2005 PERSHING 50

€275,000 tax paid

Privately used, low hours, high spec Pershing 50

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelPershing 50
DesignerFulvio de Simoni
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingValletta, Malta


Engine2x MAN-900 900hp
Engine Hours1000
Fuel Capacity2400l
Max Speed83.34kph
Hull ConstructionGRP


Privately-used, two-owner Pershing 50 with low hours on her twin MAN 900’s, great spec with Anderson drives, generator, air-con and good maintenance history.


MANDO has so far had just two owners who have carefully maintained her and only used her for private use (not for charter), she comes with a great specification with a 3-cabin, 2-heads plus separate crew cabin with its own shower interior layout. She benefits from Italian design resulting in a fast, stylish and luxury motorboat with the benefit of having an electric opening sunroof over the helm position and cockpit for all-weathers boating. She has some nice features and updates such as; the larger 900hp MAN V8 engine option with Anderson outdrives (1,800hp combined) giving a maximum speed of 45 knots, a 9Kva generator, reverse cycle air conditioning, bowthruster, replaced battery charger, replaced batteries, recently replaced TV’s, sound system with speakers in the saloon and cockpit, life raft and a replaced tender and outboard motor. Her engine hours demonstrate how lightly she has been used by her two private owners, with just 1,000 hours since the boat was new and they along with the generator were only last serviced in summer 2019, making her ready to be enjoyed straight away.

Her specification highlights include:
• 3-cabin, 2-heads (1-en-suite) heads plus separate crew cabin with its own shower interior layout.
• High gloss cherry wood joinery to the interior.
• The larger twin MAN-900 V8 diesel engines on Anderson outdrives producing a combined approximate 1,800hp.
• 9Kva generator.
• Reverse cycle air conditioning.
• Electrically operated sunroof over the helm and cockpit areas.
• Bowthruster.
• Electric anchor windlass.
• Replaced battery charger.
• Replaced batteries.
• Replaced TV to the saloon and owner’s cabin.
• Sound system with speakers to the saloon and cockpit.
• Galley Fridge/freezer.
• 2x Electric ceramic stoves.
• Cockpit fridge and sink.
• Electrically retractable cockpit table.
• Auto pilot.
• GPS chart plotter.
• Tridata – Depth/log/speed.
• VHF radio.
• Teak to the sole of the bathing platform and cockpit.
• Electric mooring capstan.
• Forward and aft sunbathing pads.
• Electro hydraulically operated passarelle.
• Replaced inflatable tender and 9.90hp outboard motor.
• Life raft.

Press Review:

As test day dawned, the wind was blowing like stink out of the southeast and had been for several hours. Official weather advisories put the seas at six to eight feet in the Fort Lauderdale area, with the prognosis that it would get worse before it got better. Heading out of the Fort Lauderdale inlet, I got a sense that the weather advisory was a bit on the low side. Darren Datson, Pershing’s product manager, and I were the only ones heading out. Big motoryachts that would normally run up and down the coast were keeping to the Intracoastal, and even battlewagons were heading in. Working the 800-hp MANs between 1200 and 1400 rpm, we muscled our way out of the inlet, thinking that the precipitous waves might abate as we got offshore a bit.

Wrong. In mountainous seas, we more than once launched the entire hull off the crest of an oncoming wave, briefly lost in a trough, only to have the bow rocket skyward as the next breaker roared in. Two things impressed me most. First, the hull never seemed to slam or pound, its V bottom landing in the troughs as gently as a cat on thick carpet. Second, though there was plenty of wind-blown spray, a wide chine and generous bow flare kept the foredeck surprisingly dry.

There was little doubt we had fulfilled my first goal, finding “some decent-size waves” to assess the Pershing’s abilities in a seaway, and taking the seas head on, she was more than equal to the task. Just for a moment, as we prepared to turn back toward the inlet, I wondered how we would fare when we put those towering seas on our beam. No time to worry about it, and no need either, as it turned out. We did a quick 180, poured on the juice, and dashed for the inlet on the crests of the following sea, with nary a cause for concern.

Finding “some flat-calm water” for our high-speed test runs necessitated a 90-minute trip south on the Intracoastal to an open stretch just north of Miami Beach where we could run at full speed. Along the way, I learned what Pershing was trying to achieve with the new design, particularly in relationship to its existing 52-foot model. In short, the builder had three objectives: updated styling, an improved drivetrain, and more competitive pricing.

