Billionaires do what they want to do

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wanted a sailboat, and when you’re one of the wealthiest person in the world, that means it will the largest sailing yacht in the world. But he isn’t making any friends in the process according to this report that’s sizzling the internet:


Construction is underway for Jeff Bezos’ latest billionaire toy, a sail-assisted megayacht that comes with a reported price tag of $500 million, not including the cost of a matching shadow vessel that is, by all intents and purposes, another megayacht.

The problem is that the ship in question, for the time being referred to as Y721 or Project 721, is under construction at Oceanco, at Alblasserdam, near Rotterdam (see video). Once launched, it will have to reach the sea by passing through Rotterdam which means it would have to clear the Koningshaven Bridge, affectionately known to locals as De Hef.

De Hef is not just any bridge, but a historic monument and a local landmark that stands for rebirth. After it was damaged during WWII by the Nazi in 1940, it was one of the first structures in Rotterdam to be rebuilt once the war was over…

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