The new Pershing 108 was unveiled in Milan last week and SuperYachtTimes.com is pleased to bring you some of the first drawings of this luxury sports yacht. For the exterior design Pershing teamed up with Fulvio De Simoni of Ital Projects, who once again realised the vision of Tilli Antonelli, Chairman and Founder of the shipyard.
For the first time ever, the shipyard has decided to fit split engines, focusing on ecology whilst still maintaining high performance. The standard version is powered by three 1815kW MTU diesel engines, combined with the thrust applied by three Arneson surface propellers, driving her to a speed of 41 knots. The central engine ensures correct air intake and a constant performance, whilst the hull structure has made it possible to create a particularly efficient engine room, with clear advantages for the living areas.
This technology also offers owners a number of navigation alternatives. Specifically, she can achieve a range of 1,070nm when only using the central engine at 11 knots. The Pershing 108’ can also maintain a cruise speed of 23 knots, whilst operating on two engines.
There is plenty of exterior space on the fore, aft and sun deck. The foredeck features a semicircular sofa and a table which can be lowered to create a sundeck area protected by a retractable bimini top. The spacious sundeck features a steering console, two wide sun pads, an ice box and large C-shaped sofa with a table which can also be lowered from another sun pad. The large aft deck features two sofas set directly opposite each other, a table which can seat 10, a bar unit and another large sun pad area.
The design of the interior is characterised by the use of Canaletto Walnut for the furniture and by subtle indirect lighting. In the aft part of the saloon, there is table for 10 and a large C-shaped sofa produced by Poltrona Frau. The helm station comprises of three comfortable, central, adjustable seats, produced in collaboration with Poltrona Frau. The steering console features modern navigation and communications equipment, and the instrumentation panel is equipped with cutting-edge solutions, such as the new Furuno system.
Access to the accommodation on the lower deck is provided by a large stairway leading downward from behind the steering seats and comprises a large VIP cabin in the bow, 2 twin guest cabins, and a full beam master cabin in the centre of the yacht. The use of Poltrona Frau leather throughout the seating and beds, ensures each cabin is both welcoming and sophisticated.
The large windows which characterise the master cabin allow for evocative natural lighting. Additionally, the suite features a walk-in wardrobe or fully equipped studio. The cabin has been finished with a large, en-suite head and separate bathroom.
A fifth cabin version of the Pershing 108 is also available, where the studio/cabin can be replaced with another single cabin.
The crew accommodation and the galley are located astern, and accessible both from in and outside the yacht. It features three cabins with excellent services, laundry and a dinette connected to the galley. Also astern is a large hangar, with drop-down swimming platform, which can house a 5 metre tender. There is a second tender locker in the bow, which can store water toys and lifting crane.