The Pershing 5X also offers a variation on a theme that I saw several years ago in La Spezia, Italy, on board a Pershing 90. With the push of a few buttons, the 90’s salon doors came together and then disappeared belowdecks, turning the otherwise enclosed express cruiser into a 90-foot open boat. On the Pershing 5X, a glass window folds up along the aft bulkhead, splitting the cockpit seating facing aft with the U-shaped salon seating. In addition, the cockpit door, which comes up to about waist height, folds in toward the salon. Above is another glass window that folds up. When everything is tucked away, the boat is open from the starboard-side helm seat to the cockpit sun pad. And if you retract what Pershing calls the “panorama” glass roof, the yacht offers the openness of a center console with upscale amenities. It’s quite a bit of clever engineering.