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    The world has been given a glimpse at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' spectacular new superyacht fresh off the dry dock after it was spotted in the North Sea on a test run.

    The $500million (£416million) vessel, named Koru and codenamed Y721, set sail from Rotterdam in the Netherlands on February 13 and is now finally understood to be sea-ready.

    Measuring 417 feet, the huge ship requires a support vessel – itself measuring 250 feet – to accompany and provide a helipad for the billionaire to land on.

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    The support vessel is reportedly going to be decked out with everything from supercars and speedboats to jet skis and other aquatic playthings.

    The main ship has three decks – one of which is kitted out with a swimming pool – and three enormous masts standing over 200 feet tall.

    Bezos has featured in a number of images in the past that see him and his scantily-dressed partner Lauren Sanchez at sea.

    Sailing the boat takes a whopping 40-person crew and the mammoth ship can accommodate up to 18 guests.

    This really is only a plaything for the superrich – running the boat for a year will reportedly cost around $25million (£20million).

    This of course is likely little sweat to Bezos, however, with the Prime Video mogul reported by Forbes to be currently worth around $181billion.

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    According to BOAT International, the Koru is set to become the largest sailing yacht on the planet.

    The ship, however, has only reached the Blue Origin founder after extensive delays.

    The boat itself has been the source of a fair bit of controversy after it was revealed that in order to get it out of the production yard a historic city bridge would have to be removed.

    Koningshaven Bridge, which is 130 feet high, wouldn't have been tall enough to let the massive 229-foot mast of the Koru pass underneath.

    Naturally, locals were unimpressed by this and promised to pelt it with eggs if they saw it floating past the De Hef bridge.

    In the end, it had to be snuck out at night to another boatyard.

    Previously, speaking to BOAT, a spokesperson for the ship’s manufacturer Oceanco said it wouldn’t comment on who the boat had been built for.

    They said: "Oceanco values the privacy and confidentiality of all our clients and prospective clients and therefore does not comment on our involvement or non-involvement in specific projects."

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