Since the company’s inception, Pershing has maintained a consistent styling theme that makes it one of the more recognizable brands on the water. Over the years, most recently with the introduction of the Pershing 76 Next Generation, the style has evolved but has never radically changed. And so it is with the Pershing 50, also in the Next Generation lineup, the next step in the company’s evolutionary chain.

Some of the styling changes are subtle, like the rounded tail fins and faux vents near the stern on either side. Other nuances combine functionality with eye appeal; for example, a tiny rail of stainless steel placed behind each mooring cleat not only looks classy, but it keeps dock lines from rubbing on the deck edge and scuffing the fiberglass.

And some of the styling changes are “in your face” bold, like the Kevlar instrument panel at the helm station. There’s no top coat on the resin, so the fabric weave is visible, giving the panel an imposing military/commercial look. And the instruments are clustered in a vertically oriented array, rather than spread out horizontally. Last but not least, the whole panel is encircled by a fiberglass rim finished in silver gelcoat, making the helm station feel like the cockpit of a fighter plane. Thankfully, the sexy helm layout also works well, with the most critical gauges near the top of the panel and everything in a straight-ahead field of view.
Opposite the helm station is a U-shape settee with a dining table in the center. May seem like nothing notable there, but not so fast...both the settee and the table have a twist. The forward portion of the settee is actually a pair of swivel chairs that can be raised up and turned to face forward (as a double companion seat, opposite the helm) or lowered and turned aft, toward the dinette and other guests seated in the cockpit. Pretty slick trick. And the dinette is not the usual “removable” kind that begs the question of “where to stow a 27”x54” dining table.” Instead, two leaves fold inward, reducing the tabletop to a 27-inch square, and then (here’s the tricky part) the whole thing lowers hydraulically into a recess in the cockpit sole, out of sight and out of the way.
Aft of the settee is a sunpad that should accommodate three adults (with room for three more on the foredeck sunpad). But beneath the aft sunpad, there’s a 4’x7’ hatch that lifts to reveal a two-foot-deep stowage locker for fenders, lines, and other things you want close at hand. As if that weren’t enough, beneath the aft portion of the sunpad, a hatch opens into a 4’x8’6” space nearly six feet deep that could serve as stowage space, a dive locker, or even as crew quarters.

Below deck, the Pershing 50’s accommodation spaces are an exquisite testament to Italian styling and craftsmanship. Supple fabrics and richly lacquered wood surfaces are visual delights, while the curved bulkheads and partitions in the saloon belie the sense that one is indeed inside a floating vessel. Folding sections of wood countertop hide the two-burner Bosch cooktop and a deep stainless steel sink. But a two-inch rim along the edge of the countertop, and built-in racks for cups and plates show that her builders have not forgotten she is a boat capable of coping with sea conditions such as we had just experienced.
I finished my walk-through of the yacht’s interior just about the time we arrived in North Miami, to start our high-speed test measurements. With the 50 at full throttle, my radar gun recorded an impressive two-way average speed of 50 mph, with the twin 900-hp MAN diesels spun up to their rated 2300 rpm and the Arneson surface drives trimmed up for maximum speed. But I have to admit, that acceleration from a standing start was, to put it mildly, on the leisurely side up to about 1800 rpm. At that point, the props seem to get a bite, the rooster tail flies, and the yacht comes nicely up to her top speed. I did notice one slight quirk, however: Above 35 mph, with the Arneson drives trimmed up, steering and control seemed a bit skittish. Datson assured me that this was because we were running at high speed in the relatively shallow waters of the Intracoastal, and that in deeper water tracking was stable and predictable.

Sea conditions offshore still precluded a high-speed sprint in deep water to settle the question. Next time I’m planning a boat test, I’ll be more careful what I wish for. Maybe I’ll just wish for a boat as nice as the Pershing 50.

Extract taken from an article which originally appeared in the June 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive 94/25/CE and is categorised as being A-Ocean or similar for up to 12 persons.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• All GRP with non-slip moulded decks.
• Dark grey and silver coloured hull topsides.
• Teak laid to the cockpit sole and bathing platform.


Engine & gearbox:
• 2x MAN V8-900 turbo intercooler 4-stroke, 4-valves per cylinder diesel engines producing an approximate 1,800hp combined.
• Fuel system - Common Rail direct fuel injection with electronic control.
• Engine lubrication – Closed circuit system with force feeding, oil cooling and filtering.
• Type of cooling – Heat exchanger with engine and seawater circuit.
• Engine electronics – Electronic fuel injection control (EDC) and electronic engine monitoring including diagnostic unit.

