We are talking about a British shipyard that builds boats that are as practical as they are unusual.
The British shipyard Pearl Yachts was founded in 1998 and at the same time presented its first models – Pearl 41 and Pearl 45. In 2002, the famous yacht designer Bill Dixon began to cooperate with the shipyard, and since 2013 the interiors of Pearl Yachts have been created by the star of British design Kelly Hoppen. Over 40 years of career, her impressive portfolio includes interiors of luxury hotels, yachts, private jets and even cruise ships. Kelly Hoppen and Bill Dixon are still involved with Pearl Yachts models, but the yachts have grown a lot since then: the flagship model for today is the almost 30-meter Pearl 95. All are flybridge, planing and fast. And given that Pearl Yachts still produces dozens, not hundreds of hulls a year, she has the opportunity to approach each project very individually: the shipyard guarantees a high level of personal attention and close contact with the client during the work. Finally, unlike most manufacturers on the market, who have a two-year warranty on their yachts, Pearl Yachts offers a five-year warranty. Agree, three extra years of peace are dear.
The brand’s flagship clearly reflects Pearl Yachts’ intention to enter the superyacht sector. The model developed for the 20th anniversary of the shipyard was shown at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018, but two more hulls were sold and built long before the premiere, which proves the concept’s success. Despite its impressive size, the yacht has a light, almost sporty and elegant silhouette, accentuated by the unusual lines of large-scale glazing. Bill Dixon and his team had the task of creating a boat that stood out in the class, and Pearl 95 is definitely not to be confused with anything!
Flagship Pearl 95 reflects shipyard’s commitment to the superyacht segment
Kelly Hoppen has created a luxurious and carefully planned interior for clients accustomed to superyachts. The development took into account the opinion of the owners of other Pearl Yachts models, so the master cabin was located in the bow of the main deck, equipped with panoramic glazing – overlooking both sides and on the course. For this, the bathroom was made between the cabin and the salon, and not in the bow, as usual. At the entrance – a dressing room with wardrobes and a dressing table.
In a large-scale salon, made on one level, glazing also adds visual volume to the entire height of the room. There is a living room with a huge L-shaped sofa and a dining room for eight. The galley, equipped to the highest standards, is equipped with Gaggenau technology and has access to the deck so that the crew can navigate the yacht without disturbing the guests in the cabin.
The lower deck offers three or four guest cabins. In the first case, midships will be a luxurious apartment in the entire width of the hull – in fact, a second master suite with a separate dressing room. If more capacity is needed, this suite can be easily divided into two cabins. The crew compartment for four is located in the bow of the hull, where you get through a separate entrance from the wheelhouse.
For Pearl 95, as well as for other models, four basic interior schemes are proposed: Studio, Taupe, Luxury and Modern. Studio is characterized by calm natural tones: warm gray, ivory and light coffee. Taupe combines pastel colors with brown accents, the Luxury theme is inspired by a luxury apartment with dark lacquered wood panels and light textiles. And Modern is modern clean lines and contrasting materials. However, customers can choose from a wide variety of materials for detailing. The list of additions handpicked by Kelly Hoppen includes lamps, vases, pillows and other accessories.
The huge master cabin aboard Pearl 95 is located in the bow of the main deck and has panoramic glazing overlooking both sides and forward
Guest cabin with twin beds
Bathroom in the guest cabin
And yet, the yacht primarily involves outdoor recreation. In the cockpit of the main deck is an al fresco open dining room. The flybridge has a large lounge area, jacuzzi, barbecue bar, sun loungers and an overhead helm station with access to the wheelhouse. Another beach area is located in the bow of the main deck and is protected by an awning. There is a garage for the tender and jet ski in the stern, and the hydraulically powered aft platform is so extensive that sun loungers can be placed there during anchorage.
Flybridge Pearl 95
With two MTU 16V M96L 2600 hp engines. from. Pearl 95 accelerates to 28 knots and has a cruising range of 380 miles. The alternative is the less powerful engines: two MTU 16V M96 2400 hp each. from. or Caterpillar C32 (1925 hp).
“Pearl Yachts are renowned for their combination of modern sporty style and spacious onboard space,” said Bill Dixon. “The Pearl 95 had to embody this sporty look with a Raised Pilothouse design. Another highlight is the transom with fold-down platforms and the “beach club”: today, yacht owners need a lot of space for water “toys”.
