Pearl celebrates 25th anniversary
The UK-owned motor yacht builder celebrated its silver jubilee with a rendezvous event in Spain.
Pearl Yachts, whose dealers in Asia include VP Yachts in Hong Kong, celebrated its 25th anniversary with dealer Mallorca Marine Group by staging a red-carpet rendezvous in the exclusive Puerto Portals marina in Mallorca.
Pearl 82, which is due to launch in 2024.
(click for Leader interview) Margaret Whittaker OBE, who has owned the brand since 2003 (with her late husband Tony, who passed away in 2021).
Whitaker said: “To see our efforts manifest over 2½ decades has put the whole Pearl family in the mood to celebrate. I couldn’t be prouder of the team, not just for where we stand today but also when I think back over the years.
“We faced challenges, defied the odds and carved out a new enclave in the yachting sector, which I can confidently compare to any brand on the market today. There’s no feeling like the creeping sense that what we’ve built is here to stay, that this dream isn’t going to end – and it’s because we dreamed it together.”
Pearl’s success in carving out a niche in the incredibly competitive 50-100ft flybridge motor yacht sector is also due to
Smallridge said: “Pearl’s 25th anniversary has come along at an important time in our history. There’s so much movement, and we keep taking risks, seeing results. The latest generation of Pearls is having such an impact because of the path we’ve taken to this point, and this event was the perfect opportunity to get together and show our appreciation, remember the past, and talk about the future.”