August 25, 2012

New Model: Pershing 82

Sometimes during a vacation, one is lucky enough to see the latest novelties before they are presented to the general public World wide at the fall boat shows.  This was my case with hull number one of the Pershing 82 which I meet in Taormina, Sicily in its maiden voyage on the 13th August. Coming in at just a bit more to 80 feet, Pershing 82 is a model based on the replacing 80, with the addition of a sports flybridge on top as the last year introduced 74, extra lenght, and a comfortable four cabin interior.  The sport flybridge will feature a central helm, two chaise lounges on both sides, and an aft sunpad. Hull shape takes the impressivly slim about one meter less to most of the competition, and deep 20 degrees Vee as the 80, which on numbers alone seems incredibly performing.  Other innovations is again the stair case from main deck to sports bridge developed with Besenzoni here located in the side, which emulates the function of the 74 featured centrally to hiding on the roof of the extended hard top when not in need.  Twin 2435hp MTU engines and Searex surface drives should give a top 45 knots speed, with a 40 cruise.  Apparently three more Pershing 82 are in construction at Mondolfo.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.98 m (81.9ft)
Hull Length - 23.99 m
Waterline Length - 18.99 m
Beam - 5.50 m
Draft - 1.4 m
Displacement - 63.6 t loaded, 54.4 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 5950 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V M93 2435hp
Propulsion - Searex SR140S Surface Drives with Rolla propellers
Speed - 45 knots max, 40 knots cruise
Range - 310 nautical miles at 40 knots cruise
Hull Type - 20 degrees deep Vee monohedron with spray rails
Construction - Vacuum Scrimp fiberglass system
Project - Fulvio De Simoni, Ferretti Group  AYT
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, modules B + F + Aa Sound Emissions R.I.N.A Spa