its largest yacht ever, the 43.53 metre Pershing 140 a year after the design was revealed at Monaco Yacht Show 2015. The owner is from continental Europe and was seduced by the sporty, powerful lines and innovative on board features, the yard said.
The Pershing 140 will be the first Pershing yacht to be built in light alloy. Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferreti Group, said the initial pictures of the new flagship give him “a shudder of excitement” and he is “sure the Pershing 140 will be the greatest thrill ever in Pershing’s history”.
Fulvio De Simoni, who has penned all of the Pershing models since 1985, said the design is highly innovative. However he has stressed they have made “the least possible invasive changes, preserving those iconic design elements that make every single Pershing yacht truly unmistakable at first sight”.
The sporty, competitive character loved by Pershing owners has been reflected in the steel grid on the bow, which is reminiscent of a coupé car. The designers have aimed to combine this aggressive sporty personality with smart engineering features to ensure maximum comfort on board.
Two side wings, integrated into the superstructure, provide a sheltered private lounge on the aft deck and create a distinctive look in line with the latest Pershing generation.
The aft part of the main deck has been raised into a mezzanine level, creating more space for a huge water-level beach club with fold out sides. The beach club is connected up to the sundeck to create a multi-level outdoor space for the owner and their guests to enjoy.
Another notable design feature of the Pershing 140 is the concealed private area up forward. When the yacht is anchored or moored, the otherwise hidden area is opened up to reveal a customisable zone for taking in the sun.
Pershing has left the interior for owners to design, together with the team at Feretti Group’s Engineering Department. Various layout solutions are offered to suit the needs of the owner.
A wide-body owner’s suite on the main deck has been achieved by raising the forward part of the hull and four further guest suites on the lower deck provide accommodation for 10 guests.
Below decks the well laid out crew areas provide hidden access from the comfortable living quarters through the engine room to the garage. Launching the tender and jet ski creates more lounging space in the beach club.
The Pershing 140 has three possible engine configurations on offer. The owner can choose between two variations of twin MTU 4000 M93L engines, either 12V or 16V, with hydro-jet propulsion to take the yacht to 24 knots and 33 knots respectively. For for the speed lovers, a third option of four MTU M94 engines would deliver a calculated top speed of 38 knots. State of the art stabilization systems provide maximum comfort.
The Pershing 140 is expected to make its debut in 2018.