EASTPORT — What’s called the “world’s largest privately owned yacht” will visit four Maine ports.

The 644-foot ship called The World will tie up at the breakwater pier in Eastport on Tuesday so that the residents who live aboard can visit the seaport. The vessel also will visit Bar Harbor, Rockland and Portland, on Oct. 15, before making its way to Boston.

The World is owned by 130 families from 19 countries who occupy 165 private condominiums. Since 2002, the ship has been circumnavigating the globe continuously, visiting 800 ports in 140 countries.

The Bangor Daily News reported that the ship is the only private residential community at sea and has a crew of 260 from 40 countries, including a golf pro.

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