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Old 05-03-2023, 14:14   #1
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Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

Jeff Bezos' new $500M sailing superyacht, named Koru [which means 'new beginnings' in Maori], sets sail after 5-year construction


Billionaire Jeff Bezos ' new yacht has been revealed after a five-year construction. The vessel is 127 meters in length - with triple masts that reach 70 meters / 230 feet tall, the tallest in the world.

The Executive Chairman of Amazon commissioned for the boat - to be built in 2018 and the brand-new superyacht was constructed for a whopping $500 million.

Koru was first spotted being rolled out of a shipbuilding shed last year, the yacht features a black hull, white superstructure and elegant silhouette. The aluminum and steel schooner will boast three decks including one with a swimming pool.

Most extravagantly a smaller 250-ft support vessel will sit alongside the mammoth one, complete with a helicopter landing pad for Bezos or his celebrity guests. This smaller yacht is expected to be loaded with an array of toys including luxury cars, jet skis, speedboats, and perhaps even a personal submarine. This smaller ship and its pad are reportedly currently being built by Damen Yachting also in the Netherlands.

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At least the man has some taste. That’s actually one of the finest looking super yachts I have ever seen. And I’m not talking about the interior. I’m sure it looks like every other one inside. That’s a good looking boat. Finally.
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That's a relief. After the shape of his rocket I had serious concerns about the shape of his boat.
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

I wonder how he resolved the low bridge issue to get it out of the harbor?
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

They moved it to the sea without the masts.
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At least the man has some taste. Thatís actually one of the finest looking super yachts I have ever seen. And Iím not talking about the interior. Iím sure it looks like every other one inside. Thatís a good looking boat. Finally.
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

The boat needs a crew of 40 sailors to operate and can host 18 guests.

Along with the $500 million construction costs, Koru will cost around $25 million annually to operate, according to the report.

Head out to the North Sea:



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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

I think I am the first person to make pictures of the Yacht truly under sail today in Ibiza and 2 days ago in Mallorca. Excuse me for the bad quality of the pictures of today.

The video we could should is decent though!

I try to upload the pictures from my website but I seem not to be able to do this.




EDIT: I just tried to add the pictures here directly but I seem not to be able to get it done.
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

Iím amazed that its a more or less a conventional gaff rig.... wondering if theyíll set topsails or fisherman above the gaff
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

Half a billion dollars and they can't raise the sails for a photo?
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

Itís a bit small isnít it?
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Re: Jeff Bezo's Sailing Superyacht "Koru" sets sail.

Just saw today that it has a figurehead of Lauren Sanchez.


https://people.com/human-interest/je...auren-sanchez/
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Just saw today that it has a figurehead of Lauren Sanchez.


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and I thought removing a name tattoo of an ex wife was difficult.


Ha ha ha ha ha

Definitely no ragrets. Lol
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Safe to say he will not be doing The Great LoopÖ
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