August 18, 2014

New Model: Pershing 70

Pershing and its always standing designer Fulvio De Simoni has always been a brand which makes subtle forward movements in its careful but yet future looking designs. Yet this just launched 70 seems to bring a novelty at Pershing, coming from the buttresses which integrate into the aft deck from the hard top. It's an interesting design elements which reminds me of the Pershing 88 and 76 models. Two things will be worth to note. Will this be copied as when Pershing introduced the rounded integrated wind screen back in the early nineties, and will we see this in other models. I think it all depends how much this model will sell. On the inside the Pershing 70 continues the evolution design of the brand with a main living on the main deck and three double cabins below in the standard deck plan. A two double cabin plan with only the forward VIP suite, and the owners midships stateroom is also available. In this layout the third cabin is replaced by an L-shaped saloon. The galley is located below, while a crew cabin is located at midships in between the engine room and the owners cabins. Power is twin 1623hp MTU engines with surface drives. Top speed estimates are wide open throttle of 44 knots and a cruise of 39, which give a range of 265 nautical miles.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.44 m (70.4ft)
Hull Length - 20.8 m
Waterline Length - 17.14 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 40,200 kg unloaded, 46,040 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3500 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins or 4 berths in 2 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v 2000M94 1623hp
Propulsion - Top System 8sp surface drives
Speed - 44 knots max, 39 knots cruise 
Range - 265 nautical miles at 39 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee shape with spray rails and seventeen degrees dead rise aft
Construction - vacuum infusion Scrimp system
Project - Fulvio de Simoni, Ferretti Group AYT
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, modules B + F + Aa issued by RINA