Jeff Bezos is widely renowned for being the founder and CEO of Amazon. With an estimated net worth of 180 billion dollars, he is in the second position on the billionaire’s list presented by Forbes Magazine.
Being a billionaire you need a luxury yacht, right. Jeff Bezos owns quite a few yachts. But the question is who built Jeff Bezos’s yacht?
The Alblasserdom Netherlands-based ship manufacturing company named Oceanco is building Jeff Bezos’s superyacht. The production, interior decoration completion, and launching will take place in 2022. The name of Jeff Bezos’s superyacht is Flying Fox, and the code name is Project Y721.
How many Yachts does Jeff Bezos have?
Jeff Bezos often makes headlines in newspapers. Recently, his topic was the peak of the chart after visiting space for 10 minutes and 10 seconds in a rocket of Blue Origin named New Shephard.
Again, Jeff Bezos will make another record by owning one of the most expensive superyachts. It would be the first and only yacht he will be possessing. Besides being an expensive yacht, it is also going to be one of the largest personal yachts.
How will Flying Fox reach the sea?
Jeff Bezos’s yacht is currently under construction at the manufacturing field of the company named Oceanco. The company is in the Netherlands’s city named Alblasserdam.
When the yacht, Flying Foxes, construction is complete, it will go through Rotterdam City, Netherlands. The following city is known as the maritime capital city of Europe. From this city, the yacht will smoothly enter the sea.
Why is Jeff Bezos Dismantling a Historic Dutch Bridge?
As you know, Jeff Bezos’s yacht, Flying Fox, will be quite a large vessel. So, it is evident that the yacht needs more space than regular yachts available. Moreover, it will be a hassle to take the yacht to the sea due to its gigantic size.
The yacht needs to proceed underneath the historical bridge of Rotterdam named Koningshaven Bridge before reaching the sea. The following bridge is not in use currently as it is around a hundred years old and turned into a monument of Rotterdam.
The bridge has an underneath clearance of 131 feet, but it is not enough for the yacht to pass. Jeff Bezos’s superyacht, Flying Fox, has three masts. The clearance gap is not sufficient to cross the bridge with the masts as it crosses 131 feet of height.
So, to pass the vessel forward, the bridge, the Koningshaven bridge, must be dismantled partially. Besides, the city has permitted Jeff Bezos to remove the parts necessary from the bridge to push the yacht forward.
How Much Did Jeff Bezos Pay For His Yacht?
Jeff Bezos had determined to build a luxury privately owned yacht for traveling and spending vacations. When his superyacht launches in 2022, it will be a phenomenon in terms of luxury and architectural integrity.
The yacht, Flying Fox, cost Jeff Bezos around 500 million dollars. However, the amount is not accurate as the contract is incomplete yet. But there is no information about how Jeff Bezos will dismantle the Koningshaven bridge and how much the process will cost him.
How Big is Jeff Bezos’s Yacht?
The yacht Jeff Bezos is making for himself is brilliant and astonishing. Currently, the yacht Azzam holds the world record of being the largest yacht on earth. Though Jeff Bezos’s vessel is not near the size of Azzam, it will probably attract the eyes of the world for its architectural design.
Jeff Bezos’s yacht will be 127 meters or 417 feet long, and its height is more than 131 feet. The length is 57 feet longer than a regular football field. The vessel is made of aluminum and steel, and the construction will end this summer.
Besides the construction material, let’s learn the specifications of the yacht. It will have a massive number of 82 rooms on board. Moreover, there will be a wine cellar, a basketball court, and a cinema hall.
- https://www.therichest.com/rich-powerful/inside-the-flying-fox-jeff-bezos-400-million-mega-yacht/ – Inside Jeff Bezos’s Yacht (The Richest)
- https://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-megayacht-dutch-bridge-dismantled-2022-2 – Partial Dismentaling Of Dutch Bridge (Business Insider)
- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-05-07/jeff-bezos-s-new-superyacht-heralds-roaring-market-for-big-boats – Jeff Bezos Yacht Price (Bloomberg)