After enjoying the Mediterranean, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez want to soak the sun in the Carribean. The Amazon founder’s $500 million superyacht is about to complete a 4,400 mile journey across the oceans and arrive in the United States for the first time later today.

Via Instagram / @laurenwsanchez

It is centibillionaire Jeff Bezos’s Koru, the world’s largest sailing yacht that turns out to be quite the Houdini of the high seas. Billionaire Bezos and Lauren Sanchez prefer to keep their yacht, Koru, away from the limelight and avoid it being tracked. The world’s largest sailing yacht, the 416-foot Koru, recently left Gibraltar for a destination vaguely listed as ‘The Americas’ on the Marine Traffic website, a detail that has remained unchanged for several weeks. According to the YouTube Channel eSysman SuperYachts, this remarkable Oceanco vessel is actually headed to Florida’s Port Everglades, with an expected arrival today at 10 pm [local time] before proceeding to the Bahamas.

As per publicly available AIS data, Marine Traffic indicates that Koru Yacht is currently near the Bahamas, and is headed towards Fort Lauderdale. The yacht’s shadow vessel, the $75 million Abeona, is already at Port Everglades, according to Vessel Finder. Marine Traffic, however, shows Abeona is in La Ciotat, France, and is out of range.

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The Abeona which shadows Koru and serves as a helipad for the mothership. Source – Diariode Mallorca

This discrepancy suggests that Bezos and Sanchez do not wish for Koru’s exact location to be public knowledge, especially following the significant attention their Mediterranean journey garnered.

Koru under sails. Via Youtube / @SuperYacht Times

The Amazon founder’s $500 million vessel has also drawn criticism from climate advocates who question the claim that the world’s largest sailing yacht is environmentally friendly. Relying on 2 MTU engines for propulsion when its gigantic sails are not in use, Koru reportedly emits 7,150 tonnes of CO2 annually. In recent months, the yacht has traveled from the Balearic Islands to Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Capri, Sardinia, Portofino, and the Baltic country, and is now apparently en route for the first time to the United States. As per the Everglade ports data, Koru will be headed to the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale. Perhaps Jeff Bezos and his lady love Lauren will be bringing in the new year with their friends on the Koru in the bright blue waters of the Carribean.

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