Aucklanders are flocking to Westhaven Marina to catch a glimpse of and snap a photo next to one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world.
At almost 100 metres long, the super yacht Eos can be clearly seen from as far away as the Harbour Bridge.
Wikipedia described Eos as a three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner made in Germany in 2006.
Eos was one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world, and as of 2009 was owned by movie and media billionaire Barry Diller, husband of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, Wikipedia said.
Some reports value the vessel in excess of US$150 million (NZ$217m).
Auckland man and boat enthusiast Bruce Leeg said he spotted the Eos as he was driving over the Harbour Bridge this morning, and decided to go and get a closer look.
It was amazing to stand beneath it and “soak up the sheer size of the thing”, he said.
“It just makes me so incredibly proud to be a Kiwi,” he said.