Pearl Yachts Pearl 80
British yard Pearl Yachts has recently presented the new 80’ designed by Bill Dixon Yacht Design Studio with interiors by designer Kelly Hoppen.
Pearl Yachts is currently consolidating its high ranking position in Great Britain and abroad from Europe to the United States of America. After having exhibited the 65’ at the Cannes Yachting Festival held December last. In January just a month later it unveiled and show cased the latest entry in the fleet: the 80’ at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show - the largest and most important nautical venue. Meanwhile the company’s 95’ is scheduled to hit the water in Spring and will be presented in London and at the boot Düsseldorf. With 27 years of experience in sailing and motoryacht designs naval architect Bill Dixon delivered the project design work for the Pearl 80’s hull and superstructure while maintaining distinguishing styling details typical of the yard’s smaller 65’. The superstructure boasts
a sporty wind piercing look with loads of glass panels from the wind/spray screen to large window like ports which extend to the three decks up to the line of window like ports installed near the waterline which form a dart shaped effect. Bill Dixon says: “Apart from the obvious attribute of style and performance, the pearl 80 wins by being adventurous in design. Offering clients unique and interesting design solutions to enhance tomorrows yachting lifestyle”. As for the styling of the interiors, Kelly Hoppen has come up with three diverse solutions: Taupe, Studio and Luxury. The first one privileges pale joinery contrasted by calming earthy tones as fawns, ivories and warmer grey hues. The second: Studio is bright and fresh, characterised with striped patterns and rich browns, while Luxury the third theme has the feel of a chic modern apartment with polished surfaces, nickel and accents of black. In all of the three styles we can find Hoppen’s renowned preference for grey and neutral hues. In any case clients will have plenty of variety in fabrics and textures to choose from to personalise their yacht. “The design is traditional yet contemporary; clean lines and neutral tonalities enhance the overall space creating a sense of effortless style. We’ve incorporated touches of cool grey into my signature palette of taupe’s and beiges to create a stunning, yet calm interior”, commented Kelly Hoppen. Layouts are often born from the experience yards gain by listening to clients’ feedback, and to satisfy its owners Pearl Yachts has introduced the full beam saloon furnished with low modular sofas. “In most boats of this size the saloon is dominated by a large dining area but we found our clients rarely actually ate there, preferring to eat on deck or on shore” explained Iain Smallridge Pearl Yachts’ Managing Director. The rest of the deck offers a bar corner, a galley well separated from the saloon by a dumb waiter and a helm controls station and small lounge. The night quarters are situated along the lower deck where there’s a large full beam owner’s suite comprising a walk in closet, a sofa, two dressing tables, and a large bathroom, ”Thanks to the deep V hull and through intelligent design we’ve been able to maximise internal space”, said Iain Smallridge. Proceeding towards the bow are two twin guest cabins which can be converted into doubles, a VIP cabin with walk in wardrobe , all three are with bathrooms en-suite. Crew accommodation and laundry have a separate access point to guarantee enhanced privacy to owner and guests. Special attention has been given to enable the crew to go about their work to and from technical areas without disturbing guests relaxing.
The exterior areas have been detailed carefully to offer several areas in which to socialize and relax while enjoying the sun perhaps. There are three main areas, one in the stern, and bow of the main deck, and the third is on the fly-bridge. This last one offers considerable space and is very welcoming. The yacht’s tender is normally stowed on the stern’s platform which can submerge and can double as beach club when the tender is in the water, and jet skis are slotted into a dedicated garage. Two CAT C18 engines developing 1,150 HP can propel Pearl 80’ at a respectable speed while maintaining a high degree of comfort also at high speed. But it’s with a pair of MAN V12 engines developing 1,800 HP that the yacht delivers the best performance, promising a top speed of 35 knots and a recommended cruising one of 25 knots which translates into a range of about 300 nautical miles. For further information Pearl Yachts; Unit 4 St. George’s Business Park, Lower Cape, Warwick, CV34 5DR, UK; tel. +44 (0)1926 491069, fax +44 (0)1926 498379; www.pearlyachts.com - firstname.lastname@example.org