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Meet the Pearl 80

The Pearl 80 has a luster and clarity that should make her a favorite in her class.

April 17, 2018
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Pearl 80
With a 1,165-gallon fuel capacity, the Pearl 80 has a reported 300-nautical-mile range at a 25-knot cruise speed. Pearl Yachts

Akoya pearls are prize stones, cultured in salt ­water and known for their brilliant off-white color, pink overtones and near-perfect spherical shape. An akoya is ideally engineered to thrive in its saltwater environment. The Pearl 80, a yacht with an off-white tone, has a design that should see it thrive at sea as well.

Produced across the pond with lines by naval architect Bill ­Dixon — who has designed ­everything from superyachts to sailboats — the Pearl 80 yacht has a fine entry that dares the sea to try its luck. Her aggressive look continues aft, with the foredeck’s visual grit blending seamlessly into a sweptback, glass-filled, contemporary superstructure, all tied into a stern section that appears determined to move in one direction: forward.

To help get her going, optional 1,800 hp MAN V-12 diesels provide a reported 25-knot cruise speed and a 35-knot ­top-end.

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Pearl 80 Flybridge

See the Light

For entertaining outdoors, the flybridge has a wet bar, sink and barbecue, all standard. Social zones include a sun pad forward of the starboard-side helm, L-shaped seating across from it, and a U-shaped dinette with a teak table abaft the helm station. Pearl Yachts

Designer Kelley Hoppen’s warm interior complements the yacht’s striking ­exterior. There are three décor choices: studio, taupe and ­luxury. Studio uses brown tones and stripes. Taupe employs pale joinery and earth tones, and luxury has polished surfaces, nickel and black accents.

Pearl 80

Foredeck Fun

Foredecks are taking a more ­prominent position when it comes to on-the-water relaxation, and the Pearl 80’s has a solid setup for flybridge friend spillover, or for owners who want to read a good book on the hook. The U-shaped lounge and sun pads can accommodate eight guests. Pearl Yachts

The vessel’s four-stateroom, three-head layout is designed for growing families, and a crew cabin and head are there if needed. The master stateroom is full-beam with an en suite head, the VIP is in the foredeck, and a stateroom with twins is abaft and to port, with a double stateroom across from it.

Pearl 80
(Left to right) 1. Toys like this PWC stow in the garage. The swim platform is hydraulic. 2. An L-shaped galley is just abaft the portside helm station. 3. High bow rails ensure safe transit. 4. The master stateroom spans the yacht’s 19-foot-6-inch beam. Pearl Yachts

The Pearl 80 has impressive looks, layout and perform­ance. Much like the akoya that emerges from the sea, the Pearl 80 is poised to be a prize possession all around the world.

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