[dropcap]P[/dropcap]earl Yachts will unveil at the next Cannes Yachting Festival its brand new flagship – the Pearl 95, marking its debut into the superyacht market. The Pearl 95 continues the highly successful design collaboration between Bill Dixon and the reputed British designer Kelly Hoppen.
As innovative and groundbreaking as its smaller sisters, the Pearl 95 is even more luxurious and breath-taking and takes style and performance to a different scale.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Pearl Yachts has established a sterling reputation in the 60 to 80-foot motor yacht category, and will instil its new 29.2M flagship yacht with all the values that has earned its status as one of Britain’s best motor yacht manufacturers. Designed by Dixon Yacht Design, one of the world’s premier yacht designers ensures the new Pearl 95 boasts the same legendary seakeeping capabilities and impressive manoeuvrability as her smaller sister yachts.
The Pearl Yacht exterior design family-feeling has been fully respected: the new Pearl 95 is both aerodynamic yet practical with plenty of glazing to illuminate the interior and add to its sense of spaciousness.
The 95 takes the sporty ethos embedded in Pearl Yachts culture into a semi-raised pilothouse design, with an innovative and voluminous interior. The superstructure maximises glazing, and introducing sweeping curves in the shearline enhancing the connection with the sea. From the hull design through to the styling, engineering and interior space planning, the Dixon design team has strived to produce a yacht that really stands out from the crowd. The new Pearl 95 will feature exclusive Kelly Hoppen luxurious interior design, on par with the impeccable standards expected by superyacht owners. Also the feedback from past and current Pearl Yacht owners has strongly influenced the development of the new 95: the owner’s cabin is located forward on the main deck and features a full beam design maximising space and creating a class leading cabin. The main deck saloon is vast with space for a huge L-shaped sofa and a dining table for eight. A unique feature is the floor to ceiling fully glazed automatic patio doors on three sides of the saloon which when open allow for an unrivalled connection to the outdoors. The Sie Matic galley, manufactured to the highest standards is complimented by Gaggenau appliances and has access from the side deck allowing for separate and discreet crew access. On the lower deck there are two double cabins and two twin cabins, all en-suite with owners given the option to specify a breath taking full beam cabin with walk-in wardrobe and large bathroom in place of the two double cabins. Crew accommodation for four in addition to a captain’s cabin is towards the bow. The yacht offers, reverse air-conditioning, a central vacuum system and Control 4 integrated audio and video system.
Exterior space is made up of a large area aft of the saloon on the main deck, ideal for dining; the vast flybridge features a Jacuzzi, extensive social seating areas and a sun pad, wet-bar with sink, BBQ, fridge and ice maker offers convenience for smooth entertaining as well as an impressive external helm position. A curved door forward leads to the pilothouse featuring a glass bridge with integrated navigation and vessel control systems. More sun pads and another seating area on the foredeck are sheltered from the sun by a stylish awning. To the stern the jet ski and tender garage can be opened to reveal a surprising and convenient beach club complete with bar. A hydraulically operated bathing platform and fold down buttresses are the perfect place for sun loungers to relax close to the water’s edge. Teak decks and a hydraulic passerelle contribute to the yacht’s feeling of outstanding quality.
The Pearl 95 offers everything the Pearl client has come to love but on a considerably larger scale. In addition the Pearl 95 and all new Pearl Yachts come with a unique and comprehensive five-year warranty. With most new boat warranties running for only two years, this programme of support will provide Pearl Yacht owners with total peace of mind for a generous extra three years than is traditionally given.
The Pearl 95 achieves a top speed of 28 knots and has a cruising range of 380 nautical miles thanks to its 2 x MTU 16V M96 2400hp engines. Caterpillar C32 1925hp and 2 x MTU 16V M96L 2600hp are also available.