Built by the Nobiskrug shipyards in Kiel, Germany, she was commissioned by Russian billionaire Andrei Igorevich Melnichenko whose current yacht is the 119-metre motoryacht, A, also designed by Philippe Stark.
White Pearl sports three 91-metre carbon-fibre masts which spread enough sail to cover a football pitch.
She is built from a mix of carbon-fibre and steel. Her eight decks offer six suites and a host of other amenities include a heli-pad, a stunning observation pod with underwater views, discotheque and three pools. She will be manned by a crew of 66 and took a lengthy three years to build. Here the first images.