Published: Monday, 27 June 2016

Six units of Pershing 5X were already sold and the first in the Pershing ‘X Generation’ will officially debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. 

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(Photo: Pershing - Pershing 5X) 

Just a few months after the announcement of its 140-foot flagship, the Italian brand is ready to launch the Pershing 5X. The letter ‘X’ – used in aerospace to identify extreme performance and technological innovation – symbolises relentless drive to conquer new horizons at great speed. 

“Those who choose Pershing yachts are looking for something that other yachts can't offer. It is our job, every time, to fulfill their wish for extraordinary performance and emotion,” says Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Stefano de Vivo. “The amazing style and performance of the new 5X epitomises this philosophy. And the X in the name reflects each Pershing's unique character, of those who choose our coupé yachts. The 5X will soon be joined by other X models that will widen the range and conquer new enthusiastic Owners in the Mediterranean and the U.S. - where Pershing is the most successful brand on the market - and also in South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.”

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The Pershing 5X is the result of the collaboration between Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, Product Strategy Committee, and Italian architect Fulvio De Simoni. It is 16.51 metres long (54.2ft) and has a beam of 4.38 metres (14.4ft).

The cockpit, a Pershing hallmark, is protected on the sides by two aerodynamic wings and can be separated or joined to the salon thanks to a special opening and closing system for the glass door and glazed surface dividing these two areas. This solution is installed for the first time on a Pershing of this size and allows guests to fully enjoy the yacht in any and all weather conditions.

The main deck features a living room with a dining table, the helm station to starboard, and a second forward lounge. The forward part of the ceiling comprises of a sliding glass roof and a second fixed glass section can be added upon request. The lower deck has been designed around the spacious full-beam master suite with ensuite bathroom. In the prototype layout version, the VIP cabin is located forward and the dinette is in front of the galley; as an alternative, the dinette can be replaced by a guest cabin or a crew cabin accessible from the deckhouse.
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The yacht will come in two engine configurations, each with its own engine room layout: twin Volvo D11 IPS950 engines, 725 HP each, with Z-drives and counter-rotating propellers (cruising speed 30 knots, maximum speed 35 knots - preliminary data), or twin CAT 12.9 engines, 1,000 HP each, with Top System 75X surface drives (cruising speed 41 knots, maximum speed 45 knots - preliminary data).

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