Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth, has commissioned the construction of a luxurious superyacht from Oceanco. The KORU yacht has recently been delivered. Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were spotted on board in Palma de Mallorca.
With its impressive size and unique design elements, this Oceanco yacht is one of the most spectacular superyachts on the seas. The KORU sailing yacht features a large swimming pool on the aft deck and is expected to accommodate up to 18 guests, with a crew of around 40.
As the owner of this magnificent Jeff Bezos yacht, Bezos will be able to enjoy the ultimate in luxury and comfort on the high seas. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new addition to the world of luxury yachting. Bezos has also ordered a 75-meter (246 feet) support vessel named “ABEONA,” which was built by Damen Yachting.
Sailing Yacht KORU
KORU was delivered by Oceanco in April 2023. The superyacht has a similar style to Barry Diller‘s sailing yacht “EOS,” which is 93 meters (305 feet) long. KORU has a large swimming pool on the aft deck and can accommodate up to 18 guests, who will be taken care of by a crew of around 40. The yacht’s design is said to be inspired by Māori art, which is evident in its name and styling. The yacht’s legal owner is an entity named TRIDENT MAPLE CI LTD, registered in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
The Symbolism of KORU
The name KORU is derived from the Māori word for “loop or coil.” In Māori art, the koru is a symbol of new life, growth, strength, and peace. The spiral shape of the koru represents perpetual movement and returning to the point of origin. Bezos made a post on Instagram referring to KORU and its symbolism, highlighting personal growth, renewal, rebirth, and the importance of being present in the moment.
Jeff Bezos KORU
Support Vessel ABEONA
ABEONA was built by Damen Yachting and serves as a support vessel for “KORU.” The custom-built vessel carries all the toys and tenders of the main yacht, and it has a helicopter hangar that can accommodate a large helicopter. The vessel can accommodate a total of 45 staff, crew, and guests.
Construction of KORU and ABEONA
For the delivery of KORU, a central part of the historic Koningshaven Bridge in Rotterdam was rumored to be dismantled. But that did not happen as the yacht’s masts were stepped after the vessel passed the bridge. ABEONA, on the other hand, is the largest vessel in the Damen Yacht Support range, with a volume of 1,900 tons. Both vessels will undoubtedly attract attention from yacht enthusiasts around the world.
With a net worth of $160 billion, Bezos is one of the richest men in the world, and his passion for yachts is well-known. Despite rumors that he owns the yacht “Flying Fox,” Bezos’s representative denied these claims. However, he does own a Gulfstream G650ER private jet. The new superyacht and support vessel are a testament to his love for the sea and his desire to explore new horizons.
Oceanco is a luxury yacht builder based in Alblasserdam, Netherlands. The company was founded in 1987 and has become one of the most respected yacht builders in the world. It specializes in building custom-made luxury motor yachts that range in size from 80 to over 300 feet in length. Oceanco yachts are known for their exceptional craftsmanship, innovative design and use of advanced technology. The company employs a team of experienced designers, engineers, and shipbuilders who work together to create yachts that are not only beautiful but also highly functional and efficient. Notable projects include Jeff Bezos’ yacht KORU, BRAVO EUGENIA, and SEVEN SEAS.
A schooner is a type of sailing yacht that has two or more masts with the aftmost mast being the shortest. Schooners are known for their graceful lines, speed, and versatility and are used for various purposes such as racing, cruising, and cargo transportation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What kind of yacht does billionaire Bezos have?
He owns a large 127m (417ft) schooner sailing yacht built by Oceanco, and a 75-meter (246ft) support vessel at Damen.
Who is building his yacht?
Oceanco built his sailing yacht KORU, while Damen builds her yacht support vessel ABEONA.
How much is Jeff Bezos’ yacht worth?
We estimate her cost price at $250 million, which is roughly $75,000 per ton. Her annual running costs are around $25 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the materials and technology used in its construction.
What is Koru?
It is a symbol in Māori art, carving and tattooing, where it symbolizes new life, growth, strength, and peace.
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