, 2022-08-03 02:00:00,
Hitting the water for the first time yesterday morning in Alblasserdam, the 127 metre Oceanco Y721 has begun the journey to the yard’s Rotterdam facilities for the final stages of construction. Her three mighty masts were spotted in transit along Nieuwe Maas, and they are expected to be stepped today (August 3).
The move confirms earlier reports that the Koningshaven bridge, known by locals as De Hef, would not be dismantled to allow the yacht to pass below it.
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The three-masted schooner is set for delivery later this year. She has been reportedly commissioned for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and is set to become the world’s largest sailing yacht when delivered later this year, unseating the current titleholder Sea Cloud.
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The mammoth 127 metre sailing superyacht has been revealed for the first time
Credit: Dutch Yachting
Y721 is the longest yacht to have been built in the Netherlands and the largest ever superyacht built at Oceanco. The yacht was first glimpsed in October 2021 as she was rolled out of the sheds at the Dutch shipyard.
The yacht is set to become the largest sailing yacht in the world when delivered in 2022
Credit: Tom van Oossanen
The project features a black hull, white superstructure and classic exterior lines, which have drawn similarities to Lürssen superyacht Eos.
In September 2021, a book named Amazon Unbound appeared to confirm the long-standing rumours that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the owner of the secretive 127 metre sailing yacht. An excerpt, which was published by Bloomberg, described the superyacht 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.
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.”
According to BOAT Pro, the record-breaking yacht will make its official debut in 2022.
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