Following its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Pershing 5X is heading to the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the most important fall yacht show. The yacht is a collaborative effort between Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, Product Strategy Committee, and Fulvio De Simoni Design Studio, founded by the architect of the eponymous studio.
The transom can be moved by means of an electro-hydraulic system that allows it into the water at various heights, up to approximately 60cm, making the launching and hauling of the tender much easier. The cockpit is fitted with a large sundeck, headrest and a second sofa. The area can be separated or joined to the salon thanks to a special opening and closing system for the glass door and glazed surface that divides these two areas. The glazed surface above the cockpit can be electrically lifted, while the two sections of the glass door can be opened or closed separately: the upper one can be manually tilted toward the outdoor ceiling panel; the lower one opens into the interiors, creating a partition between the salon and the cockpit and ensuring maximum safety when children are on board. This solution also allows for the deck to be transformed into an open area from bow to stern, or to separate the interior from the outside depending on the weather conditions.
The soft gray shades dominate the color scheme of the interior, which represents a blend of essential design elements, lacquered frames and fabrics combined with darker and contrasting details. The flooring is finished in a similar grey-tone oak and further incorporates the colors of the other materials used on board. It is present in all settings, except for the cabins. A warm and soothing atmosphere is created by the use of these colors, which is further enhanced by an abundance of natural light coming through the large windows on all four sides. Or by the additional, indirect LED lighting installed in the ceiling, that can fully aluminate the interior, even at night. Beyond the dining and living area lies the plank, with a modern, sporty look designed by Besenzoni. Over the helm station is a large sliding glass roof. On the portside is another smaller sofa and chaise longue.
The 5X is the first Pershing below 60 feet where the owner can enjoy a full-beam master suite with an ensuite bathroom and a dinette in front of the galley. A possible alternative is that the VIP cabin, equipped with bathroom that can be used as day head – and a dinette facing the galley. Bedspreads and cushions by Zimmer + Rhode and Casamance, in addition to a pair of decorative lamps by Cini & Nils in the master suite, complete the decoration of the first hull. The bathrooms, with ceramic top and basin, can be further equipped with decorative mosaics on the shower walls.
The kitchen’s Cantalupi LED fixtures illuminate its beautiful Corian Anthrachite surface. The same material is used on the table top of the dinette, which is built around a foldable table that is available upon request. Once unfolded and covered with a cushion, the “C-shaped” sofa turns into a comfortable sofa bed.
The Pershing 5Xcomes in two engine configurations which also involve a different engine room arrangement. The owner can opt for twin VOLVO IPS950 D11 with 725hp with Z-drives and counter-rotating propellers (cruising speed of 30 knots, maximum speed of 36 knots – preliminary data). Also the owner can choose twin CAT 12.9 engines, with 1,000 HP each, and Top System 75X surface drives (cruising speed 41 knots, maximum speed 45 knots – preliminary data), to which you can add the EASYJET system, that is usually reserved for larger vessels.