Pershing

Pershing is an Italian yacht builder known for its fiberglass sports yachts. It currently produces eight models of open yachts ranging from 15 to 35 meters.

The company began in 1981, when Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti, and Giuliano Onori founded Cantiere Navale dell'Adriatico. In 1985, the three unveiled Pershing 45, a yacht designed by Fulvio De Simoni. Pershing 45 was a revolutionary vessel that combined the speed of a powerboat and the comfort and space of a motoryacht.

In 1992, the shipyard introduced Pershing 70, which was the biggest open yacht in composite material at the time. A model that was equipped with a 4000 HP gas turbine was able to reach a speed of 60 knots. Around this time, Pershing also began expanding into the Mediterranean countries, the United States, and Asia.

In 1998, Pershing became part of the Ferretti Group, a major global holding company in the yachting business. The year 2000, meanwhile, marked the launch of Pershing 88, which stood out from its contemporaries because of its bold metallic paintwork and its groundbreaking forward garage for a tender and a jet ski. This model was discontinued in 2006 and has since become a collector’s item.

Some of Pershing’s technological innovations have become influential in the yachting industry, such as the use of anchor chain airbag, the switch from manual to computerized cutting of the fiberglass fabrics for better precision, and the AUTOTRIM system developed by the Engineering Department.

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