07 November 2017
Pearl Yachts is introducing a new model in its range: the new Pearl 80. This yacht breaks ground for the yard with impressive manoeuvrability and exceptional comfort.
With a length of 24-metres and a 6-metre beam, the new model 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 boat is reminiscent of a dart or an arrow, crafted for speed and efficiency. Construction is in vacuum infused GRP 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 characterised with stripes and rich browns. ‘Taupe’ has pale joinery contrasted by calming earthy tones such as fawns, ivories and warmer greys, whilst ‘Luxury’ has the feel of a chic modern apartment with polished surfaces, nickel and accents of black.
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.
On the lower deck, passing through a small entrance hall, is the spacious full beam owner’s cabin. 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.
When it comes to deck space for socialising 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 deep V high speed planing hull, the Pearl 80 delivers impressive manoeuvrability and speeds of up to 30 knots. Equipped with two MAN V12-1800 with V-drives, allowing excellent weight distribution and easier maintenance. MAN engines are a tried and tested formula, credited with excellent power to weight ratio performance and an outstanding service network worldwide.
Eager to differentiate themselves in a competitive market and build the finest quality yachts in their class, Iain Smallridge explains, “The standard equipment on Pearl yachts is extremely well specified and of a quality that normally you would expect to pay extra for”.
He adds, “The Pearl 80, with her luxurious and spacious interiors, generous deck space and easily handling is perfect for our American audience and we look forward to showing her off fully at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”