THE annual Audi Hamilton Island Race Week kicked off last weekend with Saturday's day one of racing seen as a great success.
In comparison to last year's event, there was wind from the outset as a line up of 201 yachts completed the picturesque 23nm Molle Islands Race.
Although there was gruelling competition between rival boats and crews, spectators and sailors alike were amazed at seeing the masterpiece that is Kokomo floating in the Coral Sea and glistening under the Whitsunday sun.
Owned by billionaire developer Lang Walker, this super yacht turned plenty of heads at the start of the Molle Islands Race in Dent Passage as it stretches to 58.4m in length and has an interior that would be seen in a presidential suite aboard Air Force One.
Designed by Ed Dubois and launched in Auckland, Kokomo's delivery to Hamilton Island was their test sail for the vessel.
Kokomo is part of the Super Yacht class in this year's Race Week.
- Length: 58.4m (191.6ft)
- Displacement: 450 tonnes
- Sail Area: 1914m²
- Length of water line: 51.5m (169.5ft)
- Beam: 10.9m (35.8ft)
- Draft (keel raised): 4.9m (16.1ft)
- Builder: Alloy Yachts
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