World Premiere at Cannes, the new Pershing GTX116 is a Sport Utility Yacht, a unique product designed for comfort and extreme liveability and true to the brand’s DNA, characterised by high performance and a sporty attitude. (Here all our posts about Pershing).
Pershing GTX116: the new flagship
The flagship of the new GTX range, featuring elegant and aerodynamic exterior styling, is 35 metres long and over seven metres in the beam, offering generous open spaces, areas in direct contact with the water and exceptional onboard liveability, all without making any trade-offs in terms of superior performance. The yacht has two decks and an upper sportfly that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests thanks to the new five-cabin layout, plus three cabins for five crew members. Pershing GTX116 is masterpiece of cutting-edge naval design that takes the experience of yachting into a new dimension by understanding customers’ needs as only Pershing knows how.
Designed by Fulvio De Simoni
The splendid result of collaboration between the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni and the Group’s Engineering Department, the hull was built at the Ferretti Group Plug and Mould facility and brings together advanced technologies and Pershing’s signature craftsmanship.
With its strikingly sporty and characterful lines, this new GTX range yacht comes in a shade of Montecarlo grey chosen with a nod to the gran turismo automotive tradition. Extensive glazing bathes the interiors with natural light while offering up spectacular marine panoramas.
Thanks to the experience of the Ferretti Group and Studio De Simoni teams, the distribution and use of space on Pershing GTX116 is extremely intelligent, with a fluid flow system connecting the generous internal and external living areas – including the two stairways built into the superstructure that link the main deck and the sportbridge – as well as allowing natural light to flood in.
Pershing GTX116: 3D printing used for the first time
Some of the external features, such as the ventilation grills and windshield visor, were produced for the first time using 3D printing technology to obtain subtly unconventional geometries. The stern garage can accommodate a jet tender up to 5.2 metres long and a jet ski, while hidden in the bulwark is a crane to facilitate moving the water toys into and out of the water.
With a design approach that ensures seamless interconnection, the exteriors and interiors of the new Pershing GTX116 become part of the same space, facilitating onboard flows and enhancing the liveability of the areas involved.
For the interiors, Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design envisaged lavishly-sized modern spaces that perfectly embody this model’s innovative personality. The interior design concept is defined by a dialogue between dark wood in the verticals and pale colour tones on the ceilings.
The eucalyptus wood furnishings in all the yacht’s living areas have a 45-degree specular grain pattern to accentuate the chiaroscuro effect, as well as being set in a solid wood frame that matches the walls to create visual continuity.
The new Pershing GTX116’s decor features top design brands including Poltrona Frau, the longstanding partner chosen for the sofa in the main deck saloon, the furniture frames, and the headboards and bed frames in the cabins, and Ernestomeda for the fully appointed galley. The Altraluce lighting takes the form of individual spotlights mounted on black aluminium bars.
Propulsion and technology
Pershing GTX116 is equipped with a triple water jet propulsion system that can be paired with three MAN V12 2000 engines, each rated 2,000 mhp (optional), for a top speed of 34 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. The standard engines are three MAN V12 1800 units rated 1,800 mhp. The yacht has a RINA Class Certificate for Pleasure Yachts.