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2003 Pershing 65

£ 322,167*
Athens, Greece
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Twin CAT C30's Pershing 65

Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Athens, Greece
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  375,000 Tax Paid (£ 322,167) 

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!




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:

  • Twin Caterpillar C30 Diesel inboard engines on Arneson surface drives with a combines 3,140hp.
  • Kohler 16kw generator.
  • Kohler 13kw generator.
  • Radar.
  • GPS Chart plotter.
  • Autopilot.
  • Depth sounder.
  • VHF radio.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Heating.
  • 3-cabins, 2-en-suite plus a further day/guest heads.
  • Additional twin crew cabin.
  • Electrically operated sunroof to the helm position and upper saloon.
  • Large upper saloon seating with white leather upholstery and dining area with a retractable 50” Samsung TV.
  • Aft open cockpit with twin sunbeds with white leather upholstery and additional covers.
  • Sunbeds to the foredeck.
  • Samsung 42” TV to the owner’s cabin.
  • Samsung 24” TV to the lower saloon/galley area.
  • Lower saloon with cream leather upholstery to the U-shaped sofa and twin stools.
  • High gloss varnished cherry wood interior joinery.
  • Sound system with amplifier and pioneer speakers.
  • Satellite TV System.
  • 3x refrigerators.
  • Icemaker.
  • Cockpit barbeque.
  • 220v Microwave.
  • Stove.
  • Dishwasher.
  • 12-set cutlery.
  • Glassware.
  • Pershing table ware.
  • Zodiac 3.50m Jetpro inflatable tender with 90hp engine.
  • 2x 8-person Liferafts.
  • Hydraulically operated passeralle.
  • Mood lighting to main entertaining areas and sleeping cabins.
  • Bathing platform covered with teak.


Press Review:

“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 3rd October 2007 by Dudley Dawson



RCD Status:

  • Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised A-Ocean or similar for up to 16 persons.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • All GRP with non-slip moulded decks.
  • A solid bottom with PVC-cored stiffeners and PVC sandwich construction is used in the hull sides and decks. 
  • Blue and white coloured hull topsides.
  • Teak laid to the aft cockpit sole and bathing platform.




Engine & gearbox:

  • 2x Caterpillar C30 V12, 30 litre turbocharged and aftercooled marine diesel engines producing 1,570h (3,140hp combined) at 2,300rpm.
  • Seawater aftercooler for reduced combustion air temperature, improved combustion efficiency, increased power output and reduced exhaust emissions.
  • Integral titanium plateheat exchanger to reduce the size of the engine whilst improving reliability and simplified maintenance.
  • Programmable idle speed, trolling and slow vessel modes for docking.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Starboard side engine hours: 1,479 as of May 2019
  • Port side engine hours: 1,486 as of May 2019
  • Cruising speed: approx. 42 knots
  • Maximum speed: approx. 50 knots
  • The engines have been serviced annually, last one: May 2019.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Hydraulic power steering.
  • Arneson surface drives.



Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC domestic system with 220vAC via a 2x generators and shore power


Battery Banks:

  • 12vDC batteries all replaced – 2019.
  • 6x Service batteries.
  • 4x Engine start batteries.



  • Automatic battery charger.



  • 2x engine-mounted alternators



  • 1x 16kw Kohler generator.
  • 1x 13kw Kohler generator.
  • Generator hours: 8,344 as of May 2019
  • Last serviced: May 2019.


Shore Power:

  • 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior




Fresh Water:

  • Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump system.
  • Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout.
  • Hot water boiler tank via 220v immersion heater element.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump





  • 3,300 litres fuel tank capacity.


Fresh Water:

  • 950 litres water tank capacity.


Holding Tank:

  • Holding tanks.



  • Raymarine Radar.
  • Geonav 11 Sunshine GPS chart plotter.
  • Autopilot.
  • Helming compass.
  • Depth sounder.



  • VHF radio




Galley/Upper Cockpit Equipment:

  • 3x refrigerators.
  • Icemaker.
  • Cockpit barbeque.
  • 220v Microwave.
  • Stove.
  • Dishwasher.
  • 12-set cutlery.
  • Glassware.
  • Pershing table ware.



  • 24v electric heads.
  • Sinks with hot & cold fresh water supply.
  • Separate shower cubicle to each head, each fitted with a shower head and thermostatic valve.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • 220vAC - Air-conditioning and heating systems with outlets to all areas of the boat’s interior.



  • Retractable 50” Samsung TV to the Upper Saloon.
  • Samsung 42” TV to the owner’s cabin.
  • Samsung 24” TV to the lower saloon/galley area.
  • Onkyo Sound system with 3-zone wireless amplifier, controllable from multiple positions and pioneer speakers to all cabins and saloon areas.
  • Cockpit speakers.
  • Satellite TV System.
  • Wi-fi




  • Sleeps 6 in 3-cabins (2x doubles and 1x twin cabin) plus the saloon and twin crew cabin.
  • High gloss cherry wood joinery to the interior.
  • White leather upholstery to the upper saloon, helm position and aft sunbeds.
  • Cream leather upholstery to the lower saloon sofa and twin stools.
  • White coloured panels to the deckhead and to the cabin interior side panels.
  • Mirrored panels to the lower salon and sleeping cabins.
  • White coloured carpeting to the lower saloon and sleeping cabin soles.
  • Inset downlights to deckhead and cockpit roof with chrome surrounds.
  • Mood lighting to the cockpit, upper and lower saloons plus to the sleeping cabins.
  • Parquet style flooring to the upper saloon and helm position sole.
  • High gloss cherry wood countertops to the galley and heads.


