Best of the Best 2012: Semicustom Megayachts: Pershing 108

Pershing, a Ferretti Group subsidiary, may have moved away from the fast-and-furious powerboat market when it introduced the Pershing 108 (+39.0721.956211, www.pershing-yacht.com) in July 2011, but it retained its appreciation for speed. The brand’s new semicustom model is powered by three efficient MTU engines, each paired with a surface propeller. This triple-engine arrangement, a first for Pershing, delivers a top speed of 42 knots. Cruising comfortably at 10 knots enables a range of more than 1,100 miles. The yacht’s standard configuration includes four guest staterooms, a full-beam master suite, and three crew cabins. The owners of the inaugural launch, christened Le Caprice IV, replaced one of the guest cabins with a family room. Pershing outfitted the yacht in Poltrona Frau leather and Fendi Casa Club House Italia and Armani Casa soft goods. Other highlights include a retractable glass wall between the aft deck and the main salon, an intimate seating and sunning area on the foredeck, and a large sundeck with adjustable seating.

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The $1.2 million offshore powerboat can reach a top speed of 135 mph…
The event saw several debuts from top yacht builders, including Azimut, Riva, Ferretti, and more…
The 278-foot yacht features a full-size pool, an outdoor cinema, and enough stowage for a seaplane…
The 125-foot yacht is the most environmentally friendly in its class...
Beautiful, hand-finished wood detailing is found throughout the 147-foot megayacht…
Photo by Marc Paris
A song provides the spark for a Baglietto-built superyacht’s crisp and polished interior design...
The 164-foot yacht has a sky lounge and a 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite…
The new yacht has a reworked layout for the U.S. market…
Photo by Dick Holthuis
The ship’s interiors were conceived by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat…
Photo by Jeff Brown
The 141-foot yacht uses both diesel and electric motors…