€400 million SAILING YACHT A – The World’s Largest Sailing Superyacht being built for Andrey Melnichenko

Ever wondered what the world’s largest sailing superyacht looks like? Take a glimpse at the rendering below, showing the €400 million SAILING YACHT A, currently being built to a design by Philippe Starck for Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. To measure impressive 143m (468’) in length over all, SAILING YACHT A is expected to undergo her first sea trials later this year.

Rendering of the 143m SAILING YACHT A - Credit to Pascal Deis and Starck Network

Rendering of the 143m SAILING YACHT A – Credit to Pascal Deis and Starck Network

To represent one of the most advanced yachts of her kind, SAILING YACHT A is reported to build on the pioneering use of nautical engineering used in Melnichenko’s first MOTOR YACHT A. To span over eight generous decks, SAILING YACHT A will undoubtedly mix up ultimate luxury with the latest technology.

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, in 2015 he ranked 97th in the Forbes World’s billionaires list.

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.