Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez have turned their $500 million megayacht into a temporary summer home. The vessel has been sailing the idyllic waters of the Mediterranean Sea for more than 19 days in the past 30 days alone.


Jeff Bezos is a billionaire, a boat owner, and he is now making the most of this combination aboard the glorious $500 million luxury vessel with his beautiful fiancé Lauren Sanchez in tow. The stellar schooner Koru named after a Maori word that translates to new beginnings, indeed sailed the centibillionaire into his own little Utopia after a five-year wait. The Amazon co-founder has spent much time on the second-largest sailing yacht worldwide since receiving the ship in April this year.

Via Instagram / @laurenwsanchez

From zipping in and out on helicopters to hosting soirees and even proposing, the 416 feet Oceanco megayacht has been Bezos’s venue for everything memorable and merry. Sanchez and Bezos have been making the most of this half-a-billion dollar asset by cruising the Mediterranean so much that even at the time of writing, Koru is cruising in the azure blue Mediterranean waters.

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Koru and its support vessel Abeona docked in Mallorca. Image – Diariodemallorca

According to publicly available AIS data analyzed by this publication, the sailing yacht has been in and out of the port of Mallorca into the sea for 19 days out of 30. The gigantic ship has traveled a distance of 335 nm (385 miles) in less than a month at a speed of 0.8 knots proving the couple isn’t in a hurry to get anywhere and is determined to revel in this masterpiece. They invited friends and family for a weekend of Italian respite, the best kind there is, and was even joined by the likes of Oprah, Gayle King, and fashion designer Diane Von Fürstenberg.

Lauren Sanchez and her friends on the coast of Ibiza.Via Instagram / @elenasblair_photography

In the past few months, the luxury megayacht has sailed off the coast of Spain to Ibiza, Saint-Tropez in South of France, Alicudi, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, and Portofino in Italy and is currently sailing around Mallorca. Bezos and Sanchez’s floating mansion has been perpetually hosting friends and family, including the former news anchors’ three children, who couldn’t find a better spot to bond with the Amazon co-founder.

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Via Instagram / @laurenwsanchez

$500 million Koru Yacht costs Bezos $137,000 daily only for her upkeep, so it makes absolute sense he uses her while time permits. The fascinating vessel that’s twice the length of an Airbus A380 boasts an internal volume of 3,300 GT and triple masts reaching 230 feet.

Via Youtube / @SuperYacht Times

While there is plenty to do aboard Koru, she is followed by a $75 million support vessel Abeona that offers a helipad for Sanchez, sleeps 45 people, and holds the toys and tenders. Unlike Koru, the Abeona travelled close to 1500 miles in the past 30 days.

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