Yachts International Awarded several yachts that represent the best of what the industry offered this past year.
SY Black Pearl: Best New Supersail Award!
Black Pearl, the groundbreaking 350-foot (106.7-meter) built by Oceanco, is the world's largest privately owned sailing yacht. Conceived by a passionate owner, she has exterior and interior styling from both Ken Freivokh Design and Nuvolari Lenard, and her interior décor is by Gerard Villate. Black Pearl's three mesmerizing 229-foot (70-meter) DynaRig carbon masts and forward-thinking sailing system were devised by Dykstra Naval Architects, who served as the naval architects of the build. Reportedly, the 31,215 square feet (2,900 square meters) of sail area can be set in seven minutes. Other innovative features include a hybrid propulsion system that has the ability to regenerate energy. Subsequent to her sea trials, Black Pearl's captain, Chris Gartner, said, "She performed very well, reaching very good speeds at all points of sail."