Jeff Bezos Oceanco sailing yacht on the move

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127m Oceanco superyacht Koru spotted in Mallorca

12 April 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky and Holly Overton

The 127-metre Oceanco Koru, formerly known as Y721, has been spotted for the first time since she left the shipyard last week. The record-breaking superyacht began her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Gibraltar on 6 April, and has since arrived at the anchorage in the bay of Palma, on the Balearic island of Mallorca. 

Now successfully delivered, the superyacht takes the crown for the world's largest sailing yacht and the largest yacht to be built in the Netherlands. 

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Credit: Guy Fleury

The sailing superyacht first hit the water in August 2022 at Oceanco's Alblasserdam shipyard and was transported to Rotterdam where her trio of masts was stepped. She later began transmitting as Koru on her AIS, which is a Māori word meaning "new beginnings".

The yacht is believed to have been commissioned for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as revealed in an excerpt from a book titled Amazon Unbound. Previously speaking to BOAT International, an Oceanco spokesperson said: "Oceanco values the privacy and confidentiality of all our clients and prospective clients and therefore does not comment on our involvement or non-involvement in specific projects."

Credit: Guy Fleury

While her design team has yet to be confirmed, she features a black hull, white superstructure and classic exterior lines, which bear similarities to Lürssen superyacht Eos. Features of Koru include a large pool on the aft deck, a seating area on the bowsprit and multiple areas for relaxing across her open decks.

Koru is expected to be joined by a support vessel. Earlier this year, Dutch shipyard Damen Yachting delivered its largest-ever support yacht Abeona and the vessel is currently en route to Gibraltar, according to BOATPro

Credit: Bjorn Mierop

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