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: 1,000 (for both engines) as of September 2019.
• The starboard engine was changed almost immediate after the boat was built, so the hours for each engine have remained the same.
• Maximum speed: approx. 45 knots.
• The engines have been serviced annually, last one: Summer 2019.

Propulsion & Steering:
• Hydraulic power steering.
• Arneson surface drives.


Voltage systems:
• 24vDC domestic system with 220vAC via a generator and shore power.

Battery Banks:
• 4x 12vDC 250Ah batteries – 2x replaced - 2015 and the other two replaced - 2019.

• Mastervolt CM24/40 Automatic battery charger replaced - 2016.

• 2x engine-mounted alternators

• Kohler 9EFKOZD 9Kva diesel generator.
• Voltage at 50Hz – 230 @1,500.
• Phase – Single or three phase.
• Amps – 39.1Amps.
• Engine Type – 4-cylinder.
• Cubic capacity – 1.372 Litres.

Generator Hours and Maintenance:
• Last serviced – Summer 2019.
• Generator hours: Exact total number is not known as the screen was replaced but the replacement showed 50 hours as in September 2019.

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior


Fresh Water:
• Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump system.
• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout.
• Hot water boiler tank via 220v immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• 3x Electric bilge pumps (1 to each of; main area of hull, engine compartment and aft storage area).
• Manual bilge pump.


• 2,400 litres fuel tank capacity.

Fresh Water:
• 500 litres water tank capacity.

Holding Tank:
• Holding tank.

• Raymarine GPS Chart Plotter.
• Raymarine Autopilot.
• Raymarine ST60 tri-data – log/depth/speed.
• Helming compass.

• VHF radio by the helm position.


Galley/Upper Cockpit Equipment:
• 2x Electric ceramic stoves.
• Integrated galley fridge/freezer.
• Integrated cockpit fridge & sink with tap under a hinged cover with a hydraulic ram.

• 24v electric heads.
• Sinks and wash basins with hot & cold fresh water supply.
• Separate shower cubicle to each head, each fitted with a shower head and thermostatic valve.

Heating & Ventilation:
• 220vAC – Reverse cycle air-conditioning with outlets to all areas of the boat’s interior.

• TV in the saloon and Owner’s Cabin – both replaced 2019.
• DVD player in the saloon.
• Sound system in the saloon with speakers in the saloon and cockpit.


• Sleeps 6 in 3-cabins (2x doubles and 1x twin cabin) plus saloon and separate crew cabin with its own shower.
• High gloss cherry wood joinery to the interior with chrome affect fittings.
• Cream leather upholstery to the saloon sofa and twin stools.
• White coloured panels to the deckhead and to the cabin interior side panels with some inset strips of high gloss cherry to match the interior joinery.
• Mirrored panels to the sleeping cabins.
• Cream coloured carpeting to the saloon and sleeping cabin soles.
• Inset downlights to deckhead and cockpit roof with chrome surrounds.
• Parquet style flooring to the saloon (visible where there is no carpet).
• High gloss cherry wood countertop to the galley which is hinged and lifts up to reveal the stoves and sink.

Layout from Forward; Owner’s Cabin:
• Central double berth.
• Portholes.
• 1x Hanging locker.
• Further alcoves and shelf space.
• Bulkhead mounted TV – replaced 2019.
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and hull.
• Deck hatch for ventilation.
• Recessed downlighters.
• Mirrored panels to the bedhead.

Owner’s Cabin’s En-Suite:
• Electric flush marine head.
• Countertop made of glass and timber with a countertop mounted wash basin and mixer tap, mirrored panels over.
• Separate shower cubicle with a glazed door, showerhead and thermostatic valve.
• Porthole.

Saloon/Galley Area:
• Saloon Area positioned to the starboard side amidships.
• Curved-shaped sofa with cream coloured leather upholstery and a central high gloss cherry wood extendable dining table.
• Twin stools with cream coloured leather upholstery.
• High level cupboard space.
• Mirrored panels.
• Large porthole to the starboard .
• Recessed deckhead down lighters.
• Cream coloured carpet to the cabin sole for the saloon area.
• Parquet style cabin sole covering to the galley area.
• Steps leading up the companionway to the helm position and cockpit.
• Galley area positioned to portside side amidships.
• High-level and low-level cupboards.
• Port holes.
• 2x inset electric ceramic stoves.
• Integrated fridge/freezer.
• High gloss cherry wood countertop to the galley which is hinged and lifts up to reveal the stoves and sink.
• Inset stainless single bowl sink with a mixer tap which tilts down when the countertop is lowered.
• TV – replaced - 2019.
• DVD player.
• Integrated sound system with speaker to the saloon and cockpit.

