Jeff Bezos’s $500million (£423million) superyacht has been seen for the first time as building work continues on the vessel that will be the world’s largest sailing boat.
The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands earlier this week.
It will be the world’s largest sailing yacht when it is completed in 2022. This will surpass the current largest ocean-going passenger boat Sea Cloud.
The secretive yacht of Amazon founder will have three ‘enormous masts’ and three decks.
The superyacht of Jeff Bezos, worth $500million, has been viewed for the first time. Construction work continues on the vessel which will be the largest sailing boat in the world.
Bezos’s vessel is based upon the Black Pearl ship of the company. It is one the largest and most ecologically-sounding yachts in the entire world.
Jeff Bezos (pictured) was the owner of the yacht. This was confirmed in Amazon Unbound which described the boat to be ‘one the most beautiful sailing yachts in existence’.
It was confirmed by Amazon Unbound that he owned it. The book described the boat as “one the most beautiful sailing yachts ever made”.
The black hauled yacht was rolled out the shipyard on its way to Alblasserdam, where it will be given its final fittings.
It is being built by custom yacht builder Oceanco and is thought to be based on the company’s Black Pearl ship — one of the largest and most ecological yachts in the world.
The Black Pearl, a DynaRig sailing yacht with three carbon masts measuring 70 metres tall, is the largest DynaRig yacht. It was built in 2018.
The yacht, Y721, measuring 417ft (127 m), was rolled out earlier this week at Zwijndrecht shipyard in West Holland.
When it’s completed in 2022, it will be the largest sailing yacht in the world, surpassing the Sea Cloud, the largest ocean-going passenger vessel.
The secretive yacht of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will have three masts and multiple decks. Oceanco is the custom yacht builder and it is believed to be based on Oceanco’s Black Pearl ship.
Oceanco declined to comment on whether Mr Bezos commissioned the new yacht.
A spokesperson stated that Oceanco values the privacy of all its clients and prospective clients. Therefore, it does not comment on whether or not we are involved in specific projects.
Last month, Elon Musk, a space tech rival, took Bezos’ place as the richest man on the planet. He currently has a net worth of $197billion (£143billion).
He has also bought a a shadow yacht — which is used to carry cars and helicopters while at sea — that will be a custom version of the YS 7512 model from Damen Yachts.