Jeff Bezos’ £420million superyacht is glimpsed for first time

Jeff Bezos‘s $500million (£423million) superyacht has been seen for the first time as building work continues on the vessel that will be the world’s largest sailing boat.

The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands earlier this week.

It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022, overtaking the current largest ocean-going passenger ship Sea Cloud.

The Amazon founder’s secretive yacht will feature three ‘enormous’ masts and three decks. 

Jeff Bezos's $500million superyacht has been seen for the first time as building work continues on the vessel that will be the world's largest sailing boat

Jeff Bezos's $500million superyacht has been seen for the first time as building work continues on the vessel that will be the world's largest sailing boat

Jeff Bezos’s $500million superyacht has been seen for the first time as building work continues on the vessel that will be the world’s largest sailing boat

Bezos's vessel is based on the company's Black Pearl ship, one of the largest and most ecological yachts in the world

Bezos's vessel is based on the company's Black Pearl ship, one of the largest and most ecological yachts in the world

Bezos’s vessel is based on the company’s Black Pearl ship, one of the largest and most ecological yachts in the world

Jeff Bezos's (pictured) ownership of the yacht was confirmed in the book Amazon Unbound, which described the boat as 'one of the finest sailing yachts in existence'

Jeff Bezos's (pictured) ownership of the yacht was confirmed in the book Amazon Unbound, which described the boat as 'one of the finest sailing yachts in existence'

Jeff Bezos’s (pictured) ownership of the yacht was confirmed in the book Amazon Unbound, which described the boat as ‘one of the finest sailing yachts in existence’








His ownership of it was confirmed in the book Amazon Unbound, which described the boat as ‘one of the finest sailing yachts in existence’.

The black hauled yacht was rolled out the shipyard on its way to Alblasserdam, where it will be given its final fittings.

It is being built by custom yacht builder Oceanco and is thought to be based on the company’s Black Pearl ship — one of the largest and most ecological yachts in the world. 

The Black Pearl is the largest DynaRig sailing yacht in the world, with three 70 metre-tall carbon masts, and was built in 2018. 

The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands earlier this week

The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands earlier this week

The 417ft (127 metre) yacht known as Y721 was rolled out in the Zwijndrecht shipyard in the west of the Netherlands earlier this week

It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022, overtaking the current largest ocean-going passenger ship Sea Cloud

It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022, overtaking the current largest ocean-going passenger ship Sea Cloud

It will be the biggest sailing yacht in the world when it is complete in 2022, overtaking the current largest ocean-going passenger ship Sea Cloud

The Amazon founder's secretive yacht will feature three 'enormous' masts and several decks. It is being built by custom yacht builder Oceanco and is thought to be based on the company's Black Pearl ship

The Amazon founder's secretive yacht will feature three 'enormous' masts and several decks. It is being built by custom yacht builder Oceanco and is thought to be based on the company's Black Pearl ship

The Amazon founder’s secretive yacht will feature three ‘enormous’ masts and several decks. It is being built by custom yacht builder Oceanco and is thought to be based on the company’s Black Pearl ship

Oceanco declined to comment on whether the new yacht was commissioned by Mr Bezos. 

A 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.’

Bezos lost his place as the richest man in the world last month to space tech rival Elon Musk. He currently has a net worth of $197billion (£143billion).

He has also bought a a shadow yacht — which is used to carry cars and helicopters while at sea — that will be a custom version of the YS 7512 model from Damen Yachts.

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