Conceived by Pershing, a Ferretti Group brand, the GTX116 is the flagship of a new GTX series presented at the Miami International Boat Show in 2022 and aims to combine the functionality of a Sports Utility Yacht with signature Pershing performance. The sporty new line is the result of a collaboration between the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni, and the Ferretti Group’s engineering department.
The GTX116 model is characterised by a streamlined profile and Montecarlo grey exterior, reflecting the yacht’s sporty capacities and design cues borrowed from Gran Turismo automotive imagery. Connected by two stairways built into the superstructure, the two-deck yacht comprises a main deck and an upper sportfly, which can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. The 150 square metres of fully interconnected outdoor areas demonstrate an increased focus on al fresco living.
The main deck is stretched over two levels, the first of which is designed for outdoor life in contact with the sea and the second for socialising and conviviality.
A 39-square-metre beach club is attached to an electro-hydraulic taffrail that opens up to connect the beach area with the swim platform, creating a waterfront lounge area. A garage ensures the water can be enjoyed to its full capacity, with space for a tender measuring more than five metres, plus a Jetski and water toys. From the beach club, there is also access to the cockpit above, which features an external social area with dining and a bar.
The forward living area can be accessed via the portside walkways or through the bridge, where there is an option to install a Jacuzzi. The GTX116 is crowned by a 40-square-metre sundeck, with a helm station and generous seating area protected from the elements thanks to a carbon hard top.
Meanwhile, the interior offers a five-cabin layout and large windows that flood the social spaces with natural light. The full-beam owner's cabin is centrally positioned and the configuration also includes two doubles and two twins, all with private bathrooms, plus a sixth bathroom off the main stairway. Owners also have the choice of an alternative layout in which one of the guest cabins is replaced by an intimate lower saloon.
At the entrance to the main saloon, a large living space is brought to life with armchairs and an L-shaped sofa that seats ten – providing panoramic sea views with its lateral sliding door that opens onto a terrace. Further forward, the dining area has a large table seating up to ten people, while the galley can also be designed with a bar counter show kitchen should the owner wish.
The crew quarters in the forward section of the lower deck house a pantry, a laundry, and accommodation for five across two twins and a captain’s cabin.
The Pershing GTX116 is equipped with a triple waterjet propulsion system, paired with three MAN V12 2,000hp engines for a top speed of 34 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots.
The first hull made her on-the-water debut at the Monaco Grand Prix 2023 following her launch in February. Named Caffeine, she was commissioned by a US-based owner who said he had spent "years" looking for the perfect yacht for cruising in Miami. She was named caffeine "in honour of the ingredient that made [the owner's] fortune".
Pershing announced the launch of its second GTX116 model in July 2023 and the success of the series has led to a speculative third hull with delivery scheduled in early 2024.