World's largest sailing yacht 127m Oceanco Koru delivered

The record-breaking superyacht has departed the Oceanco facilities and is currently en route to Gibraltar.

The 127-metre Oceanco Koru, formerly known as Y721, has been handed over to her owner. According to BOATPro, she departed Oceanco's facilities earlier today (April 6) traveling at 16 knots on her maiden voyage to Gibraltar.

Now successfully delivered, the superyacht takes the crown for the world's largest sailing yacht and the largest yacht built in the Netherlands.

 It comes after the record-breaking sailing yacht first hit the water in August 2022 at Oceanco's Alblasserdam shipyard and was transported to Rotterdam where her trio of masts was stepped. She later began transmitting as Koru on her AIS, which is a Māori word meaning "new beginnings".

The yacht is believed to have been commissioned for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. 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."

While her design team has yet to be confirmed, she features a black hull, white superstructure and classic exterior lines, which have drawn similarities to Lürssen superyacht Eos. Images suggest that Koru has a large pool on the aft deck, as well as multiple areas for relaxing across her open decks.

Koru is expected to be joined by a support vessel. Earlier this year, Dutch shipyard Damen Yachting delivered its largest-ever support yacht Abeona.

Project Y721 was announced in 2018 and the hull of the superyacht was seen for the first time when she rolled out of the shed in October 2021.

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