Pershing 6X review: Head Turner

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Pershing 6X impresses with unrivalled aesthetic and technological innovation, making this brand accessible in the category of yachts under 20 meters

The Pershing 6X expresses a series of new features that reflect the unparalleled high standards of the Generation X range of models like Pershing 5X, Pershing 7X, Pershing 8X and Pershing 9X, with which the Mondolfo based shipyard defined a new paradigm for exciting cruising.

Pershing’s Generation X

Pershing 6X motor yacht

This model has the sleek, streamlined design with a highly aerodynamic profile; an incredible 48-knot top speed; the technological innovations that ensure maximum comfort on board; the system that integrates propulsion control with the maneuvering, navigation and monitoring systems to ensure maximum ease of operation. Carbon fiber detailing adds value to this stunning yacht, giving it an aggressive look while also contributing to the light weighting process begun with the previous models in the range and involving the furniture and furnishings.

With exterior styling that shares the same family feeling as the other Generation X models, the new Pershing yacht turns heads with large outdoor areas featuring plenty of space for socializing. The garage in the stern can accommodate a Williams Turbojet 325 tender, with the hydraulically operated swim platform facilitating launch and recovery operations.

On the way back to the cockpit a distinctive feature of the yachts in the range, is a generously sized sun pad with an ergonomic backrest framed by a spoiler on the aft side. The seat on the forward side completes this spacious sun pad, which also provides easy access to the garage. The sun pad can be further extended by folding down the backrest of the forward seat.

Opposite, the dining area is dominated by an L-shaped sofa seating up to eight people and a sliding and extending low table in soft touch carbon fibre, with a top that is also available in soft touch teak. Protected by the end section of the superstructure, the cockpit features a bar unit on the starboard side with a recessed sink and, on request, a grill and icemaker or fridge. Also in this area is the entrance to the crew quarters, with a cabin and bathroom for one crew member.

Side walkways provide access to the bow area, which also features a generously sized sun pad, followed by a separate chaise longue that looks out over the water and has a reclining, adjustable backrest for an unforgettable ‘water’s edge’ experience. All the outdoor areas can be shaded from the sun by awnings.

The salon is entered from the cockpit through a sliding door that forms part of a large and fully retractable glazed surface, a now famous feature of Pershing models that provides continuity between the exterior and interior areas, creating an extensive open space for guests to enjoy. The entire setting is flooded with natural light through extensive side windows and the large sunroof that can be opened above the starboard helm station, which has two separate chairs upholstered in Potrona Frau ‘Interior in Motion’ leather.

Pershing &X salon

On the port side, a C-shaped sofa completes the furnishings in the main lounge, positioned around an extending table for up to six guests. The possibility of raising and lowering the table transforms the dinette into an area for dining or coffee breaks. Opposite are the TV cabinet and storage compartments. Designed as an alternation of smooth and undulating surfaces, the materials used for the interiors of the new 6X are in perfect Pershing style, with extensive use of plain and lacquered wood for the furniture, parquet floors and Mastrotto Group leathers, which are also used for the sofa cushions to create a play on contrasts between colours and materials.

Pershing 6X layout

The first Pershing 6X unit has a layout with three cabins – master, VIP forward and guest starboard – and three bathrooms with separate shower. The version for the American market has two cabins. On the left side of the hull is the galley, strategically positioned to benefit from various sources of natural light, including a ceiling window and a large porthole that can be opened.

On the starboard side is the guest cabin, with a bathroom that also acts as a day toilet. A few steps aft lead down to the owner’s area, a full-beam suite lit by natural light through a vertically oriented rectangular porthole offering a panoramic view over the water’s surface.

Positioned along the starboard hull side are the bathroom, split into three areas that extend across the entire width of the cabin. The VIP cabin is located in the bow, with the bed skewed at 45° to the starboard side, a solution that significantly increases the available space, creating a cabin with similar dimensions to the master stateroom on boats of the same size.

Pershing 6X top speed

Pershing 6X confirms the outstanding performance standards set by the entire X Range: fitted with a pair of 1,550 mhp MAN V12 engines, the top speed is almost 48 knots and the cruising speed about 42 knots, The helm station consists of two 19-inch monitors in the same ultra flat dashboard, with carbon fibre control panels and two accessory tunnels fitted with throttles and joysticks on either side of the pilot chair.

The Pershing 6X has a unique advanced interface that integrates propulsion management with the manoeuvring, navigation and onboard monitoring systems. This technology comes alongside Simrad Command navigation and monitoring systems. This optimizes trim and performance when cruising and simplifies use of the surface propellers, which can be bypassed at any time to take manual control.

Also available is an innovative joystick coupled to the surface drive and offering various advanced operating modes, including ‘easy handling’ for ground-breaking maneuverability in ports and confined waters. In addition to all this, the DPS (Dynamic Positioning System) maintains the boat steady in the same position, and a gyroscopic stabilisation system can be installed to increase comfort at anchor.

Pershing 6X specifications

LOA: 18,94 m
Beam: 4,80 m
Draft: 1,45 m
Displacement: 34 t
Fuel tank: 3200 l
Water tank: 740 l
Engines: MAN V12 1550
Maximum speed: 48 knots
Cruising speed: 40 knots
Builder: Pershing Yacht
Dealer: MennYacht

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