The Pershing 9X is a 92-foot sports cruiser yacht with a flybridge that was launched by the Ferretti-owned Italian boat-building firm Pershing Yachts in 2018. Winner of the title for “Best Exterior Design” in its class at the 2018 World Yacht Trophies held in Cannes, this adrenalin-charged maxi-coupe has an ultra-sharp profile with a fine bow, a curved hood, flared structural supports, a low-slung bridge and masses of jagged hull glazing. Unapologetically contemporary both inside and out, the 9X represents the pinnacle of Pershing’s design ethos, blending modern party spaces with racing-style performance.
Though not the largest bridge on the market, this teak-lined sun deck benefits from taking up the full 20-foot beam to provide an expansive, sun-kissed upper lounge space. A wide, low-slung sofa to the rear comes with two timber-topped cocktail tables and faces a quadruple-width central sunpad with headrests to create an al-fresco socializing space reminiscent of a beach-front Ibizan retreat. At the front of the bridge there are three Poltrona Frau piloting seats facing a fully equipped upper-helm station for high-octane steering with the wind in your face.
This yacht’s long foredeck provides room for a raised, three-seater sunpad, a Portuguese Bridge-style sofa and a hook-shaped cocoon sofa with a cocktail table. To stern there is a partially shaded aft-cockpit with a transom sunpad and a wet-bar station with a grill, chilled storage and an optional icemaker alongside an L-shaped dining sofa with a breakfasting table. Side steps lead down to a hydraulic, timber-clad swimming platform and a transom garage with a drop-down ramp that can store a Williams 385 jet-tender and a PWC.
A cool, chic interior impresses with neutral and slate grey tones throughout, and boasts furnishings from Poltrona Frau, Fendi and Dream Design, fixtures in stainless steel, floors in pale oak and wall panels in onyx or silver fabric. Plenty of glazing to the sides and a sliding glass door to the rear throws a plethora of light across a salon with a sprawling U-shaped lounge sofa to starboard and integrated cabinetry with room for a home entertainment system to port. A bespoke dining table for up to eight guests sits slap bang in the middle of the main deck, separating salon from pilothouse, where you will find a modern helm with a Xenta joystick, ZF thruster controls, a Simrad navigational system with touch-screen panels, power-assisted steering, docking controls, VHF radio and more.
Four en-suite bedrooms on the lower-deck benefit from panoramic sloping hull windows and generous head-clearance, with plush carpeting, mirrored wall panels, geometric strip lighting, pale timber cabinetry and brushed accents throughout. A VIP double by the bow with a side sofa is joined by an amidship double and a twin, before you come to a showpiece, full-beam owner’s stateroom with a king-sized bed, a chaise-longue, a work desk, a full-height closet and two, mosaic-clad bathrooms. The galley on this yacht is also to be found on this level, neatly located alongside the crew quarters for a classic, Euro-style layout emphasizing private food prep.
Top speeds of around 42 knots come thanks to a pair of MTU 16V M96L 2638MHP diesel engines connected to Top System surface drives, while at cruising speeds of 38 knots you can expect a range of 380 nautical miles. This yacht’s razor-sharp agility and muscular, carbon-fiber construction allow for bare-knuckle rides that blend the very best of speed, efficiency and dexterity, while optional Seakeeper MG9 gyrostabilizers work well to eliminate roll.