Black Pearl Sailing Yacht Photographed Leaving Amsterdam
by Miranda Blazeby
The 106 metre sailing yacht Black Pearl, the largest sailing yacht in the world, has been captured leaving the port of Amsterdam.
Black Pearl is now heading south to Gibraltar following a two week stopover in the capital.
Delivered in 2018, the 106.7 metre Oceanco sailing yacht was sold by Moran Yacht and Ship in 2012 and launched in September 2016.
Instantly recognisable with her black sails and Dynarig set-up, Black Pearl is the largest sailing yacht in the world. Delivered during the same year as 142.81 metre Sailing Yacht A (officially designated as a sail-assisted motor yacht), she spent five years in development at dutch yard Oceanco.
Dykstra Naval Architects, Ken Freivokh, Nuvolari Lenard, BMT Nigel Gee and Gerard P Villate all contributed their expertise to this monumental project.
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 is registered in the Cayman Islands.