Pershing Yachts founder Tilli Antonelli and Ital Projects‚Äô Fulvio De Simoni just unveiled the groundbreaking new Pershing 108 in Milan. The 108 marks the first time the famed shipyard has fitted split engines in one of its superyacht designs, with the aim of matching high-performance to economy (within reason). The standard version comes powered by three 1815kW MTU diesel engines combined with three Arneson surface propellers producing a total speed of 41 knots. With an emphasis on flexibility, the 108 can reach a range of 1,070 nm using only the central engine at 11 knots; alternatively a cruising speed of 23 knots can be maintained by operating two of the engines.
Copious amounts of Canaletto Walnut characterize the elegant, modern interior. The aft part of the saloon features a dining table for 10 and a large C-shaped sofa made by Poltrona Frau, which produced luxe leather seating and beds throughout. Access to lower deck accommodation is via a large stairway located behind the steering seats and comprises a large VIP cabin in the bow, 2 twin guest cabins, and a full beam master cabin in the centre of the yacht. The master cabin‚Äôs large windows allow plenty of natural light, and the suite features a walk-in wardrobe or fully equipped studio, a large, en-suite head and separate bathroom. You can sit in there thinking about what you‚Äôll do with all the money saved by only running one engine.