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First Pershing GTX116 in The Water

Ferretti Group has launched the “ideal model” for an American owner who had “spent years searching for a yacht that’s perfect for Miami”.

Feb 25, 2023 | By Yacht Style
The first Pershing GTX116 leaves the Mondolfo facility

Ferretti Group has staged the launch of the first Pershing GTX116 for an American owner who has named the yacht Caffeine in honour of the ingredient that made his fortune. The yacht is painted a new shade of grey, with a special shade of blue for the deckhouse.

“I spent years searching for a yacht that’s perfect for Miami, but could never find one. Now, my ideal model is finally a reality thanks to the Pershing GTX116,” the owner said.

The GTX116 is transported 30km up Italy’s east coast to Fano

“Five suites, a sunroof on the upper deck, a huge Jacuzzi, plenty of space for the crew, a large garage for tenders, and the best silver paintwork of all time. It has not only beauty and comfort but also the quality and safety that only a Pershing can provide.”

The 35m motor yacht with a 7.7m beam was built in
Ferretti Group’s Mondolfo facility on the east of Italy but 3km inland. The 116-footer was then put on a truck and transported to Fano, 30km up the coast, and will now undergo final outfitting and sea trials before heading to the US.

Fulvio De Simoni designed the 35m motor yacht

A design collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design, Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and its Engineering Department, the GTX116 is arguably the brand’s most exciting new model since the Pershing 140 and takes the brand into the ‘sport utility yacht’ sector.

Featuring a sleek, streamlined profile, the first GTX116 boasts the sporty power Pershing is renowned for, with a triple waterjet system 2,000hp MAN V12s plus waterjets providing hull one with a top speed of 35.5 knots and a cruising speed of 29.5 knots. The standard engines are three 1,800hp MAN V12 units.

The ‘Sport Utility Yacht’ is lifted into the water in Fano

As it provides both speed and space, the GTX116 has also been described as a ‘a performance SUV’.The yacht provides guests with 150sqm (1,615sqft) of outdoor areas. These include a 39sqm, teak-decked beach club protected by an electro-hydraulic taffrail that opens to connect the beach area with the swim platform, creating a huge space at the water’s edge.

The 40sqm sundeck, reached by two symmetrical outdoor stairways, has the upper helm station, generous spaces for socialising including a lounge area and large wet bar, plus a carbon hard top. There’s also a large Jacuzzi on the foredeck.

Launch ceremony for the American-owned first hull

Indoor areas include a saloon, dining area, galley and indoor helm on the main deck, while the lower deck has a full-beam master suite, four more guest cabins and the crew quarters forward. The aft garage can contain a 5m-plus tender, jet-ski and other water toys.

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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