Not only was 1985 the year Pershing was established, but it was also the year of the first mobile phone, Back to the Future and the arrival of the Internet. The era was fertile ground for visionaries and talented geniuses who spent their days imagining worlds, scenarios and technologies. It is no coincidence therefore that in 1985 Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori unveiled a yacht designed by Fulvio De Simoni that had never been seen before: as fast as a powerboat, but as comfortable and spacious as a motoryacht.
The Pershing 45 was born and, like every epoch-making success story, it was the beginning of a true revolution that spawned many vain attempts to copy it. But one company that has no desire to imitate itself or anyone else is Pershing itself, an inventive company that has established itself as the leading builder of the fibreglass sports yachts over the years. The world of yachting has become increasingly familiar with Pershing yachts, and wants more and more of them. It was in the early ’90s that the company expanded its international horizons to break into other the Mediterranean countries, the United States and the Far East. The company joined the Ferretti Group in 1998, thus laying the foundations for tremendous growth that was to lead to a continuous increase in yacht production.
One success followed another and one innovation led to another. Then in 2012 the Weichai group became the majority shareholder of the Ferretti Group. The financial strength, know-how and strategic vision of the Chinese giant gave Pershing the opportunity to make its umpteenth significant improvement by guaranteeing long-term resources and strategies. Today, the result is clear to the world: rising sales and new models under the aegis of state-of-the-art technology and stylistic innovation that remains unsurpassed.