Length Overall (m/ft): 142.81m (468.54ft)
Beam: 24.88m (81.63ft)
Draught Max: 8m (26.25ft)
Draught Min: 0m (0ft)
Gross Tonnage: 12700 Tonnes
Hull #: 787
Country of Build: Germany
Date of Completion: 2017
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure Material: GRP/Steel
Class: Lloyds Register
Number of engines: 2
Manufacturer/ Type: MTU - 20V 4000 M73L
Total HP: 0
Total KW: 0
Max Speed: 21kn
Cruise Speed: 16kn
Range: 5320 nautical miles
Fuel Capacity: 0 (L) - 0 (G)
Water Capacity: 0 (L) - 0 (G)
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In Pictures: Sailing Yacht A in Monaco
The 142.8-metre Sailing Yacht A has returned to the waters outside of Monaco this week where she was photographed yesterday by SuperYacht Times photographer Tom van Oossanen.
In Pictures: Motor and Sailing Yachts A side by side outside Monaco
Visitors to Monaco this week are treated to a very special spectacle where the two industry-challenging yachts, Motor and Sailing Yacht A can be seen together in Mediterranean waters for the first time.
Behind the scenes: how S/Y A’s giant sails were made
Doyle Sailmakers in Salem, Massachusetts is the company behind the development, production, and installation of the enormous sails onboard the industry-challenging Sailing Yacht A.
Our 10 favourite hybrid superyachts on Earth Day
Although not the greenest machines on the water today, many superyacht owners and their crew are making a conscious effort to cut marine pollution and spread the eco-warrior mentality wherever they go.
In photos: Sailing Yacht A arrives in Gibraltar
One of the most highly anticipated sailing superyachts in history, pictured here arriving to Gibraltar is the 142.8-metre Sailing Yacht A.
Superyachts A and Moonlight II off Palm Jumeirah
Continuing on her global capital city tour, the iconic 119-metre M/Y A reached the Middle Eastern hub of Dubai and has been seen spending time anchored off the new-age metropolis over the last few weeks.
Sailing Yacht A delivered
The 142.8-metre Sailing Yacht A was seen departing the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel for the last time yesterday as the yacht heads for Norway.
Sailing Yacht A: The 143m superyacht in numbers
First revealed over a year ago in an advanced stage of construction, the progress ahead of the delivery of the 142.8-metre Sailing Yacht A has been gaining momentum with the giant sail-assisted motor yacht recently seen conducting sea trials with her mainsail hoisted.
Exclusive: S/Y A sets sail for first time
During a recent sea trial over the past weekend, the 142.8-metre Sailing Yacht A conducted her first test at sea with one of her sails, delivered by Doyle Sails, hoisted. The sail-assisted motor yacht is currently in her final stages of testing and outfitting ahead of her expected delivery early next year.
Sailing Yacht A shows off new paint job
The largest sailing yacht in the world was at the centre of attention in the German town of Kiel today as Sailing Yacht A was repositioned in the dry dock where she is being completed ahead of delivery to her owner.
Cruising Special: The adventures of M/Y A
The past few months have seen the 119-metre A cover great distances in her pursuit of some of the most off-the-beaten-track superyacht destinations.
Live from Kiel: Superyachts ‘A’ meet in Germany
Seen here for the first time side by side are the two superyachts known simply as A. These exclusive images show Motor Yacht and Sailing Yachts A alongside in the German town of Kiel where the world’s largest private sailing yacht is currently being completed.
Sailing Yacht A re-emerges after outfitting
What will become the largest sailing yacht in the world, once delivered, is currently being uncovered for the second time at Nobiskrug’s shipyard in Kiel. The 142.81 metre Sailing Yacht A returned to the German yacht builder’s facility late last year following a series of sea trials after which she was covered up for the second time. The yacht became visible for the first time last week as the shipyard began dismantling the temporary shed under which she has been hiding the past winter months.
Superyacht A in Akureyri
The iconic 119 metre superyacht A, built by German shipyard Blohm & Voss in 2008 is currently spending time around the Nordic island of Iceland.
