The latest yacht of the Ferretti Group brand was awarded "Best design trophy", "Best layout trophy" and "Best innovation trophy" among the over 24 metres yachts, at the 2012 prize edition organized by the French editorial group Luxmedia.

September 2012 - Pershing, brand of the Ferretti Group, among the leading international manufacturers of high performance open motor yacht, ranging from 15 to 35 metres, ends the 35th edition of Festival de La Plaisance at Cannes in style by obtaining three important awards with Pershing 82', the internationally premiered model at the French event.

At the World Yacht Trophy, organized as usual by the French group Luxmedia Group - publisher of the boat magazine "Yachts", present in France, Croatia, Russia, United Arab Emirates and Lebanon - the best boats, exhibited by the leading shipyards from all over the world, and judged by an international body of experts, were given awards. Pershing won the most prestigious awards of the "Sport Yacht over 24 mt" category: "Best design trophy", "Best layout trophy" and "Best innovation trophy".

Therefore, a huge success for this model designed by the Yacht Designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology - the naval research and design centre of the Ferretti Group) and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferretti Group.

82 feet of cutting edge design, a sporty performance and top comfort for on board living are the features that distinguished Pershing 82' from various categories, obtaining all the awards at the Cote D'Azur.

A contemporary reinterpretation of the famous Pershing 80', this new vessel was designed to enhance the pleasure of yachting and to ensure maximum performance at sea: thanks to two powerful MTU 16 V 2000 M93 of 2435 mhp (1792 kW) with Searex SR140S of ZF propulsion system, together with Rolla surface piercing propellers, it is capable of reaching a top speed of more than 45 knots with a range of 300 nautical miles. The propulsion system is run by AUTOTRIM, an exclusive functionality that optimizes the performance and the consumption of the boat at any speed and with any load, in a completely automatic manner.

As regards the external lines, the eye-capturing distinctive features of Pershing 82' are the elongated superstructure and the new sun-deck with its optional retractable helm station, a typical feature of the new Pershing, which provides an additional sunbathing area at guests' disposal. The sun-deck can be reached from an innovative carbon steel staircase, which can be lowered electro-hydraulically into the cockpit and which disappears upwards automatically.

Below deck, where comfort and design reign, the internal layout of the first hull of Pershing 82' has 4 guest cabins: the master suite amidships, a VIP cabin forward and 2 cabins with twin beds at the bow of the master suite. Additionally, there are 2 crew cabins (one for the captain and one for the sailors) equipped with a laundry room and a bathroom. The long-standing partnership with Poltrona Frau, that designed the sofas of the saloon, the pilot house and many other leather details was once again renewed. However, many other prestigious brands were used for the finishings, such as the washbasin by Antonio Lupi and the lamps by Cassina.

"I am very pleased with the three awards that Pershing 82' has obtained at the beginning of the new nautical year, which is a good sign for the future" - commented Nada Serafini, Brand Manager of Pershing - "In fact, the World Yacht Trophy is an award that acknowledges the work carried out by the whole company, acknowledging the innovative drive and the continuous research towards excellence. In the light of this, Pershing 82' is a project on which a team of experts has been working for over a year with the common objective of creating an avant-garde yacht that takes the Made in Italy around the world".

The unique aesthetic solutions, the unmatched performance and the particular attention given to comfort make Pershing 82' the new point of reference for the nautical market of large boats.


Pershing and The Ferretti Group
Pershing is a brand of Ferretti Group, one of the world leader in the design, construction and marketing of luxury motor yachts, has an unparalleled portfolio of eight exclusive and prestigious brands, each with its own distinctive and unique features including Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line. Established in 1968 by Norberto Ferretti - currently Honorary Chairman - and led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Managing Director Ferruccio Rossi, the Group operates a series of state-of-the-art production centers in Italy and in the United States, which integrate industrial production efficiencies with unsurpassed attention to detail, typical of the artisan tradition of Italian craftsmanship. The Group is present in the United States through its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of Sales Centers specializing in the distribution and sales of the Group's brands throughout the North American market, and in Asia, through a representative and promotion office in Shanghai. Moreover, a specialized network of approximately 60 selected dealers grants the Ferretti Group's presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring Clients receive the very best customer service and support in marinas throughout the world. The Group has always been at the top of the yachting industry, due to constant product and process innovation and continuous research in innovative technology solutions. The Group's comprehensive portfolio of yachts include flybridges, runabouts, open yachts, coupe yachts, lobster boats, fisherman yachts, maxi yachts and mega-yachts that are designed by highly specialized technicians and engineers at the Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) research and design center in close collaboration with the skilful team of architects and designers at Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, who continuously develop and combine aesthetic, functional and innovative design solutions. The two teams are constantly developing their internal expertise while working together with internationally renowned yacht designers and naval architects. As a result, Ferretti Group's motor yachts have always been characterized by high quality, best - in - class safety features, outstanding performance at sea; together with exclusive designs and timeless elegance, which are unparalleled in the boating sector worldwide.


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