Reinforcing its focus on large yachts and expansion into megayachts, Pearl Yachts has a larger model debuting later this year. The Pearl 95 builds upon customer feedback, especially from smaller sisters, as well as the amenities other clients want to see.
The Pearl 95, premiering at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival, measures nearly 96 feet (29.2 meters). This new flagship brings back naval architect Bill Dixon http://dixonyachtdesign.com/ and interior designer Kelly Hoppen, too. The same team is responsible for several Pearls. They include the Pearl 80, the shipyard’s first superyacht, which premiered last year. Therefore, the sporty, energetic styling pairs with performance to please. The Pearl 95 should max out at 28 knots, for example, with the standard 2,400-hp MTUs. The same powerplants should allow a 380-nautical-mile range at an 18-knot cruise. (On a side note, two optional power packages are available. Twin 1,925-hp Caterpillars and twin 2,600-hp MTUs are the choices, but Pearl Yachts doesn’t disclose expected speeds.)
Covered by a five-year warranty, the Pearl 95 has the space planning you’d expect of her size. Two double and two twin staterooms sit below decks, for instance. But, neither of the doubles is the master. Instead, the master takes full-beam prominence forward on the main deck. (Beam is 22 feet, or 6.7 meters.) Alternately, skip the main deck and transform the two doubles into one sweet suite.
Alfresco living awaits onboard, too. The Pearl 95 has clever automatically opening glass on three sides of the saloon (above). Up on the flying bridge, meanwhile, you can also relax. Soak in the hot tub, or soak up rays on the sunpads. The four-person crew can keep you and your guests refreshed thanks to a barbecue as well as a bar. Furthermore, you can chat with the captain about the day’s destination, given the extra helm forward. (The Pearl 95 is a raised-pilothouse design.) Once at your destination, offload the toys and hang out in the beach club, with a bar.
We’ll have more on the Pearl 95 following her global debut.