Sportiness and elegance are polar opposites but somehow Pershing has always married them. Fitting stuff given that it was named after the indomitable and equally inventive American General John Joseph ‘Black Jack’ Pershing. Having built innovatively designed, high tech and very beautiful boats for over three decades, the Pershing brand has now made another leap forward with the Pershing 140.
With an LOA of 44.3 metres, the Pershing 140 is the top of the range model, sealing the brand’s entry into the superyacht segment in style. The new 140 footer is also the first Pershing to be built from aluminium and constructed at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona. It is the product of the partnership of architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and its Engineering Department.
“The Pershing 140 was a huge challenge but thanks to the skill and ability of the Ancona Superyacht Yard, the brand has embarked on a new design and construction era,” commented Stefano De Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group. “The aim of the Ancona hub is to offer the best in terms of style, luxury, technology and performance, and the Pershing 140 has very much lived up to expectations. We are proud to be experiencing this historic moment with the Group as the super and megayacht world is playing a key role in our global strategy”.
Although on a larger scale, the Pershing 140’s sleek lines retain the family feeling of the brand: “The arched side window used for the first time on the 70 many years ago is one of Pershing’s long-standing signatures,” confirms Fulvio De Simoni.
The Pershing 140 is not just the brand’s first superyacht but also the first with a raised bridge directly connected to the sun deck. It is also the first to have a dedicated owner area on the main deck and the first to raise liveability on all decks and all exterior areas to new heights as well as having a beach area that opens out on three sides.
The Pershing 140 is a tri-deck with an interesting aft concept. The cockpit has been raised to create a mezzanine level, creating a vast al fresco area that goes all the way from water level up to the sun deck with the entire stern area in communication.
The water-skimming beach club has been fitted out with sun beds, seats, footrests and sun umbrellas by Royal Botania. The sober, elegant cockpit furnishings are by Ethimo, while the 10-seater table a few steps down and a little further forward is by Fast. On the sun deck, the coffee table and bar chairs amidships are also by Royal Botania while the sofa and ottomans are by Talenti Outdoor Living.
All Pershing 140 owners can craft the look and feel of their superyacht’s interiors with Fulvio De Simoni’s design team and the Project Architects from the Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard.
The interiors of the first Pershing 140 feature an open space on the main deck comprising two areas. The first features seating by Midj in Italy and a round Vegas poker table by Vismara Design.
The other area is furnished with green sofas and armchairs and a coffee table, all by Roche Bobois Paris. The full-beam master suite lies forward on the main deck and the yard gave it a double bed plus a walk-in closet to port and a lounge area to starboard.
In this first example, however, the owner chose to install an entertainment room, removing the bed to make way for sofas, a centre table by Cassina, Midj in Italy seating, a Roche Bobois Paris coffee table and a large screen TV.