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Pershing to Unveil New 82

The Pershing 82, new for the spring, will round out Pershing's series of open performance yachts.

January 6, 2012
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Pershing 82 rendering

Come this spring, Pershing will add a ninth model to its series of open performance yachts, the Pershing 82. The 82 mixes elements from her predecessor, the Pershing 80, as well as smaller yachts in the lineup.

In keeping with Pershing’s emphasis on performance, the 82 will be speedy, capable of a 45-knot top end thanks to twin MTU 16V M93s. Cruise speed is expected to be an equally swift 40 knots. That’ll ensure you get to Bimini for lunch and back to your home dock for sundowners.

Also similar to her larger and smaller sisters, the Pershing 82 has abundant alfresco space. The cockpit seating can transform electrically into a large sunbed. It’s accompanied by a bar and barbecue. Fully forward, there’s a combination of sunbathing and dining, thanks to a sunbed and a table with seating. But the space you’ll probably enjoy the most is the flying bridge, which Pershing calls the sundeck. A large sunpad aft (complete with folding backrests) and individual sun lounges flanking the retractable helm beckon. It’s tough to note in the rendering here, but there’s no fixed staircase for access. Instead, the Ferretti Group’s Advanced Yacht Technology division created an electro-hydraulic staircase with Besenzoni, the noted passarelle manufacturer, that drops down into the cockpit from a hatch. When not needed, it’s nowhere in sight.

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Speaking of sight, Pershing is adding LEDs overhead on exterior areas of the 82, just as it did with the 74. It’s also installing LEDs on internal steps, a good safety feature.

Also good is the choice of either a four-stateroom configuration or a three-cabin one. In the former, three guest staterooms accompany the master, all below decks. In the three-stateroom version, one of the rooms becomes an intimate cinema/TV space. Either way, two crew cabins are also aboard, and the master stateroom benefits from the huge hull windows you see in the rendering above.

The Pershing 82 should debut at the fall boat shows, though overseas first.

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