- Jeff Bezos’ yacht was spotted floating in a shipyard in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
- The vessel appears fully assembled, including the masts, after being towed into the river last week.
- Bezos’ yacht sparked controversy after the shipbuilder asked to remove a landmark.
Jeff Bezos’ megayacht appears to be nearing completion.
The 417-foot vessel was seen floating in the Greenport shipyard in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Sunday, with three large masts in place. Dutch Yachting, a YouTube channel dedicated to Dutch-built vessels, posted video footage that gives us the closest view yet of Bezos’ yacht.
You can watch the video below:
It is one of the most influential — and controversial — yachts in the world
The A magnificent yacht It has been the subject of controversy in the Netherlands for months.
In order for the ship to pass from the shipyard to open water, it must pass through Rotterdam and under the city’s famous Koningshaven Bridge, known locally as De Heef. There was just one problem: contrast Many yachts of his contemporariesBezos’ ship is sail-powered, meaning it has three large masts, the mast being J too high to go under the bridge, Despite having more than 131 feet of clearance.
The shipbuilder, Oceanco, proposed temporarily removing the center of the bridge to accommodate the ship, angering locals who felt Bezos was throwing his weight — and $162 billion in wealth — into destroying a local landmark. Residents organized an event on Facebook Throw the rotten egg on the yacht When they moved on.
last month, Oceanco canceled its request, citing fears of sabotage and employee harassment. The company decided instead to tow the yacht across the river, without a mast, which it did last week early in the morning.
Now, it looks like the yacht is fully assembled and one step closer to heading to sea.
Bezos’ megayacht existed First reported in Brad Stone’s book“Amazon Unbound,” in May 2021. Currently known simply as Y721, the yacht is estimated to cost $500 million and “will be one of the finest sailing yachts in existence,” Stone reported.