Oceanco’s Black Pearl Wins Prestigious Design & Innovation Award
Oceanco’s 106.7m Black Pearl won top honors at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards that took place on the 27 January in Cortina. This unique and complex vessel took home the award for Best Naval Architecture for Sailing Yachts.
Black Pearl, the largest sailing yacht in the world, is a veritable ‘tour de force’, incorporating high tech design, an updated state-of-the art DynaRig sailing system, single level engine room, a hybrid propulsion installation and high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. Her hull design is created with a unique wave-piercing bow that is both aesthetically appealing and fuel-efficient. Naval Architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects and Lateral Naval Architects assisted with systems engineering and weight management as well as elements of structural and general engineering.