The Pershing 70 is a sleek 70.4-foot luxury motor yacht launched by the iconic Ferretti-owned Italian shipyard at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival. Robust power from its twin 1,623hp MTU 10V 2000 M94 engines allows top speeds above 45 knots, but its sportiness never eclipses the comfort of this yacht, which is perfect for lazy cruises. Two large wings swoop around the sides of the cockpit – far from bulky, the wings provide privacy and protection from the wind, which is buffeted past, funnelling any salt or sea spray away from the living areas.
The generous swim platform introduces the bright, rich teak decking that predominates throughout, with two gentle stairways on either side of the tender garage leading up to a massive aft deck sunpad. The cockpit features a plush white sofa serviced by two folding tables for al fresco dining.
The 70’s lithe, aerodynamic hull contrasts nicely with its sedate, contemporary décor, a play of light shades and rich dark woods that are tempered and calmed by the natural light invited by the big hull windows, skylight, and windscreen. A thin, stylishly functional sideboard punctuates the salon with a fresh mid-century flair, hiding a pop-up television. The sunroof opens up, perfect for balmy days and nights, while the glass cockpit bulkhead retracts at the touch of a button and creates a free, open space between the salon and aft deck. The foredeck features an enormous sunpad, perfect for lounging or sightseeing.
Below deck, the amidships owner’s suite is full-beam, substantial, with plenty of legroom and natural light. An ensuite bathroom with separate toilet, shower, and basin provides all the comfort and privacy of home, with designer toucher such as the horizontal shower wall, whose metal slats have an iridescent effect when wet. At the bow, the VIP suite has a mirrored headboard situated between two windows, with integrated storage and an ensuite bathroom. Just below the VIP suite is a third cabin with two twin beds and an ensuite, but there is an option to turn this space into a lounge area with an L-shaped sofa and day head. The galley is located opposite, with all the amenities – including a window – a chef requires. A single crew cabin is located near the engine room.
The 70 is powered by two 1,623mhp MTU 10V 2000 M94 engines which reach top speeds of 46 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 29 knots. An optional automatic trim system is available on many models and offers more accurate speed and fuel efficiency from the Top System 85P surface drives. The AutoTrim screen is positioned between two engine control panels below the dual Simrad MFDs, making monitoring easy and rational.