Pershing’s 50-knot 7X Leads High-Performance Generation X
Currently Pershing’s fastest yacht, the 7X extends a Generation X range built on design, technology, performance and ultra-light materials.
Ferretti Group has unleashed the Pershing 7X, the fastest yacht in the brand’s current range and among all its Generation X models. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni with Ferretti Group, the sleek 69-footer had its world premiere at this year’s Boot Dusseldorf, a year after the 8X debuted at the same show, and also joins the 9X and 5X in the range.
Fitted with twin Man V12 diesel engines generating 1800mhp each, combined with a Top System P85X surface drive transmission with surface propellers, the 7X has a top speed of 50 knots, as well as a cruising speed of 42 and a range of 300nm. Stability at anchor is supplied by two Seakeeper NG6 gyroscopic stabilisers.
The yacht has a beam of 17ft and a displacement of just 35 tonnes, due to the use of carbon-fibre as the main material and other weight-saving measures such as lightweight alloys and furnishings, and the use of lithium batteries.
The aft garage can fit a Williams Sportjet 345 tender, which is deployed using the hydraulically-operated swim platform. The aft deck features a large sunpad and forward-facing sofa, while the foredeck also has a big sunpad plus forward-facing chaise longues. Both exterior areas can be protected by sun canopies.
The cockpit features an L-shaped sofa and table covered by the overhang, while the units to the side house a sink and optional grill, ice maker or refrigerator.
A fully retractable glass door leads to the saloon, which offers panoramic views through large windows and a glass roof. The lounge has an L-shaped sofa and an adjustable table that can be lowered for use as a coffee table or raised and extended to accommodate eight diners. Opposite is a cabinet with retractable TV.
The twin-seat helm station is also starboard and benefits from a windscreen with no pillars and electric-opening side windows.
There’s at least 2m of headroom on both the main deck and lower deck, where the open-plan kitchen to port at the bottom of the stairs enjoys natural light from the windscreen and skylight above.
The standard layout features a full-beam owner’s suite midships, forward VIP cabin and a twin to starboard, all with en-suites, although the guest bathroom also serves as a day head. There’s also a single crew cabin forward of the engine room and aft of the owner’s suite.
Pershing has designed much larger cabin portholes that are either square or rectangular and can be fully opened inwards for fresh air, with the 80cm-high porthole in the master suite aligning with the huge rectangular windows.