Yep, you read that right. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a superyacht sitting in a Dutch shipyard near Rotterdam — and it’s as ridiculous as you think it is.
Apparently taking a joyride to space for funsies wasn’t enough for Bezos, he had to go and do more obnoxious rich people things — like commissioning an insanely large megaboat in the Netherlands. 🛥️
According to Architectural Digest, Bezo’s 127-metre vessel was chilling at a shipyard in Zwijndrecht (near Rotterdam). It’s headed to Alblasserdam, also near Rotterdam, for a final fitting.
The project began in 2018 with Dutch luxury shipyard Oceanco, under the name “Project 721”, reports Bezinga.
And obviously, being the second-richest person on the entire planet, his yacht cost $500 million whole smackeroos. Being low-key is definitely not his thing. 🙄
Bezos didn’t publicly say that the ship was his, but a Bloomberg report stated that he was indeed the owner of Project 721.
Not the only one
And if you think that this superyacht is excessive well guess what! He has yet another boat: a 74-metre long support ship with a helipad, water toys, jet skis, waterslides, surfboards, and more.
Apparently buying a boat for your boat is the new thing now in the superyachting world. Go off, I guess? 🙃
What do you think about Bezos commissioning a superyacht in the Netherlands? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
I think it’s wonderful, fantastic that Bezos’ spends lots and lots of money on projects that create jobs for people. Not only do people get paid for building the boat but they get paid for crewing it and the Support ship as well.
I can’t understand why you would think it’s obnoxious that he creates jobs. The notion that rich people sit on piles of money like Scrooge McDuck is a fantasy. Bezos is still a liberal and supports nonsense like “Climate Crisis Research”, but that doesn’t create nearly as many jobs as does building and construction.
Where else. We have the best shipyards in the world….
The workers earn I hope a decent living and distribute the money further to inspire other constructive projects. At least Bezos gained his fortune from providing systems that customers voluntarily pay for. This free enterprise is far better than the insane military industry that prepares to destroy what others prepare to destroy with. Yet a enterprise where more people could rise to sustain their existence with more efficient live styles than building luxury yachts I prefer. I hope Bezos will consider that, for he has the funds I don’t.
Bezos gained his fortune through wage theft, union suppression, warehouses full of workers who have to pee in bottles, and exploiting the lack of meaningful antitrust laws to use the existing company fortune to gut competition. Do some more research into Amazon’s business model and how they deliberately sell at a loss to undercut competitors until those competitors are driven out of business, then hike the prices back up. You’d have to be a madman to defend this company. Everything about Amazon goes against the essence of capitalism.
I think it’s awesome! He’s spending it as fast as he can and not hoarding the wealth like other rich people. He built Amazon in his home garage and grew it into a company that employs around a million workers. Those workers earn high wages (2x the norm at our nearby Amazon warehouse) and receive company paid health/vision/dental insurance. He earned every dollar and is spending it fast and helping create even more jobs. And I’m guessing the shipyard workers there who have been working on his yacht for the past 4 years are earning a good rate of pay too!