The history of the Italian brand Pershing begins in 1981 with the creation of a private shipyard by yachtsmen and entrepreneurs Tilly Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Honori. The concept and brand name was formed after the addition of Fulvio De Simoni - Pershing, which is associated with rocket, speed and maneuverability. This corresponded to the first 45 model in 1985, so it was successful.
Joining the Ferretti Group allowed to expand research, develop and introduce innovative methods of construction. In 2012, the Chinese SHIG-Weichai Group acquires a stake in the Ferretti Group, which provides financial support and new markets.
Yachts from 14 to 35 meters long are produced in Mondolfo on an area of 53 thousand square meters, and superyachts 115 and 140 models are produced at the shipyard in Ancona, designed for such construction. The Pershing lineup includes eight high-speed sports yachts and superyachts from 16 to 43 meters long, made in composite and aluminum hulls.
The brand’s particularity is its high speeds, so the captain can be called a pilot, like on racing cars. All yachts are characterized by stability, lack of vibration, perfect control and safety.
Installed propulsion systems with partially immersed propellers and water jets allow speeds of up to 40-50 knots. Fleet's flagship - Pershing 140 43-meter superyacht with four 2,600-MTU MTU engines and with a maximum speed of 38 knots.
Pershing announced the launch of a new project, the first yacht of which will be officially presented at an exhibition in Dusseldorf in 2020. It is envisaged to preserve the brand design, increase the space and internal volumes on board, improve navigation comfort and ease of use.
The company has dealers and service centers around the world. Help and support are provided anywhere in the world by the Ferretti Group team: a network of spare parts warehouses, round-the-clock consultation on all issues, crew training and provision, warranty and post-warranty service.