The new Pershing 7X is packed with technological innovation and combines all the typical features of Pershing in a perfect lightweight and compact shape.
Pershing is proving to be unstoppable. Their groundbreaking innovations continually result in cutting-edge craft, while setting new standards in the sector, making for more exciting sailing.
The performance of the Pershing 7X is at the top of its class: it can reach a top speed of 50 knots and a cruising speed of 42 knots, with a maximum range of 300 nautical miles (preliminary data). It is equipped with twin MAN V12 diesel engines generating 1800 mhp each, combined with a Top System P85X surface drive transmission with surface propellers.
In recent years, the Mondolfo-based shipyard has been the key player in an incredible design evolution leading to the development of Generation X, a range of models focused on four fundamental pillars: design, technology, performance, and use of ultra-lightweight materials.
The 7X design is a Fulvio De Simoni creation. Its distinctive design is sporty, bold and sleek and is packed with a great deal of architectural innovation alongside the latest technology. These new innovations include integrated navigation and control interfaces along with steer-by-wire controls and propulsion systems using leading-edge automation.
This new boat also introduces a new colour for the hull and superstructure: Alusilver, a custom variant of grey reminiscent of the well-known metals. Also new is the matt black featured on some portions, such as the navigation instrumentation, air vents and aft mouldings.
Carbon fibre dominates the project philosophy and is the main construction material. But the Pershing 7X goes even further and aims for increased lightness through the furnishings, furniture materials, the use of lightweight alloys, and the installation of lithium batteries rather than traditional ones.
These solutions have made it possible to achieve a displacement of just 35 tonnes, resulting in a significant reduction in consumption compared to previous models for the same speeds. As such, Pershing offers to the market a yacht that is full of content and at the same time very high-tech, with unparalleled performance.
All this gives the owner considerable sailing versatility. The excellent performance is produced not only from the efficiency of the hull-propulsion systems but also of the use of ultra-lightweight materials, including carbon fibre.
Without going into too much technical detail, the 7X has a whole host cutting-edge solutions which enable the yacht to reach it’s excellent top-end while reducing consumption and still providing an exceptional degree of on-board comfort.
Inside the Pershing 7X
The main deck has a 360° view of the sea thanks to the large side windows and glass roof which, together with the fully retractable glass door leading to the lounge, ensure visual continuity between the indoor and outdoor areas.
The flows are well distributed: in the starboard helm station, on the left, there is a large L-shaped sofa surrounding a table that can be extended to accommodate up to eight diners, and opposite is a cabinet with retractable TV. The ability to raise or lower the table transforms the dinette into a dining or coffee area.
The two separate helm seats are made of Poltrona Frau “Interior in Motion” leather, added to which, on this first unit, are two 19”-monitors housed in a single dashboard with carbon fibre control panels and two tunnels equipped with levers and joysticks to the sides of the driver’s seat.
The windscreen has no pillars, providing a completely unobstructed view. To the sides of the helm station are two windows with an electric opening mechanism, enhancing the contact with the sea of this super sporty-looking yacht.
The lower deck features good volume and height, and a clever play of mirrors delicately enhances the sense of space. The open-plan kitchen on the left is lit by the abundant light coming from the windscreen above and from the skylight; space distribution is cleverly optimised with the aim of creating more storage and installing a full-height refrigerator.
An important new stylistic feature has been introduced for the first time on the Pershing 7X: new portholes in the cabins, which let go of the typical elliptical shape to make room for much larger square and rectangular shapes. These can now be fully opened inwards, flooding the rooms with air and natural light, and giving the feeling of having a real window in the cabin. The porthole, measuring 80×30 cm, is in a vertical position in the owner’s suite, aligned with the large windows, and horizontal in the other two cabins.
There are three cabins in the 7X. These comprise of the full-beam owner’s suite at the centre of the yacht, which has been completely redesigned: positioned lengthways, it is illuminated by the new rectangular portholes with steel frames and has a cosy atmosphere.
The VIP suite is located all the way forward and offers freedom of movement around the three sides of the double bed. The starboard guest suite has twin beds. All of the cabins have en-suite bathrooms with separate shower. The guest cabin bathroom also serves as a day toilet.
Accommodation for the crew is located at the aft of the yacht, forward of the engine room and with direct access from the sofa to the cockpit. A good size, it comprises a single cabin with a bathroom and a separate shower.
The 7X’s headroom in all the areas on deck and below deck exceeds 2 metres.
The Pershing 7X sits at the peak of the developmental path undertaken by Pershing. The 7X continues the progress of recent years and brings further improvements to the brand’s lineup and the wider industry.
The Pershing 7X is a competitive addition to the over 20-metre market segment and takes performance yachts to the next level in terms of style, function and performance.
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