Pearl Yachts reveals first Pearl 82 yacht at boot Dusseldorf

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Pearl Yachts reveals new Pearl 82 model at boot Düsseldorf

23 January 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

British shipyard Pearl Yachts has taken the opportunity of boot Düsseldorf 2023 to reveal the latest addition to its growing fleet, the Pearl 82. The first unit has already been sold and construction is underway with delivery set for 2024. 

The new 25 metre raised pilothouse model sits between the shipyard's Pearl 95 and Pearl 72 offerings and features a raised pilothouse design with two aft deck configurations and a semi-walkaround deck with a forward master suite and private forepeak terrace. The yard claims this model is the only yacht in its class to offer this type of configuration, and Pearl Yachts managing director, Iain Smallridge, called the 82 "the most compact superyacht on the market."

The Pearl 82 builds on the collaboration between the shipyard and Bill Dixon whose studio, Dixon Yacht Design, created the exterior profile and naval architecture. Naturally, the model shares a sporty profile with the rest of the Pearl range with an exterior defined by four bands of dark glass.

Owners are offered the choice between two aft deck arrangements: the riviera configurations with aft-facing sun pads behind the table and sofa set up, and the veranda layout with pivoting seating that can be used for dining or for observing activities at sea. Fold-down bulwarks at this level expand the aft cockpit, while a tender garage offers storage for a Williams 345 tender — or similar — and a Jet Ski.

All the outdoor areas can be protected by a foredeck bimini, electric shades and the hard top on the flybridge which can be set to full shade, adjustable louvres and full sun at the touch of a button. The owner's foredeck lounge is also connected to the flybridge deck and benefits from a full-sized dining table, a bar, a sun pad and a spa pool.

Kelly Hoppen, another long-time Pearl Yachts collaborator, is responsible for the interior which accommodates up to 10 guests with a forward master suite that has access to a private bow terrace through a glass door. The remaining guest accommodation is found on the lower deck configured as two twins and two doubles.

"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," said Hoppen.

Other interior highlights include a main saloon with floor-to-ceiling windows which, together with cut-out bulwarks, allow an abundance of natural light to fill the space. Forward is dining for all 10 guests with galley access to port.

Engine room access, galley access and foredeck access are all positioned on the port side of the yacht, ensuring privacy for guests and crew.

The Pearl 82 offers owners a choice of three propulsion packages with twin MAN V12 engines ranging from 1650hp to 2000hp, with the most powerful engines delivering a top speed of 33 knots.

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