Does Jeff Bezos's New Yacht Feature a Sculpture of Lauren Sánchez?

Jeff Bezos has a new superyacht, and the prow features a sculpture that strongly resembles his girlfriend, Lauren Sánchez.

The yacht, which is named "Koru" and reportedly cost around $500 million, features a wooden figurehead of a woman that seems to be based on Sánchez. In addition, the sculpture is wearing the symbol for Koru, which is Māori for "loop or coil" and represents creation.

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The figurehead in question, on the front of the yacht. Backgrid
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Bezos’s yacht "Koru" sails through the Mediterranean off the coast of Ibiza this week.picture alliance - Getty Images

Per the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, "The koru, which is often used in Māori art as a symbol of creation, is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. Its circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. The koru therefore symbolises the way in which life both changes and stays the same."

Bezos has previously posted about the symbol of koru, including a photo in his New Year's Day post in 2022, where he wrote, "the new year is also a great time to take stock and focus on personal growth, renewal, rebirth, and paying careful attention to each moment of your life. The good and the bad. All of it. Celebrate and grow." You can scroll to the last slide in here:

Bezos and Sánchez have been spotted this week on the three-mast yacht off the coast of Spain. At 417 feet, it is the largest sailing yacht in the world, and it is trailed by a 246-foot support vessel called the Abeona.

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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez in Ibiza this week.MEGA - Getty Images

Bezos and his first wife, MacKenzie Bezos, divorced in April 2019, and he has been publicly dating Sánchez since that same year.

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