The Black Pearl
Oceanco’s 106.7m (350ft) Black Pearl – the Largest Dynarig Sailing Yacht in the World. (PRNewsfoto/Oceanco)

The three-masted sailing luxury yacht Black Pearl is contrary to any yacht the world has ever seen. This phenomenal and sophisticated vessel is the realization of a discerning owner’s vision. Featuring a overall length of 106.7m, it is the largest DynaRig sailing yacht on the planet.

The designers Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design all played a substantial part in Black Pearl’s style and design progress. Dykstra Naval Architects developed Black Pearl’s three 70 meter DynaRig carbon masts and sailing system. The sail area is divided into smaller lesser-loaded sails and they may be set or furled by pressing a control button. Unbelievably, all 2,900 square meter of sails can be set in 7 minutes.

The DynaRig is a conceptualization of a square-rigged type of rigging, developed in the 1960s by the German engineer Wilhelm Prölß. While having the style of the rigging of a nineteenth-century clipper ship it had not been in fact executed on a sailing boat until quite a few decades after its design due to insufficiently adequate construction materials.

Muscular fashion plates, that provide continuity to the lines of the yacht’s superstructure, linking it to the hull whilst supplying protection from side winds. This reflects Nuvolari Lenard’s method to constantly anchoring styling characteristics to a functional purpose.

The yacht’s interior design signifies a philological research study of Louis VXI style, with several interspersed Art Deco features, fabulously executed by the builder. Black Pearl’s interior was completely designed by Valentina Zannier, Partner and Head of Interior Design at Nuvolari Lenard. She was aided by French architect Gerard Villate, who designed several of the styling details. The lodging for 12 guests is divided across six cabins.

Black Pearl has been going through extensive sea trials which saw her achieve a remarkable 30 knots under sail. Auxiliary power comes from a pair of MTU 12V2000M72 diesel engines for a top speed of 17.5 knots. However it is when under wind power that Black Pearl genuinely comes in to her very own.