Pearl Yachts introduced the new Pearl 72 to the public for the first time at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 26-30. The occasion was marked by a joyful get-together at the Pearl booth with business partners, friends and members of the press. About a year after the project was announced at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival, the Pearl 72’s market offering is still unique in its class with a stunning exterior design by Dixon Yacht Design and another spectacular interior by Kelly Hoppen CBE.
Compact, complete and competitive
In terms of layout, the Pearl 72 makes a unique introduction in this size class: two main cabins. One is at the front with a private entrance, as usually seen on much larger yachts, and the second is right in the middle of the boat. In addition to providing an ideal solution for co-owners to enjoy the yacht together, this innovative arrangement allows owners to enjoy a beautiful view even while moored aft in a marina. There are two other double cabins with bathroom and crew quarters, plus an exceptional garage with room for a William 345 (or similar) dinghy and a jet ski. Folding balconies at water level also create a beach club for those who enjoy spending time on or near the water.
British design, inside and out
Award-winning naval architect Bill Dixon is responsible for the innovation and excellent seakeeping that characterize Pearl Yachts, designing smart lines to refine the sleek exterior of each model. And for interiors, no other yacht builder works with world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen CBE. His ever-evolving style, defined by a subtle fusion of clean lines and neutral tones, intuitively balanced by opulent warmth, has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards.
Now with the indulgence
The Pearl 72 carries another first on board: the new “Indulgence” interior design theme from Kelly. The design intent of this yacht is to capture the urban life of New York on the water, while enhancing and working with the incredible mechanical features that have been achieved. An array of materials, including wood veneers, stone and contrasting metallic details, were used and layered throughout the vessel to create enchanting reflections and luxurious tones that merge the ocean and interiors.
Pearl’s Managing Director, Iain Smallridge, said, “I know I speak for everyone involved in the Pearl 72 project when I say that it is a hugely satisfying moment to relax in the Florida sunshine, surrounded by friends, with the finished product of all our hard work glistening before us. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the perfect setting for this premiere, and underscores the growing importance of our U.S. market, where we now have a well-established sales network through our partners Atlantic Yacht & Ship, the East Coast dealer, and Jeff Brown Yachts, the West Coast dealer.”
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