Earlier this year, word got out that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had treated himself to a fancy new toy. This $500 million superyacht would, upon delivery, instantly break a handful of world records. He’s one step closer to that moment, which is timed for 2022.
That superyacht is Project 721 or Y721, the largest superyacht from luxury Dutch shipyard Oceanco, and it just launched at Zwijndrecht, on its way to Alblasserdam, where the final fitting-out will take place. You can see a video of it after it was rolled out from the sheds at the bottom of the page: it only shows a teaser of the final build, but it’s enough to offer a decent appreciation of it.
Delivery is scheduled for 2022 after it completes sea trials. The exact date has not been announced, and Oceanco has so far denied requests for comment on whether Bezos commissioned it – as was to be expected. However, reports in trade publications note that he bought it in 2018 for some $500 million. Upon delivery, as promised, the superyacht will come with a series of world records, including the title of the world’s largest sailing yacht, the largest superyacht ever from Oceanco, and the longest vessel to be built in the Netherlands.