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127m sailing yacht KORU spotted on sea trials

By Nina Done   14 February 2023

Jeff Bezos' behemoth 127m (417ft) sailing yacht KORU, previously known as Project Y721, has been spotted on the water early this morning stretching her sea legs on her initial round of trials, designed to test her capabilities, equipment and safety features.

Although much of her build has been shrouded in secrecy, Oceanco's newest yacht is understood to have an internal volume of 3,300 GT and will undoubtedly offer a wealth of luxurious accommodation and amenities.

While we have scant information about the yacht's interiors, pictures reveal an aft dip pool along with a further Jacuzzi on her flybridge, as well as a variety of alfresco social spaces. The sailing yacht also has a crow's nest attached to her central mast, offering lofty panoramic views for her more adventurous guests.

Built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with teak decking, she reportedly takes her design cues from the 93-meter Lürssen sailing yacht EOS, perhaps inspired by the entrepreneur’s visits to this yacht in previous years. 

Showcasing a midnight-blue hull with a distinctive red stripe running along her waterline, KORU’s exterior styling mirrors this traditional schooner style, with an elongated bowsprite and canoe stern. 

Support vessel ABEONA

Sailing yacht KORU will be supported by the 75m (247ft) Damen yacht ABEONA, which was delivered earlier this month.

The 1,900 GT support vessel features exterior and interior styling by the in-house design team at Damen yachting. She sports a striking gray hull contrasted with a sleek orange boot stripe, as well as the yard’s signature utilitarian profile with an open aft deck.

Damen yacht support ABEONA

Boasting an impressive beam of 12 meters, yacht ABEONA is capable of carrying up to 45 people, including guests, crew and specialist staff, with ample room for storing large tenders and specialist toys, as well as a certified helipad and hangar for a D14 value helicopter.

Yacht KORU will replace Oceanco’s own sailing yacht BLACK PEARL for second place in the world's largest sailing yacht rankings behind Nobiskrug's 143m (469ft) sailing yacht A. She is on schedule to be delivered in time for the summer season.

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Video credits: Dutch Yachting


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