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Diverse Projects’ Black Pearl

New Zealand yard delivers 103-footer


The New Zealand-based Diverse Projects, a project manager and virtual shipyard, recently delivered the appropriately named 103' Black Pearl. The black hull, designed by New Zealand’s LOMOcean Design, conceals a playful SMI Interiors layout dressed by Australian Chris Connell Design. Pirate-themed art, furnishings and details liven up three sleek staterooms (which can accommodate a total of 10 guests) and a room with four twin bunks perfect for children. Black Pearl can also house up to five crewmembers. Propelled by twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines, Black Pearl cruises at 12 knots. A 30' tender can be carried on the main deck, and two smaller tenders or safety boats can ride on the foredeck.

Diverse Projects specializes in pairing clients with top-notch subcontractors for a fee. Co-director Lars Bjorklund says that clients enjoy full transparency and trade prices and a financing plan that includes monthly installments until the yacht is completed. After delivery, clients are invited to employ Diverse Projects to manage the yacht for charter, oversee refits or help them to move on to their next boat.

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