The “Stellar” Pearl 62 Yacht Wins Best Flybridge Over 60’ at 2021 Motorboat & Yachting Awards
January 25th, 2021
We are delighted to share the fantastic news that the Pearl 62 has won the hotly-contested category of Best Flybridge over 60’ at the 2021 Awards Ceremony. In line with the times, this event was streamed globally, with presentations by MBY Editor Hugo Andreae and Deputy Editor Jack Haines. Jack has tested the boat with us at Berthon, commenting that “the four-cabin 62 is a triumph of packaging, with a show-stopping interior and effortless cruising legs.” Berthon have delivered two 62s into the Solent already, with another two orders pending delivery – so this design has certainly struck a vein.
Announcing the Volvo Penta IPS-propelled 32-knot Pearl 62’s win, Hugo Andreae stressed that Pearl’s naval architect Bill Dixon has pulled off a “major design coup, by managing to fit four stellar cabins, plus crew space, aboard a boat of this size”, coupled with “strong performance and solid seakeeping”. He went on to add that “the Pearl 62 doesn’t just feel larger and more sophisticated than its dimensions suggest, it also has a stunning Kelly Hoppen interior that works on a practical level too”. He concluded by saying “but arguably the biggest achievement is that Pearl has managed to deliver all this while still undercutting its key competitors”.
This time last year (doesn’t that feel a lifetime ago…?) we were exhibiting the new Pearl 62 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, and the new model’s optimisation of interior space, with a true sense of occasion, along with the vast fly-bridge and attention to detail, was drawing strong attention during this launch; especially remarkable in such a hard-fought segment of the cruising motor-yacht market. To be where we all are today, with the news just released this morning that the Dusseldorf Show will not take place in 2021, it is a huge achievement to have a full build program, and to be able to offer a wholly unique yacht in the Pearl 62.
Iain Smallridge (MD of Pearl Yachts) added “We were thrilled to see the stunning new Pearl 62 win in such a hotly contested category, but then we already knew this model is a real winner. Having first presented the model a year ago at the 2020 Boot Dusseldorf, we have already seen just how well it has been received by our customers and potential customers.”
So, if you are looking to find a rare gem to take you and your family cruising, then please do contact Hugh Rayner at email@example.com. We can even walk you around on board (virtually of course!).