Guests will enjoy congregating around a semicircular settee just forward of the sunpad on the port side, with refreshments close at hand thanks to an electric grill and wetbar to starboard. Just inside the saloon door, an under-counter refrigerator keeps cold provisions handy.
For the sun-worshipper seeking a little solitude, there’s a big sunpad in the bow, while just aft, beneath a hydraulically operated hatch in the deckhouse, a large stowage bay provides room for a tender and yet another pwc, along with an electrohydraulic telescoping davit for launch and retrieval. A removable panel in the bay’s aft wall provides access to wiring, electrical panels, and other equipment mounted in the helm station dashboard.
Several no-nonsense features of the foredeck impressed me, starting with a pair of maxwell winches mated to two bruce anchors nested in the bow. Teak decking offers comfortable, secure footing, and wide side decks allow for easy passage fore and aft. For even greater security an 18-inch-high fiberglass bulwark surrounds the deck, topped by a thigh-high stainless steel rail. Spring cleats are mounted atop the bulwark, so there’s no danger of tripping or stubbing a toe.
A six-burner cooktop was my first clue that the galley is up to the task of preparing epicurean delights. Rugged pot restraints told me this yacht was designed to be used, not sit dockside like a floating condo. But don’t think she’s in any way spartan. On the contrary, with black granite countertops and refrigerator doors faced in satin cherry, the galley could rival a landside gourmet kitchen.
Just aft of the saloon, the full-beam master suite offers a queen-size berth that’s angled to allow access on three sides and has roomy stowage beneath. Dresser drawers that could swallow a wealth of apparel are built into beautifully curved cherry cabinets, but the real clincher stowagewise is a huge walk-in closet that offers about eight feet of full-height rod space for hanging clothing, along with shoe racks, four five-foot-long shelves, and two full-length mirrors.The master was also designed to let you mix a little business with pleasure, thanks to a handsome cherry desk along the port side that has a nav station repeater and room for a computer or other office paraphernalia. For owners who choose not to take their business aboard, pershing offers an l-shape settee in lieu of the desk.