Day/Guest Heads:
• Positioned to the portside aft of the galley area.
• Electric flush marine head.
• Countertop made of glass and timber with a countertop mounted wash basin and mixer tap and mirrored panels over.
• Separate shower cubicle with a glazed door, showerhead and thermostatic valve.
• Porthole.

Guest Double cabin:
• Positioned forward to starboard side.
• Double bed.
• Ledge to one side of the bed.
• 1x Handing locker.
• 2x Port holes.
• Recessed down lighters.
• Mirrored panels.
• White coloured carpeting to the cabin sole.
• Narrow ledge below the portholes.

Guest Twin Cabin:
• Positioned to the portside aft of the guest/day heads.
• Twin single berths with a central shared bedside cabinet.
• Storage cupboards to the hull side.
• 2x portholes.
• Mirrored panels to the bedheads.
• Hanging locker.
• White panelling to the hull side, bulkheads and deck head.
• Recessed downlighters.
• Cream coloured carpet to the cabin sole.

Separate Crew Cabin:
• Positioned aft of the cockpit area and accessed via a hatch under the aft end of the aft sunbed.
• Single berth.
• Shower cubicle.
• Porthole.
Helm Position and Cockpit Area:
• Electric hydraulically operated sunroof over the helm position.
• Sliding hatch to the companionway and the lower accommodation.
• Large wraparound window to the front and both sides.
• All seating upholstery to this area is white coloured leatherette.
• Double helm position seat to starboard.
• Matt clear carbon fibre panels to the dashboard with all navigation equipment inset or mounted close to it.
• Steering wheel and twin-engine throttle controls plus controls for the bow thruster and Arneson drives.
• Behind this area is the cockpit area with a large C-shaped sofa area mainly to portside, the two sections of sofa which are nearest the bow can be raised and rotated to face forward.
• Dining table to the portside which can be lowered electrically into the cockpit sole if required to create more open space.
• Curve shaped unit to the starboard side with a white coloured countertop, integrated refrigerator and sink with mixer tap.
• Teak covering to the cockpit sole.
• Recessed down lighters.
• Cockpit speakers connected to the sound system in the saloon.
• To the aft of the cockpit area is the aft sunbathing pad with white leatherette cushions and a low stainless steel rail going around the aft edge. Open walkthrough with teak covering to the sole and matching step lead down to the bathing platform.


• Stainless steel guard rail extends from the bow and integrates to the push pit and continues aft to the rear of the cabin superstructure, it then reduces in height for further section of reduced height matching guard rail continuing around the aft of the aft sunbed. Open access walkway to the bathing platform.
• Below the aft sunbathing pad there is a 2.13m x 1.22m / 7’ x 4’ hatch that lifts to reveal a two-foot-deep stowage locker for fenders or mooring lines etc. Otherwise, below the aft portion of the sunbathing pad, a hatch opens into the optional Crew Cabin.
• Bow roller.
• Anchor locker.
• Open foredeck area with areas of non-slip.
• Forward double sunbed just in front of the windscreen.
• Slight raised section to the aft of cabin superstructure roof for mounting the various navigation and communication receivers and aerials and the stainless steel mast for the steaming light etc.
• Windscreen wipers with wash function.
• Electric hydraulically operated retractable passarelle with its teak grating and rope handrail on removable stainless steel supports.
• The bathing platform with teak covering plus stainless steel matching grab rails on the edges to either side and pad eyes for lashing down a tender etc.
• Bathing ladder.

Covers and Cushions:
• Saloon set covers are in cream coloured leatherette.
• Cockpit cushions are in white coloured leatherette.
• Forward and aft sunbathing pad cushions are covered white coloured leatherette.
• External covers for the windows to the cockpit and helm area.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 24vDC Anchor windlass.
• Anchor and chain.
• Stainless steel mooring cleats.
• Electric mooring capstan to the starboard aft quarter.
• Warps & fenders

• GT Inflatables Inflatable tender - 2018 with 9.90hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard motor – August 2015.
• Tender outboard portable fuel tank.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Life raft – requires servicing.
• Life jackets.

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Valletta Malta.

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

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Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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