UK luxury yacht brand Pearl Yachts launched a unique five-year comprehensive warranty programme for all new yacht sales at Dusseldorf this week. The company also introduced its new Pearl 80 model which was launched at FLIBS 2017 and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the new Pearl 95 will be debuted in the summer.
In a statement, Pearl said: “With most new boat warranties running for two years, this programme of support will provide Pearl Yacht owners with total peace of mind for a generous extra three-years than is typically given. The programme will be valid on all new Pearl Yachts delivered from the 1st January 2018 and will be supported by the dealership network and the factory itself.
Iain Smallridge, Pearl Yachts MD, commented: “The new warranty plan reflects both our desire to offer outstanding customer service as well as the total confidence we have in our product and we believe it is unprecedented in the industry.”
The Pearl 80, of which three are either completed or in build, is now available in Europe. The first is available for sale but the second and third ones are sold. Like the other models in the Pearl range the design is a combination of Bill Dixon doing the exterior and Kelly Hoppen the interior. A choice of three elegant interior décor schemes are available.
The Pearl 80 includes a large flybridge, a jet ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform. Smallbridge says: “The 80ft category is a popular size range in both Europe and the US, but we’re confident the Pearl 80 will give us a greater market share.”
Later in the year, and to coincide with the company’s 20th anniversary, Pearl Yachts will unveil its new flagship model, the Pearl 95. At almost 30m, this new model will mark a new chapter for the shipyard as it enters the superyacht sector. The Pearl 95 will be introduced in a series of launch events throughout Europe during the summer of 2018, culminating in its world boat show debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Smallridge said: “It will have been 20 years since Pearl introduced its first model at the Southampton Boat Show in 1998, and we feel introducing the world to our new flagship model, the Pearl 95, is an apt way to mark our anniversary as well as our commitment to our new launch development programme.”
Currently three Pearl 95s are in build. The first is available for sale but the next two are sold. All Pearl yachts are built in Xiamen in China and then brought to Gosport in the UK for finishing.