Video: 105m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl on sea trials
by Chris Jefferies
Video footage has emerged showing the 105 metre Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl on her sea trials. As the video below shows, her black sails have been adorned with a silver logo that reflects her name.
Sold by Moran Yacht and Ship in 2012 and launched last September in the Netherlands, Black Pearl was developed in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects and features an innovative wave-piercing bow. Meanwhile, design studio Nuvolari Lenard penned both the interior and exterior styling.
With an LOA of 105 metres, she will officially join the ranks of the world's largest superyachts when she is delivered later this year. 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. Built to Lloyd’s Registry standards, Black Pearl has been registered in the Cayman Islands.
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.