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.
See the Light
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.
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.
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.