At 72 feet, Pearl Yachts’ latest launch hits a sweet spot in the market

The Humphree interceptors stabilize the boat and keep it level even while turning


If ever a yacht were perfectly named, it would have to be the Pearl 72. Not only is she an absolute gem but, unlike diamonds or rubies, she needs no polishing or cutting. This is a turn-key yacht delivered with everything, right down to Pearl logo crockery, bath robes and boat hook. Just bring your toothbrush – and perhaps a good bottle of bubbly!

Though a 72-footer, the Pearl radiates superyacht features, starting with two master suites among the four (all ensuite) cabins, so no guests will feel like second-class citizens. The cabin Pearl labels the master has a private entry typical of much larger yachts, leading to a suite with forward-facing berth, glossy black cabinetry and large clerestory upper windows for light. Triple wardrobes, six under-berth drawers and the ensuite head with shower make this eminently liveable for long cruises.

Our test boat had the pantograph door next to the helm, making for easy access to the side deck. The skipper enjoys a glass dash with twin Garmin monitors, a row of tidy, well-marked rocker switches, and controls for the Side-Power bow and stern thrusters. The Humphree custom interceptor trim controls are automatic for ease of use at all speeds to stabilize the boat and keep it level even while turning.

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