Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez recently took a trip on his superyacht, which is a sight to watch. TMZ said Tuesday that the couple spent time on the 417-foot ship near the coast of Spain’s Mallorca island. It was said to be the first time Bezos and Sanchez had been on the billionaire’s boat. It is called Koru and is the largest sailing yacht in the world. It cost $500 million to build.
Koru is a three-masted sailing boat that was made in the Netherlands and can go as fast as 20 knots. It’s interesting that it can move with just sail power. It takes about $25 million a year to run the superyacht. It has room for 18 people and needs a team of 40 sailors to run. The beautiful yacht has three decks, and one of them has a swimming pool. It is followed by a ship called Abeona, which has a helipad, luxury cars, jet skis, etc., and is called a support ship.
Reports say that the boat has a wooden statue of his girlfriend Sanchez, which stands for a fresh start. The yacht also has a theater, rooms for meetings, and bars.
During the building of the boat, there were plans to take down the 95-year-old Koningshaven Bridge so that the ship could pass under the 131-foot span on its way from the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam to the North Sea via Rotterdam. The plan was finally scrapped after people in the area spoke out against it, and the boat was moved to another shipyard without its masts.
Notably, Bezos and his girlfriend Sanchez started dating in 2018. They went public with their relationship in 2019, after the billionaire got divorced from his ex-wife MacKenzie.