Nuvolari & Lenard has issued a statement in regard to the exterior and interior styling, as well as the naval architecture of the 106m/348ft sailing yacht BLACK PEARL to clarify some misconceptions in regard to the design process of the vessel.
Nuvolari & Lenard joined the project in 2012 when they were selected from a number of prestigious designers and introduced to the owner to create the interior and exterior styling. Oceanco supplied the naval platform – a set of data and designs for the technical performance of a superyacht – which was originally conceived with an L.O.A of 98m/322ft as a bid by another designer who at this stage was no longer in contact with the owner.
Using this data, Nuvolari & Lenard created a layout for a 107m superyacht which was presented to the owner and refined over numerous meetings to ensure all requirements were satisfied. Dykstra Naval Architects provided the hull lines and after a comprehensive study, the result was the exterior profile of what would become sailing yacht BLACK PEARL.
Nuvolari & Lenard added to S/Y BLACK PEARL some of their trademark styling that combines form and function and includes an extensive waterline and a flared bow, sturdy flowing fashion plates that join the hull and the superstructure while providing guests with some protection from winds.
The interior uses a majority of Louis XVI styling with accents from the Art Deco period and was the work of Valentina Zannier, Nuvolari & Lenard’s Partner and Head of Interior Design with assistance from Gerard Villate for part of the detailing.