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Step Inside the Black Pearl Yacht

Care for the environment is at the very heart of this game-changing superyacht's design.

By Emma Al-Mousawi

Black Pearl Yacht With Sails

Standing at 350ft, Black Pearl is the world’s largest sailing yacht and is estimated to have cost in excess of $200 million. The unique vessel was garnering global attention long before her maiden voyage thanks to her revolutionary design, eco-credentials and technological advancements, all of which have set a new industry standard and seen her scoop-up numerous awards for innovation. 

Delivered in 2018 by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the three-mast yacht is said to be the realization of a radical vision by her owner who wanted “to build something that was out of the ordinary in every way,” according to the ship’s captain Chris Gartner. Who is Black Pearl’s owner? This, along with much of her interior details, has never been officially released, all adding to  Black Pearl’s mystique. That being said, she is widely believed to belong to the Russian businessman, Oleg Burlakov.

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Black Pearl sailing back view

The superyacht is capable of crossing the Atlantic without using any fuel / ©Tom Van Oossanen

This unmistakable vessel is not the product of one designer but in fact the result of an ambitious cross-industry collaboration between some of international yachting’s greatest creative minds. UK-based Ken Freivokh Design (responsible for the iconic Maltese Falcon ) and Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard (behind Steven Speilberg’s Seven Seas yacht) teamed up to create her striking exterior. However, it is not just her aesthetics that sets her apart, but also her utilization of the very latest green technology, which according to Oceanco, has rendered her capable of crossing the Atlantic without using any fuel. “How?” one might ask. 

Let’s start with her three imposing 230ft DynaRig carbon masts designed by Dykstra Naval Architects. The innovative structure sees her sails subdivided into smaller sections that can be set or furled at the touch of a button. “The key to the DynaRig’s effectiveness is just how easy it makes sailing Black Pearl rather than relying on propulsion from fossil fuels,”  says Gartner. “With a single person able to set 2,900 sq meters (31, 215 sq ft) of sail area in just under seven minutes, we can quickly and simply turn off the main engines and harness the power of the wind, which costs nothing and is better f or the environment.”

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In fact, under sail, the yacht can reach an incredible 30 knots and regenerate enough energy to power the boat’s full house load, removing the need to run generators. 

Black Pearl is also powered by an advanced hybrid propulsion system that Oceanco designed in collaboration with specialist consultancy BMT Nigel Gee. Gartner explains how the complex system generates electricity through the vessel’s spinning propellers: “Her hybrid propulsion installation has two shaft lines, each with a controllable pitch propeller.

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In normal sailing mode, the propellers are set to minimize drag and prevent the shafts from turning. But when we want to harvest some of that kinetic energy to be stored and used onboard, the pitch of the propellers is altered to create a lifting force as the water passes over them. This rotates the shafts, which are connected to a permanent magnet electric propulsion motor, effectively converting the wind energy that is moving Black Pearl through the water into electrical energy.”

Crows nest view of the boats upper deck

Little information has been released about Black Pearl’ s interiors / ©Tom Van Oossanen

Her interiors – which remain a closely guarded secret – were also designed by Nuvolari Lenard and French architect Gerard Villate . Other than that, what we do know is that she has six cabins providing accommodation for up to 12 guests, including a master suite and two VIP cabins. Black Pearl’s total interior volume is a roomy 2,700 GT, significantly overshadowing the world’s second-largest sailing yacht the EOS at 1500 GT. 

No actual pictures of the inside of the vessel have ever been released but according to Nuvolari Lenard, the interior is a celebration of Louis XVI French design (think elaborate neoclassical touches like wood carvings, gold accents and sumptuous fabrics) as well as some art deco touches. The Italian design studio has also shared a handful of interior renderings to give us a hint of what may lie inside the Black Pearl yacht . These include an elaborately decorated dining room that can seat up to 16 guests. We would expect to see this same level of grandeur throughout her accommodation. 

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Black pearl view from a chopper

The Black Pearl yacht is said to have plenty onboard to keep passengers entertained / ©Tom Van Oossanen

Black Pearl is said to have a wealth of recreational spaces spread across her three decks, though due to her secretive nature, little information has been published as to what delights she offers her passengers. Aerial photographs reveal a pool aft of the main deck as well as a hot tub aft of the upper deck. There is also a fold-down platform at the aft of the yacht which is likely to transform into a full-beam beach club. 

Ken Freivokh Design features a mysterious unnamed 328-ft-plus DynaRig yacht on its website which some may speculate could give us an insight into the luxury facilities on board the vessel. The unidentified yacht includes a su bstantial toy and tender garage housing two limousine tenders, a hydroplane and a range of utility tenders and jet skis. It is also said to feature a helipad and an extending forward deck that can be used for entertaining guests as well as spotting dolphins. If that wasn’t enough, other out-of-this-world amenities include a glass-fronted swimming pool and an aquarium. Could Black Pearl host similar facilities? It’s anyone’s guess. 

Black Pearl sailing the med

The sailing yacht is regularly seen in European ports / ©Oceanco

A true sailing vessel, the Black Pearl yacht is built for adventure and her lower carbon footprint means her voyages are much kinder to the planet than those of a typical motor yacht of similar stature. 

Despite her transatlantic credentials she appears to spend most of her time cruising around Europe with regular sightings in Gibraltar as well as stopovers on the Isle of Portland on England’s south coast, the Spanish ports of Cadiz and Tarragona, the Russian city of St.Petersburg and of course Monaco where her owner is said to reside.

According to Marine Traffic , at the time of publication, she was docked in Montenegro at the small but glamorous port of Tivat, located in an enclave of the Adriatic. 

