The Pershing 56 offered near 50-knot performance in a family-friendly layout.
Speed is the first thought many people have when talking about a Pershing. And the builder’s 56 had that in spades — we saw 48 knots on our test day 11 years ago. But this yacht was also penned for the performance enthusiast with a growing family, and was offered with a two- or three-stateroom layout. From an aesthetic standpoint, the superstructure glass flowed with the raked hardtop, creating a sense of movement in a pleasing profile. At press time, we found two Pershing 56s on the market, a 2007 model for $530,104 and a 2009 asking $864,300.