Announced as early as last year at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, the new yacht from Britain’s Pearl Yachts, the Pearl 72, scheduled to debut in the now upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022. Sandwiched between the two smallest segments in the range, the Pearl 62 and Pearl 80, the newcomer is 21.99 meters long and 5.75 meters wide, and boasts above all else, a twin set of master cabins and interiors from the ‘cool-vibe’ New Yorker, as defined by its designer Kelly Hoppen CBE. As for the exteriors, the name is now a shipyard tradition, Bill Dixon, who promises huge broadside windows and ample interior brightness.
Overseas debut for new Pearl 72, 21m sport yacht
Pearl 72 – Exterior
The lines of the Pearl 72 are the now classic lines of the luxury yacht above 20 meters, but they are somewhat mutated and sleekened by a clever use, in this respect, of glass and mullions. In fact, the large windows on the broadside, as on the bridge, designed by Bill Dixon provide ideal elements to break the continuity of the hull, which is thus more dynamic, while offering ample light to all the interiors. The freeboard thus becomes a play of lines and dynamism that ends with t-top the flybridge, which balances the weights toward the bow, harmonizing the previous dynamisms.
Starting from the stern, the ever-present swim platform provides access to a particularly large tender garage that can accommodate not only one’s rib, but also a jet sky and other water-toys. Continuing, the cockpit welcomes with the classic sofa and coffee tables, while to the left we find the stairs leading to the fly. The fly-bridge is characterized by a set-back port access and immediately offers, to starboard, a large aft sundeck bordering a large C-shaped sofa with central table. On the port broadside, however, we find a furnished corner, presumably intended as a corner bar, which continues in turn with an L-shaped sofa. Forward on the starboard side is the wheelhouse, with two seats and full instrumentation. In the bow, however, on deck, we find a seat facing a large full-beam sundeck.
Accessed from the cockpit, the main deck immediately offers a large L-shaped sofa facing the starboard broadside, which is instead furnished. Proceeding further, to the left are the stairs to the lower deck, while to starboard is an equipped galley and, just beyond, the wheelhouse. Opposite the wheelhouse is a corner with table and seating, dedicated to the dining area, while between the two, a second access to the lower level.
The lower deck, which is dedicated to cabins, houses a complex of four rooms and as many bathrooms, for a total of eight beds, unless the dedicated crew cabin, housed aft, is also considered. In the bow we find the centerpiece, one of two full-beam master staterooms. This one turns out to be the largest of all and, in addition to offering ample room for movement, has a full private bathroom and ample light. In the middle of the ‘living’ area, we find the two guest cabins, one double and one twin with single beds. Both have separate bathrooms, although the one in the latter offers dual access, both inside and outside the cabin. Finally, in the stern is the second full-beam owner’s cabin, slightly smaller than the forward cabin, but still offers ample movement, a double bed, and a private accessorized bathroom.
Pearl 72 – Motorization
In terms of motorization and performance, the Pearl 32 certainly promises remarkable solutions. With top speed regimes around 32 knots and strong fuel tanks of 4,250 liters, it offers up to 250 nautical miles of range, while in terms of motorization, it offers two versions to choose from. In the standard version, the propulsion unit consists of two 1400-horsepower MAN V12s, possibly replaceable with the more powerful duo of MTU 10V 2000 M96L with 1600 horsepower. All of this is covered by a guarantee, an insurance designed to incentivize customers and also a guarantee of service quality, which is in fact covered for its first 5 years of life.
|Length Over All (LOA)||21.99 m|
|Hull Length||20.73 m|
|Baglio Massimo||5.75 m|
|Light displacement||50 t|
|Standard Motorization||2 x MAN V12 1400 hp|
|Optional Motorization||2 x MTU 10V2000 M96L 1600 hp|
|Fuel tank||4250 t|
|Fresh water tank||950 l|
|Sleeping places||8 + 2|