Oceanco has officially handed over the world’s largest sailing yacht, KORU, to her new owner. Measuring in at an impressive 416.8 feet (127m), she departed the yard’s facilities en route to Gibraltar following completion of her sea trials in February.
Image credit: Superyacht Times – Y721 yacht on sea trials
Record Breaking Launch
The new yacht for Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, KORU has replaced 350 feet (106.7m) S/Y BLACK PEARL as the world’s largest sailing yacht* and is the largest yacht to ever be launched in the Netherlands.
While details have remained under wraps, KORU is a three-masted schooner featuring a black hull and white superstructure, multiple decks, large pool on the aft deck and ample deck space to stretch out.
Formerly known as Project Y721, Oceanco began the build process in 2018 and was first spotted in October 2021 when she left the yard’s shed. Now christened KORU, which is a Māori word meaning “new beginnings,” she is rumored to have a support vessel joining her later this year.
While S/Y A measures 468.6 feet (142.8m), she is technically classified as a sail-assisted motor yacht, so various rankings will omit A for the largest sailing yacht in the world, while others think A should take first place.