The 127-meter sailboat Oceanco, reportedly commissioned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, was first seen after deploying the hangars at the Zwijndrecht shipyard.
The record-breaking black-hull project, known only as the Y721, is set to become the world’s tallest sailboat when delivered in 2022, toppling the current title holder. Cloud Sea.
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127-meter mammoth sailing superyacht first revealed
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Y721 is also the longest yacht to be built in the Netherlands and the largest superyacht ever built at Oceanco.
The first images of the yacht show a black hull and classic exterior lines. It is also known that the project will be a three-masted schooner and will include a bowsprit.
It comes after a new book published this year appears to confirm long-standing rumors that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the owner of the secret 127-meter sailboat.
In the book, Amazon unrelated, an excerpt from which was published by Bloomberg, the superyacht is described as “one of the most beautiful sailing ships in existence”, with “several decks” and “three enormous masts”. The book reports that an accompanying support boat is also under construction.
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The yacht is set to become the largest sailing ship in the world when it is delivered in 2022
Oceanco is no stranger to record-breaking superyachts. The shipyard delivered the 106.7 meters Black Pearl in 2018, which remains the largest DynaRig sailboat in the world, characterized by three carbon masts 70 meters high.
A spokesperson for Oceanco said, “Oceanco values the privacy and confidentiality of all of our clients and potential clients and therefore does not comment on our involvement or non-involvement in specific projects.”
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