The new Pershing 8X is made of the same carbon fibre material as its predecessor, the 9X. This decision to build in carbon fibre means lighter weight, greater speed, and lower fuel consumption, but also more volume due to the ability to design larger, more comfortable spaces.
The onboard comfort is remarkable, thanks to the many benefits offered by the new system that integrates propulsion control with the manoeuvring, navigation, and monitoring systems. With the new 8X, piloting a Pershing, even at high speeds and without the support of the captain, is fun and accessible.
The Pershing 8X is 25.55 metres in length and 5.86 metres wide, and stems from the collaboration between yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, headed by Mr. Piero Ferrari, and the Group’s Engineering Department. Pershing 8X expands the current range of the brand, positioning itself in the under 30-metre market.
This new model features lines that are even sleeker and sportier, enhanced by characteristic Pershing elements like imposing side wings and the aerodynamic profile of the sundeck.
The aft swimming platform leads to the garage that can hold one Williams Sportjet 345 jet tender and one jetski. Stepping up to the cockpit, it overlooks an area with a sunpad and opposite a dinette with a sofa and a coffee table that can be electrically lowered on request to create a second relaxation space.
The glass door onto the lounge transforms the main deck into a large open space of some 50-metre-squares.
The main deck is organised into 3 separate spaces: lounge, dining area, and helm station.
In the lounge, a large C-shaped sofa with chaise lounge is situated on the starboard bulwark, with the TV opposite integrated into the cabinet, which opens with a sliding and rotating mechanism. The dining area features a table for eight and low cabinetry on the two bulwarks. Beyond this area, the helm station, Co-designed with Poltrona Frau and upholstered in leather, is comprised of three independent chairs, an integrated bridge, and a windshield with no uprights. A large dark glass sliding roof above the control station further accentuates the sporty nature of the 8X.
The port side of the helm station provides access to the lower deck, where a central corridor regulates the flows to the 4 cabins. From the full-beam master cabin amidships to the foredeck VIP cabin with dedicated bathroom on the left, and on to the two guest cabins along the corridor, both double with the possibility to have a pullman bed, sharing the bathroom to starboard. The owner’s cabin is noteworthy, reaching 20-metre-square in width and furnished with a large central bed, at the back of which, to port, is the walk-in closet and to starboard, the bathroom.
The new Pershing 8X model features an innovative new element called the Music Hull, which makes it possible to listen to music underwater during dive sessions or while swimming.
This innovative solution, developed by theFerretti Group Engineering Department in collaboration with Videoworks, transforms the hull itself into a high-definition loudspeaker.
The standard engine configuration of Pershing 8X comprises twin MTU 16V 2000 M96 engines delivering 2435 Mhp each, combined with TopSystem surface drive propulsion with surface propellers. The vessel reaches a top speed of 45 knots and cruising speed up to 38 knots, with maximum range of 320 nautical miles.