The creators behind this floating work of art are long-term collaborators of the Pershing brand. One is the legendary Fulvio De Simoni, who designed the yacht's head-turning silhouette, and the other is Poltrona Frau, the studio that has styled all the Pershing yachts' interiors for more than a decade. The naval architecture bears the signature of the Ferretti Engineering Department.
Humble & Hungry (originally known as Monarc) was primarily built for exceptional speed and smooth cruising, with the added benefits of a highly luxurious onboard setup. The result is a high-end pleasure craft that delights guests with both the thrilling ride of a speedboat and the lavish amenities of a luxury yacht. It's 82-foot-long (a little over 24 meters) and 18-foot-wide (5.5 meters). Fully loaded, it weighs less than 145,000 lbs.
It's no surprise, considering that it comes from a yachting brand that was deliberately named after a US missile used until the late 1980s. Pershing boats were affectionately described as "missiles disguising as yachts," and it's also been said that you don't sail a Pershing, you fly it.
The twin engines, with an output of over 5,000 horsepower, work hand in hand with advanced Top Systems surface drives and an easy set system that ensures flawless full-speed maneuvering. At the same time, the yacht was specifically engineered and insulated so that noise levels were considerably lowered. In other words, guests can enjoy a comfortable ride and normal-tone conversations even while this sleek beast cuts through the waves at maximum speed.
The main salon feels much bigger than its actual size due to the expansive windows all around. It boasts generous seating and an expandable table for all the onboard guests. One of the most luxurious features of a yacht this size is the folding, retractable French door that separates the main salon from the cockpit. Another special treat is the lower deck media room for a luxurious cinema experience at sea.
A retractable carbon fiber stairway leads to the sundeck, a spacious sanctuary for sunbathing enthusiasts. The main aft deck is specifically designed for dining under the stars, and the foredeck turns into an attractive lounge area in the open air. Although this sports yacht is a water toy in itself, only at a larger scale, it also comes with a dedicated storage area for several toys. In fact, the garage was recently refitted in order to accommodate two full-size Sea Doo jet skis with a winch system.
Humble & Hungry is one of the most successful and popular expressions of Pershing Yachts' vision. Three Italian entrepreneurs founded the company in the early 1980s. By 1985, they had launched their first yacht, the Pershing 45, in collaboration with Fulvio De Simone. More than a decade later, Pershing became part of the prestigious Ferretti Group. Since 2012, the Chinese Shandong Heavy Industry Group – Weichai Group owns 75% interest in the Group.
Humble & Hungry offers the same performance and luxurious experience in a smaller package and at a more accessible price of $4 million.