Meet S/V Sailing Yacht A, The World’s Largest Sailboat (and Masts)

by Owen James Burke

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A few months ago, we posted a sneak peek of the world’s tallest masts (55-ton, 91-100 meter masts (300-328 ft) en route to the 142.8 meter (468 ft) Sailing Yacht A, the world’s largest sailing yacht. Recently, she began her sea trials and was on display for all the public to see.

Also known as White Pearl, she’s being built for Russian billionaire banker Andrey Melnichenko, also owner of the proportionately bizarre Mega Yacht A, her older, stubbier sister.

Sailing Yacht A is due for delivery in 2016, and regardless of how she may look, we’re curious to see how her freestanding will hold up in a stiff breeze and a bit of swell.

Read more at gCaptain.

–OJB

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