Self-assured and defiant, with a slew of new features and an incredible 48 knots of power: Pershing 6X expresses the boldest and most daring side of the brand’s character, the side that always appeals to people who love the excitement on the water. Compact but in no way incomplete, it packs all the best of the brand’s leading-edge technology into a compact form factor. It refuses to be intimidated and is ready to fight its side on a level playing field. 18.94 metres (about 62 ft) long and 4.80 metres (about 16 ft) wide, Pershing 6X is the result of collaboration between Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni, and the Group’s Engineering Department.
Exterior Design and Main Features – Pershing 6X has an eye-catching sleek and streamlined appearance, with exterior styling that shares the same family feeling as the other Generation X models. The new yacht turns heads with its highly aerodynamic profile and large glazed surfaces in the hull that flood the lower deck with natural light. The main novelties include style features that clearly reflect Pershing’s approach to design in recent years, further improving functional and comfort-related design goals without affecting outstanding performance. They include the new styling of the big aft sun pad, the carbon and teak table in the cockpit dining area, and the chaise longue with a reclining backrest positioned forward.
Interior Design and Layout – The most important new feature on the main deck is the helm station, made up of a dashboard with two 19- inch monitors, carbon fibre control panels and an electro-hydraulic steering system. Also available is an innovative joystick coupled to the surface drive with various advanced operating modes, including ‘easy handling’ for ground-breaking manoeuvrability in ports and confined waters. A large sunroof opens over the dashboard to take cruising enjoyment to the next level.
The first Pershing 6X unit has a layout with three cabins – owner, forward VIP and starboards guest – and three bathrooms with separate shower. The guest bathroom, which can be entered both from the cabin and the lobby on the mezzanine, also acts as a day toilet. On the left side of the hull is the galley, strategically positioned to benefit from various sources of natural light, including a ceiling window. The version for the American market has two cabins – owner and VIP – with a living space replacing the guest cabin.
Both versions have a crew cabin entered from the cockpit, with a single bed and integrated bathroom. Among the other novel, features are new rectangular portholes that look even more like real windows. The materials used for the interiors of the new 6X are in perfect Pershing style, with extensive use of plain and lacquered wood for the furniture, parquet floors, Mastrotto and Poltrona Frau leathers, and mirrored panels in the owner’s cabin. The lighting system features new horizontal LED bars in the ceiling that match the decor based on alternating smooth and undulated surfaces.
Propulsion and Technology – Pershing 6X confirms the outstanding performance standards set by the entire X Range: a top speed of almost 48 knots and a cruising speed of about 42 knots, with a pair of 1,550 mph MAN V12 1550 engines.
A new era in “Generation X” is coming… we just need to admire and appreciate this extraordinary yacht create by Pershing with the perfect mix of Design, Confort and Performance.
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Article edit byGiulio Grey