THE PERSHING 140 SUPERYACHT is the brand’s new flagship and its first yacht to be manufactured in aluminium.

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THE PERSHING 140 SUPERYACHT is the brand’s new flagship and its first yacht to be manufactured in aluminium. Developed with three spacious decks and sleek lines, the new flagship emanates prowess on water and a competitive spirit.

A collaboration between architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee and the Group’s Engineering Department, the new 140-foot (42.7-metre) yacht is also the first Pershing manufactured at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona, Italy.

The hull platform was designed for performance, featuring hydrodynamic capabilities at high speeds and the propulsion of four MTU 16V2000 M96L engines, each 2,600-horsepower, achieving a top speed of 38 knots.

The Pershing 140 is also the first to feature a raised cockpit directly connected to the sun deck, the first to have an owner-dedicated area on the main deck and the first to maximise the use of all decks and outdoor areas. This was made possible by conjoining them into a beach club area, which becomes expandable thanks to three foldout sides.

The on-demand application of a steel grid on the bow enhances the yacht’s sportiness. Two lateral wings are integrated into its superstructure and then connected at the start of the walkways to the gunwale, iconic to the brand. The contemporary prow enhances the model’s aerodynamics. The whole area of the bow moorings is concealed, operated with an automatic up/down mechanism to maintain the streamlined design aesthetic.

The new Pershing 140 features an original aft area layout, configured as a raised cockpit that becomes a mezzanine level. This creates a large waterside space that rises from the water up to the sun deck to join together the entire aft section and creates a vast waterside beach club. The garage can accommodate both a Williams 565 tender and a jet ski. Launching and hauling operations are carried out by opening two side hatches on the port side.

Around the cockpit, the mezzanine assures greater privacy: a sunbathing area protects the second cockpit lounge from prying eyes while enjoying the outdoors area. The latter is furnished with a table seating 10 people, located a few steps down towards the bow, and is protected by large glass panels. Through the glass door, the cockpit is an open space flooded with natural light, organised into two areas for living and dining. The central area of the main deck leads to crew quarters on one side and to the owner’s suite on the other.

On the left, a passageway ushers into the cockpit or into the day head. This area also hosts the master cabin. A door placed on the external walkway opens onto the stairs leading down to the area below decks, which accommodates the kitchen and the crew quarters.

On the opposite side towards the bow, stairs lead down a hallway to the guest suites. The owner’s quarters is a grand full-beam suite that can be modified. Yard-fitted with a double bed, walk-in closet and parlour, it enjoys a magnificent view. The large bathroom is located at the head of the bow. 

The upper deck is a spacious panoramic terrace protected by an aluminium hard top, accessible from the mezzanine deck or the raised cockpit. The latter is connected to the second control station for outside steering. The upper deck also hosts a bar and grill area, a total relaxation area with sun pad and, exclusively on the first unit, a projector, screen and loudspeakers. The ample forward outdoor spaces, accessed through lateral walkways, feature a large sun just near a concealed lounge equipped with Jacuzzi, in-set dinette with two seats, table and sunbathing area. 

Domotics and electronic systems are all state-of-the-art, and the new 140-footer is equipped with three Seakeeper 35 stabilisers for optimal comfort while at anchor.