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Cannes Boat show, 9th – 14th September 2014
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World debut for Bill Dixon designed, Kelly Hoppen styled Pearl 65, alongside award-winning Pearl 75 at 2014 Cannes Boat Show

Pearl 65

9 – 14 September 2014, Berth: QML049

The new Pearl 65 Flybridge yacht will be making its world debut alongside the award-winning Pearl 75 at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show.

This special range of yachts has been built in a unique collaboration with award-winning naval architect Bill Dixon and celebrated interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Since making its debut towards the end of 2012, the flagship Pearl 75 has been awarded the Best Motor Yacht under 25M at the International Yacht and Aviation awards, and received outstanding test reports thanks to its exhilarating performance, luxury styling and exceptional levels of comfort.

The Pearl 65 follows in the Pearl 75’s footsteps and has been designed by Bill Dixon with Kelly’s well known effortless, calm and elegant interior style – complete with four luxuriously appointed staterooms (with sleeping quarters for an additional two crew members), a unique open plan, inside/outside saloon – allowing for easy, every-day use and alfresco dining.

Both the Pearl 65 and Pearl 75 feature pod-drive propulsion, incorporating joystick control technology offering the ability to operate the yacht without crew, if preferred.

Standard features of the Pearl fleet also include a hydraulically operated bathing platform, air conditioning, hydraulic passerelle, generator, and teak decking. For a full range of standard features visit: the Pearl 65 sections of the website

Iain Smallridge, managing director of Pearl Motor Yacht’s believes that the second in the series of yachts to be made in this special collaboration will make a real impact at this year’s Cannes Boat Show.

“The launch of the Pearl 75 exceeded all of our expectations, we were overwhelmed by the response we received – thanks to the unique elements both Bill Dixon and Kelly Hoppen bring to the Pearl range, and their drive for pioneering design excellence.

“This partnership has provided our customers with something that is totally unique – and has created a great deal of anticipation surrounding the launch of the Pearl 65.

“With its elegantly appointed design coupled with technological innovation, the all-new Pearl 65 promises to be another ground-breaking vessel.”

Powered by either triple Cummins Zeus 600hp, Twin Volvo IPS 800hp engines or twin Volvo D13 shaft drive, the yacht will have a fuel capacity of 770 Gallons (3,500 litres), reach a top speed of 32 knots and have a cruising range of 350 nautical miles*.


New Pearl 75 has been awarded the ‘Highly Acclaimed’ award

Pearl 75

Pearl Motor Yachts are delighted to announce that the New Pearl 75 has been awarded the ‘Highly Acclaimed’ award in the ‘over 55’ flybridge’ category at the recent Motorboat and Yachting awards, held at the Landmark Hotel on the 6th January. Iain Smallridge Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts commented “it is great for everybody involved here at Pearl Motor Yachts to receive some recognition from probably the most respected marine publication in Europe. We were pitched against three of the biggest and most successful boat builders in the world and were very pleased to have been nominated and thrilled to have been awarded the Highly Acclaimed award”


Pearl 75 – wins the International Yacht and Aviation awards

The New PEARL 75 with interior design by Kelly Hoppen Wins Best Motor Yacht under 25M at the International Yacht and Aviation awards

Pearl 75

Pearl Motor Yachts’ ground-breaking Pearl 75 has received worldwide acclaim after being named as the best Motor Yacht under 25 metres at this year’s International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

The accolade, which rewards the best in design from across the globe, was awarded to the luxury yacht builder and Kelly Hoppen MBE at a ceremony on Friday 19th April 2013.

In a special collaboration with award-winning designers, Kelly Hoppen MBE, and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market. Kelly’s well-known design ethos of balance, sophisticated use of texture and trademark neutral colour scheme is featured throughout the fresh and contemporary interior of the Pearl 75.

Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, the awards are extremely sought-after as they are not voted for by a judging panel, but by industry professionals, clients and customers.

Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts, comments: “With a unique propulsion system, a unique interior design and host of unique features, we have created a yacht that sets us apart from our competitors. This award win, which we hope is the first of many, clearly establishes our reputation as the yacht builder that thinks beyond the standard.”

Commenting on the win, Kelly Hoppen, MBE, says: “Winning this prestigious award is an incredible honour. It is testament to the fact that we have created a unique and class-leading interior that not only mirrors Pearl’s unrivalled quality and exhilarating performance, but also reaffirms their position at the forefront of innovative yacht design.”

Debuted at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2012, the vessel, which is the largest of the Pearl fleet, is laden with a whole host of innovative features. Created by the highly-acclaimed studios of Yacht Dixon Design, it offers owners outstanding levels of comfort with four luxuriously appointed staterooms. It also features an unusually spacious ‘lounge style’ saloon and unique open-plan gallery and dining area that are flooded with light from the conservatory-style glass roof.
Boasting technical state-of-the-art systems, the Pearl 75 includes an external Jet Ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform, which means owners can carry a jet ski and tender without the need to take up valuable flybridge space.

