Here Comes the Pershing GTX80

Italy’s Pershing shipyard has launched the Pershing GTX80, on the heels of spring 2023’s launch of the series flagship GTX116.
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In addition to its triple 1,000 hp Volvo Penta IPS1350 diesels and 34-knot speed, the Pershing GTX80 is notable for its array of alfresco spaces. Courtesy Pershing

As with all Pershing models, the GTX80 is designed to offer a memorable ride. It’s a planing boat powered by triple 1,000-horsepower Volvo Penta D13 IPS1350s. According to the shipyard, the top speed based on preliminary data is 34 knots, with a cruising speed of 28 knots.

Beam on the new model is about 19 feet, with two decks and a sportbridge. There are four staterooms to accommodate eight guests, along with a crew cabin with two berths.

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The GTX80’s galley bar is positioned to connect inside and outside spaces. Lacquers and silver-metallic tones create a contemporary aesthetic. Courtesy Pershing

The Pershing GTX80 is a collaboration among the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Vallicelli Design, and the group’s engineering department. The hull was built at the Ferretti Group Plug and Mold facility.

In terms of design, the Pershing GTX80 has a near-vertical bow and a continuous, slightly convex sheerline. Bulwarks in the bow section are lightened by a longitudinal slot, while those in the stern have a dual function, incorporating the winches and converting into lateral terraces that swing down to allow for additional guest access to the water.

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The Pershing GTX80’s near-plumb bow and slightly convex sheerline create a sleek profile that hints at this yacht’s performance side. Courtesy Pershing

The stern platform has three different positions. There’s the standard default position; it can be raised to extend and integrate with the living area and open lateral terraces when they’re open; or it can be positioned for tender launch and retrieval.

Up top, the Pershing GTX80’s sundeck is nearly 250 square feet, which the builder says is 60 percent larger than the category average. There’s an arch-shaped deckhouse along with an optional carbon fabric hardtop that Pershing calls a “real novelty” as a way to lighten up the superstructure.

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A full-beam owners’ stateroom is accented in leather paneling. Courtesy Pershing

Inside, the galley-bar is open on the main deck, integrating it into the lounge area. It also opens out onto the cockpit, enhancing the indoor-outdoor experience. Lacquered ceiling panels and metallic silver paint are used in the décor, along with diagonal LED lights for what Pershing says is “uniform light diffusion across the entire deck.”

This hull of the Pershing GTX80 also has a master stateroom that is, top to bottom, leather paneling described as cloud-effect sky blue. All the heads have metallic lacquered panels on the walls.

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High bulwarks and deep, teak side decks lead to the foredeck lounge with sun pad for three or more guests. Courtesy Pershing

Where does the skipper sit? There’s a raised helm station in the bow with 360-degree visibility, thanks in part to a windshield with no central pillar and extensive glazing. A sunroof above the windshield can be opened for natural ventilation.

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