Pershing 6X is the new 48-knot 19m for sport cruisers


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Pershing 6X
Pershing 6X

The Pershing 6X is 18.94 meters (about 62′) long and 4.80 meters (about 16′) wide and is the product of the collaboration between the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee, chaired by Eng. Piero Ferrari, the design studio of Fulvio De Simoni, and the Group Engineering Department. It was among the 21 models not to be missed (click here) at the Genoa Boat Show and also featured in Top Yacht Design magazine (click here). Let’s see what it looks like.

Pershing 6X

Pershing 6X enters Generation X as a protagonist. From the cockpit there is access to the main salon through the sliding door. This is part of a glazing and retractable, a typical Pershing feature that provides continuity between outdoor and indoor environments. It also creates an open space for guests to enjoy. Also providing light is a large sunroof located above the starboard pilot’s station, which features two separate driver’s chairs made of Poltrona Frau “Interior in Motion” leather.

The top speed, 48 knots, is one of the strengths of this model and reflects the brand’s DNA. Carbon details enrich this yacht, giving it a scratchy look while contributing to the lightening process begun with the previous models in the range, which involves the furniture and furnishing materials.

Pershing 6X – Blanket

Boasting an exterior design in family feeling with the Generation X models, the new yacht has spacious outdoor spaces, featuring large convivial areas. At the stern, the garage can accommodate a Williams Turbojet 325 tender, featuring a hydraulic swim platform that facilitates launching and hauling. Heading toward the cockpit via stainless steel gates, distinctive of X range yachts, one can find an ergonomically shaped sundeck with an ergonomic back framed aft by a spoiler.

Opposite, the dining area has an L-shaped sofa that seats 6 people and a soft-touch carbon coffee table. Protected by the end of the superstructure, the cockpit consists to starboard of a bar cabinet with built-in sink and optional grill and icemaker or refrigerator. From here you can access the cabin with bathroom for a sailor. Side walkways lead to the forward area with a sundeck, followed by a separate chaise longue facing the sea with a reclining and adjustable backrest. All outdoor areas can be protected by awnings.

Pershing 6X – Dashboard

The dashboard has a new helm wheel, made entirely of carbon with leather trim in a novel design. To the left is a “C”-shaped sofa that completes the main lounge, surrounding a table that can be expanded to accommodate up to 6 diners. The ability to raise and lower the table transforms the dinette into a dining or coffee break area. Opposite is the cabinet with hideaway TV and storage compartments.

Pershing 6X Salon

The dashboard consists in the first unit of two 19” monitors embedded in a single, ultra-flat dashboard with carbon-fiber control panels and two tunnels accessorized with throttles and joysticks on either side of the driver’s seat. Instead, the standard equipment includes a 12” monitor and a 7” monitor. Pershing 6X has a single advanced interface that integrates propulsion and maneuvering systems management, navigation, and on-board monitoring.

This technology is the result of the combined expertise of Top System, Onyx and Xenta for the Easy Set propulsion management system and advanced steer-by-wire electrohydraulic steering, joined by Simrad Command for navigation and monitoring systems.

Pershing 6X – Below Deck

To the left of the command station, a central staircase provides access to the lower deck with the help of an originally designed handrail that bends organically to draw the railing positioned behind the sofa. The first Pershing 6X unit features a three-cabin layout-owner, VIP forward and guests to starboard-and three bathrooms with separate showers. In contrast, the version for the American market offers two cabins-owner and VIP-while the guest cabin is replaced by a living room.

Pershing 6X - VIP Cabin
Pershing 6X – VIP Cabin

On the port broadside is the galley, strategically placed to accommodate several sources of natural light, including an opening to the ceiling above and a large opening porthole. To starboard is the guest cabin, whose bathroom-with dual entrances, from the cabin and the mezzanine lobby-also serves as a day toilet.

Going down a few steps to the stern provides access to the owner’s area, a full-beam suite lit by a hull window and a vertically positioned rectangular porthole that gives a superlative panoramic view at the water’s edge. Along the starboard broadside is the bathroom, which is divided into three rooms and can take advantage of the full width of the cabin, from which it is separated by two opaque white sliding doors.

Pershing 6X - Master Cabin
Pershing 6X – Master Cabin

In the extreme bow, however, is located the VIP cabin with a bed tilted 45° to starboard: the solution allowed for a significant increase in space, creating a cabin similar in size to an amateur in boats of the same size. The style, similar to that of the master stateroom in the play of contrasts between materials used and shades chosen, gives the room an exquisitely contemporary feel.

Pershing 6X – Motorization

Pershing 6X reconfirms the high performance standards of the entire X Range: a top speed approaching 48 knots and a cruising speed of 42 knots, thanks to a pair of MAN V12s with a power output of 1550 mhp.

The new version of the EasySet system is the result of experience gained aboard the latest Pershing models, which can optimize trim and performance underway by simplifying the use of surface propellers that can always be bypassed in favor of manual control. There is also joystick functionality coupled with surface drive, which offers several advanced modes of operation, including easy handling that allows for nothing short of revolutionary maneuverability in harbor and restricted waters.

Added to all this is the DPS (Dynamic Positioning System) feature, the system that keeps the boat’s position unchanged even in strong wind or current conditions-a perfect solution when preparing to moor or while waiting to refuel or for a bridge to open. A gyroscopic stabilizer can be installed upon request to increase comfort when stopping in roadstead.

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