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The 350-foot-long Black Pearl pictured here is NOT Jeff Bezos’ new superyacht. But it was built by … [+] the same company that’s building Bezos’ new yacht and it will be similar in its massive scale.
Am I surprised the world’s richest man ordered of what David Pendelton and Brad Stone of Bloomberg Wealth report is a 417-foot-long superyacht that will be equipped with three massive masts? Um…no.
Nor am I surprised that Jeff Bezos who is worth around $185 billion continues to sell some of his Amazon stock. He obviously has some time on his hands now that he’s stepped down from being the CEO of Amazon. And, like Elon Musk, he has a space program to fund.
Jeff Bezos is richest person in the world and he’s building a fleet of yachts
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But I am surprised that details, about what will no doubt be the most identifiable superyacht in the world when it’s launched have stayed as secret as they have. But then again, NDAs take on a bit more power when hundreds of millions of dollars are involved. And no yacht that is 117-feet longer than a football field can stay a secret forever.
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The superyacht Jeff Bezos is buying is similar in scale to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India> (Photo … [+] by Pawan Sharma / AFP) (Photo by PAWAN SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
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What we do know—sort of—is not only has Bezos’ ordered what will be the largest sailing yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Reports say the superyacht shipyard Oceanco is the builder. And that makes perfect sense since Oceanco has built Black Pearl, the award-winning, 350-foot-long, three-masted superyacht pictured above. And Oceanco also built the 357-foot-long Bravo Eugenia for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
While no official images have been released of Bezos’ new 417-foot-long-sailing superyacht that Oceanco has been reportedly building for the last few years. It is not hard to imagine that it might share some of the characteristics that have made Black Pearl such a recognizable superyacht. Except Bezos’ yacht will be way, way bigger.
Sailing Yacht A owned by Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko is still the largest sailing super yacht … [+] in the world
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Actually, he’s buying a whole fleet of yachts. Not only is Bezos reportedly buying one of the largest sailing superyachts in the world (Superyacht A measuring 469-feet-long and owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is still the largest). He’s also reported to be buying a “smaller” support vessel that will follow the big yacht around carrying all the “toys” (personal submarine, aircraft, various other yachts, cars etc.) that just won’t fit on the mothership. And by mothership, I mean superyacht. Not spaceship. That’s a whole other story.
Stay tuned for much more.