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Pershing has been designing, producing and marketing luxury “open” motor yachts for over 25 years, and now boasts a firmly established position as one of the leading names in the “Made in Italy” fibreglass open yacht sector. The Pershing range stands out for its superior performance, constantly researched style, top quality materials and painstakingly designed interiors that offer ultimate comfort. Advanced construction methods, powerful engines reaching 7400 MHP and the use of surface propellers, hydrojets and gas turbines all combine to give Pershing yachts a distinctively sporting trim and peak speeds of up to 52 knots.

Passion, creativity and continuous research of innovation have always been the primary values of the Pershing philosophy, qualities that have been growing up with the brand since the beginning. The story of Pershing is a fascinating one, originated by the lucky intuition of three friends with a profound passion for boating. Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori set out on this exciting adventure in 1981 combining fun with passion and initiative. The same year the Cantieri Navali dell’Adriatico was founded and the first boat was launched. Four years later, in 1985, after the meeting with Yacht Designer, Fulvio De Simoni, the Pershing idea came into being. Thus, the first Pershing 45’ was designed, an open yacht, which became a huge success, thanks to its new standards of comfort and privacy that had hitherto been the exclusive domain of classic motoryachts.

The early 1990s marked a turning point for the shipyard, as it began an inspired policy of internationalization towards Mediterranean countries, the United States and the Far East. In 1998, the company joined the Ferretti Group, a leading enterprise in the luxury yacht sector, and this wonderful adventure continues to this day with new premises and with the same enthusiasm with which it started out.

Pershing yachts are produced in the Mondolfo yard (located right in front of the original yard), a futuristic site of 55,000 square metres – of which more than 38,400 in the open air – designed by the architect Sandro Sartini. Much more than a simple production centre: this is a striking scenario that couples beauty, technological functionality and dream, a space designed in every detail to cater for steady development of production and the product range enlargement, also in terms of size of yachts.

The new production site features a large and innovative painting booth of 440 sq m, where boats are dry painted. The test basin (33 m lenght, 7.5 m wide and 2.3 m deep) is used for all hydraulic tests (engines, exhausts, bilges and generators) and for waterproofing tests of yachts. The travel lift, with a carrying capacity of 130 tons, completes activities with ship haulage and launching in the test basin.

The company’s unrelenting search for new stimuli and new directions for international growth is demonstrated by the way it has developed its know-how in order to adapt certain models to meet the demands of a wide range of markets.


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