The well attended motor yacht Black Pearl christening and official handover took place on January 22 in Auckland New Zealand. The relaxed gathering was held at Auckland’s viaduct, overlooking the vessel and alongside her on the pier.
Festivities included a Christian blessing of the vessel, champagne over the bow, speeches over lunch and the opportunity for guests to take a look onboard as well.
A very common theme in speeches and discussions was the very high standard of finish and quality throughout this stunning vessel.
The 31.5m luxury motor yacht BLACK PEARL, by Diverse Projects and LOMOcean Design features an interior designed by Chris Connell. She was launched in Whangarei, New Zealand on the 29th of December 2010. M/Y Black Pearl is the largest yacht ever built by the New Zealand yard Diverse Projects.
Yacht Black Pearl (BP08) features boasts sleek lines designed by LOMOcean Design (formerly Craig Loomes Design Group). The interior designed by Chris Connell features a layout able to accommodate up to 8 guests in a master suite, a VIP and two double cabins. There is separate crew accommodation for five. The 31.5 metre passagemaker yacht was built to Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class and New Zealand MSA survey. Her Twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT 600HP engines will enable her to cruise at 12.5 knots.
Diverse Projects and LOMOcean Design have been exploring the development potential of the Black Pearl motor yacht design and have developed two new designs, the 35m BP world cruiser motor yacht and the larger 40m BP class motor yacht. These new motor yachts which very obviously carry the Black Pearl’s genes, are targeted at meeting new demands and emerging market trends identified by Lars Bjorklund and John Vitali of Diverse Projects.
Based in the heart of Auckland City, New Zealand, Diverse Projects specializes in the construction of new yachts for owners worldwide. The company has a reputation for high quality and vessel projects completed on time. Diverse projects’ unique “virtual shipyard” approach provides clients with total start to finish project co-ordination, great control and full transparency. Bringing together the best contracting teams New Zealand can offer ensures low risk and high expertise.
Diverse Projects provides project management for yacht construction, build co-ordination, construction management and construction consultancy, refits, charters and brokerage. They have the resources and expertise to undertake a variety of vessel projects, from top of the line pleasure craft construction to commercial boats and refits.
Company directors John Vitali and Lars Bjorklund have over thirty years yachting experience. Their passionate attention to detail is what makes them experts in this industry. “Understanding the needs of our clients is paramount and we go to great lengths to not only meet those needs but exceed them”.