2003 Pershing 65 – NOW SOLD

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Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2003 Pershing 65 ‘AXION’

In just her second ownership since her build in 2003, the Greek flagged AXION and with her current owner having owned her since 2006, gave her a cosmetic refurbishment in 2018 and now provides for a beautifully presented and spectacular high performance luxury motor boat with an extensive inventory making her ideally equipped for lots of luxury fun in the sun.

She boasts; a combined 3,140hp from her twin Caterpillar C30 inboard diesel engines on Arneson surface drives, two Kohler generators (1x 13kw & 1x 16kw), air conditioning and heating to all areas of the interior. There are extensive onboard entertainment systems comprising; 3x Samsung TV’s, ONKYO sound system to all cabins with Pioneer speakers, 3-zone wireless amplifier, wi-fi and Satellite TV.

Her luxury accommodation provides for two double cabins (both en-suite) plus a further twin cabin and day/guest heads. There is also a further twin crew cabin positioned to aft of the engine room. The lower saloon area to port and galley area to starboard are positioned to mid-ships and offer a perfect private additional entertaining space. The helm position and upper saloon can either be enclosed via the electrically operated large sunroof or open to enjoy the sunshine and large expanses of glass with sliding opening panels to either side provides a great position from which to enjoy the scenery.

Externally, there is an aft cockpit area with a pair of sunbeds, a hydraulically operated passeralle with a teak grating and the bathing platform covered with teak. On the foredeck there is a further double sunbed. Additionally, there is the 3.50m 90hp Zodiac JetPro inflatable tender for both added fun and practicality. Her current owner has had her engines, generator and two liferafts serviced annually, ensuring that she is ready to go for more adventures.

Her specification highlights include:
• Twin Caterpillar C30 Diesel inboard engines on Arneson surface drives with a combines 3,140hp.
• Kohler 16kw generator.
• Kohler 13kw generator.
• Radar.
• GPS Chart plotter.
• Autopilot.
• Depth sounder.
• VHF radio.
• Air conditioning.
• Heating.
• 3-cabins, 2-en-suite plus a further day/guest heads.
• Additional twin crew cabin.
• Electrically operated sunroof to the helm position and upper saloon.
• Large upper saloon seating with white leather upholstery and dining area with a retractable 50” Samsung TV.
• Aft open cockpit with twin sunbeds with white leather upholstery and additional covers.
• Sunbeds to the foredeck.
• Samsung 42” TV to the owner’s cabin.
• Samsung 24” TV to the lower saloon/galley area.
• Lower saloon with cream leather upholstery to the U-shaped sofa and twin stools.
• High gloss varnished cherry wood interior joinery.
• Sound system with amplifier and pioneer speakers.
• Satellite TV System.
• 3x refrigerators.
• Icemaker.
• Cockpit barbeque.
• 220v Microwave.
• Stove.
• Dishwasher.
• 12-set cutlery.
• Glassware.
• Pershing table ware.
• Zodiac 3.50m Jetpro inflatable tender with 90hp engine.
• 2x 8-person Liferafts.
• Hydraulically operated passeralle.
• Mood lighting to main entertaining areas and sleeping cabins.
• Bathing platform covered with teak.

Press Review:
“The Pershing 65 battles the roughest seas with ease. Wave height, topping out about 6 feet, was not the problem. The killer was the swells’ confused nature. No matter which heading we chose, we were going to hit some of them wrong. It was a perfect setting for a “fast commuter,” as the factory calls the Pershings, to come into its own.
While the displacement and slower-planing boats around us wallowed along, pitching and rolling at degree measurements to match the Florida summer temperature, the Pershing 65 demonstrated its capabilities. At 1500 rpm, we hit 20 knots and started to climb on top of the slop, leaving the worst motions behind. At an easy cruise of 1800 rpm, speed topped 35 knots and things smoothed out considerably. The ride was not mill-pond calm, but it was quite comfortable whether sitting or standing. With the seas as they were, every additional knot pushed us farther toward an uncertain airborne mode, so I stopped the throttles at 43 knots. We weren’t yet at the top of the Caterpillar power curve, which reportedly pushes this high-speed cruiser close to 50 knots, but I didn’t want to risk serious damage (not to the solidly built boat’s structure, but to the more fragile one that carries me daily).
Challenging conditions always make for a better sea trial, as simply listening to hull sounds and watching the bottom and side panels’ flexure can reveal volumes about construction. The Pershing 65 has a solid bottom with PVC-cored stiffeners, and PVC sandwich construction is used in the hull sides and decks.
The Pershing 65’s twin Caterpillar diesels are linked to Arneson 14 surface drives, turning Radice five-blade props tucked under a wide swim platform. With many surface-drive boats, you need to adjust the trim tabs and drive throughout the speed range, first to get on plane and then to optimize speed and ride. This installation seems so well-tuned, the tweaking is practically non-existent. We climbed onto plane and ran at various speeds and headings with minimal adjustment.
Above the engines is a large well-with a built-in davit, topped by a sunpad-large enough to stow a PWC. A second, smaller stowage area is just forward, suitable for fenders, lines and cleaning equipment. There’s a fixed glass bulkhead with a large sliding door just forward of the sunpad, so the helm and cockpit area can be buttoned up tight in bad weather or air-conditioned when things get too hot. For those perfect days, there’s a convertible panel in the overhead to let the sky in. With the aft door locked open, the feeling is more that of an open express boat.
The cockpit has a U-shape settee and table to port. On our test boat, a bin just forward of the settee had a cold plate for stowing food and drinks. Across the passageway is a large wet bar with an electric grill. When not in use, the whole bar disappears under three fold-down countertop sections. The helm is at the center of a two-person bench to starboard, convenient to drive from either the inboard or outboard seat. A matching bench to port carries two more passengers. Even in the roughest seas, I felt secure sitting there.
The compact galley and dinette are down a half-flight of steps. A turn aft and a few more steps take you into the private, surprisingly spacious master stateroom. There are two hanging lockers, and a dresser and vanity flank the queen-size berth to port and starboard, respectively. The master head looks a bit small on paper, but it feels much bigger thanks to good arrangement and lighting.
A guest cabin with twin berths and a single hanging locker is forward of the dinette, served by a head abaft the galley that doubles as the day head. The VIP guest stateroom is forward, featuring an island berth, two lockers and an en-suite head.”
Extract taken from Yachting Magazine.com 3rd October 2007 by Dudley Dawson

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

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For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Tecnomar Nadara 26 – full details here

Canados 86 – full details here

Monte Fino 78 – full details here

Astondoa 72 GLX Millenium – full details here

Astondoa 72 GLX – full details here

Princess V65 – full details here

Sunseeker Predator 58 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us

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