People Are Saying This New Mega Sailing Yacht is the Ugliest Vessel Ever Built

Sailing Yacht A, aka White Pearl. Photo: KarleHorn & Waldi/Creative Commons
Sailing Yacht A, aka White Pearl. Photo: KarleHorn & Waldi/Creative Commons

 

The design of the soon-to-be world’s largest sail-assisted motor yacht was revealed for the first time recently as the vessel set out for a series of sea trials in Germany, where the ship has been under construction at a shipyard in Kiel.

Motor Yacht A
Motor Yacht A

The new vessel, named Sailing Yacht A, is being built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who has a history of owning outlandish yet provocative and completely cutting edge yachts, such as the famous 2008-built Motor Yacht A.

Needless-to-say, the design of this new vessel, which measures a massive 142+ meters (465 feet), has had people talking – and not necessarily in a good way. First, here’s a look at the new sailing yacht on the water:

Now here are just some of the reactions to it.

This person is actually trying to stay optimistic…

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This person had just one word for it…

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This person told us what they really think of it…

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This person agrees that at least it makes a statement…

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This person saw something else in it. Something really random…

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As did this person…

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This person thinks the owner may be overcompensating…

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These people had a few choice words for the design…

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This person wasn’t a fan, but could be should the right opportunity present itself…

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This person thinks the vessel is holding itself back…

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For this person, the size isn’t the issue…

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This person has seen it up close and personal and it had people talking…

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This person took issue with the architects…

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These people are basically all on the same page…

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But it wasn’t all bad actually, and I like the point that this person raises…

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So it seems the jury is still out…