Let's continue talking about the winners of the 2019 World Superyacht Awards in a series of different news.
As we are discussing 16 winners, let's continue with a boat number # 2 - Black Pearl.
Black Pearl is the Sailing Yacht of the 2019, in the category of Sailing Yachts 60m and Above:
Black Pearl is a 106 m / 347′10″ luxury sailing yacht. She was built by Oceanco in 2017. She has an aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by MTU engines giving her a maximum speed of 17.5 knots. The sailing yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. The yacht was designed by Ken Freivokh Design.
The 106-meter-long Black Pearl yacht, built by Oceanco, codenamed Project Solar, is able to cross the Atlantic, burning just 20 liters of fuel thanks to alternative energy sources.
Inspired by the 88-meter-long Maltese falcon, built by Perini Navi for the late venture capitalist Tom Perkins in 2006, the Solar project began when Ken Freyvoha, the owner of the contract, signed a contract with the designer for style design and development on July 7, 2010. This initially led to a 96-meter preliminary concept, code-named Nautilus.
Built as Project Y712 and often referred to as Project Solar, the internal structure and layout of the S / Y Black Pearl was originally created by Ken Freivoch and then refined by the owner, working closely with designer Gerard Willatt.