Top 10 sailing yacht launches of 2015
Following our round-up of the top launches of 2015 at the beginning of the week, here are the top 10 coolest sailing yacht launches of the year. readmore
Top 10 superyacht launches of 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, here we take a look at some of the most special superyacht launches that have taken place over the past 12 months. readmore
Doyle Sails' new Stratis Sail Art
Here, SuperYacht Times talks to Matt Bridge, Superyacht Sail Coordinator at New Zealand based company Doyle Sails, at the most recent edition of METS. Matt talks us through their latest innovation, Stratis Sail Art, as well as their experience at the show this year, and the importance of their presence as a brand. readmore
The 119m superyacht A moored in Venice
The iconic 119 metre superyacht A was built by German shipyard Blohm & Voss and launched in 2008 at their facility in Kiel. Her Philippe Strack design has long since been an industry-wide topic met with mixed opinions about the end result. She is powered by two 6,035hp MAN diesel engines propelling her to speeds up to 23 knots. readmore
Sailing yacht Athena with Comanche in Porto Cervo
Seen here last month moored in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, is the second largest sailing yacht in the world, Athena, along with her owner’s maxi class racing yacht Comanche. Athena was built by Royal Huisman in 2004 to a design by Pieter Beeldsnijder Design, with naval architecture by Dykstra.
Drone footage of Sailing Yacht A on sea trials
Incredible drone footage displaying the 142.8m Sailing Yacht A underway in the waters surrounding Kiel in Germany have surfaced, revealing the giant sail-assisted motor yacht making its way under power while being closely watched by a following tug boat. readmore
Update: Sailing Yacht A on sea trials
New images have made their way onto social media platforms showing the 142.81m Sailing Yacht A emerge from her build-dock for the first time. Local reports suggest that the vessel was manoeuvred of the dock and into the surrounding lake area to perform basic engine start-up tests and the swinging of her compass. She has in the meantime returned to the Nobiskrug facility. readmore
Update: Sailing Yacht A mast-setup nearly complete
New exclusive photos showing Sailing Yacht A with all three masts in place have surfaced, indicating that the attachment of the booms are likely to follow next. The new images leave room for speculation as to what on board features Sailing Yacht A will exactly have. Sailing Yacht A is currently under construction at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel, Germany. readmore
Revealed: Sailing Yacht A
The progress on the 142.81m super sailing yacht under construction at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Germany has been well documented here on SYT. The vessel has been confirmed as Sailing Yacht A; a new creation designed for visionary owner Andrey Melnichenko. As with his current superyacht, Motor Yacht A, Sailing Yacht A is set to captivate with her revolutionary style, on board features and state of the art cruising capabilities. readmore
The world's tallest carbon composite free standing masts
Magma Structures have delivered the world's tallest carbon composite free standing masts. Manufactured at the company's waterside facility near Portsmouth, UK, the masts have taken over three years to engineer, develop, test and build using advanced composite manufacturing processes. readmore
Exclusive: The 147m sailing superyacht White Pearl hits the water
The highly anticipated Sailing Yacht A has been launched from the German shipyard Nobiskrug’s facilities in Kiel on Friday. Measuring a staggering 142.8 metres, the vessel will be the largest sailing yacht in the world once delivered, and the 10th largest superyacht in the world. readmore
Exclusive aerial pictures of superyacht White Pearl
Here are the latest exclusive photographs of the highly anticipated sailing yacht project White Pearl currently in the final stages of construction at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The project has been shrouded in extreme secrecy since her inception. readmore
Exclusive new photo of 140m+ superyacht White Pearl
Sent to SuperYacht Times from one of our readers, here is the latest exclusive photograph of the highly anticipated and extremely secretive project White Pearl currently in the final stages of construction at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Kiel, Germany. readmore
140m+ Metre Project White Pearl emerges
Few yachts are shrouded in so much secrecy as project White Pearl, the 140m+ sailing superyacht, under construction at Nobiskrug in Kiel. The yard has started to slowly dismantle the shed in which she is being built, giving us the first glimpse of this radical new yacht. readmore
Athena, the second largest sailing yacht in the world
The 90 metre super sailing yacht Athena is the second largest sailing yacht in the world today. The yacht won't stay in the top three largest sailing yachts for long, there are currently 3 yachts under construction which are larger than Athena. They are Dream Symphony (141 metres), White Pearl (139 metres) and Solar (106 metres). readmore