Construction of Pershing 140 making progress
Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017
The aluminium hull of the new Pershing 140, the biggest yacht ever built by the brand, was transferred as the first Pershing to the Super Yacht Yard in Ancona, Ferretti Group’s dedicated facility for producing 28-90m yachts in lightweight alloy, steel and fibreglass, under the brands including CRN, Pershing, Riva and Custom Line.
(Photo: Ferretti Group - Pershing 140 steel hull)
It is the result of the collaboration between the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee, the group’s Engineering Department and the architect Fulvio De Simoni.
Stefano De Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group, said: “We are proud and excited to be opening a new chapter in the history of the marque. Pershing 140 is the epitome of over 30 years of state-of-the-art yacht building, always a wave ahead of everyone else in terms of innovative style and design, standard of comfort and sailing performance.
“The new flagship takes to even higher levels for the brand's sporting spirit and racing flair always so popular with Pershing yacht owners, who will love its powerful yet streamlined and aerodynamic profile as well as its fabulous spaces providing unparalleled comfort in a yacht of this size.”
Once the hull was positioned and secured inside the production facility, the initial stages of the work began with the outfitting of the yacht and the on-board installation of the superstructure blocks. These activities will continue until September.
In late September, the skeleton of the hull and superstructure will be completely assembled and work will continue over subsequent months with the outfitting of the engine room, technical systems and interiors.
Pershing 140 will be equipped with four MTU M96L 16V 2000 engines, generating 2600Mhp, which will propel the flagship to a maximum speed of 38 knots at the trial load (preliminary data).
Meanwhile, renovation and extension work is continuing at the Ancona production facility, where the Ferretti Group has multi-annual investment plans for the creation of an industrial hub featuring the very highest levels of innovation, technology and excellence, and which – after the Custom Line site and the Riva Superyachts Division facility – now confirms Pershing's “official” entry into the new dimension of super yachts.