December 16, 2017

New Model: Pearl 80

Pearl Yachts introduces the new 80 model, a super yacht breaking new ground for the yard with impressive maneuverability and exceptional comfort. With a length of 24-meter and a six meter beam, the new big Pearl stands out for the large, luxurious spaces and the outstanding levels of comfort, result of the successful collaboration between naval architect Bill Dixon, who developed the exterior, and designer Kelly Hoppen, in charge of the interior layout. Following a long-term collaboration with the highly acclaimed Dixon Yacht Design, Bill Dixon has once again provided the distinctive exterior styling and hull design for the Pearl 80. Lines are aerodynamic with a huge focus given to both the large windscreen and the three tiers of glazing seen from each side. The generous strip of continuous windows close to the waterline make for an extremely well illuminated lower deck, whilst on the main deck the effect is of a conservatory roof flooding the galley area with light. Seen from the water, the super yacht is reminiscent of a dart or an arrow, crafted for speed and efficiency. Construction is in vacuum infused and the yacht features a white gel coat finish. Following its exclusive relationship with award winning interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, the Pearl 80 is offered with three alternative interior themes; ‘Studio’, ‘Taupe’ and ‘Luxury’. ‘Studio’ is bright and fresh characterized with stripes and rich browns. ‘Taupe’ has pale joinery contrasted by calming earthy tones such as fawns, ivories and warmer grey, whilst ‘Luxury’ has the feel of a chic modern apartment with polished surfaces, nickel and accents of black. Clients can expect plenty of variety in fabrics and textures with highly considered contrasting tonalities. Both darker and lighter woods are used to add a sense of visual depth, whilst high-gloss, white lacquered ceilings provide reflection, adding to the sense of spaciousness. Known for her love of grey and neutral tones, each interior style contains Hoppen’s unmistakable hall marks, ensuring decor schemes that are as timeless as they are elegant. Clients can be sure that onboard they will relax in interiors worthy of a five-star hotel. A suite of Kelly Hoppen curated accessories such as table lights, vases, cushions and candles compliment the design.  Listening to the feedback from clients, Pearl Yachts has adapted the full beam saloon so that space is entirely dedicated to a lounge area of low modular sofas.  A seating area alongside the helm and bar further aft provide alternatives. Extensive specialist glazing maximize light to the saloon, galley and internal helm areas creating bright, open spaces. The galley features a rise and fall panel through to the saloon enabling a social aspect to food preparation and fluidity to the space.  On the lower deck, passing through a small entrance hall, is the spacious full beam owner’s cabin. This means owners get the use of a walk-in closet and a generously proportioned master head. The cabin is flooded with light from panoramic portholes on each side. A sofa and vanity table either side of the large bed and plenty of floor space add to this yacht’s class beating appeal.  Further forward are two twin guest cabins with the option to be converted into doubles. Both with En-suite bathrooms, these cabins are exceptional for the large internal window panel they both feature. This design feature dramatically increases the flow of light and sense of space, whilst touch button blinds can be drawn for complete privacy. Both cabins are illuminated by large portholes.  The VIP cabin is found in the bow and its large bed is unique in its positioning, placed on an angle allowing full walk-around access, as well as room for a sofa and large walk-in closet. The VIP bathroom is also extremely roomy for a yacht this size.  Following client’s request for more discreet service, the laundry, crew accommodation and engine room have a separate access point on the starboard side. Crew are able to access the galley from an external door meaning they don’t disturb guests relaxing in the saloon. Designed to run with two crew, the crew berth is spacious and well-lit for a yacht this size.  When it comes to deck space for socializing and relaxing, the Pearl 80 will not be found wanting. Aware that clients are far more likely to eat on deck than indoors, the yacht boasts three external dining areas; on the flybridge, at the bow and aft of the saloon on the cockpit. Sunbathing pads are located forward on the flybridge and also to the bow. Keeping the extensive entertaining space of the flybridge free from tenders or jet skis was a design priority and consequently they are stowed on the stern, the jet ski in its own garage, and can be launched easily without the deployment of a crane. Once launched, the stern area becomes a large hydraulically lowered bathing platform getting guests close to the water.  With its Vee shaped planing hull, the Pearl 80 delivers impressive maneuverability thanks to its twin Man 1800hp and V-drives line shaft propulsion, this allowing for excellent weight distribution and easier maintenance. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.5 m (78.5ft)
Beam - 6.01 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 55 t
Fuel Capacity - 5300 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, two crew
Engine - 2 x Man V12 1800hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 350 nm at 25 knots
Project - Bill Dixon exterior and hull, Kelly Hoppen interior
Construction - resin infusion 
Certification - CE A