And yes, my team strove to create a design that would stand out in absolutely everything: from the outline of the body to the layout of the interior space. “
With a length of 24 m, this model is distinguished not only by spacious rooms, but also by light dynamic lines. Like the flagship model, large-scale glazing is present both in the superstructure and in the hull, making the cabins very light – the glazing here starts almost from the waterline.
Dossier Pearl 95
2 × Cat C32 / MTU 16V M96 (1925/2600 hp)
The salon is made in an unusual way, in the form of a lounge area with low modular sofas and armchairs. In the center is a large living room. The bar area is adjacent to the galley and, if necessary, can be separated by an electrically driven partition.
“On most yachts, the saloon is dominated by a large dining room, but after asking our clients, we realized that they rarely eat there, preferring open dining areas or even going to a restaurant on the beach.”
On the lower deck there is a full-beam master cabin; further to the bow – two guest cabins on the sides and a VIP cabin with a diagonal bed. At the request of customers, the shipyard made a separate entrance from the starboard side to the crew quarters (for two people) and the laundry; in the same place – access to the engine compartment. A separate exit to the deck is, of course, provided from the galley.
Pearl 80 combines speed and sporty style with exquisite luxury design
Pearl 80 has three outdoor dining areas aboard: the flybridge, cockpit and foredeck seating area. There are plenty of sunbathing spots too; for example, on the flybridge, they are both in the stern and in front. And so that a large company could sit on the flybridge, he was released from the tender: it fits on a bathing platform, and a separate garage is provided for the jet ski, from where it is easy to launch it without a crane – the platform, of course, is hydraulically powered.
The yacht is equipped with twin engine units with MAN or Caterpillar engines from 1150 to 1800 hp. from. with an angular transmission on the shaft or three units with a Volvo Penta IPS1200 bottom column (D13 engine, 900 hp). In the most powerful version, the speed reaches 35 knots, the cruising range is up to 350 miles.
“In addition to its obvious sportiness and speed, the Pearl 80 has a sophisticated design. Interesting and even unique solutions that we offer to our clients are yachting as it will be tomorrow, ”comments Bill Dixon.
Dossier Pearl 80
2 × MAN V12 / Cat C18 (1150/1800 hp); 3 × Volvo Penta IPS (900 HP)
A classic family yacht: easy to operate, enjoyable to own, there is room on board for everything you need … The key word here is versatility. The aft platform is optionally equipped with a hydraulic drive, which not only lowers it, but also extends it, turning it into a terrace by the sea. The transom rises to reveal a garage for the jet ski (descends along the rails). This garage, in turn, can be converted into a crew cabin.
Classic family yacht, easy to fly and not too expensive to maintain
Pearl 62 has plenty of sunshine on board: a beach area at the bow, a spacious bathing platform and a large flybridge with a hardtop
The cockpit has a spacious dining area and fully retractable glass doors allow the cockpit to be combined with the saloon. The finishing options of this model are as wide as that of the flagship: all materials are available – from the most delicate suede to Calacatta marble. Like the rest of the brand, Pearl 62 features large-scale glazing, a well-equipped galley (Miele appliances) and has a separate entrance to the master cabin. Optionally, you can add an exit to the deck from the helm station (starboard).
For a yacht of this size, there are surprisingly many cabins on the lower deck: in addition to the master suite, there are three more guest rooms. Interestingly, double beds can be provided in each: in the bow VIP cabin there is such a bed by default, and in the other two guests they are transformed.
Pearl 62 master cabin
Pearl 62 interior
On the foredeck there is a seating area with sun loungers, a sofa and a folding table (it can be removed in the seat). If desired, a folding sun awning can be installed here. The long flybridge extends all the way to the transom, and, nicely, the upper deck is customizable – there are no standard solutions. Another plus is the well-stocked overhead helm station with dual Garmin touchscreen displays allowing you to control everything on board, from the anchor winch to the Fusion media system. The bar is just as generously equipped: barbecue and coolbox are already standard; a refrigerator and ice maker are optionally added.
The Volvo IPS950 / 1050/1200 (725/800/900 hp respectively) propulsion units give the Pearl 62 decent speed and moderate fuel consumption. At the maximum, the boat accelerates to 33 knots, and in cruising mode it has a cruising range of up to 250 miles. Combined with self-steering and easy docking (thanks to IPS drives), it becomes clear why this boat is a worthy choice for boating with family and friends.
Dossier Pearl 62
2 × Volvo Penta IPS (725/800/900 hp)