March 4, 2022

Project: Pershing GTX116

During the Miami 2022 boat show Pershing announced the project for the new GTX116 with the first unit currently being under construction.  First announced as the TO project in 2020, Pershing has been very mysterious on this new range saying that it will have models from 24 to forty meters in size, and that it will redefine the super sport yacht segment.  The first TO announced was a 25 meter and then in early 2021 Pershing showed the mould for a 35 meter being prepared. Pershing never showed any complete renders or plans of the TO, with some hype design details as the bow, engine air intakes, and window profiles being displayed and if today you make the puzzle it comes out to be the finally showed GTX116. When the TO was announced I actually thought that with this range Ferretti Group's Pershing might take a challenge to the Sanlorenzo SX series which has proved to be successful for the Italian builder. I was half correct as the Pershing GTX will feature its attention in a redefinition of exterior spaces and a beach deck located in a floating position between the lower and main decks.  The Pershing GTX116 will also have a sport bridge design, with its lower deck accommodation offering five double guest cabins, with an owners stateroom at midships.  Three crew cabin sleeping five or six crew are located forward.  The Pershing GTX116 will be powered by twin Man 1800hp or 2000hp engines with jet propulsion and speeds going up to 35 knots with the large option.  While Pershing is more known for surface drives I remind that its 70 1991 launched flagship model at the time had jet propulsion in the first units, and the 115 the flagship from 2004 till 2012 also had a triple jet propulsion. 

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