Pershing’s New 80-Foot Yacht Is Like a Sports Car for the High Seas

Pershing’s family of boats just got a little sportier.

The Italian yard, which is helmed by the Ferretti Group, just unveiled the second model in its GTX range. As with the flagship GTX116 that debuted last spring, the new GTX80 is designed to deliver performance, speed, and maximum onboard livability.

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The brainchild of Pershing, Feretti, and Vallicelli Design, the newcomer combines advanced marine technologies with Pershing’s signature sleek style and “Made in Italy” craftsmanship. Spanning roughly 79 feet (24 meters), the yacht features a near-vertical bow, a planing hull with a continuous curved sheerline, and a sculpted superstructure.

With two decks and a sportbridge, the GTX80 has a sprawling open layout that ensures guests feel connected to the sea. The main deck salon, for instance, has glazing that extends below the lateral walkways to ensure a view of the water even from the sofas. Another new development in the nearly full-beam saloon is the hybrid galley-bar, which connects the indoor lounge with the outdoor cockpit.

Pershing GTX80 Yacht
The main deck salon.

As for accommodation, the yacht is equipped with four comfy cabins that can sleep up to eight guests. It also has discreetly hidden crew quarters that can sleep two. The guest cabins are clad from top to bottom in sky-blue leather paneling and dotted with sculptural furniture, while the adjoining bathrooms are fitted with metallic lacquered panels. This contrast of finishes continues throughout the rest of the interior, with leather sofas in warm hues and cozy woods juxtaposing the colder metallic accents. Integrated lighting doubles as another striking design feature.

The exterior is nothing to sneeze at, either. The nifty stern platform can be moved to three different positions using the dual linear lift function: It can be raised to expand the aft living area, lowered to launch tenders, or left in the default position to function as a waterside lounge. At the opposite end, the foredeck is equipped with an oversized sun pad. To top it off, the sundeck spans nearly 250 square feet and is 60 percent larger than the category average.

In terms of grunt, the GTX80 is powered by three Volvo Penta D13 IPS1350 engines capable of churning out 1,000 hp. Based on preliminary data, the yacht will have a top speed of 34 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. It should be a treat to captain, too, with the raised helm station in the bow offering 360-degree visibility and a huge windshield providing protection from the elements. What more do you need?

Click here to see all the photos of the GTX80.

Pershing GTX80 Yacht
Pershing GTX80 Yacht

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