A cosmetic refurbishment in 2018 means AXION is a superbly presented, stylish & fast motor yacht (42 kts cruise/ 50 kts max). A/C & heating, 2x generators++. Now ready to provide her 3rd lucky owner for lots of fun & luxury in the sun!
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
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:
“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
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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.
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