This New 82-Foot Yacht Is Like an Elegant Triplex for the High Seas
The Pearl 82 has a novel layout that sets it apart from competitors.
BY Rachel Cormack  |  July 10, 2024
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Image courtesy of Pearl Yachts

What Pearl’s newest fleet member lacks in length it makes up for in height.

The 82-footer, which the British shipyard first presented in design form at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January 2023, showcases a lofty layout that ensures it is compact yet spacious.

Featuring naval architecture and exterior design by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, the Pearl 82 cuts a sporty profile with a sleek GRP hull and sculpted GRP superstructure. It is also the only yacht in its class to have a raised pilothouse, according to Pearl. This innovative configuration resulted in substantial interior volumes of 106 GT.

British designer Kelly Hoppen styled the interior of the first hull and has also created three designs for future owners to choose from. Described as “sophisticated and luxurious,” the open-plan living quarters offer sweeping, panoramic views, and multiple areas for entertaining. The main deck is adorned with a salon, a galley, a dining area, and a plush owner’s suite with a private terrace, while the lower deck is outfitted with five en-suite staterooms and cabins for three crew.

The first Pearl 82 will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Image courtesy of Pearl Yachts

The pilothouse isn’t the only singular feature on the 82, either. Pearl says the yacht is the only one of such a size to have a garage large enough to hold a Williams 395, a Sea-Doo Jet Ski, and other equipment. It is also the only one in its class to offer two aft deck configurations (Riviera or Veranda) to cater to different seafarers. Other highlights of the model include a foredeck lounge with large sun pads and a luxe flybridge with a dining table, wet bar, sun pad, and hot tub.

As for grunt, the yacht can be equipped with two MAN engines rated at 1,650, 1,800, or 2,000 horses. It has an estimated top speed of 33 knots and a cruising range of 287 nautical miles.

A true boutique builder, Pearl produces only a limited number of vessels annually to ensure quality and exclusivity. The 82 is one of four models in the lineup, alongside a 62, 72, and 95. The first 82 will debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.

“The all-new Pearl 82’s design revealed in Düsseldorf set the stage for what will be a truly spectacular world premiere at Cannes next September,” Iain Smallridge, founder and managing director of Pearl Yachts, said in a statement. “This yacht is a testament to our feature-focused philosophy and innovative spirit, and to our dedication to pushing the limits of yacht design and flawless quality.”

The Cannes Yachting Festival will take place in the sparkling Bay of Cannes from 10 to 15 September. See you there.