Official handover and christening celebrations
held in Auckland, 22 January 2011
The well attended Black Pearl christening and official handover took place on January 22. The relaxed gathering was held at Auckland’s viaduct, overlooking the vessel and alongside her on the pier.
Festivities included a Christian blessing of the vessel, champagne over the bow, speeches over lunch and the opportunity for guests to take a look onboard as well.
A very common theme in speeches and discussions was the very high standard of finish and quality throughout this stunning vessel.
Black Pearl ready for Ceremony
Ready for the official Ceremony
Black Pearl's namesake
Good view from up top
The Owner's speech
Back from seeing the Christening
John Vitali's speech
Supplier congratulates John Vitali
Captain Paul keeping an eye on things
In charge of the boat
Black Pearl in Westhaven
Chris Connell Interior Designer