When you name your yacht brand after a nuclear missile, you would expect it to be an exceptional performer and the Pershing 70 does not disappoint.
Back in 1985 three visionaries of the yachting world, Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori unveiled a concept that was unlike any other on the water. Designed and styled by their fellow revolutionary, Fulvio De Simoni, the yacht mixed sumptuous luxury with the uncompromising performance of an offshore powerboat. With a launch date due, the sportster needed a name: something that hinted to its considerable speed, as well as its nonconformity with the world of white-hulled luxury yachts and so, the Pershing 45 was born. Being named after a solid-fueled two-stage ballistic missile, the 14.5-meter 45 tapped into the psyche of young luxury yacht owners who wanted speed as well as leather and it was soon immortalised into yachting history. Today’s Pershings have grown into real powerhouses, stretching in size up to a considerable (for a performance yacht) 42-meters. However, for that original 45 sentiment, you need look no further than the Pershing 70: a new yacht with an old school attitude. [To be continued...]