Almost everyone knows of Amazon director Jeff Bezos. But few know that he is in the process of purchasing a boat. And not just any boat. Reportedly, it will be the largest yacht ever built by the Dutch company Oceanco who constructed the award-winning Black Pearl. It's a true superyacht with a heliport and even a support yacht. The superyacht will be 417 feet (127 metres) long with 3 giant masts and multiple decks.
Luxury Black Pearl yacht spotted at a sea port in Spain
How much will it cost?
The cost of the yacht is estimated to be around $500 million. However, the cost is expected to rise even further with the addition of the support boat and heliport. After the initial expense, the annual operating costs of a superyacht generally range up to 10 % of the purchase price.
The ship's plans have been shrouded in secrecy, but experts estimate that 400 workers, including designers, were required to build the superyacht and a crew of 16 people will be needed to operate it. One thing is clear: the order for this ship must have been placed a long time ago as constructing a tailor-made superyacht can take several years.
And it isn’t just Jeff Bezos. With Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg also buying yachts, it seems that the demand for superyachts is on the increase. But why? Wealthy magnates value their privacy more, which makes hiding out on a ship the perfect solution. In addition to this, the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of social distancing and the fact that land borders were closed have all become key factors. So all you need to do is to follow in their footsteps and enjoy a safe holiday on a boat (although the boat will probably be a little smaller).
Check out the world's largest Black Pearl yacht that can accommodate up to 30 people.
Of course we do not offer this type of boat. But you take a look at the luxury yachts that we do offer.