Pearl Yachts: Pearl 80 finalist at the 2019 Motor Boat Awards
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:41 PM
Pearl Yachts’ 24-metre Pearl 80 is among the finalist in the “Custom Yachts” category, for the Motor Boat & Yachting’s 2019 Motor Boat Awards. Designed for fun and sun as well as serious cruising the Pearl 80 features naval architecture by renowned British naval architect Bill Dixon and interior by design star Kelly Hoppen MBE.
British boat builder Pearl Yachts is nominated in the 2019 edition of the prestigious Motor Boat Awards. The 23.9-metre (78’5”) Pearl 80 is nominated in the category of Custom Yachts - a testament to Pearl Yacht’s dedication to superior design and innovation.
The Motor Boat Awards are hosted annually by the British yachting publication Motor Boat & Yachting. The prestigious awards consist of eight categories in addition to the Service Award and the Judges’ Special Award. The nominees and ultimate winners of each boat award are determined based upon design, capability and value for money in their respective market segment.
Pearl 80: Motor Boat Awards 2019
Featuring naval architecture by the renowned British yacht designer and architect Bill Dixon, the Pearl 80 is characterised by a sporty exterior and voluminous internal spaces. With a shallow draft of 1.6-metres (5’3”), the Pearl 80 is an ideal yacht to explore the waters of Europe, the Americas and beyond. Owners can choose from several power options with an impressive maximum speed of up to 35 knots. Commenting on her design, Bill Dixon says: “Apart from the obvious attributes of style and performance, the Pearl 80 wins by being adventurous in design, offering clients unique and interesting design solutions to enhance todays yachting lifestyle.”
The interior design is the work of long-time Pearl Yachts’ collaborator, Kelly Hoppen MBE. Offering owners a choice of three different colour schemes with chic, clean lines and neutral nuances. The Pearl 80 accommodates eight guests across four en-suite cabins on the lower deck, including a large owner’s suite amidships, two twin cabins and a full-beam VIP stateroom forward.
The 2019 Motor Boat Awards
The 2019 Motor Boat Awards will take place on May 7th and is hosted in conjunction with the London Yacht Show in the British capital’s famous St Katharine Docks. Winners will be announced during an evening awards ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel. Pearl Yachts’ Managing Director, Iain Smallridge, comments: “Pearl Yachts and the teams at Dixon Yacht design and Kelly Hoppen Interiors worked hard on perfecting the Pearl 80. We’re immensely proud of the result and even prouder to see her nominated for the Motor Boat Awards, 2019. We look forward to attending the event next month in London.”
The Pearl 80 is the second largest yacht in the Pearl Yachts fleet. The British shipbuilder's flagship Pearl 95 was launched at the end of 2018 and has been met with industry-wide acclaim.