It is not often that we have the opportunity to examine two nearly identical but competing motoryachts side by side. We jumped at the chance to test the newest Mangusta 92 to arrive in the United States and the recently launched Pershing 92, both open-style vessels built in Italy, similar in spirit but different in approach.
Generous volume combined with dynamic lines characterize all models in this collection; from the smallest to the largest, the focus is on lifestyle and livability. Built in composite, these comfortable yachts boast a generous speed that allows for quick jaunts between islands or a few miles off shore in search of quiet anchorage and moorings.
Azimut-Benetti Group is the world’s largest integrated yachting company. What it does or does not do to react to and anticipate market changes has huge implications for the market at large. We caught up with founder Paolo Vittelli, founder and group president of Azimut-Benetti,who shows himself to be both a realist and an optimist.