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Standing at 350ft,  Black Pearl  is the world’s largest sailing yacht and is estimated to have cost in excess of $200 million. The unique vessel was garnering global attention long before her maiden voyage thanks to her revolutionary design, eco-credentials and technological advancements, all of which have set a new industry standard and seen her scoop-up numerous awards for innovation. 

Delivered in 2018 by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the three-mast yacht is said to be the realization of a radical vision by her owner who wanted “to build something that was out of the ordinary in every way,” according to the ship’s captain Chris Gartner. Who is  Black Pearl’s  owner? This, along with much of her interior details, has never been officially released, all adding to  Black Pearl’s  mystique. That being said, she is widely believed to belong to the Russian businessman, Oleg Burlakov.

This unmistakable vessel is not the product of one designer but in fact the result of an ambitious cross-industry collaboration between some of international yachting’s greatest creative minds. UK-based Ken Freivokh Design (responsible for the iconic  Maltese Falcon ) and Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard (behind Steven Speilberg’s  Seven Seas  yacht) teamed up to create her striking exterior. However, it is not just her aesthetics that sets her apart, but also her utilization of the very latest green technology, which according to Oceanco, has rendered her capable of crossing the Atlantic without using any fuel. “How?” one might ask. 

Black Pearl sailing back view

The superyacht is capable of crossing the Atlantic without using any fuel / ©Tom Van Oossanen

In fact, under sail, the yacht can reach an incredible 30 knots and regenerate enough energy to power the boat’s full house load, removing the need to run generators. 

Black Pearl  is also powered by an advanced hybrid propulsion system that Oceanco designed in collaboration with specialist consultancyBMT Nigel Gee. Gartner explains how the complex system generates electricity through the vessel’s spinning propellers: “Her hybrid propulsion installation has two shaft lines, each with a controllable pitch propeller. In normal sailing mode, the propellers are set to minimize drag and prevent the shafts from turning. But when we want to harvest some of that kinetic energy to be stored and used onboard, the pitch of the propellers is altered to create a lifting force as the water passes over them. This rotates the shafts, which are connected to a permanent magnet electric propulsion motor, effectively converting the wind energy that is moving  Black Pearl  through the water into electrical energy.”

Crows nest view of the boats upper deck

Little information has been released about Black Pearl’ s  interiors / ©Tom Van Oossanen

Her interiors – which remain a closely guarded secret – were also designed by Nuvolari Lenard and French architect Gerard Villate. Other than that, what we do know is that she has six cabins providing accommodation for up to 12 guests, including a master suite and two VIP cabins.  Black Pearl’s  total interior volume is a roomy 2,700 GT, significantly overshadowing the world’s second-largest sailing yacht the  EOS  at 1500 GT. 

No actual pictures of the inside of the vessel have ever been released but according to Nuvolari Lenard, the interior is a celebration of Louis XVI French design (think elaborate neoclassical touches like wood carvings, gold accents and sumptuous fabrics) as well as some art deco touches. The Italian design studio has also  shared a handful of interior renderings  to give us a hint of what may lie inside the  Black Pearl  yacht. These include an elaborately decorated dining room that can seat up to 16 guests. We would expect to see this same level of grandeur throughout her accommodation. 

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Black pearl view from a chopper

The Black Pearl yacht is said to have plenty onboard to keep passengers entertained / ©Tom Van Oossanen

Black Pearl  is said to have a wealth of recreational spaces spread across her three decks, though due to her secretive nature, little information has been published as to what delights she offers her passengers. Aerial photographs reveal a pool aft of the main deck as well as a hot tub aft of the upper deck. There is also a fold-down platform at the aft of the yacht which is likely to transform into a full-beam beach club. 

Ken Freivokh Design  features a mysterious unnamed 328-ft-plus DynaRig yacht on its website which some may speculate could give us an insight into the luxury facilities on board the vessel. The unidentified yacht includes a substantial toy and tender garage housing two limousine tenders, a hydroplane and a range of utility tenders and jet skis. It is also said to feature a helipad and an extending forward deck that can be used for entertaining guests as well as spotting dolphins. If that wasn’t enough, other out-of-this-world amenities include a glass-fronted swimming pool and an aquarium. Could  Black Pearl  host similar facilities? It’s anyone’s guess. 

Black Pearl sailing the med

A true sailing vessel, the  Black Pearl  yacht is built for adventure and her lower carbon footprint means her voyages are much kinder to the planet than those of a typical motor yacht of similar stature. 

Despite her transatlantic credentials she appears to spend most of her time cruising around Europe with regular sightings in Gibraltar as well as stopovers on the Isle of Portland on England’s south coast, the Spanish ports of Cadiz and Tarragona, the Russian city of St.Petersburg and of course Monaco where her owner is said to reside.

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105m  /  344'6   oceanco   2018.

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Special Features:

  • Multi-award winning superyacht
  • One of the largest sailing yachts ever built
  • Fitted with a DynaRig sail configuration
  • Full beam beach club with terrace doors that converts into cinema
  • Flexible accomodation
  • Largest outdoor cinema screen on mizzen mast (14m x 9m)
  • Large nightclub area
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Black Pearl is spacious and packed with things to do making her fully primed for guests seeking a luxury charter at sea.

The multi-award winning 105m/344'6" sail yacht 'Black Pearl' by the Dutch shipyard Oceanco offers flexible accommodation for up to 14 guests in 5 cabins and features interior styling by Italian designer Nuvolari Lenard.

Offering an enticing combination of luxury and adventure, Black Pearl has all the bells and whistles and a wealth of convivial social spaces for the ultimate sun-kissed yacht charter getaway. She is equipped with a dancefloor, movie theatre, underwater lights, beach club and gym.

