Mark Zuckerberg’s $300 Million Superyacht Purchase

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has made headlines with his latest purchase – a $300 million superyacht and a $30 million support vessel. Following in the footsteps of other tech billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg’s extravagant purchase has stirred up quite a buzz in the maritime world.

The superyacht, named Launchpad, is a 387-foot Feadship beauty originally commissioned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin. However, due to Dutch laws, Potanin was unable to take delivery of the vessel, leading to Zuckerberg seizing the opportunity to become its new owner. Speculations about Zuckerberg’s interest in the luxury vessel arose in December 2023, and now it has been confirmed that the Facebook CEO is indeed the proud owner of this magnificent creation.

Launchpad boasts impressive features, including a helipad, dive center, and even a decompression chamber, making it a perfect fit for the adventurous tech tycoon. The vessel, built in the Netherlands, is currently en route to Saint Maarten, showcasing Zuckerberg’s entry into the world of shipowners.

In addition to Launchpad, Zuckerberg has also acquired a support vessel known as Wingman, previously owned by American video game billionaire Gabe Newell. The 220-foot-long support vessel, now part of Zuckerberg’s fleet, adds another layer of extravagance to his maritime collection.

Launchpad, designed by renowned ace designer Espen Øino, offers luxurious accommodations for 24 guests and is serviced by a crew of 48. The vessel’s striking blue hull and red waterline accentuate its opulence, setting it apart as a true symbol of luxury on the high seas.

Zuckerberg’s foray into the world of superyachts has undoubtedly captured the attention of maritime enthusiasts and industry observers alike, as the tech mogul continues to expand his portfolio with these extravagant acquisitions.


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