SY Black Pearl was The Big Sailing Yacht winner of the World Superyacht Awards 2019
SY Black Pearl won the Award for Best Sailing Yacht 60m+ and the most prestigious Award Best Sailing Yacht of the Year. We are proud to be part of the SY Black Pearl team, as Naval Architects and the Dynarig/Sail plan designers.
The World Superyacht Awards Gala, organized by Boat International Media in association with Oyster Yachts, took place in the heart of London, in Old Billingsgate. Nearly 600 guests including superyacht Owners, designers, and builders were on hand for the dinner/ awards event.
SY Black Pearl, measuring 106.7-meters in length, is not only the world's largest private sailing yacht, she also has many unique and innovative features such as a state- of –the- art Dynarig sailing system, single- level engine room, and a hybrid propulsion installation with a high capacity battery bank allowing for a regeneration mode when under sail. With Exterior Design by Ken Freivokh and Nuvolari Lenard, Interior Design by Gerard Villate and Nuvolari Lenard and naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects/Oceanco, SY Black Pearl is both stunningly beautiful and a technological tour de force.
More information about SY Black Pearl: www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/black-pearl
From the World Superyacht Awards Judges:
Selecting the winner is not a matter of merely choosing the yacht that won its class by the greatest margin, as the Judges are required to consider how each of these vessels might have advanced the design, construction and appearance of future generations of sailing yachts, whilst also taking into consideration all the other elements that led to their selection as class winners. During discussions, it was clear that SY Black Pearl because of her technological advances, was selected as the Sailing Yacht of the Year. Perhaps the most notable aspect of this vessel was her capacity to provide all the space, facilities and luxury of a modern motor yacht, yet have the low fuel consumption and, hence, reduced environmental impact of a sailing yacht. The fact that Black Pearl, a yacht of 2,550 tonnes displacement, might cross the Atlantic without using any diesel fuel was central to the Judges' reasoning. As such, she provides an example to current and future owners of large yachts that it is possible to own such a vessel and, at the same time, also be environmentally responsible. This, the Judges felt, is a message worth broadcasting.