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Pershing GTX116: sporty by nature

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The flagship of the new GTX range, featuring elegant and aerodynamic exterior styling, is 35 metres long and over seven metres in the beam, offering open spaces and areas in direct contact with the water.

The yacht has two decks and an upper sportfly that can accommodate up to 10 guests thanks to the new five-cabin layout, plus three cabins for five crew members.

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The result of collaboration between the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni and the Group’s Engineering Department, the hull was built at the Ferretti Group Plug and Mould facility and brings together technologies and Pershing’s signature craftsmanship.

With its sporty and particular lines, this new GTX range yacht comes in a shade of Montecarlo grey chosen with a nod to the gran turismo automotive tradition. Extensive glazing bathes the interiors with natural light while offering up marine panoramas.

Designed to connect interiors and exteriors

Thanks to the experience of the Ferretti Group and Studio De Simoni teams, the distribution and use of space on Pershing GTX116 is charicterised by efficiency, with a fluid flow system connecting the internal and external living areas – including the two stairways built into the superstructure that link the main deck and the sportbridge – as well as allowing natural light to flood in.

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Some of the external features, such as the ventilation grills and windshield visor, were produced using 3D printing technology to obtain subtly unconventional geometries. The stern garage can accommodate a jet tender up to 5.2 metres long and a jet ski, while hidden in the bulwark is a crane to facilitate moving the water toys into and out of the water.

With a design approach that ensures seamless interconnection, the exteriors and interiors of the new Pershing GTX116 become part of the same space, facilitating onboard flows and enhancing the liveability of the areas involved.

Interiors of Pershing GTX116

For the interiors, Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design envisaged lavishly-sized modern spaces. The interior design concept is defined by a dialogue between dark wood in the verticals and pale colour tones on the ceilings.

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The eucalyptus wood furnishings in all the yacht’s living areas have a 45-degree specular grain pattern to accentuate the chiaroscuro effect, as well as being set in a solid wood frame that matches the walls to create visual continuity.

Yacht’s decor features design brands as Poltrona Frau, the longstanding partner of the shipyard, chosen for the sofa in the main deck saloon, the furniture frames, and the headboards and bed frames in the cabins, and Ernestomeda for the fully appointed galley. The Altraluce lighting takes the form of individual spotlights mounted on black aluminium bars.


This area extends across two levels, the first designed for outdoor life in contact with the sea and the second for socialising and conviviality.

On the first level is the beach club, a 40-square-metre teak-covered area at the water’s edge, consisting of an extended stern platform and a sundeck separated by lateral gunwales. The latter have a hydraulic mechanism that merges the two areas into a single space, which can also be used under way and has access to the cockpit (over 35 square metres) on the second level.

The cockpit is a panoramic space with an external social and dining area and a bar. This space also leads into the main saloon, where there’s a large living space furnished with armchairs and an L-shaped sofa seating ten offers sea views.

Further forward, the dining area has a large table seating up to ten people, while the galley, depending on the owner’s needs, can also be designed with a bar counter – show kitchen.

The bridge is characterised by a futuristic console, black leather upholstery and a carbon fibre pilot seat. The top choice version is fitted with latest-generation ultra-wide Navico-Simrad screens for high-precision navigation.


The five-cabin night area has a centrally positioned full-beam owner’s cabin, two doubles and two twins, all with private bathroom, plus a sixth bathroom off the main stairway.

Owners also have the choice of an alternative layout in which one of the guest cabins is replaced by a lower saloon for guests to enjoy in intimate privacy.

Further forward are the crew quarters, with a pantry, a laundry and three cabins for a five-member crew (two twins for the crew and a single for the captain). To enable the owner and their guests to enjoy absolute privacy, the crew area connects directly to the helm station on the main deck.

The yacht is also designed with crew-only passageways so that crew members have no need to cross spaces reserved for the owner and guests.

Other features of the yacht


The sportbridge is a deck of over 40 square metres partially covered by a hardtop and featuring a fully equipped bar area with seating built into the main structure.

Forward, on the other hand, is the exterior helm station, with up to three sport seats to give guests a thrilling hands-on experience.


The engine room contains a triple waterjet propulsion system, the result of a design effort by the product team to fit all the components into a smaller space, so providing more room for the garage and beach area. The result of this strategy is an engine room that demonstrates how a systems can be concentrated, mantaining the efficiency.


Pershing GTX116 is equipped with a triple water jet propulsion system that can be paired with three MAN V12 2000 engines, each rated 2,000 mhp (optional), for a top speed of 34 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. The standard engines are three MAN V12 1800 units rated 1,800 mhp. The yacht has a RINA Class Certificate for Pleasure Yachts.