106m sailing yacht Black Pearl delivered by Oceanco
by Chris Jefferies
The 106.7 metre Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl has been delivered. Sold by Moran Yacht and Ship in 2012 and launched in September 2016, she has been undergoing extensive sea trials which saw her reach an impressive top speed of 30 knots under sail.
Black Pearl was developed in collaboration with an all-star cast of designers — Dykstra Naval Architects, Ken Freivokh, Nuvolari Lenard, BMT Nigel Gee and Gerard P. Villate all contributed their respective expertise.
With an LOA of 106.7 metres, her delivery will see her now officially join the ranks of the world's largest superyachts. Black Pearl is a tri-deck sailing yacht and was built from a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Accommodation for 12 guests is split across six cabins and her 15 metre beam allows for a total interior volume of 2,700GT.
Auxiliary power comes from a pair of MTU 12V2000M72 diesel engines for a top speed of 17.5 knots. However, thanks to her three 70-metre Dynarig carbon masts and 2,900 square metres of sails, it is when under wind power that Black Pearl truly comes in to her own.
Built to Lloyd’s Registry standards, Black Pearl has been registered in the Cayman Islands, with the latest AIS data showing that she is currently heading to Gibraltar from Oceanco's Ablasserdam headquarters.
Further details are few and far between, with Oceanco remaining tight-lipped about this spectacular sailing yacht project, however, the raised pilothouse and extensive superyacht sundeck can be seen in great detail in the most recent video.
Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 109 metre Oceanco Y718, which is another Nuvolari Lenard design and is due to hit the water next year.