Guest Accommodation

Built in 2018, Black Pearl offers guest accommodation for up to 14 guests in 5 suites comprising a master suite, two VIP cabins, one double cabin and one twin cabin. The bed configuration includes 2 convertible. There are up to twenty-seven crew members on board to provide outstanding service on your charter.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

You and your guests can enjoy a variety of experiences on Black Pearl such as a dancefloor where you and your guests can celebrate in style. For those looking to unwind after a long day of exploration on the water, you will find a dedicated and comfortable movie theatre. Visit the sauna and disconnect in peace and quiet and take a plunge in the pool under the sun. Make your day truly exceptional at the beach club and in addition a gym with all the latest equipment is available for a good work out. Sit back with a glass of champagne in the deck jacuzzi.

Whatever your activities on your charter, you'll find some impressive features are seamlessly integrated to help you such as satellite communications, keeping you connected on any voyage. Make your evenings more memorable with stunning underwater lights and whether you want to work, use social media or stream movies on board this yacht, you can with Wi-Fi connectivity. Guests will experience complete comfort while chartering thanks to air conditioning.

Performance & Range

Black Pearl is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Powered by twin engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 17 knots with a range of up to 5,400 nautical miles at cruising speed.

Black Pearl knows a thing or two about fun on the water, with a selection of water toys and accessories for you and your guests to enjoy whilst on charter. Guests can experience the thrill and adventure of riding one of the two WaveRunners. Additionally, there are waterskis that are hugely entertaining whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Also there are Cayago SEABOBs, that allow you to skim along the surface or steer under the crystal water and experience life swimming with the fish. If that isn't enough Black Pearl also features wakeboards, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkelling equipment. When it comes to Tenders, Black Pearl has you covered - with three tenders, including a 10.4m/34'1" Pascoe International Limo Tender.

Black Pearl and her crew are available for charter this summer for cruising within the Mediterranean. She is already accepting bookings this winter for cruising in the Caribbean.

With its luxurious interiors, vast array of onboard facilities and a highly-trained and professional crew, a luxury yacht vacation onboard sail yacht Black Pearl promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

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For your relaxation and entertainment Black Pearl has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Black Pearl is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

  • 1 x 10.4m  /  34'1 Pascoe International Custom Limo Tender
  • 1 x 9.8m  /  32'2 Open Tender
  • 1 x 5.65m  /  18'6 Williams Jet Tenders Tender

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

Black Pearl Awards & Nominations

  • Robb Report 2018 Sailing Yacht (Over 200ft) Winner
  • Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2019 Best Naval Architecture: Sailing Yachts Winner
  • Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2019 Best Exterior Styling: Sailing Yachts Finalist
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2019 Sailing Yacht of the Year Winner
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2019 Sailing Yacht 60m + Winner
  • International Superyacht Society Awards 2019 Best Sail 40 M+ Finalist
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For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

'Black Pearl' Charter Rates & Destinations

Mediterranean Summer Cruising Region

Summer Season

May - September

High Season

Cruising Regions

Mediterranean France, Italy, Malta, Monaco

HOT SPOTS:   Amalfi Coast, Calvi, Cannes, Corsica, French Riviera, Ibiza, Ligurian Riviera, Mallorca, Portofino, Sardinia, St Tropez, The Balearics

Caribbean Winter Cruising Region

Winter Season

October - April

Caribbean Antigua, Bahamas, Cuba, Saint Martin, St Barts

HOT SPOTS:   Virgin Islands

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The story of 106m Black Pearl's long-awaited sail across the Atlantic

It’s taken five years for this groundbreaking yacht to show the world what she’s really made of. So was it worth the wait? Holly Overton gets the inside track from her captain and crew.

Black Pearl was designed to push the boundaries of technology and what was thought to be possible for a 106.7-metre under sail. But even for her captain, Christian Truter, carving through the busy waters of St Barths at 14 knots was a bold move. She was an unexpected guest and her fashionably late arrival to New Year’s celebrations caused quite the stir. “We were heeled over, full sail set, blitzing the anchorage between all the boats,” Truter recalls. This was the first time Black Pearl had ever seen this side of the Atlantic, and she wanted to let the world know she had arrived.

It took six years, a visionary owner, and an army of designers, architects and engineers to build Black Pearl . When she was finally delivered in 2018, she was the largest sailing yacht in the world and by far the most technologically advanced. She was built to cross oceans but, up until last year, had barely strayed from Europe.

“The original plan was to sail around the world,” explains Derek Munro, the owner’s representative. “The owner wanted to show the boat off and show the technology to as many people as possible.” She is essentially a wind-driven power plant with three freestanding masts and 2,900 square metres of sail. Her revolutionary DynaRig was a significant advancement on Maltese Falcon , with 25 per cent more sail area, electric rotating spars that made her more manoeuvrable and a hinged rig that reduces her air draught so she could pass through the Panama Canal. Then there is all the stuff you can’t see: variable-pitch propellers which can produce enough energy to power the hotel load under sail or recharge the batteries, allowing her to cross oceans without burning a litre of fuel; her waste heat recovery system is perhaps the most advanced ever seen on board a private vessel; and her spars, yards and superstructure are even wired for solar.

After the shakedown from the Oceanco shipyard in the Netherlands to Gibraltar, she entered a long warranty period. “There were still some technical elements that needed finishing and [the owner] wasn’t in a hurry. He wanted things to be perfect and he was happy to take the time to do that,” explains Captain Truter. When she finally set sail, Black Pearl logged some serious miles in the Mediterranean, bouncing between Gibraltar and Cyprus, before heading into the North Sea around the tip of Denmark and up into the Baltics.

