Black Pearl, the World’s Largest Sailing Yacht
The 106.7m three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen. This 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 70m 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. All 2,900m2 of sails can be set in seven minutes! BMT Nigel Gee collaborated with Oceanco to create Black Pearl’s hybrid propulsion system as well as other onboard 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, 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 Aluminum 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