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 - TheYachtPhoto.com

Mega yacht WHTE PEARL – Photo credit to Carl Groll – TheYachtPhoto.com

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.

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