Though some people may consider an 80-footer (approximately 24-meter) small when it comes to superyachts, Pearl Yachts finds the size just right. The Pearl 80 became the British builder’s largest project to date when she launched last year. She’s a direct response to existing customers’ desire for staying in the family. The semi-custom model should also get the attention of yacht owners who want megayacht amenities still in a manageable size.
Late 2017 marked the Pearl 80’s premiere in the United States. A much-talked-about feature was the saloon. Whether you step aboard a semi-custom or fully custom yacht in this size range, you’ll typically—if not always—find a combination saloon and dining area. With the Pearl 80, however, the saloon doesn’t share space. Pearl Yachts’ customers just don’t dine inside. (Sound familiar?) So, why take up floor space with a table and chairs that won’t get use? The galley is, though, conveniently still on deck. And, it’s close enough to make serving meals out on the aft deck swift.
As you take the armchair tour above, you’ll see one of the three interior-decor packages available. Pearl Yachts and Kelly Hoppen Interiors wanted to simplify selections for customers. The combinations of colors and textures still suit a variety of tastes. The three choices are called Studio, Taupe, and Luxury. With Studio, you can surround yourself with bright colors offsetting some brown tones. Taupe, which the Pearl 80 that premiered stateside has, is more subdued. Here, you’ll find greys, ivories, and pale browns, paired with similarly pale woods. Finally, for Luxury, picture black accents amid nickel and other polished surfaces.
Enjoy the tour.