Industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke, with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion, has contracted with the Norwegian shipyard Vard for the construction of the world’s largest yacht. At 595.8 feet, it will be six feet longer than Sheidh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Azzam, the current record holder; and, at 16,000 gross tons, it will have 100 GT more cargo space than Alisher Usmanov’s Dilbar. Røkke’s yacht will be designed by Espen Oeino, and it should launch sometime in 2020. The yacht will be known as REV, short for Research Expedition Vessel, and it is being built for the World Wildlife Foundation of Norway. With multiple sustainable features, it is being designed to withstand climatological extremes from equatorial to polar regions. It is being equipped with modern laboratories, helipads, hangars for autonomous and semiautonomous craft, a launch and a crane, an auditorium, and a scoop to clean up plastic. When the yacht is not on a scientific mission, it will be chartered to help raise money for research.