The First Pershing 140 Has Launched

The Pershing 140 is the shipyard’s new flagship, and its first aluminum build.
Pershing 140 Aluminum Side
The all-aluminum Pershing 140 is the builder’s largest model ever built. Courtesy Pershing Yacht

Pershing Yacht in Italy has launched Hull No. 1 of the Pershing 140, the shipyard’s new flagship and its first-ever build in aluminum.

The Pershing 140 is a collaboration among architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group product strategy committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the group’s engineering department. It’s the first Pershing-brand yacht to be produced at the Ancona Superyacht Yard, which is a Ferretti Group facility that specializes in steel and aluminum yachts of about 130 feet and larger.

Designers of the Pershing 140 are highlighting its aft layout, which includes a raised cockpit that functions like a mezzanine level. The space faces the sea for wide views.

Pershing 140 Aluminum Front
The builder says the Pershing 140 will top out at 38 knots, powered by quad 2,600 mhp MTU M96L 16V 2000 power plants. Courtesy Pershing Yacht

Belowdecks are four guest staterooms, two with king berths and two with twins.

“Anyone who’s sailed on a Pershing is familiar with the adrenaline rush that kicks in with every turn: It is a unique feeling, akin to flying through the waves, that deserves to be experienced in the utmost comfort,” Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi stated in a press release. “And this new flagship embodies the highest expression of the Pershing thrill.”

Where will the first Pershing 140 be cruising? She’s destined for a homeport in Hong Kong.


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