Bezos' $500 Million Superyacht Trapped At Dutch Shipyard• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden
Oceanco, a Netherlands-based custom yacht builder, has informed the city of Rotterdam it would scrap a request to dismantle an historic bridge to accommodate Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' massive superyacht, according to the Dutch news website Trouw.
Bezos' new yacht, codenamed Y721, will have to pass under the Koningshaven Bridge, known locally as De Hef. The landmark bridge can only rise 130 feet into the air, but this isn't far enough to accommodate the yacht's 127-meter schooner and its three massive masts.
Oceanco built the $500 million vessel for Bezos, and the plan was to have Rotterdam temporarily take apart the bridge -- though now, the shipbuilder abandoned its plans to dismantle the bridge following public outcry earlier this year.