Pearl 72 Design Has Been Revealed
The British yacht builder has announced a new 72 flybridge yacht that features two master cabins, a total of four en-suite guest cabins, and a crew cabin – plus a garage for large tender and a jet ski
The model features the latest edition of Bill Dixon’s coordinated exterior design and naval architecture, as well as the celebrated new interior design theme ‘Indulgence’ by Kelly Hoppen CBE. In terms of layout, the Pearl 72 adds a unique introduction to the size-class: two Master Cabins. One is forward with a private entrance, as typically seen on much larger yachts, and the second is full beam amidships.
There are two more en-suite double cabins plus accommodation for the crew, in addition to an exceptional garage, with space for a William 345 tender (or similar) and a jet ski.
The flybridge is a clear example of the theme of flexibility, which defines the entire Pearl 72. Guests can enjoy the fresh air and flybridge experience under the variable hard top, which has 3 settings: Full shade, adjustable louvres, and full sun.
Modern and sleek exterior design, matches the advancements made in performance, efficiency, and seakeeping through advanced naval architecture
The helm and forward-facing seating set up a friendly area for owner operators to enjoy cruising in the company of guests; the full-sized dining table has a multi-functional wet bar opposite, and the aft area can be tailored to suit the owner’s needs with freestanding furniture, a sun pad or even a hot tub. Stairs lead down to the cockpit, which is centred around the table with a sofa and freestanding seating, sheltered by the flybridge but enjoying a wide-open view – this is one of the main entertaining areas onboard.
One more set of steps takes us down to the beach club, which features a fold-out seat and an extended bathing platform. It’s the perfect place to kick off an adventure, with full support for all the must-have water toys. Below the Bedouin-style Bimini and the retracting table, you can do whatever you want with this space.
A nice detail is that the anchor mechanisms are neatly tucked away, giving everyone a clear view off the bow for sunbathing at anchor or even while cruising at low speeds. The entrance to the salon is a via an impressive electrically operated sliding door. The main saloon is laid out as a lounge, with designer sofas along the port side and eye-catching furniture starboard, with an abundance of storage.
An optional door beside the helm gives easy access to the exterior, bringing in the breeze and making for easier operation. There are two stairways leading to the lower deck; the forward master has a private stairway by the helm.
Amidships, the main stairway takes you down to the main accommodations area. Kelly Hoppen CBE elaborates her new décor style into each space and with 4 en-suite guest cabins, a feat impossible to find on yachts of this size, there is plenty of room to express what ‘Indulgence’ is all about. The design concept for the Pearl 72 was to create a sleek modern interior with smooth lines and overlapping textures which embodies Kelly’s signature style.
The design intent of this yacht was to capture New York City urban living on water while enhancing and working with the incredible mechanical features that have been achieved.
Whether the owner chooses the standard 1400HP MAN V12s or the optional MTUs with 1600HP, the Pearl 72’s advanced hull architecture ensures a smooth, efficient cruise and easy handling. The latter engine carries her up to 32 knots, with a cruising speed of 25 knots for a range of approximately 250 nautical miles. All the performance advancements have implications for comfort, safety, and fuel economy.
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