Any plans for a global tour were put on pause during the Covid-19 pandemic, which kept her bound to Europe. But it was the unexpected death of her owner in 2021 that put Black Pearl in a renewed state of limbo. She sat on the dock in Montenegro for more than a year, occasionally running training sails with the crew, so that when the call eventually came in, they could drop lines and go. That is the beauty of the DynaRig. There are no sheets to run, no stays, no winches, no heavy sails to heave across the deck or covers to remove. You could be off an anchorage with sails set in just seven minutes.

“The boat has been getting prepped to go to the Caribbean for a long time. There was a false start the year before, but this year we knew we were going,” says Truter. She checked into the Adriatic42 shipyard in Montenegro at the beginning of November for her five-year class survey in preparation.

“Winter in the Mediterranean, particularly in the Adriatic, you spend a lot of time watching the weather. It was serendipity that we had a window opening up to dodge low-pressure systems that also aligned with our survey,” says Truter. The last contractors stepped off the boat at 5pm on November 24 and by 8pm the crew was dropping lines and heading to Albania to bunker.

“We sailed across the boot of Italy and up through Messina, and because of the wind – we had 40-plus knots – we hugged the coast of Italy. Once we got up around Capri, we did a beautiful bear away and, with wind on the quarter, sailed towards Bonifacio,” Truter explains. They were chasing the incoming mistral in the Golfe du Lion. “We threw a dart onto the chart at which point we expected the wind to come in on the mistral. And pretty much on that point, we ended up with 40 to 50 knots of wind. We bore away, shortened sail and sailed at 15 knots towards Menorca.”

A brief stop in Palma saw the conclusion of a few inspection items left over from the survey in Montenegro and some time spent poring over weather charts. “It had been a weird year in the Atlantic with a lot of unsettled low- pressure systems quite far south disrupting the Azores high and not really providing great crossing weather. As we were sitting there it looked like a pattern was forming to give us reinforced trades from just south of the Canaries if we hustled,” says Truter.

The crew made haste for Tenerife, where they picked up a couple of stowaways, Munro and the former captain, Chris Gartner, and were soon heading south to catch the weather system that was opening up. “We motor-sailed for a day towards 22 [degrees] north, and as soon as we got into the wind, around 23 [degrees] north, we turned off the engines and set full sail. We sailed the whole way to St Barths from there.”

Reinforced trade winds effectively slingshot them across the Atlantic. The wind was in the high thirties and she was cantering along at up to 19 knots. “We would have gone faster but we were spinning props to create electricity so we could turn our generators off,” says Truter. It is a careful balancing act. Running the regeneration system robs her of a couple of knots but feeds energy back into the vessel. At the same time, they needed pace to stay ahead of the weather system that was nipping at the transom.

Most of the helming is done from the two large wheels on the flybridge with the wheelhouse used only on occasion. And if there is bad weather? “You put your foulies on and get a cup of coffee,” says chief officer Matthew Hopkins.

Black Pearl left Montenegro with 22 crew and collected a few more en route. The 12-day transatlantic overlapped with the festive period and the crew spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve at sea. For almost half of those on board, it was their first Atlantic crossing. “There may have been a ritual,” laughs Truter. “King Neptune [aka Gartner] definitely made himself present.”

On Christmas Eve, Black Pearl caught up to a solo rower competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The crew gathered on the flybridge to sing him We Wish You a Merry Christmas. And the morning after, they had a visit from Santa Claus, aka Munro.

Black Pearl was underway for 20.5 days from Montenegro to St Barths. She sailed more than 80 per cent of the way, averaging 11 knots, and consumed 32,000 litres of fuel over 5,600 nautical miles. (A conventional 100-metre motor yacht would burn around 10,000 litres a day.)

The arrival of Black Pearl into St Barths on January 2 was a poignant moment, particularly for Chris Gartner. Steering from the flybridge with sights on the anchorage, Truter handed the helm to Gartner, who had been Black Pearl’s captain and custodian from the build until last year when he left to join a new project. The journey marked the end of a chapter in his career and the start of a new one for Black Pearl .

With a renewed sense of adventure, Black Pearl is set to welcome others to experience her power and prowess for the first time as she joins the charter fleet. She will offer charterers a unique “Eco Mode” option where the boat will waive any fuel costs to those who agree to mostly sail and, when engine power is necessary, only use the electric motors at a maximum speed of 11 knots.

At the time of writing , Black Pearl is back in the Med but plans to return to the Caribbean. Having completed her first – and now second – Atlantic crossings, the crew are resolute in their commitment to the mission started by her late owner: to cross oceans and leave the smallest possible footprint. “As with any yacht you want to see them out on the ocean chewing up the miles and going to different places,” says Munro. “This was our first big voyage and hopefully the start of many, many more.”

Black Pearl is offered for charter with Superyacht Connections, superyachtconnections.co.uk

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BLACK PEARL Yacht – Huge $200M Sailing Yacht

Taking the title of the second largest sailing yacht in the world, BLACK PEARL yacht is a site to behold.

Cruising across the water with her stunning black exterior, the Black Pearl yacht certainly lives up to her name.

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BLACK PEARL has a spacious interior, almost like a large motor yacht. She has a glass elevator, a spa pool, and a hot tub for the people on board to enjoy. There is also a beach club cinema.

Designed by Nuvolari Lenard , in collaboration with architect Gerard Villate, the interior is not very well known. No pictures of the interior have ever been released.

We do know that the interior design was a tribute to the design of Louis XVI, with ornate wooden details and gold accents.

There are also some influences from the Art Deco era. We also know that there is a grand dining room, set up to host up to 16 dinner guests.

