Yachting

OCEAN JEWEL

LOA 78'5"

MAX BEAM 19'6"

AKOYA PEARLS ARE prize stones, cultured in salt water and known for their brilliant off white color, pink overtones and near-perfect spherical shape. An akoya is ideally engineered to thrive in its saltwater environment. The Pearl 80, a yachtsuperyachts to sailboats — the yacht has a fine entry that dares the sea to try its luck. Her aggressive look continues aft, with the foredeck’s visual grit blending seamlessly into a sweptback, glassfilled, contemporary superstructure, all tied into a stern section that appears determined to move in one direction: forward. ¶ To help get her going, optiona1 1,800 hp MAN V12 diesels provide a reported 25-knot cruise speed and a 35-knot top-end.

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