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Published on May 10th, 2021

As the global authority in superyachting, Boat International reports that everyone’s favorite billionaire is getting into sailing:

A new book about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos appears to have confirmed long-standing rumours that he is the owner of a secretive 127-metre sailing yacht currently under construction at Oceanco in the Netherlands.

The project, known as Y721, is understood to be a three-masted schooner that will become the world’s largest sailing yacht when delivered.

In the book, Amazon Unbound, an excerpt from which was published by Bloomberg, the superyacht is described as “one of the finest sailing yachts in existence,” with “several decks” and “three enormous masts”. The book reports that an accompanying support boat is also under construction.

At 127-metres, the yacht will top the list of largest sailing yachts in the world, beating the reigning champion Sea Cloud by 17 metres, and 93-metre EOS, which currently holds the title for the world’s largest three-masted schooner.

Oceanco is no stranger to record-breaking superyachts. The shipyard delivered the 106.7-metre Black Pearl in 2018, which remains the largest DynaRig sailing yacht in the world, characterised by three 70 metre-tall carbon masts.

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.”

According to BOAT Pro, the record-breaking yacht is set to splash in 2022.

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