[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ershing continues to accelerate on the course of innovation and contemporary aesthetics and presents the carbon fibre revolution: the new Pershing 8X. Like its predecessor 9X, the new 8X is made of the same material that the most advanced nautical dreams are made of. Carbon Fiber not only means lighter weight, greater speed, and lower fuel consumption, but also more volume due to the ability to design larger, more comfortable spaces.
The on-board comfort is extraordinary, thanks to the many benefits offered by the new system that integrates propulsion control with the manoeuvring, navigation, and monitoring systems. With the new 8X, “piloting” a Pershing, even at high speeds and without the support of the captain, is fun and accessible.
25.55 meters in length (approx. 83’) and 5.86 meters wide (approx. 19’), Pershing 8X stems from the collaboration between yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, headed by Mr. Piero Ferrari, and the Group’s Engineering Department. Pershing 8X expands the current range of the brand, as it is situated in the under 30-meter market segment as an innovative product that represents a true evolution in terms of stylistic-functional aspects and performance.
The aft swimming platform leads to the garage that can hold one Williams Sportjet 345 jet tender and one jet ski. Stepping up to the cockpit, it overlooks an area with a sunpad and opposite a dinette with a sofa and a coffee table that can be electrically lowered on request to create a second relaxation space.
On the port side, Pershing introduces the first distinctive and characterizing innovation of the new 8X: the stairway giving access to the sundeck is integrated in the characteristic Pershing side wing, which thus becomes a functional as well as an aesthetic element. Composed of black painted steel steps covered in teak, framed by a carbon fibre upright and two lifelines, this new solution not only highlights the clean style but above all allows the owner to dedicate more space to convivial life in the spacious 22 m² cockpit as well as on the sundeck.
As to the interiors, the glass door onto the lounge transforms the main deck into a large open space of some 50 m². Bathed in natural light, the main deck is organized into 3 separate spaces: lounge, dining area, and helm station. The double-side access, via two doors at the helm station, enables the proper distribution of flows with separation of the areas, offering the owner and his guests the maximum intimacy and privacy.
Along the corridors of the Hall 6 at the Boot Düsseldorf all visitors were attracted by the beautiful sound coming out from the Music Hull. The new Pershing 8X model features in fact an innovative new element not only for the brand but for the entire pleasure craft industry: the Music ∙ Hull, which makes it possible to listen to music underwater during dive sessions or while swimming. This is a new way to experience relaxation in the sea with a listening quality never before achieved.
This innovative solution, developed by the Ferretti Group Engineering Department in collaboration with Videoworks, transforms the hull itself into a high-definition loudspeaker. Music Hull is controlled via the VOTIS infotainment system, which combines the remote controls of the devices in a single support and is expandable to the automation system in all the spaces. It can also be controlled by the owner and guests on smartphones and tablets.