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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Photograph by Onne van der Wal
Ready to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, this versatile beauty has power and panache…
The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...
The sailing yacht will be built from materials that increase its rigidity while reducing its weight…
The 152-foot yacht pampers with a full-beam owner's suite and plush outdoor amenities...
Photograph by Onne van der Wal
Ready to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, this versatile beauty has power and panache…