Hello, Beautiful

New models from Pershing, Lagoon and Monte Carlo Yachts crank up the sex appeal with speed and styling.

Pershing 9X, MCY 96
(Left) The Pershing 9X can hit 42 knots. (Right) The MCY 96 is a Nuvolari Lenard design.Courtesy Ferretti Yachts/MCY

The Ferretti Group calls the Pershing 9X a "fighter jet." Lagoon says its Seventy 8 offers "a universe free of compromise." And Monte Carlo Yachts deems the MCY 96 "pure ocean pleasure."

Hyperbole? Perhaps, but we’re not arguing. Each of these new models, for different reasons, has us wanting to hit the water.

The Pershing 9X is built on the same hull as her predecessor, the Pershing 92, but with lots of carbon fiber and a bigger cockpit for sunbathing. She looks sexier but still performs: With twin MTU 16V2000 M96L engines, she’ll top out at 42 knots.

Seventy 8, Lagoon
The Seventy 8 is Lagoon’s new flagship.Courtesy Lagoon

By contrast, Lagoon 's Seventy 8, with a top speed of 19 knots, is more about long-distance cruising comfort. Owners can customize the flybridge layout; the master suite can have a "private beach"; and accommodations plans can include as many as five staterooms for those cruising with a large family.

The MCY 96, meanwhile, offers a bit of everything. She can hit 27 knots and is available with three or four belowdecks staterooms in various configurations, plus a main-deck master. Kevlar and carbon fiber are used in her construction.

So go ahead and believe the hype. These three new models are indeed inspiration for big cruising dreams.