Black Pearl Departs on Delivery, With Cool Light Show: VIDEO

By now yacht watchers worldwide have gotten more than a few glimpses of Black Pearl as she neared completion by Oceanco. The 350-footer (106.7-meter) is the world’s largest sailing superyacht. More significant from a technical standpoint, she’s the world’s largest DynaRig-equipped sailing yacht. Regardless of your knowledge of rigging and related equipment, though, you Continue reading

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Oceanco Y717, Project Shark, Slips Into View

Sunny skies greeted the newest super-size superyacht from Oceanco earlier today. Project Shark, a.k.a. Oceanco Y717, emerged from her build shed. Striking in both her curves and color scheme, the yacht is a 295-footer (90-meter). She features styling by Luiz de Basto Designs, which has produced a few concepts for the Dutch builder thus far. Continue reading

PJ World to Restart Build, Decade After Start

Termed the “ghost yacht” and “rust hole” by Norwegian media, the long-dormant, partially built PJ World megayacht has a new owner. PJ World, a.k.a. PJ-801, started construction in 2008 at a former commercial shipyard in Norway. Palmer Johnson had acquired the yard the year prior, through bankruptcy proceedings. At 267 feet (81.4 meters), PJ World Continue reading