With the Pershing 7X Fulvio De Simoni raises the bar again


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Pershing 7X
Pershing 7X

“I thought master Fulvio De Simoni had expressed himself to the fullest, but, of course, I had to change my mind.”

Nada Serafini, Head of Sales of Pershing, a brand of Ferretti Group confesses that when she thinks back to some of the details of the superstructure of the Pershing 8X, signed precisely by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, she really had the impression that better than this would be difficult to do. Instead.

Pershing 7X

“On the other hand, on the new Pershing 7X,” Serafini continues, “De Simoni has once again managed to amaze and go above and beyond. If one takes a good look at the aft air intakes that really look like those of a car, one realizes what a lot of pencil work, drawings, models and mold work went into getting to that result. And that excites me. As in all Pershing boats that are immediately recognizable by their very special look.”

And very special is that of the Pershing 7X, dubbed “the new star of Generation X,” which focuses on elements such as design, technology, performance and use of ultralight materials. A factor that of materials that starts with carbon fiber, the basic material in construction, but also includes the use of light alloys or the installation of lithium batteries instead of traditional ones.

“And that also passes,” intervenes Serafini, “from the utmost care in the construction and composition of the elements of the interiors with the use of lightened materials, to arrive at the optimal solution.

The result of all this study and effort is a 21-meter motoryacht with a maximum beam of 5.35 meters and a displacement of 35 tons. A contained displacement that, as Serafini points out, “Is what constitutes our green vision that results in better performance, fuel consumption reductions and overall better overall efficiency.”

Pershing 7X – Design

The result of the collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni’s studio, the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari and the Group’s strategic management, the Pershing 7X enters the 20-meter sector 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: a clear reference to car design.

Pershing 7X
Pershing 7X – Salon

But the Peshing 7X is not just about outward forms or, as we shall see, technology pushed to the max. It is also, better above all, a way to experience the sea firsthand thanks to two areas such as the aft cockpit or the bow area organized with a chaise lounge facing the sea that really allow direct contact with the environment. And then the aft sundeck. Placed to starboard of the staircase rising from the hydraulic swim platform aft, it can accommodate four people and also has seating facing forward and toward the large L-shaped dinette that furnishes the cockpit. A space that can be variously furnished and equipped, even with a grill or icemaker.

And from the cockpit you enter what is a true glassed-in salon with 360-degree views of the sea. A room that, thanks to a sliding door, can be closed and thus experienced in all seasons, and to the left gives space for a C-shaped sofa with table.

Pershing 7X – Navigation

The helm station with two Poltrona Frau “Interior in Motion,” is equipped with two 19-inch monitors, and from here the pilot has complete control of the vessel thanks to a single interface that integrates the management of the maneuvering systems, navigation and propulsion of the two Man V12s that, combined with TopSystem T85X surface propellers, allow the cruising speed of 42 knots and the maximum speed of 50 knots. The advanced interface that allows the Pershing 7X to be managed is the result of the joint work of Top System, Onyx and Xenta Systems for the Easy Set propulsion management system and steer-by-wire electrohydraulic steering, joined by Naviop-Simrad LOOP for the navigation and monitoring systems. To the left from the driver’s station and the super-tech carbon-fiber dashboard is the staircase that descends to the lower deck. The living room has an open kitchen.

Pershing 7X – Interior

Three cabins are available with the owner’s stateroom amidships, the VIP in the bow and a double to starboard. All rooms illuminated by the new rectangular portholes that distinguish the Pershing 7X and characterized by flowing surfaces for welcoming spaces that are both simple and refined. Under the banner of different shades of gray and beige and, as for essence, from light striping. Dedar fabrics, Pellini curtains, Armani Casa bedspreads, and Casamance pillows, some of the furnishings on the Pershing 7X, which not only for performance, but especially for the emotions that come from its concentrated design, technology, and performance, Nada Serafini defines: intoxicatingly adrenaline-fueled.

Pershing 7X - Master Cabin
Pershing 7X – Master Cabin

Article by Emilio Martinelli

Data Sheet of the boat: Pershing 7X

  • DIMENSIONS:LOA: 21.11 m;
  • DISPLACEMENT: B.Max: 5.35 m;
  • Draft: 1.52 m
  • BERTHS:3+1
  • ENGINE: MAN V12 1800 – 1,800 HP
  • MAXIMUM SPEED: 50 knots
  • CRUISING SPEED: 42 knots
  • Weight: 35,000 kg
  • www.pershing-yacht.com


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