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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:42

The world's largest sailing yacht launched in the German Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel. Customer ship is the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The boat is not fully built, its construction should be completed in 2016. The vessel is 142.81 meters wide at the widest part of - 24.88 meters. Displacement - 12.7 thous. Tons. The yacht has received a concise title "Sailing yacht A». Previously, the project was known as the "White Pearl". Recall Melnichenko also owns another boat - "motor yacht A", which is currently ranked 21 th among the largest motor yachts. "The motor yacht A" was built at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Germany in 2008. "Sailing yacht A», strictly speaking, not a sailing yacht in the traditional sense. The vessel has two diesel engines (3600 kW) and two electric motors (4,300 kW), sails play a supporting role. The cost of a yacht is over 400 million. Dollars. The design of the vessel developed a Frenchman Philippe starck. The design was also attended by engineers from the Dutch company Dykstra Naval Architects. The yacht has three world's highest tower, made of carbon fiber. Their height reaches 90 meters. On board are eight decks, sCuba overview room, helipad. The housing was made of steel, and composite materials of carbon fibers. "Sailing yacht A» a top speed of 38 km / h. Cruising speed is 29 km / h. The vessel is operated by a crew of 54 people. The yacht can accommodate 20 guests. To date, the largest four-masted sailing yacht was considered the Sea Cloud, built in Germany in 1931. Its length is 109.52 meters.