Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko to own the Largest Sailing Yacht ever built

Measuring over 140m (458’) in length over all, giga yacht WHITE PEARL is believed to become the largest sailing yacht in the world, once completed at the German shipyard ADM Kiel. Luxury mega yacht WHITE PEARL is being built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.

Mega yacht WHTE PEARL - Photo credit to Carl Groll -

Mega yacht WHTE PEARL – Photo credit to Carl Groll –

Construction of the impressive superyacht WHITE PEARL began in 2012, with launch scheduled for July 2016. She features naval architecture by Nobiskrug, and will boast a 100+ metre free standing mast.

Andrey Melnichenko - Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Melnichenko – Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, born 8 March 1972 in Gomel, Belarus, is a Russian businessman and billionaire. With an estimated personal wealth of $9.2 billion, he ranked 97th in the Forbes World’s billionaires list in 2015.

Mariah Carey and her children play aboard James Packer’s Superyacht ARCTIC P

Over the weekend, Mariah Carey posted on Instagram two photos below of her four year old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, playing aboard her billionaire boyfriend James Packer’s superyacht ARCTIC P off the Amalfi coast in Italy.

Mariah Carey aboard James Packer's motor yacht ARCTIC P

Mariah Carey aboard James Packer’s motor yacht ARCTIC P

Moroccan aboard ARCTIC P Yacht

Moroccan aboard ARCTIC P Yacht

The impressive 88-metre expedition yacht ARCTIC P was custom built in 1969 by Schichau Unterwesser in Bremerhaven, Germany. She offers spacious and comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests, pampered by a numerous crew of 25 members. The vessel has been recently refitted by the Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena, Spain, including  the installation of a swimming pool, jacuzzi and a dining table. When not in use, the pool, jacuzzi and dining table create a flush deck so the beach club presents a clean flat teak deck, allowing it to be used as a huge entertaining area.

James Packer's Arctic P Yacht at anchor - Photo Credit E. Wiegers

James Packer’s Arctic P Yacht at anchor – Photo Credit E. Wiegers

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Eric Clapton’s Superyacht VA BENE

Owned by legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, superyacht VA BENE is a beautiful vessel, originally built by Kees Cornelisen in 1992. Refitted to the highest standards, luxury motor yacht VA BENE has been superbly penned by Richard Hein.

Motor yacht Va Bene owned by Eric Clapton

Motor yacht Va Bene owned by Eric Clapton

Luxury yacht VA BENE can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 lavish staterooms. There is also accommodation for a crew of up to 13 members. The elegant interiors boast timeless styling, as well as beautiful furnishings.

Eric Clapton - WireImage

Eric Clapton – WireImage

Eric Patrick Clapton, born 30 March 1945, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. Moreover, he placed fifth in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.

Massive 95m Lurssen Mega Yacht KISMET owned by Shahid Khan

Launched by the prestigious German builder Lurssen last year, the massive and breath-taking 95-metre mega yacht KISMET is proudly owned by Shadid Khan, owner of NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham Football Club. Previously, he owned the 68-metre superyacht KISMET, also built by Lurssen and launched in 2007.

Luxury Motor Yacht KISMET by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury Motor Yacht KISMET by Lurssen – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superbly penned by Espen Oeino, the five-deck 95m superyacht KISMET boasts stunning interiors created by Reymond Langton. Accommodation is provided in a lavish master cabin and five guest cabins. There is even such an unusual feature as a ‘sea cabin’, carefully placed on the lower deck on portside amidships, where motion will be at a minimum for guests who suffer from seasickness. Other remarkable features, besides all the usual luxury amenities of a Superyacht, includes a four-meter silver statue of a jaguar, its paw resting on a football helmet, that graces the bow on game days.

Shahid Khan - Image credit to

Shahid Khan – Image credit to

Shadid Khan, both July 18, 1950, is a Pakistan-American billionaire business. He left Pakistan as a teenager to attend the University of Illinois. He was featured on the front cover of Forbes magazine in 2012, associating him as the face of the American Dream, with a story that starts with him washing dishes and selling ice-cream, marrying his college Ann and resulting in him owning a $4.4 billion auto parts company with 13,000 employees.

Cristiano Ronaldo spotted aboard Mangusta 108 Superyacht LIONCHASE

Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo, was spotted aboard the Mangusta 108 superyacht Lionchase, anchored in the enchanting St Tropez on the French Riviera on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Cristiano Ronaldo aboard Mangusta 108 Lionchase Yacht - Photo by Spread Pictures

Cristiano Ronaldo aboard Mangusta 108 Lionchase Yacht – Photo by Spread Pictures

Beautifully designed by Stefano Righini, the striking 33,5-metre motor yacht Lionchase was built by the Overmarine Group in Italy in 2008. She is powered by twin powerful MTU 12V 400 M90 diesels, pushing her to an impressive top speed of 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.

Mangusta 108 Yacht at full speed

Mangusta 108 Yacht at full speed

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born 5 February 1985, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.