German newspaper wrote:
The construction of a mega yacht at the Kiel shipyard of German naval yards
(formerly ADM Kiel) is taking concrete shape.
Floating of more than 460“ or 140-meter sail vessel project
called "White Pearl"
is shortly after undocking, the shipyard said.
For comparison, it 's more than 1.5x the length of the German sail training vessel "Gorch Fock",
which measures about 292“ or 89 meters.
The protective roof above the dock
is now dismantled, the hull
can be seen.
Dimensions of masts could measure up to 295“ or 90 meters.
Russian billionaire Andrej Melnitschenko is regarded as contracting authorithy.
The shipyard had kept its new premises for more than three years as secret.
As usual in such orders no official statements will be provided.
Andrej Melnitschenko is a top graded customer at German shipyards.
His 390“ motor
yacht „A“ designed by Philippe Starck, built by Blohm & Voss, is well known worldwide.