2010 Luxury Preview: Green Machine

  • Photo by Fulvio de Simoni
    Pershing 108 Photo by Fulvio de Simoni

Next summer, the Italian yacht builder Pershing will launch the first boat in its 108-foot series. The Pershing 108 features an efficient, eco-friendly split-engine design that will let a captain draw propulsion from one, two, or all three of its 1,815-kilowatt MTU diesels. With only the center engine engaged, the 108 will use minimal fuel and top out at 11 knots. Employing all three engines simultaneously, the boat will use more fuel but will have a top speed of 41 knots. In addition to its sophisticated engine design, the 108 has a sleek exterior and a host of features inside (including a service elevator that rises from the galley to the upper sundeck for swift delivery of food and beverages). And the 108’s decor, with Poltrona Frau furniture and Canaletto walnut detailing, gives it an elegance that promises to make your fellow boaters green with envy.

+39.0721.956211, www.pershing-yacht.com; Allied Marine (U.S. dealer), 954.462.5527, www.alliedmarine.com

From Around the Web...
The high-performance cruising yacht is being built for an avid racing yachtsman…
The yacht features a blue hull, hybrid drive system, indoor tennis court, and more…
The luxury car brand dips its toes into the water with this one-of-kind concept…
From the Wider 32 to the Mazu 38, these are some of the most powerful and eye-catching tenders...
The completely customizable superyacht can be used for both races and leisurely outings…
From Benetti’s Lioness V to Heesen’s Jems, the following yachts will help guests arrive—and stay—in...
The best new yachts from Royal Huisman, Nobiskrug, and other shipyards...
Jon Bannenberg’s Coral Ocean remained out of the public eye and off the market for two decades…
From recent releases to crazy concepts, here’s what caught our readers’ attention…
The otherworldly speedboats blast off with up to 740 hp and a maximum speed of 35 knots…
From Around the Web...
The high-performance cruising yacht is being built for an avid racing yachtsman…
The yacht features a blue hull, hybrid drive system, indoor tennis court, and more…
The luxury car brand dips its toes into the water with this one-of-kind concept…
From the Wider 32 to the Mazu 38, these are some of the most powerful and eye-catching tenders...
The completely customizable superyacht can be used for both races and leisurely outings…
From Benetti’s Lioness V to Heesen’s Jems, the following yachts will help guests arrive—and stay—in...
The best new yachts from Royal Huisman, Nobiskrug, and other shipyards...
Jon Bannenberg’s Coral Ocean remained out of the public eye and off the market for two decades…
From recent releases to crazy concepts, here’s what caught our readers’ attention…
The otherworldly speedboats blast off with up to 740 hp and a maximum speed of 35 knots…