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"You must watch where you're going! Otherwise, someone could get very hurt!"
— Pearl, Hank and the Silly Faces, fifth season
  • Type: Pilot Boat

Pearl is one of the Big Harbour's two pilot boats (the other being Petra) who patrol the harbour and sometimes help the tugs with moving ships to their docks. They both used to have a problem with not listening to the tugboats, which caused a lot of confusion.


Pearl was the first pilot boat to come to the harbour. She expects a little too much from the tugs and can be very strict with them. She used to be taken as mean and boring, until she played a fun game with Theodore.

Both Pearl and Petra are hard working and work together with the tugs to keep the harbour running properly. She can be very proud and stubborn at times, but can move great loads in nimble timing, which what makes her special. And more importantly, she's a great friend of the tugboats in the Big Harbour.


Pearl can be described as being precise, sharp, and never misses an opportunity to use her whistle.



  • Pearl is the older of the two pilot boats.
  • Pearl's model is currently displayed at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • In the Norwegian version, Pearl is called Lisa.
  • In the Swedish version, Pearl is called Pärlan.
  • In the Finnish version, Pearl is called Helmi.