Pershing 6X is the new 18.94-metre, 48-knot sports cruiser

Pershing 6X
Pershing 6X

18.94 meters (around 62’) long and 4.80 meters (around 16’) wide, the Pershing 6X is issued from a joint collaboration between the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee, chaired by Piero Ferrari, Fulvio De Simoni’s design studio and the Group’s Engineering Department. It was one of the 21 models not to be missed (click here) at the Genoa Boat Show and was also featured in Top Yacht Design magazine.

Pershing 6X

Pershing 6X enters as a protagonist in Generation X. The cockpit gives instant access to the main salon through a sliding door. This is part of a glazed, retractable door, a typical Pershing feature that guarantees continuity between the exterior and interior spaces. It also creates an open space available to guests. To provide light, there is also a large sunroof above the starboard steering position, characterised by two separate driver’s chairs in Poltrona Frau “Interior in Motion” leather.

The top speed, 48 knots, is one of the main strenghts of this model and reflects the brand’s DNA. The carbon details enrich this yacht, giving it a biting look and contributing at the same time to the lightening process begun with the previous models in the range, which involves the furniture and furnishing materials.

Pershing 6X – Deck

With an exterior design keeping with the family feeling of the Generation X models, the new yacht features large outdoor spaces, characterized by ample convivial areas. At the stern, the garage can accommodate a Williams Turbojet 325 tender, with a hydraulic platform that facilitates launching and hauling operations. Going towards the cockpit through stainless steel gates, distinctive of the yachts in the X range, it is possible to find a sundeck with an ergonomic backrest framed aft by a spoiler.

Opposite, the dining area has an L-shaped sofa, which can seat 6 people, and a soft-touch carbon coffee table. Protected by the end of the superstructure, the cockpit consists to starboard of a cocktail cabinet with a built-in sink and optional grill and ice-maker or fridge. From here you can access the crew cabin with toilet. Side decks lead to the bow area with a sundeck, followed by a separate chaise longue facing the sea with a reclining and adjustable backrest. All exterior areas can be protected by awnings.

 

Pershing 6X – Helm station

The helm station features a new helm wheel, made entirely of carbon with leather trim in a brand new design. To the left is a “C” shaped sofa that completes the main saloon, surrounding a table that can be extended to seat up to 6 diners. The possibility of raising and lowering the table transforms the dinette into a dining area or coffee break. Opposite, the cabinet with hideaway TV and storage compartments.

Pershing 6X Salon
Pershing 6X Salon

In the first unit, the dashboard is made up of two 19″ monitors in a single, ultra-flat dashboard with carbon fibre control panels and two tunnels equipped with throttles and joysticks on either side of the driver’s seat. The standard equipment includes a 12″ and a 7″ monitor. Pershing 6X has a single advanced interface that integrates the management of propulsion and manoeuvring systems, navigation and on-board monitoring.

This technology is the result of the combined expertise of Top System, Onyx and Xenta for the Easy Set propulsion management system and the advanced electro-hydraulic steer-by-wire steering system, together with Simrad Command for the navigation and monitoring systems.

Pershing 6X – Below deck

To the left of the helm station, a central staircase provides access to the lower deck with the aid of a handrail with an original design, which bends organically to design the parapet positioned behind the sofa. The first Pershing 6X unit features a three-cabin layout – owner’s, VIP forward and guests to starboard – and three heads with separate showers. The version for the American market offers two cabins – owner’s and VIP – while the guest cabin is replaced by a living room.

Pershing 6X - VIP cabin
Pershing 6X – VIP cabin

On the port side is the galley, strategically placed to accommodate several sources of natural light, including an opening to the ceiling above and a large opening porthole. To starboard is the guest cabin, whose head – with two entrances, from the cabin and the mezzanine lobby – also serves as a day toilet.

A few steps aft lead to the owner’s quarters, a full-beam suite lit by a hull window and a vertically positioned rectangular porthole offering a superb panoramic view of the water. Along the starboard side is the bathroom, divided into three areas and able to exploit the entire width of the cabin, from which it is separated by two matt white sliding doors.

Pershing 6X - Master cabin
Pershing 6X – Master cabin

At the extreme bow, on the other hand, is the VIP cabin with a bed inclined at 45° to starboard: this solution has made it possible to increase the space considerably, creating a cabin with dimensions similar to those of an amateur in boats of the same size. The style, which is similar to that of the owner’s cabin in the play of contrasts between the materials used and the shades chosen, gives the environment an exquisitely contemporary touch.

Pershing 6X – Propulsion

Pershing 6X reconfirms the high performance standards of the entire X Range: a top speed of almost 48 knots and a cruising speed of 42 knots, thanks to twin MAN V12s 1550 mhp engines.

The new version of the EasySet system is the result of experience gained on board the most recent Pershing models, capable of optimizing trim and performance during navigation by simplifying the use of the surface propellers, which can always be bypassed in favour of manual control. There is also the joystick functionality coupled to the surface drive, which offers several advanced modes of use, including easy handling that allows for manoeuvrability in harbour and in restricted waters that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Added to this is the DPS (Dynamic Positioning System), the system that maintains the boat’s position even in strong winds or currents: a perfect solution for preparing to moor or while waiting to refuel or open a bridge. A gyroscopic stabilizer can be installed on request to increase comfort when mooring.

 

For further information www.pershing-yacht.com

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