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Jeff Bezos' $500 Million Superyacht Towed From Dutch Bridge Amid Egging Threats

Jeff Bezos' $500 Million Superyacht Towed From Dutch Bridge Amid Egging Threats

The multi-million dollar super yacht of Jeff Bezos was said to have been towed away from a Dutch shipyard on Tuesday (August 2)

Isn't it a pain when you have to dock your super yacht somewhere else because of egg-related threats? #BillionaireProblems

Well, Jeff Bezos' unfinished $500 million super yacht has been towed from a Dutch bridge due to mischievous threats from Rotterdam locals.

So basically, the 421ft Y721 sailing yacht is set to be the second-largest in the world and is just too big to get past the the De Hef bridge.

And locals aren't happy because of initial plans to dismantle the bridge in order for it fit through.

Due to the huge public backlash, the council was reportedly forced to hold back on those plans.


It also now appears that the Y721 has now been relocated from the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam to the Greenport yard, which is just 24 miles away in Rotterdam, according to the German-language daily Der Spiegel.

Dutch yacht enthusiast Hanco Bol has uploaded a video on his YouTube channel showing the super yacht getting towed from one place to another.

Bol wrote: "The 127m/ 417ft three-masted schooner got fame, not only as Holland’s largest superyacht to date, but also as the World's largest sailing yacht which was most likely built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

"The launch of the yacht started at 1AM and at 3AM the yacht was released from the drydock.

"The transport to Greenport in Rotterdam started directly afterwards. Although the Noord – Nieuwe Maas direction is shorter (23 km/ 14 miles) with only two bridge openings to take, the transport went via the quitly longer Noord – Oude Maas -Nieuwe Maas direction.

"We never saw a transport going that fast."


He added: "With an average speed of 8 knots/ 15 kph the transport arrived only 3 hours later at 6AM at Greenport even with 4 bridge openings and a total distance of 40 km/ 24 miles.

"Most likely Oceanco tried to keep the launch and transport under wraps (we have not seen much footage around) with this alternative direction.

"A Rotterdam Centre and De Hef passage would most likely brought much more attention.

"By the way: The De Hef bridge will stay intact as the masts will be stapped at Greenport too."

Viewers in the comments section were pretty underwhelmed with the unfinished boat, with one person writing: "Doesn't look anything like I imagined. Super meh."

Another thought: "I know it's not finished, but $500 million? For...that?"

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