24 meters long and 6 meters wide, the new Pearl 80 wants to impress for the large and luxurious spaces, and for the high level of comfort. The design is a joint work of naval architect Bill Dixon for the exterior and designer Kelly Hoppen for the inner layout.
Once again, the characterizing elements for a yacht’s appearance are the big windows. This Pearl 80 is no exception and Dixon Yacht Design studio, long-time cooperator of the English shipyard, went for aerodynamic traits and much emphasis on the large windshield and the big glazing on each deck. A further series of windows above the waterline brings in loads of light to the lower deck too.
Talking about interiors
The cooperation with the multi-awarded interior designer Kelly Hoppen, meant having three choices of decòr styles: ‘Studio’ is bright and fresh characterised with stripes and rich browns. ‘Taupe’ has pale joinery contrasted by calming earthy tones such as fawns, ivories and warmer greys, whilst ‘Luxury’ has the feel of a chic modern apartment with polished surfaces, nickel and accents of black. Each interior style contains Hoppen’s unmistakable marks, ensuring decor schemes that are timeless and elegant.
In addition, a selection of Kelly Hoppen curated accessories such as table lights, vases, cushions and candles compliment the design.
Pearl Yachts has adapted the full beam saloon so that space is entirely dedicated to a lounge area of low modular sofas. The yard says that most of their customers prefer to dine on land or outdoor, so the main dining area typical of an 80-footer has been dropped.
A seating area alongside the helm and bar further aft provide alternatives. The galley features a rise and fall panel through to the saloon enabling conviviality or privacy.
On the lower deck, passing through a small entrance hall, is the spacious full beam owner’s cabin: with walk-in closet and panoramic portholes on both sides, it features a sofa and a vanity table.
Following client’s request
for more discreet service,
the laundry, crew accommodation
and engine room have a separate
access point on the starboard side
Further forward are two twin guest cabins, both en-suite, with the option to be converted into doubles with sliding beds. Both cabins are illuminated by large portholes whilst touch button blinds can be drawn for complete privacy.
The VIP cabin is found in the bow and its large bed is peculiar in its positioning, placed on an angle allowing full walk-around access, as well as room for a sofa and large walk-in closet.
Following client’s request for more discreet service, the laundry, crew accommodation and engine room have a separate access point on the starboard side. Crew are able to access the galley from an external door meaning they don’t disturb guests relaxing in the saloon.
Aware, as we said, that clients are more likely to eat on deck than indoors, the yacht boasts three external dining areas: on the flybridge, at the bow and aft of the saloon on the cockpit. Keeping the entertaining space of the flybridge free from tenders or jet skis was another design priority, so they are stowed on the stern. The jet ski is in its own garage and can be launched without the deployment of a crane. Once launched, the stern area becomes an hydraulically lowered bathing platform getting guests close to the water.
Nothing revolutionary then, but many smart solutions in a classy package. Even on the technical side the choice is smart although not new: Pearl 80 mounts V-drive transmissions, which save space by having the engines’ transmission output reversed to the front. The engines themselves are twin MAN V12-1800, and the total 3600 HP can push the 55 tons of Pearl 80 to 30 knots, with a cruise of 25.
The numbers of Pearl 80
- Length overall 23.9 m
- Beam 6.01 m
- Draft 1.6 m
- Displacement 55 t
- Engines 2x MAN V12-1800
- Fuel reserve 5.300 l
- Fresh water reserve 1.500 l
- Max speed 30 kn
- Cuising speed 25 kn
- Range at 25 up to 300 Nm
- CE design category A
- Naval architecture Dixon Yacht Design
- Interior design Kelly Hoppen
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