Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Pershing 140 work progresses

Construction of the biggest Pershing yacht reached another milestone recently with the aluminium hull of the new 140-ft superyacht moved to its dedicated facility within Ferretti’s yard in Ancona, Italy. 

The Ancona yard is where the Ferretti Group produces its alloy, steel and fibreglass yachts, ranging from 28 to 90 m in length, under the CRN, Pershing, Riva and Custom Line brands.

The Pershing 140 is the biggest yacht ever built by the brand and the first in its 32-year history to be built in Ancona, Pershing's new home alongside the original production site in Mondolfo.

“We are proud and excited to be opening a new chapter in the history of the marque,” commented

Stefano De Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group. “Pershing 140 is the epitome of over thirty years of state-of-the-art yacht building, always a wave ahead of everyone else in terms of innovative style and design, standard of comfort and sailing performance.

The new flagship takes to even higher levels the brand's sporting spirit and racing flair always so popular with Pershing yacht owners, who will love its powerful yet streamlined and aerodynamic profile as well as its fabulous spaces providing unparalleled comfort in a yacht of this size.” 

Once the hull was positioned and secured inside the production facility, the initial stages of the work began with the outfitting of the yacht and the on-board installation of the superstructure blocks. These activities will continue until September.

In late September, the skeleton of the hull and superstructure will be completely assembled and work will continue over subsequent months with the outfitting of the engine room, technical systems and interiors.

The Pershing 140 will be equipped with four MTU M96L 16V 2000 engines, each generating 2,600 Mhp, which will propel the flagship to a maximum speed of 38 knots at the trial load.

Meanwhile, renovation and extension work is continuing at Ancona, where the Ferretti Group has multi-annual investment plans for the creation of an industrial hub featuring the very highest levels of innovation, technology and excellence, and which – after the Custom Line site and the Riva Superyachts Division facility – now confirms Pershing's entry into the league of superyachts.

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