Iain Smallridge: Pearl Motor Yachts

This weekend marks the beginning of the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show! Kelly is going to be there with Pearl Motor Yachts, who are displaying their latest addition to their luxury fleet, the Pearl 75. Kelly collaborated with Pearl Motor Yachts designing the interior for the Pearl 75, her first yacht interior project.

Iain Smallridge is the managing director of Pearl Motor Yachts, who have become synonymous with luxurious comfort and exhilarating performance. Their quality has earned the company an enviable reputation as a first class builder of a range of multi-stateroom luxury motor yachts.

Congratulations on the launch of the Pearl 75 last year. How would say the Pearl 75 complements the existing Pearl fleet?

The Pearl 75 is the first in a new range of Flybridge motor yachts from Pearl with Pod drive propulsion and a Kelly Hoppen interior that will ensure Pearl Motor Yachts are at the forefront of motor yacht design in the coming years.

How was it to work in collaboration with Kelly on the project?

Kelly was great to work with, her passion and enthusiasm for the project from day one has been fantastic. She has introduced a new style to Motor yacht design, a game changer as many have commented!

What are the key attributes you feel the design of such an unusual luxury living space should house?

Comfort, style and practicality.

How do you feel the interior of the Pearl 75 yacht complemented it’s skillful engineering?

The Pearl 75 is an incredibly innovative yacht in its engineering, in its layout and in its features and the Kelly Hoppen interior complements this perfectly.

As an advocate of the UKTI, Kelly helps support small businesses as they develop in international markets. Pearl Motor Yachts are sold throughout the world, what would be your top advice to businesses venturing into the export market?

Research the different markets as each one will have different requirements.


Kelly will be at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show alongside Pearl Motor Yachts and the display of the Pearl 75 on Saturday 12th of January at the Excel Arena.