“I THOUGHT THAT MASTER FULVIO DE SIMONI HAD EXPRESSED himself to the maximum but, obviously, I had to change my mind”. Nada Serafini, Head of Sales of Pershing, a brand part of the Ferretti Group, confesses that, when thinking about some details of the stern superstructure of the Pershing 8X, signed by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, she really had the impression that it would have been difficult to do better than that. “Instead, on the new Pershing 7X – continues Serafini – De Simoni has once again managed to amaze and to go further. If you look closely at the stern air intakes that really look like those of a car, you realize what kind of work of pencil, drawings, models, and molds was necessary to achieve this result. And this makes me feel excited. As in all Pershing yachts, which are immediately recognizable for their very special look”.
The Pershing 7X, defined as “the new star of Generation X”, focuses on elements such as design, technology, performance, and the use of ultralight materials. The boat makes extensive use of carbon fiber, a basic material in construction, but also includes the use of light alloys and the installation of lithium batteries instead of traditional ones. “The shipyard has paid – says Serafini – the utmost attention to the construction and composition of the interior elements with the use of lightweight materials”. The result is a 21-meter motor yacht, with a maximum beam of 5.35 meters and a displacement of 35 tons. The limited displacement, as Serafini explains,” is part of our green vision which is expressed in better performance, lower consumption and better overall efficiency”.
The result of a joint collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni’s staff, Ferretti Group Product Strategic Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari and the Group’s strategic direction, the Pershing 7X enters the 20-meter segment not only as a new competitor but as an example of a new stylistic proposal that enhances the sporty, aggressive and streamlined lines that already distinguish the entire Generation X. With some new elements, such as the air intakes (mentioned by Nada Serafini) contained in two openings in the hull, which are clearly inspired bu the auto- motive world. Exterior lines and technology aside, the Pershing 7X is also a way of experiencing the sea firsthand thanks to the aft cockpit and the bow area organized with a chaise facing the sea that really allows direct contact with the environment.
Located to starboard of the staircase that rises from the aft hydraulic platform, the aft sundeck can accommodate four people and is also equipped with a seat facing the bow and the large L-shaped dinette that furnishes the cockpit. A space that can be variously furnished and equipped, even with a grill or an icemaker.
The cockpit gives access to a large salon with a 360-degree panoramic view. Thanks a sliding door, the salon can be closed and therefore lived at all times of the year, with a C-shaped sofa and a table on the left. The helm station with two Frau “Interior in Motion” seats is equipped with two 19-inch monitors.
The pilot has complete control of the boat thanks to a single interface that integrates the management of the maneuvering systems, navigation, and propulsion of the two Man V12 which, combined with TopSy- stem P85X surface propellers, deliver a cruising speed of 42 knots and a maximum speed of 50 knots. The advanced interface is the result of the joint work between Top System, Onyx, and Xenta Systems for the Easy Set propulsion management system and for the steer by wire electro-hydraulic steering system, supported by Naviop-Simrad LOOP for navigation and monitoring systems.
On the left of the helm station and the super-technological carbon fiber dashboard, there is a ladder that descends to the lower deck. The living room has an open galley which is faced, on the left, by a dinette with a C-shaped sofa. Three cabins are available, with the master cabin amidships, the VIP one in the bow, and a double cabin on the starboard side. All spaces are illuminated by the new rectangular portholes that