Alblasserdam, Netherlands: The 106.7m (350ft) three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen – the unique and complex vessel is the realisation of a discerning owner's vision.
She is the result of an elaborate and successful collaboration on the part of an international group of designers, engineers, naval architects, builders, and project managers.
The designers, Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design, all played a significant role in Black Pearl's design evolution. Dykstra Naval Architects designed Black Pearl's three 70 metre (230ft) DynaRig carbon masts and sailing system.
The sail area is subdivided into smaller lesser-loaded sails and they can be set or furled by pushing a button. Astonishingly, all 2,900 square meter of sails can be set in 7 minutes.
BMT, Nigel Gee collaborated with Oceanco to create Black Pearl's hybrid propulsion system as well as other on board systems such as waste heat recovery.
Since her launch, Black Pearl has proven to be a new generation landmark sailing yacht with a unique identity. Not only is she the largest sailing yacht in the world, but her unique features such as the state of the art DynaRig system, single level engine room, a hybrid propulsion installation and regeneration mode when under sail – she is set to turn heads the world over – and for decades to come.
Type Steel Hull and Aluminium Superstructure
Length 106.7m / 350ft
Beam 15m / 49ft
Speed 17.5 knots / up to 30 knots under sail
Exterior Design Ken Freivokh Design / Nuvolari Lenard
Interior Design Ken Freivokh Design / Nuvolari Lenard / Villate Design
Naval Architecture Oceanco / Dykstra Naval Architects
Owner's Rep Derek Munro – Yacht Consultancy
Further information: http://www.builtbyoceanco.com