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Specifications

The Black Pearl yacht has an overall length of 106,7 meters (35 ft). The beam is 15 meters (49,3 ft) and has a top speed of 15 knots.

The cruising speed is 12 knots. Her sails can be raised in just seven seconds with the push of a button, and she can cross the Atlantic using under a liter of fossil fuel.

She is economical in other aspects too. Regenerative power under sail, for example.

The late owner wanted to have less of an impact on the environment and set up several environmentally friendly solutions.

The Black Pearl yacht has room for up to twelve guests in her six staterooms.

The Black Pearl yacht’s exterior was designed by Nuvolari Lenard, the same as the interior. In collaboration with Ken Freivokh Design, they created her distinct look.

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The black color covers most of her exterior, and her sails have a mechanism that allows them to be folded, in order to pass through the Panama canal.

She also possesses the largest DynaRig in the world. In fact, she has three of them.

There is some mystery regarding the different features of her exterior, same as for the interior, but thanks to aerial photographs there is known to be a hot tub aft on one of the three decks, and a pool aft on the main deck.

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Mega Yacht Black Pearl – Beauty of the Seas

Black Pearl   is a sailing mega yacht launched in 2016, which is 106.7 meters in length. It has three DynaRig masts supporting a sail area of 2,900 square meters. 

The yacht was known during its build process originally as  Oceanco Y712  and thereafter as “Project Solar”. The hull is steel, the superstructure aluminum, and the masts carbon fiber. The yacht is owned by Russian millionaire Oleg Burlakov.

It is expected that  Black Pearl  can cross the Atlantic using only 20 litres (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal) of fuel, aided by regenerative technologies. One key technology to support this, is to use the speed of the vessel through the water under sail to generate electricity with a variable pitch propeller. The yacht also features heat capture technologies and large scale storage batteries to capture energy generated but not immediately used.

Inspired by the 88 m (289 ft)  Maltese Falcon , the intention behind the project was to push the boundaries of the DynaRig system and demonstrate the potential for larger DynaRig-equipped vessels.

The creation of the yacht, then known as “Project Solar”, began on 7 July 2010 when Ken Freivokh was contracted to handle styling and design on the project. Given their involvement with  Maltese Falcon , Freivokh introduced Dykstra Naval Architects to the project and the team were able to advance the DynaRig system and to improve performance through changes both to mast shape and installation. The 96 m (315 ft) preliminary concept that resulted was codenamed “Nautilus”.

Freivokh then commissioned Devonport Yachts (Pendennis Shipyards) to undertake technical studies to complete the tendering package. The tendering process began in June 2011 and included seven shipyards worldwide.

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By November 2011 Freivokh had extended the design from 96 m to 100 m (328 ft) and a scale model was produced. Dutch builders Oceanco were selected from the tendering process to construct the yacht at their Rotterdam (The Netherlands) shipyard.

The design and details of the yacht developed continuously during the build process, with the owner having a direct input on many aspects of the final design. The final design had the yacht at 106.8 m,and the yacht, built under the name  Y712 , was then named  Black Pearl .

The overall yacht design was done by Ken Freivokh, Gerard Villate, Nigel Gee, and Nuvolari Lenard, with others. The yacht was constructed at Oceanco, a shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands and launched in September 2016.

It was delivered in early 2018 to the customer, after it had undergone sea trials.

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Black Pearl  is a sailing yacht with three 70-meter (230 ft) high masts, and is capable of 30 knots (56 km/h) in suitable weather conditions. It also has diesel engines that can propel it to 17.5 knots (32 km/h). She is capable of accommodating up to 12 guests in one master suite, two VIP and two double guests cabins.

As a private yacht  Black Pearl  can accommodate 12 guests and has various features including an on-deck Jacuzzi, convertible cinema, full beam beach club, and a tender garage. Total interior volume is 2,700 gross tons. She has also won the Sailing Superyacht of the Year Award in 2019.

Specifications:

  • Length – 106.7 meters (350 feet)
  • Gross tonnage – 2700 t (measure of interior volume)
  • Guest capacity – 12 people (6 cabins)
  • Sail Area – 2,900 meters squared
  • Max sail speed – 30 knots (56 km/h, 35 mph)
  • Contract – 2010
  • Purchased – 2012
  • Launched – 2016
  • Delivered -2018 
  • Registered to Cayman Islands

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Black Pearl Mega Yacht is designed to generate electricity to power its on-board systems, by using its propeller as a turbine as the yacht is propelled by the wind.

Under sea trials  Black Pearl  achieved 20 knots of speed on the water, and its developers expect that it will be able to transit the Atlantic using no fuel.

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Black Pearl Yacht: An Insider’s Guide

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Launched back in 2016, the Black Pearl was designed under the codename Oceanco Y712 and then that was switched to Project Solar. The final name, Black Pearl, is an obvious nod to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. 

As the codename suggests, it was yacht maker Oceanco, based in the Netherlands, who designed and built the vessel. Both the interior and exterior design were handled by designer Nuvolari Lenard.

Unlike most of the larger yachts in the world, the Black Pearl is a sailing yacht and features a massive set of sails. Though it does feature diesel engines these are a backup to the sailing rig.

Who is the Black Pearl Yacht Owner?

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Originally the Black Pearl was commissioned by Russian oligarch Oleg Burlakov. However, Burlakov died in the year 2021. Since that time the yacht has remained in the possession of his family but it is unclear who, if anyone, is the sole owner at this time. 

How Big is the Black Pearl Yacht?

