Jeff Bezos’ megayacht was discreetly towed from a Dutch shipyard. Watch the video after the company that built it scrapped requests to demolish the historic bridge and let it pass.

Jeff Bezos looks sideways next to an image of the Hef Bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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  • Bezos’ yacht was moved from a Dutch shipyard before dawn on Tuesday, likely to avoid local attention.

  • After protests from local residents, no demolition of the historic bridge was necessary.

  • See how Bezos’ yacht travels.

Jeff Bezos’ megayacht quietly left the Dutch shipyard where it was built, save for bridge demolition and a large crowd of onlookers.

of 417 foot shipKnown as the Y721 and estimated to cost $500 million, the vessel is under construction by shipbuilder Oceanco at the Albrusserdam shipyard in the Netherlands.She was towed to Rotterdam’s Greenport shipyard early Tuesday morning, according to a German magazine. Der Spiegel.

Bezos’ yacht controversy arose in February when Oceanco The city of Rotterdam has requested the demolition of the Konningshafen Bridge Allows ships to pass through cities. Known colloquially as De Hef, this beloved bridge is considered something of a landmark for locals. The tree is nearly 100 years old. When complete, the yacht he has three masts, too tall for the bridge clearance (approximately 131 feet).

The inhabitants of the Netherlands were outraged, Planned an egg-throwing event on Bezos’ yacht If the bridge needs to be dismantled for passage. Within days, Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said no decision had been taken to demolish the bridge. What Bezos or Oceanco May Have to Pay the Bills if that happens.

Earlier this month, Oceanco Withdraws request for demolition After public outcry.

According to Der Spiegel, local yacht enthusiast Hanco Bol of yacht fan club Dutch Yachting watched and recorded a video of Tuesday’s move and posted it on YouTube. According to him, preparations for the move started around 1:00 am and the yacht left at 3:00 am.

Boll took a longer route than necessary for the ship, but avoided passing through the city center and over the Konningshafen Bridge, thus “trying to keep the launch and transport under wraps,” Oceanko speculates. did.

Bezos’ yacht arrived at the Greenport shipyard after three hours and 24 miles, he added.

On Tuesday morning’s voyage, Bezos’ yacht was towed without a mast. The mast will be attached later.

Watch a video of Bezos’ yacht powering a shipyard here.

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