The Pearl 75 also features the ZF series 4000 pod-drive propulsion system incorporating joystick control technology. This offers the owner joystick manoeuvrability and option of operating the yacht without crew if preferred. Powered by twin MTU 1250 HPs engines, the Pearl 75 can navigate comfortably at a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 30 knots.

To trial the award-winning Pearl 75 on its 2013 Mediterranean tour please email: sales@pearlmotoryachts.com

  • Palma Boat Show – 1st-5th May
  • Golfe Juan, South of France – 22nd/23rd August
  • Monaco – 29th/30th August
  • Cannes Boat Show – 10th–15th September

 

More information about Pearl Motor Yachts is available by visiting www.pearlmotoryachts.com or calling 01789 740088

For further press information and digital images, please contact Jo Dain at Cognition on T: +44 (0) 1926 330800 or E: jo.d@cognitionagency.co.uk

Further information

  • Founded in 1997, Pearl Motor Yachts are respected manufacturers of a range of luxury motor yachts, offering exceptionally voluminous interiors, combined with opulence and design excellence
  • Every Pearl Motor Yacht is designed and built to exceptionally high standards using quality materials and experienced craftsmen so that its beauty is more than just ‘skin-deep’
  • Pearl's fleet consists of the Pearl 50 and Pearl 60. The Pearl 75 was launched at the Southampton Boat Show 2012
  • Further digital images are available for download from the Pearl Motor Yachts’ online media gallery: http://www.pearlmotoryachts.com/media/
  • Kelly Hoppen MBE is a globally renowned designer, entrepreneur, author and educator. Her ever-evolving style is underpinned by a subtly co-ordinated fusion of East meets West; stripped-back, uncomplicated neutrality, blended with charming warmth and sancturial opulence. - a style which has featured in homes and commercial properties all over the world. Kelly is the recipient of copious awards and the proudest point in her career to date came in 2009, when she was made an MBE for her services to Interior Design. For more information on Kelly please visit www.kellyhoppen.co.uk

Pearl 75 Yacht @ puerto portals march 2013

The new Pearl 75 Roadshow commences in the exclusive marina of ‘Puerto Portals’, Mallorca. Local celebrities and boat owners celebrate the arrival of this fabulous new yacht.

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World debut for Kelly Hoppen styled Pearl 75 at Southampton boat show 2012 (Berth: M509) September 2012

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders is to launch the new Pearl 75 at this year’s Southampton Boat Show (14-23rd September 2012) alongside world-renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE.

In a special collaboration with award-winning designers Kelly Hoppen MBE and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market.

Laden with a host of unique features, the vessel is the largest of the Pearl fleet. Created by the highly acclaimed studios of Dixon Yacht Design, it offers owners outstanding levels of comfort with four luxuriously appointed staterooms, an unusually spacious ‘lounge style’ saloon and a unique open-plan galley and dining area which are flooded with light from the conservatory style glass roof.

Externally a Jet Ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform mean owners can carry a jet ski and tender without the need to take up valuable flybridge space. The Pearl 75 also boasts the ZF series 4000 pod-drive propulsion system incorporating joystick control technology.  This offers the owner joystick manoeuvrability and the option of operating the yacht without crew if preferred.

Kelly’s well-known design ethos of balance, sophisticated use of texture and trademark neutral colour scheme is featured throughout the fresh and contemporary interior of the Pearl 75.

Commenting ahead of the launch Kelly enthused “My aim with this exciting project was to instil a feeling of sanctuary in the Pearl 75, so it was perfect to use my East meets West philosophy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pearl 75 team and I’m thrilled with the results. I’m really looking forward to unveiling the Pearl 75 at the Southampton Boat Show.”

Strengthening Pearl’s commitment to producing the highest quality motor yachts in the world, managing director of Pearl Motor Yachts, Iain Smallridge, believes the flagship will make a real impact at this year’s Southampton Boat show.  “The response to the imminent launch of the Pearl 75 has been very encouraging and there is a great deal of anticipation surrounding its debut appearance. With its gracious exterior lines, luxurious interior style and technological innovations, we are extremely proud to be able to launch a vessel that really is ground-breaking.”  says Iain, and adds, “Our partnership with highly regarded professionals, Bill Dixon and Kelly Hoppen MBE, has not only redefined Pearl’s position at the forefront of innovative yacht design, but thanks to their individual expertise, it has also provided our customers with something that is totally unique to the market.”

