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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Pershing

    No need to go to SoF to answer the OP question, Porto.
    Pershings are made in IT, so it's pretty obvious that quality wise they are better than Prin or Sskr.
    Bye now, must go look for my coat......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    No need to go to SoF to answer the OP question, Porto.
    Pershings are made in IT, so it's pretty obvious that quality wise they are better than Prin or Sskr.
    Bye now, must go look for my coat......
    Glad you said it I was trying to work round it .

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    Looks like I need to jump on a plane and check one out.

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    I have heard some "expert" at a yacht show say that Pershing is no good for a slow cruise speed (of 10-12 knots) that it's only good for cruising at very high speeds (which eats up a lot of fuel) or to go very slowly, but not for a cruise/pleasure speed. Is that a fair judgement? Because of this I have been passing on some Pershing options, but some of them have decent interiors and if the cruising speed argument is not true, I might consider those more seriously. Thanks

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    Well, it doesn't take any expert to expect a boat designed with a 50 knots capability in mind to be less than ideal for 10kts cruising!
    This is actually true of any planing boat, but even more so of the faster ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSmith1234 View Post
    I have heard some "expert" at a yacht show say that Pershing is no good for a slow cruise speed (of 10-12 knots) that it's only good for cruising at very high speeds (which eats up a lot of fuel) or to go very slowly, but not for a cruise/pleasure speed. Is that a fair judgement? Because of this I have been passing on some Pershing options, but some of them have decent interiors and if the cruising speed argument is not true, I might consider those more seriously. Thanks
    I was under the impression, if fitted with Arneson drives, they are more economical than shaft boats.........but a real pain to manoeuvre.

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    Default Re: Pershing

    Manovring
    They are like shaft drives but have a stronger thrust. They are not as bad as stern drives in manovring.
    Consumption
    Actually at high cruise speeds (25/30 knots or more) a surface drive boat is more efficient to a similar sized and weight shaft drive boat (usually about 10 to 20% more efficient).
    The more the speed the more efficient they are. The important note is for a surface drive boat not to be under-powered.
    At 10 knots consumption would be the same as a shaft drive boat, they will consume more to a shaft drive boat in the lower planning range say on average about 15 to 20 knots.

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    Default Re: Pershing

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H View Post
    Looks like I need to jump on a plane and check one out.
    Flights booked !

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    I have a Pershing 50,, and some of what is said is true.
    Thing is, its a fast boat, so that makes it a ball of fun when going quick, but you need to be alert as its quite different to shafts and you need to work the trim carefully on each drive.
    It will run happily at displacement just like shafts, but when you get it going, the shafts boat will be left far behind.
    What it won't do is happily run along at 15 knots, realistically its displacement or on the plane which starts at around 22 knots, fully on at around 28 knots. Any less than this is dropping off, so you better keep it around mid thirties or higher if you are feeling sporty.
    I personally find this spot on, as for a short run i am happy to simply potter around at displacement, and when you get it fully going it is special.
    As far as as marina handling goes, well it takes a bit of getting used to., and tick over is about 7 knots, so its one engine at a time in and out of gear, take it easy and its fine.
    Hard top and noise, well its going to be open isn't it! Sound is pretty epic, when blasting along and rooster tail too.
    Quality, well its an italian boat, and like its stable mates, a sound machine.
    Any queries please ask.
    Last edited by lambohill; 04-12-19 at 00:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambohill View Post
    I have a Pershing 50,, and some of what is said is true.
    Thing is, its a fast boat, so that makes it a ball of fun when going quick, but you need to be alert as its quite different to shafts and you need to work the trim carefully on each drive.
    It will run happily at displacement just like shafts, but when you get it going, the shafts boat will be left far behind.
    What it won't do is happily run along at 15 knots, realistically its displacement or on the plane which starts at around 22 knots, fully on at around 28 knots. Any less than this is dropping off, so you better keep it around mid thirties or higher if you are feeling sporty.
    I personally find this spot on, as for a short run i am happy to simply potter around at displacement, and when you get it fully going it is special.
    As far as as marina handling goes, well it takes a bit of getting used to., and tick over is about 7 knots, so its one engine at a time in and out of gear, take it easy and its fine.
    Hard top and noise, well its going to be open isn't it! Sound is pretty epic, when blasting along and rooster tail too.
    Quality, well its an italian boat, and like its stable mates, a sound machine.
    Any queries please ask.
    Many thanks, we are looking at a P52 this coming weekend, first time looking at Pershing, is there anything specific to these boats that should be looked at .

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