September 15, 2016

New Model: Pershing 5X

Possibly the most waited model of recent times, the new Pershing 5X presented last week in full fashion at the Cannes 2016 boat show. Designed as usual by Pershing's all time designer Fulvio de Simoni, the Italian status symbol builder does it again with one of the most forward looking and thinking sport yachts in the market today.  It is that 21 years later when Pershing launched the 54 in October 1995 at the Genoa boat show, and a bunch of other models before and after the Mondolfo Adriatic sea builder has again that special one in its hands which re-invents the wheel.  A lot of question had arisen when the design of the new Pershing 5X was presented last year. How will the side fins look and work in a smaller model to the 70 being the most important one being asked.  The 5X is also a breakthrough for the Ferretti Group being the first model equipped with Volvo IPS pod propulsion.  Better late then never some may say, since IPS was introduced some time ago in 2004!  Nothing new for the Ferretti Group who always had technological innovation coming from the inside rather then third party elements.  The superb news for Pershing is that the market is already giving full positive feedback to the 5X, with seven orders being made previous to the launch of hull one, which I am sure will be at least double to that after the fall boat show season has ended.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.51 m (54.2ft)
Hull Length - 15.3 m
Waterline Length - 12.9 m
Beam - 4.38 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 20,900 kg unloaded, 25000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 416 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, or 6 berths in 3 cabins, single crew cabin in replacement of third cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo 725hp, Cats 12.9 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS950 pod drives, or surface drives with Cat 1000hp engines
Speed - 45 knots max 41 knots cruise with Cats 1000hp, 36 knots with Volvo 725hp IPS 
Range - 290 nm at 41 knots cruise with Cats 1000hp surface drives option
Project - Fulvio de Simoni
Certification - CE B