August 19, 2014

Project: Pearl 65 Flybridge

Pearl presents the project for a 65 Flybridge yacht which will be making its world debut alongside the award-winning 75 at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show.  Just as the Pearl flagship, the 65 follows again the footsteps of the ten feet larger model in a collaboration with award-winning naval architect Bill Dixon and celebrated interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE. Since making its debut towards the end of 2012, the flagship, Pearl 75 has been awarded the Best Motor Yacht under 25 meters at the International Yacht and Aviation awards, and received outstanding test reports thanks to its performance, styling and high levels of comfort. For the Pearl 65 Kelly Hoppen continues it's well known effortless, calm and elegant interior style, complete with four luxuriously appointed staterooms. Sleeping quarters for an additional two crew members are located at midships in between the aft located engine room, and the owners stateroom.  The main deck offers an open plan, inside outside saloon allowing for easy, every-day use and alfresco dining. For the 65, Pearl and Bill Dixon opted for a three different propulsion ZF Zeus pods, Volvo IPS, and line shafts. The Pearl 65 Flybridge can be powered by triple Cummins 600hp in ZF pods, Volvo 800hp with IPS forward looking pod drives, and or twin Volvo 900hp with traditional line shaft drives. Speed estimates are for a max of 32 knots, with a range of 350 nautical miles.