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World’s Largest Sailing Yacht Taking Shape

The world's largest sailing yacht is taking shape in Germany and has hit the water for its first trial.

September 22, 2015
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From news.com.au

At 142m long, The White Pearl is the world’s largest sailing yacht. Featuring a helipad, three swimming pools, six guest rooms, a secret room and even a disco below deck, the yacht is a floating city.

Built by the German Naval Yards shipyard, it was designed by Martin Francis and Philippe Starck, who has described it as a “stealth yacht”.

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“Physically it is more a fish than a building, which deviates quite a bit from what is being done today,” Mr Starck told Yachts International.

“Inside are extraordinary technical innovations that yield extraordinary comfort, which are very large spaces.”

“In many yachts you have small corridors, small rooms and complicated things. This project nearly has no corridors but rather large lofts, very pleasant gigantic rooms with many windows.”

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The White Pearl will have a crew of 35 to sail and cater to the needs of the owner.

Read the story and check out the video of The White Pearl leaving the dock here.

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