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Old 09-04-2015, 06:12   #1
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Andrej Melnitschenko 's new mega toy?

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.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:15   #2
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Re: Andrej Melnitschenko 's new mega toy?

First photos of new world’s largest sailing yacht White Pearl

Not much of a picture but all I could find.
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Meanwhile masts has arrived in Kiel
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Not really a beauty...
Kiel: White Pearl: Mega-Jacht hat jetzt drei Masten | shz.de
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His babies name "A"....
Her first steps on water..Werftarbeiter schippern mit Milliardärsjacht | NDR.de - Nachrichten - Schleswig-Holstein
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Re: Andrej Melnitschenko 's new mega toy?

... 'Sailing yacht' "A" did sea trials the last days here.

Most will agree can not get more uglier than this but the dimensions are amazing for sure.

Arne Lütkenhorst made some nice shots from the shore here in Laboe.
Sailing trials are scheduled later next week in the area of Bornholm Island / Denmark (maybe to have less spectaculars ;-))

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Re: Andrej Melnitschenko 's new mega toy?

What a disgrace to yacht designers worldwide.

Unfortunately only a rogue furniture designer called Phillipe S. was really involved.

Shame no-one with a feeling for harmony, beauty and yacht design was involved when it came to styling.

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What a disgrace to yacht designers worldwide.

Unfortunately only a rogue furniture designer called Phillipe S. was really involved.

Shame no-one with a feeling for harmony, beauty and yacht design was involved when it came to styling.

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Yepp, same designer created MV "A"....
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WOW is that thing ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Forget about the aesthetics. It looks so unbalanced stern to bow. Would seriously question its performance in high seas. Looks to me like the bow is going to go under.
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WOW is that thing ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandero... You stopped about 10,000 exclamation points short.... Wow that is just.... wow....
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Butt ugly and the windage is incredible.


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movie of test by drone near Kiel
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It's probably very nice inside....
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It's probably very nice inside....
Yes indeed! For, from inside, you can not see the outside!

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