Layout from Forward; VIP Guest cabin:

  • Central double berth.
  • Portholes.
  • 2x Hanging lockers.
  • Further cupboard space.
  • White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and hull. 
  • Deck hatch for ventilation.
  • Recessed downlighters.
  • Mood lighting.
  • Mirrored panels to the bedhead.
  • White coloured carpeting to the cabin sole


VIP Guest Cabin’s En-Suite:

  • Electric flush marine head.
  • countertop surround with inset sink and mixer tap.
  • Separate shower cubicle with a glazed door, showerhead and thermostatic valve.
  • Porthole.


Guest Twin cabin:

  • Positioned forward to starboard side.
  • Twin single berths.
  • Central bedside cabinet.
  • 1x Handing locker.
  • Additional high-level cupboard space.
  • Port holes.
  • Mood lighting.
  • Recessed down lighters.
  • Mirrored panels.
  • White coloured carpeting to the cabin sole.


Day/Guest Heads:

  • Electric flush marine head.
  • countertop surround with inset sink and mixer tap.
  • Separate shower cubicle with a glazed door, showerhead and thermostatic valve.
  • Porthole.


Lower Saloon/Galley Area:

  • Saloon Area positioned to portside amidships.
  • U-shaped sofa with cream coloured leather upholstery and a central high gloss cherry wood extendable dining table.
  • Twin stools with cream coloured leather upholstery.
  • High level cupboard space.
  • Mirrored panels.
  • Large porthole.
  • Recessed deckhead down lighters.
  • Mood lighting.
  • White coloured carpet to the cabin sole.
  • Steps leading up into the helm position and upper saloon area.
  • Galley area positioned to starboard side amidships.
  • Stove.
  • Microwave.
  • Refrigerator.
  • High Gloss cherry wood worktop.
  • Samsung bulkhead mounted 24” TV.
  • Integrated sound system.


 Aft Owner’s Cabin:

  • A double bed positioned at an angle.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Samsung 42” TV
  • Portholes.
  • White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and hull sides.
  • Small sofa with cream coloured leather upholstery.
  • High gloss joinery panelling to one bulkhead.
  • Mood lighting.
  • Recessed deckhead downlighters.
  • White coloured carpeting to the cabin sole.
  • Mirrored panels.


Owner’s En-Suite Heads:

  • Electric flush marine head.
  • High gloss cherry wood countertop surround with inset washbasin and mixer tap over and cupboard under.
  • Separate shower cubicle with a glazed door, timber grate to the shower sole, showerhead and thermostatic valve.
  • Mirror over the wash basin.
  • High level cupboards.
  • Recessed deckhead downlighters.
  • Chrome towel rail.


Separate Crew Cabin to Aft.

  • Twin berth cabin located towards the stern of the boat.


Helm Position and Upper Saloon Area:

  • Hydraulically operated sunroof over the helm position.
  • Sliding hatch to the companionway and the lower accommodation.
  • Large wraparound window to the front and both sides with a sliding glazed panel to each side for ventilation.
  • All seating upholstery to this area is white coloured leather with the “Pershing” logo.
  • Double helm position seat to starboard and matching seating opposite.
  • Dashboard with all navigation equipment inset or mounted close to it.
  • Steering wheel and twin-engine throttle controls.
  • Behind this area is the upper saloon area with large areas of seating mainly to portside but with a further seating area to the aft starboard corner of this area of the boat.
  • Dining table.
  • Curve shaped unit to the starboard side with a white coloured countertop, integrated refrigerator and icemaker plus the retractable 50” Samsung TV.  The unit has high gloss cherry wood doors to the front.
  • Parquet style covering to the cabin sole.
  • Recessed down lighters.
  • Mood lighting.
  • Speakers.
  • Curved sliding glazed door to the cockpit.  




  • Stainless steel guard rail extends from the bow and integrates to the push pit and continues aft to the rear of the cabin superstructure, it then reduces in height and continues around the cockpit area except to the access walkway to the bathing platform.
  • Bow roller.
  • Anchor locker.
  • Open foredeck area with areas of non-slip.
  • Forward double sunbed just in front of the windscreen.
  • Hoop to the cabin superstructure roof for mounting the various navigation and communication receivers and aerials along with the satellite TV dome, search light and the stainless steel mast for the steaming light and ensign etc.
  • Twin windscreen wipers.



  • Twin sunbeds to either side with white coloured leather (plus additional blue covers) and a central walkway with teak to the cockpit sole.
  • Cockpit speakers.
  • Mood lighting.
  • Step with a teak covering leads either onto the retractable passeralle with its teak grating and rope handrail on stainless steel supports or out onto the bathing platform with its teak covering and matching tender cradle supports plus stainless steel mooring cleats and matching grab rails.


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 24vDC Anchor windlass
  • Anchor and chain
  • Stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Warps & fenders



  • Zodiac 3.50m Jetpro inflatable tender with 90hp engine.




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.


  • 2x 8-person Liferafts – serviced annually.



Lying: Currently ashore for annual maintenance near Athens, Greece


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (South Coast)

Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210 Email:

Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

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