New York - Oligarchs cruising the balmy waters of the Eastern Mediterranean are said to be gobsmacked at news that the world's swishest, sexiest, biggest, costliest and most desirable ocean-going mega-yacht - codenamed 'Project Azzam' - will be homeward bound later this September on a maiden voyage to New York.
Months of speculation in the yachting media about the boat's ownership has pointed at Shaikh Khalifah, President of the UAE, given the existing massive collection of megabux motor yachts that's made him the No 1 favorite to be the proprietor of this latest new sea-babe 'Azzam'.
However an article in this week's 'Mine's Bigger Than Yours Yachting Weekly' lays bare a marine psychologists's view that this stonking 590ft ocean cruiser 'has something to do with Chevron' - because of design features on the yacht's sides.
"Guys, this floating pyramid with huge chevron-shaped design features on both sides is a dead giveaway," Prof Einstein Flintstone, emeritus professor of marine psychology at the NCIS Navy Yard commented, "ain't no Ruskie poodle-faker behind this cutie, no siree."
A tip-off from the Prof's inner circle reckons the $700 million ocean-going palace will be sailing past the Statue of Liberty close to this year's Autumn Equinox.
"Kinda puts Larry Ellison's 'Eclipse' yacht in the shade," the prof added, "maybe he should rename it Titanic II?"