Powered by twin MTU 1250 HPs engines, the Pearl 75 is expected to navigate comfortably at a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 30 knots. And Pearl certainly confirms its reputation as the yacht builder that thinks beyond the standard.
ENDS

For further press information, please contact Jo Dain at Cognition PR on +44 (0)1926 330800 or email Jo.d@cognitionagency.co.uk

Notes to Editor

  • Founded in 1997, Pearl Motor Yachts are respected manufacturers of a range of luxury motor yachts, offering exceptionally voluminous interiors, combined with opulence and design excellence
  • Every Pearl Motor Yacht is designed and built to exceptionally high standards using quality materials and experienced craftsmen so that its beauty is more than just ‘skin-deep’
  • Pearl’s fleet consists of the Pearl 50 and Pearl 60.  The Pearl 75 will be launched at the Southampton Boat Show 2012
  • For more information on the latest luxury motor yachts from Pearl, please visit: www.pearlmotoryachts.com
  • Further digital images are available for download from the Pearl Motor Yachts’ online media gallery: http://www.pearlmotoryachts.com/media/
  • Kelly Hoppen MBE is a globally renowned designer, entrepreneur, author and educator. Her iconic neutral style is featured in homes and commercial properties all over the world. She has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year Award and an MBE for services to interior design. For more information on Kelly please visit www.kellyhoppen.co.uk

Pearl Motor Yachts and interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE collaborate on Pearl 75 (August 2011)

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced a special collaboration with a world renowned British interior designer. Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most in-demand interior designers in the country. Kelly has been brought on board to design the luxury interior of the flagship Pearl 75, which will be launched in early 2012.

When the top stars of business, sports, film and fashion are looking to create their perfect sanctuary, they know they are in safe hands with world-renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE. Kelly creates stunning interior designs for luxury homes, yachts and private jets for an ever-expanding international high-profile client base. The famous ‘Hoppen’ style fuses together the eastern principles of simplicity and balance and the western tastes for sumptuous textures and luxurious finishes.  With the expertise and craftsmanship of Pearl Yachts married in with Kelly Hoppen the result is all about the understated luxury of textural fusion.

Understated luxury is the watchword and, like all Pearl yachts, unrivalled quality is consistent throughout this elegant yacht. The technical systems of the boat are state-of-the-art as you’d expect, twin ZF series 4000 pods coupled to MTU 1250hp engines combine joystick manoeuvrability with sports boat performance, ensuring the proud captain looks and feels competent at all times.

Iain Smallridge, Pearl’s Managing Director comments:
“The international reputation of Kelly Hoppen precedes her and this exciting new partnership will continue to keep Pearl at the forefront of innovative yacht design as we strive to offer our customers something a little different. The Pearl 75 has been on the drawing board for nearly three years and is a result of demand from our current owners, some of whom have been involved in the development process. The new Pearl 75 will be the largest of the Pearl fleet, offering owners 4 luxuriously appointed staterooms and a unique open plan galley, lower helm and seating area sheltered under a conservatory-style glass roof.”

With legendary Pearl sea-keeping, craftsmanship, innovation and style, the Pearl 75 brings many new features to this sector of the motor yacht market.

The Pearl 75 is due to be launched towards the end of the year.

Pearl Motor Yachts will be exhibiting the Pearl 60 at this year’s Cannes Boat Show, 6th – 11th September on berth TPA 102 and the Southampton boat show, from the 16th – 25th September on berth M348. Further information on all of the Pearl Motor Yachts range will be available at the berths.
ENDS

For further press information, please contact Sarazann Bhangal or Johanna Dain at Cognition PR on +44 (0)1926 330800 or email sarazann.b@cognitionagency.co.uk / Jo.d@cognitionagency.co.uk


A maintenance revolution from Pearl Motor Yachts (22/03/2011)

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced the immediate implementation of its ground breaking computerised yacht maintenance and management system on the hugely successful Pearl 60, the new contemporary styled Pearl 50 and the soon to be launched Pearl 75.

Pearl has developed the innovative computer system, designed to effectively manage the after sales maintenance of all Pearl Motor Yachts, streamline warranty procedures and improve the ownership experience of its boats, in partnership with Powercool Marine Portugal.

Commenting on the system, Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts, said: “Pearl Motor Yachts is constantly striving to improve all aspects of our business. We recognised that the old style reactive system of dealing with after-sales boat maintenance could be vastly improved.

Our revolutionary pro-active Computerised Maintenance Management System is designed to manage the on-going technical care of every element of each Pearl Motor Yacht to the highest standard.  Extensive tests have already proved that introducing our system dramatically improves the overall on going care of each Pearl Motor Yacht and leads to higher levels of client satisfaction.”