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  • The Black Pearl’s overall length clocks in at just over 350 feet in total. This makes it the fourth largest sailing yacht in the world.  Though it doesn’t top the ranks of largest yachts in general, it’s still a remarkable size for the type of vessel it is.
  • The Pearl’s beam measures 49 feet and it pulls a draft of 22 feet. 
  • In terms of displacement, the Black Pearl’s gross tonnage is 2,986.
  • In addition to those basic specs, because the Pearl is a sailing yacht it also features a sail area of 2,877 square meters which works out to nearly 31,000 square feet of sail.

In terms of capacity, the Black Pearl is designed for 12 guests though some sources claim 14. It’s also meant to be manned by a crew of between 18 and 27.

How Much Did the Black Pearl Cost?

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Russian billionaire Burlakov reportedly spent $200 million on the Black Pearl. Along with that initial cost, words is that it also has an annual running cost of between $15 and $20 million. 

Can You Charter the Black Pearl Yacht?

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There are some listings online which suggest you can, in fact, charter the Black Pearl. Some sites list no prices for this rather a price on application disclaimer. However, some other  sites list a cost of $1.2 million euros per week.

It’s also worth noting that while there are claims you can charter the Black Pearl I have been unable to confirm anyone has ever actually chartered the boat. That doesn’t mean it’s never happened, but it raises some flags about its yacht charter status. It’s not unheard of for yacht owners to claim that the boat is available for charter because that can offer tax breaks in some countries. Then, in reality, the boat is never made available for charter so it’s just a charter vessel in name only. 

Is that the case with the Black Pearl? It’s not clear, but it’s a possibility. 

How Fast is the Black Pearl?

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At max sailing speed, the Black Pearl has been clocked at an impressive 30 knots. The cruising speed is listed at a modest 12 knots.

Black Pearl’s Power and Engines

Though this is a sailing yacht, the Black Pearl is capable of running under power. She has twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines giving her a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

It was estimated that the Pearl could cross the ocean using only 20 liters of fuel and the assistance of the other technologies on board. This obviously heavily relied on the sails themselves but also several other remarkable technologies.

The Pearl is able to generate electricity with its variable pitch propellers which allow it to regain some of the power lost in propelling the ship. The system features two shaft lines with controllable pitch props. Under normal conditions these can be set in a way that minimizes drag and will not allow the shafts to turn. But the ship has the ability to alter the pitch in such a way that the shafts rise and lift the props. This allows them to turn as the boat sails and essentially makes the props into electricity-generating turbines. The natural motion of the water over the prop blades turns them, just like it would with any other water-based turbines. Generated power is stored in batteries on board and can be used for any of the ship’s electrical functions. Overall this makes the technology on board much more efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-saving in the long run. 

Additionally there is heat capture technology that can make use of energy by capturing, storing and reusing it when needed to cut down on the overall waste energy expended during normal operations. 

Design and Features

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The Black Pearl was inspired by a smaller yacht that made use of the Dyna-Rig sail system called the Maltese Falcon which is, of course, also named after a movie. The Falcon was a 289 foot yacht and the Pearl was built, in part, to push the envelope on technology and what a Dyna-Rig system can do.

What’s a DynaRig on Sailing Yachts?

DynaRig is a technologically advanced sailing rig that basically puts a massive rig at your fingertips. A single control panel can deploy a huge rigging system as we’ve seen with the 30,000+ square feet deployed on the Black Pearl. 

It can deploy and recover sails with the push of a button in literally just seven minutes. This allows for an incredible leap in time saving and efficiency, as well as fuel saving since a DynaRig-equipped vessel can be ready to go incredibly fast. 

The Black Pearl’s exterior was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and features a stainless steel hull. Arguably the most noteworthy and eye-catching aspect is the DynaRig sail system, however. The three massive DynaRigs can be deployed at the push of a button and they can be folded in to allow the vessel to pass more easily through narrow passages and canals.

The Interior of the Black Pearl Sailing Yacht

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Like the exterior, Nuvolary Lenard designed the interior of the yacht as well. It has been described as elegant and luxurious with a Louis XIV inspiration. That means many natural wood elements as well as gold accents.

As you might expect from a yacht that is one of the largest in the world and features the largest DynaRig system ever installed, there are a number of luxury amenities inside for guests to enjoy. When it comes to images of the interior, if you Google it you may find images of a different looking yacht, but there is another motor yacht also named Black Pearl. We’ve included images of the Black Pearl sailing yacht here but if you see others online, make sure you check which yacht is being depicted.

Pictures aside, let’s take a look at some of the standouts on the Black Pearl.

Features and Amenities

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Though there are not complete walkthroughs of the Black Pearl available online, there have been many stories published about the remarkable engineering and construction of the yacht which give us a good idea of what’s available.

  • One master suite, two VIP cabins and two double guest cabins
  • A grand dining room with room for up to 16 diners
  • A glass elevator to travel between decks
  • On-deck Jacuzzi
  • A massive night club area
  • Full beam beach club
  • Convertible beach club cinema and a huge screen on the mizzen mast measuring 45 feet by 30 feet
  • 230ft DynaRig carbon masts designed by Dykstra Naval Architects
  • A well-equipped gym for working out

Along with the creature comforts the Black Pearl has a large tender garage full of all kinds of fun stuff for guests to use and play with while they’re on board.

  • Inflatables
  • SUP both solid and inflatable
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Limousine tender
  • Beach Lander tender
  • Towing tender

The Bottom Line

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The Black Pearl was launched in 2016 and used to belong to Russian billionaire Oleg Burlakov until his death in 2021. It’s believed his family maintains control presently. The Black Pearl’s revolutionary design includes the largest DynaRig sail system in the world which allows a single user at a single control panel to launch or store the sails in under seven minutes with the push of a button.

