Revealed recently as Pershing’s latest entry in the Generation X range and with one unit confirmed to be in build, the 18.94-metre Pershing 6X has a few neat tricks up her sleeve. Here, we find out what.
“She’s compact but in no way incomplete,” says the Pershing team. Her overall length of 18.94 metres and beam of 4.8 metres is packed with some of the brand’s most edgy technology yet. This is all thanks to the collaboration between the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee (led by Mr Piero Ferrari), Engineering Department and Fulvio De Simoni.
This pocket superyacht has been sized and optimised to excel in the power department. Offering an incredible top speed of 48 knots, “she shows the boldest and most daring side of the brand’s character, the side that appeals to those who love the excitement on the water,” Pershing declares. Her cruising speed of 42 knots is also thanks to twin 1,550mhp MAN V12 1550 engines.
Fitting in with the Generation X range, the Pershing 6X has a sleek and streamlined appearance that is aerodynamic and comes with plenty of large glazed surfaces to allow natural light into the interior spaces. These are just some of the style features that “clearly reflect Pershing’s approach to design in recent years, further improving functional and comfort-related design goals without affecting outstanding performance,” according to the brand. Also seen in the design are a restyled and larger aft sun pad, a carbon and teak table in the cockpit dining area, and a chaise longue area.
The most important new area on board is the main-deck helm station, which features a dashboard with two 19-inch monitors, carbon fibre control panels and an electro-hydraulic steering system. Owners can opt to add an innovative joystick coupled to the surface drive to help with handling the yacht’s various operating modes. The Pershing 6X can be operated in “easy mode” for precise manoeuvres while in ports and confined waters, and for added enjoyment, the large sunroof over the dashboard can be opened up to take cruising to the next level.
The first Pershing 6X unit has a layout with three cabins: an owner’s suite, a forward-facing VIP and a starboard guest cabin along with three bathrooms and an additional shower room. The version of the model created especially for the American market features an owner’s suite and a VIP stateroom with a living space instead of the third guest cabin. Both versions have a crew cabin near the cockpit, with a single bed and integrated bathroom. The Pershing 6X comes with stylish rectangular portholes for windows and is decorated in various luxury interior materials including plain and lacquered wood for the furniture, parquet floors, Mastrotto and Poltrona Frau leathers, and mirrored panels. All of this is illuminated by a lighting system with horizontal LED bars in the ceiling.