The system, known as Pearl CMMS, which will be included with all new Pearl Motor Yacht sales and available to existing clients at a preferential rate, is designed to be simple to operate. Once a client has signed up, their boat is given a unique identity within the Pearl central database and all the various maintenance tasks associated with the systems on board are automatically scheduled from the factory, following the manufacturer’s specifications.

The Pearl CMMS system allows the factory to monitor the ongoing care of each Pearl Motor yacht in the world. It also allows Pearl dealers to create a full service history of every job undertaken on every boat in their care. This has already proven to be an invaluable tool when it comes to downstream desirability, as clients can demonstrate a full service history of their boat.

Michael Killeen, Managing Director of Powercool Marine, adds: “Our CMMS system for the effective management of boat after-sales maintenance has been tested on the boats in our care in Portugal over the past 3 years. We have worked with Pearl to develop the software and technical training over the past 18 months and during that time client satisfaction levels have been dramatically improved.  By adopting the system on their boats Pearl has brought boat maintenance into the 21st century and further enhanced its after sales care so that it can better serve its clients.”


Pearl Motor Yachts continues to expand european dealer network (21/02/2011)

Pearl Motor Yachts, one of the UK’s leading luxury yacht builders, has announced the continued expansion of its Mediterranean network with the appointment of a new dealership in Portugal.

Located in Central Algarve, Powercool Marine, a marine sales, maintenance and management company has been selected to promote Pearl’s fleet comprising of the hugely successful Pearl 60, the new contemporary styled Pearl 50 and the soon to be launched new flagship, the Pearl 75.

With workshops at Vilamoura & Albufeira marinas, Powercool Marine specialises in a range of quality products and service offerings to motorboat owners including boat management and all aspects of marine maintenance.

Commenting on the new alliance, Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts, said: “Demand for Pearl’s motor yachts continues to grow and the appointment of new dealers provides even more opportunities for people to view, trial and charter the Pearl range. Powercool Marine has more than a decade of experience and expertise, building up a thriving business and a first class reputation in the region.  We feel confident that they are able to deliver Pearl’s innovative brand and quality service standards as it is clear that they understand the tailored approach offered to all clients.”

Michael Killeen, Managing Director of Powercool Marine, adds: “Powercool Marine has built its business by representing only the best brands in the boat world and our partnership with Pearl is testament to this approach. Pearl Motor Yachts are synonymous with quality and an exceptional build standard and I am in no doubt that boat owners in Portugal will fall in love with Pearls luxury portfolio.”


Pearl Motor Yachts & Bentley Hampshire at london boat show 2011

Pearl Motor Yachts and Bentley Hampshire will be continuing their highly successful partnership at the London International Boat Show. They will be showcasing the very best of British craftsmanship in the form of the contemporary styled Pearl 60 and the all new flagship, Bentley Mulsanne.

Visitors to the stand will be able to reserve a private viewing of the Pearl 60 model and also be able see Bentley’s new grand tourer, the pinnacle of luxury British motoring.

Iain Smallridge, Pearl’s Managing Director commented: “Pearl has worked in partnership with Bentley for a number of years now and we’re delighted to continue this association with Bentley Hampshire at the 2011 show. Pearl and Bentley really complement each other as both companies are passionate about the fusion of power, refinement and elegance. It’s also really exciting to have the new Bentley Mulsanne on our stand this year.”

David Money, Sales Manager at Bentley Hampshire added: “Bentley Hampshire and Pearl Motor Yachts have developed a unique relationship over recent years. We are pleased, once again, to support Pearl Motor Yachts and we are very excited to be able to showcase the new Bentley Mulsanne at such a high profile event.”

Bentley Hampshire, part of the Harwoods Group, is located in the New Forest, just outside Southampton and close to many of the major boating centres on the South coast.

The contemporary styled Pearl 60 is renowned for its intelligent design that positions the two principal cabins at either end of the yacht for ultimate privacy and spacious living. Two further sumptuously appointed guest cabins give owners more accommodation than any of its competitors. A wide choice of bespoke finishes including satin walnut joinery, contrasting leathers and a selection of luxury wall and ceiling linings allow each yacht to be personalised. Externally, sleek lines and innovative features including the hydraulic bathing platform and aft sunroof system come as standard. Powered by twin 775hp Volvo engines, the Pearl 60 is a graceful combination of exhilarating power and luxurious refinement.

The Bentley Mulsanne has a top speed of 184mph; the sprint from 0-62 can be made in 5.3 seconds. At the top of the line Mulsanne is powered by a 6¾ Litre V8 that develops a maximum output of 505 HP.

Throughout the show, the Pearl and Bentley teams will be available to provide more information, and discuss specific requirements. Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl Motor Yachts will also be available on stand to talk about the highly anticipated launch of the new flagship model the Pearl 75.

You can visit Pearl and Bentley on stand L66

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