It’s been boasted that the vessel could cross the ocean with just 20 liters of fuel burned and, potentially, using no fuel at all with only a few upgrades, which is all but unheard of in the yachting world. The technology on board is very eco-friendly and reduces waste by generating its own electricity and recycling heat. 

At 350 feet, the Black Pearl is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world and its $200 million price tag means it’s also one of the more expensive.

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Yachts that make you look twice. That’s what our round-up of future-forward superyachts on the water today make us do. From aft decks dedicated to the ultimate helipad to silent hybrid cruisers, and even optical illusion design, it’s a rubbernecker’s paradise of top notch amenities and visionary thinking all rolled up into one dynamic yacht package. Whether you’re a salty sailor at heart or keen on speed machines, here we identify eight innovative vessels that will make you want to hop aboard without a second thought.

Feadship 312-foot ‘Bliss’

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Launched in May 2021, Bliss has the Dutch shipyard’s all-new hybrid propulsion system. Designed and engineered in partnership with De Voogt Naval Architects, the diesel-electric hybrid system is paired with Polar Code compliance, meaning guests can cruise the more sensitive Polar regions with greater efficiency and as light a footprint as possible. Welcoming nine guests in an interior designed by Remi Tessier, the 312-foot world traveler packs true go-anywhere capabilities, along with a gym, wellness space, a pool and a convertible helideck.

Royal Huisman’s 184-Foot Sailing Yacht ‘Aquarius’

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When design simplicity meets cutting-edge technology, the result is 184-foot ketch Aquarius . Built for an owner who likes to race and explore in equal measure, the Royal Huisman sailing yacht shows how performance and classic design do not have to be mutually exclusive. Fast yet easy to sail, Aquarius has a ketch rig developed in collaboration by the yard, its sister company Rondal, and Dykstra Naval Architects. She pairs 9,843-square-feet of sails with the latest in navigational aids to be a world explorer. Classic teak decking and good seakeeping qualities make her a true sailor’s yacht.

Heesen 262-foot ‘Galactica’

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The 262-foot Galactica, built by Dutch shipyard Heesen in 2022, rewrites the rules of engineering. The owner’s brief requested fast and big, which led to an all-aluminum build to keep weight down and achieve speeds close to 30 knots, and a newly patented “backbone” for strength and rigidity. Developed in partnership with Dutch hydrodynamicists Van Oossanen, Galactica ’s fast displacement platform is created using two long, flat metal plates that are joined together by a vertical plate in the middle. This prevents the hull from flexing in water. Four MTU engines deliver 19,000-hp, and the addition of a fully-certified helipad means no place is off limits.

Ulstein Verft’s 290-Foot Motor Yacht ‘Olivia O’

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Olivia O is a yacht that means business. Robust in every way, she is owned by a commercial shipping magnate with a love for industrial boats. Built by Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft Olivia O ’s rustic appeal is exemplified by the use of metal in the Espen Øino-designed interior, from windows with steel borders to corridors with painted metal ceilings. On water, she is defined by Ulstein’s trademarked X-Bow, which was originally designed for use on offshore vessels. Olivia O is the first yacht to ever feature it. Launched in 2020, she bridges the gap between luxury superyacht and authentic rugged explorer.

Oceanco’s 350-Foot Sailing Yacht ‘Black Pearl’

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Scooping the top spot for largest DynaRig sailing yacht in the world, Black Pearl is designed by Nuvolari Lenard (assisted by Villate Design). A tri-deck sailing yacht, she boasts three revolutionary 70m DynaRig carbon masts and a sailing system designed by Dykstra Naval Architects. What’s more impressive is that all 2,900sqm of her black, highly distinctive sails can be set in a rapid seven minutes, and all at the push of a button. Her hybrid propulsion system, and other environmental onboard systems, such as waste heat recovery, propel her among a new generation of environmentally sustainable, and highly efficient vessels.

Benetti 351-foot ‘Lana’

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One of the most exciting additions to the gigayacht club, Lana was built to discover the four corners of the globe. One of the largest yachts delivered by the Italian builder, Lana is powered by an unusual Rolls-Royce hybrid-electric propulsion, delivering fuel efficiency and long-range cruising. Delivered in 2020, she boasts a large pool on the sun deck that comes with its own heating system, meaning guests can enjoy a splash wherever she cruises. A waterside beach club with folding terraces creates a floating apartment at sea, equipped with a Hammam, massage room, and a dedicated professional therapist makes up one of the 33 full-time crew.

Bilgin 262-foot ‘Tatiana’

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Launched in 2020, Tatiana the new flagship yacht from Bilgin Yachts heralded the arrival of cutting-edge, metal-hulled Turkish-built superyachts. With an internal volume of 1,689 gross tons—more than twice that of Bilgin’s previous flagship— Tatiana is defined by long overhangs and a sweeping sheer line penned by Unique Yacht Design. But it’s the 1,200-square-foot lower deck beach club with its two fold-down sea terraces that steal the limelight. The centerpiece is a 30-foot long, freshwater swimming pool. A second glass-bottomed pool on the main deck bathes the beach club below in dappled sunlight. When the shell doors are closed, guests can pamper themselves in the spa that enjoys a hammam, massage room and wet bar with a backlit floor.

Oceanco’s 360-Foot ‘Kaos’ (ex-‘Jubilee’)

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The mighty motor yacht Kaos , formerly known as Jubilee , was built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco. For her Moscow-born exterior designer Igor Lobanov, she represents the need to always have faith in your own vision. Topping both length and volume records in the Netherlands at the time of her launch, Kaos’s layered double decks—the very thing that originally put so many people off the concept—are, for Lobanov, the key to the design’s success. “When you’re travelling on a small tender it gives the scale of a bigger yacht, but as you get closer to the yacht you realize her actual size. That’s what we wanted to achieve. We wanted it to be a design trick.” The illusion has been created with smoked glass panels between the decks that run the length of the superstructure and areas of teak decking inaccessible to guests, but which from a distance look like genuine deck spaces. Perfection.

