June 14, 2013

New Model: Pearl 75

An important new flagship from Pearl which was presented last September at the Southampton boat show, this is the 75 extending this small volume British builder founded in 1998 size by fifteen feet.  Needless to say the 75 which was announced as project a couple of years ago is an important new model.  Pearl also take new challenges with the 75, the first is that it goes for full Mediterranean motor yacht looks instead of its usual British aft cabin design all its previous models offered, the second is that the 75 is powered by pod drives.  Considering it only needs 1150hp Cat engines to cruise 25 and peak 30 knots that is a huge bonus.  Most motor yachts this size will actually need about an extra 1000hp to reach those speeds, think about the fuel costs this gives.  Inside designer Kelly Hoppen also worked out a wonderful layout with some nice touches; like the main deck which presents itself with a free area on entrance, and a nice VIP suite in the fore cabin.  By the looks of it the Pearl 75 presents itself a real challenge to most production builders in this size, with some nice innovative touches showing it not only wants to be another 23 meter motor yachts but also offering something different.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 23 m (75.5ft)
Hull Length - 21.37 m
Beam - 5.98 m
Draft - 1.75 m
Displacement - 55 t
Fuel Capacity - 5800 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths
Engines - 2 x Cat C18 1150hp
Propulsion - ZF 4000 aft looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 cruise
Range - 350 nm at 25 knots cruise
Project - Bill Dixon hull, Kelly Hoppen interior