Nobiskrug’s 262-Foot ‘Artefact’

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Renowned for a truly striking exterior before she had even hit water, Artefact is the latest launch from German shipyard Nobiskrug. Designed by Gregory C Marshall, she boasts an extensive use of both structural and decorative glass, and includes a number of new technological and engineering features to minimise its environmental impact. These include a large battery storage system which allows the boat to operate without internal combustion engines for a limited time. The biggest-volume 262-foot superyacht in the world, she is also among the first superyachts to meet IMO Tier III emissions regulations and features an innovative diesel-electric propulsion system developed with electric motor manufacturer ABB.

Sanlorenzo 112-foot SX112

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As the flagship of Sanlorenzo’s SX crossover line, the premise of the 111.5-foot SX112 is to introduce a new way of living at sea. Described by the Italian builder as a “floating building,” the innovative design enhances guests’ onboard connectivity to the outdoors. It’s achieved by reducing barriers to the outside and closer indoor-outdoor connection. Greater emphasis has been placed on the stern, which has a spacious internal beach area with easy access to the water and beyond, and elsewhere, retractable terraces maximize the outside connection. Exterior designed by Zucccon International, the SX112 gifts superyacht living space typically found on a much larger yacht aboard a compact platform.

Sunreef 78.7-foot 80 Eco

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Is there anything more responsible than an electric sailing yacht that creates renewable energy? We don’t think so. The Sunreef 80 Eco is a sustainable transatlantic catamaran that combines electric propulsion with superyacht living and reliable sailing performance. Designed for long offshore navigation, it even generates its own electricity while under sail via a hydro generation system. A total of 1,765-square-feet of ultra-lightweight composite-integrated solar panels are spread across the mast, boom, superstructure, Bimini and hull sides generating up to 32kWp. Inside, the 78.7-foot multihull enjoys living quarters and accommodation for up to 10 guests, thanks in part to a 38-foot beam. It’s like a luxury pied-à-terre on water.

McConaghy Boats’ 140-Foot Trimaran ‘Adastra’

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Costing over $20 million to build when launched in 2012, the owner of this custom-built transatlantic trimaran—shipping magnate Antony Marden—has cruised the seven seas for seven years turning heads everywhere he goes. Adastra ’s space age design comes from the boards of British studio Shuttleworth Design and was built in China by McConaghy Boats. Her speedy and light-weight hull is made from a super-strong e-glass/Kevlar foam sandwich, while her superstructure is made up of carbon fiber with a lightweight Nomex honeycomb core. Currently for sale, she provides the rare opportunity to own a yacht with “amazing seaworthiness” and looks like nothing else out there right now.

This story was originally published on August 7, 2020. It has been updated to reflect the most innovative vessels on the water as of the current publishing date. 

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Late billionaire oligarch’s magnificent $200 million sailing yacht, which was the inspiration for Jeff Bezos’ Koru yacht, is embroiled in an ugly family feud. The 350-foot-long ‘Black Pearl’ has a 4,000-bottle wine cellar, a Napoleon Bonaparte piano, and a cinema sky lounge.

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Note from the editor – The story was edited on the 1st of November at 7.20 am (EST) as per the current information we received from the lawyers of the Bourlakov family.

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Not liking the attention, Mark Zuckerberg took a page from the oligarch playbook and performed a vanishing act with his $300 million superyacht and support vessel by turning off their location transponders, making them disappear in the Caribbean Sea.

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Jeff Bezos’ Yacht Is So Big That It Docks Next to Oil Tankers and Container Ships

The largest sailing yacht in the world features three jacuzzis and a swimming pool.

Jeff Bezos' 410-foot sailing yacht, Koru, is so massive that it was forced to dock alongside oil tankers and container ships instead of with other super-yachts at Port Everglades in Florida.

A spokeswoman from Port Everglades told the New York Times the yacht had to dock next to container ships due to its size and what berths were available in the seaport. Port Everglades did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Messenger.

Bezos' yacht remained in port at Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale Friday, according to vessel tracker Marine Traffic, moored between two 600-foot oil tankers, the American-flagged Overseas Tampa and the Panamanian-flagged Mersini.

Oceanco, the Dutch company that completed the construction of the yacht earlier this year, claims Koru is the largest sailing yacht in the world. The yacht features three jacuzzis and a swimming pool. Its "timeless, contemporary style" interior was designed by Mlinaric Henry & Zervudachi Interior Design and Decoration. Bloomberg estimates the yacht cost $500 million to build.

The second largest sailing yacht in the world is the Black Pearl at a length of 350 feet, according to the superyacht magazine Boat International.

Koru sailed from Gibraltar on November 9 and docked at Port Everglades on Nov. 22, according to Marine Traffic. The port charges at least $309.50 per day for yachts larger than 400 feet.

The news comes as Bezos announced in November that he is moving from Seattle to Miami. Bezos recently bought two mansions in Miami for a total of $150 million.

This isn't the first time that Koru's size has caused waves. Last year, Oceanco scrapped plans to apply for a permit to temporarily dismantle part of a 95-year-old bridge in the Dutch city of Rotterdam so the yacht could sail through it from the nearby town where it was being built. After facing community backlash, including calls to egg the boat, the company decided to tow it to another location to attach its masts.

Bezos’ yacht docked at Port Everglades on Nov. 22. Joe Raedle

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