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Bill Gates Has a New $1bn Yacht That Shows He Is Morally Superior to You Because It’s Hydrogen-Powered

Highly moral yacht

Editor’s note: A $1bn yacht might be the ultimate symbol of excess, conspicuous consumption, and waste. But make it “hydrogen-powered” and suddenly it’s a symbol of virtue, or so the bottom-feeding press would have you believe (see an exhibit below if you can stomach it).

And at all that Gates did not even earn his fortune (that he is now using to help keep you in lockdown), but is a tax parasite owing all his ill-begotten wealth to a state-granted monopoly patent. These were rightfully abolished centuries ago, but for some reason when it comes to the bogus concept of “intellectual property” a “patent” can still be obtained that ensures the sovereign will expend its own resources to force subjects to pay what amount to taxes (“license fees”) to a private entity.


For an environmentally conscious billionaire, what better way to combine luxury with your green credentials?

Bill Gates has commissioned the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht – believed to cost $860 million, giving him bragging rights over other ultra-rich seafarers.

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the retired 64-year-old is behind the construction of the cutting-edge cruiser by Dutch superyacht specialist Feadship.

The custom build is based on blueprints for the 372ft (113 metre) vessel Aqua publicised at the Monaco Yacht Show last year by Dutch marine architects Sinot. It said the plans took “inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner”.

Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and is the world’s second-richest person, is a regular superyacht holidaymaker but has not owned one, preferring to rent for summer trips around the Mediterranean.

His new vessel, scheduled to go to sea in 2024, will not measure up to some of the largest cruisers such as the 535ft (163 metre) Eclipse commissioned by Roman Abramovich, the oligarch owner of Chelsea Football Club, but its hydrogen power is a signal of Gates’s belief that investment in new clean technology is the best way to cut carbon emissions.

The designs for Aqua include two 28-ton vacuum-sealed tanks to store liquid hydrogen at -252C. The fuel will generate power for the two 1 megawatt motors and for passengers via fuel cells, which combine hydrogen with oxygen from the air to emit only electricity and water. Sinot claims the system offers a top speed of 17 knots, cruising speed of 10 to 12 knots and range of 3,750 nautical miles, more than enough to cross the Atlantic.

The yacht is the latest sign of Gates’s longstanding interest in alternative fuels. He is an investor in Heliogen, a California start-up which uses smart software to control mirrors and focus the sun’s rays to generate extreme heat. It aims to create clean hydrogen gas by splitting water molecules without using fossil fuels.

Most hydrogen is currently produced by processes that produce carbon dioxide. It is possible, but much more expensive, to use electricity from renewable sources.

Gates, who has pledged to give most of his estimated $118 billion (pounds 92 billion) fortune to good causes via the Gates Foundation, has argued that investment in new energy systems is a better way to cut carbon emissions than forcing investors to pull out of oil companies when the economy must still rely on fossil fuels to some extent.

Last year he said: “We can build on the progress we’ve made deploying current technology like renewables, which will help accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to a future of reliable and affordable carbon-free electricity. We need big breakthroughs in technologies that will allow us to supply the power grid with clean energy even during windless days, cloudy weather and nighttime.”

Despite Gates’s enthusiasm for hydrogen power, shipbuilding sources said that the plans for his superyacht include diesel back-up, due to the scarcity of hydrogen refuelling stations. It is understood the project includes plans to establish facilities at the superyacht’s home port.

The billionaire’s plans for the vessel’s accommodation are unclear, but in the marketing materials for Aqua the designers suggest an armoured glass window to view the liquid hydrogen tanks and a gym with “massive, gym-wide hatch which opens to reveal the ocean’s surface at water level, creating the perception of exercising and relaxing on an island in the sea”.

The concept includes a “spectacular, extremely spacious” owner’s pavilion, occupying the forward half of the upper deck and offering “an abundance of privacy”. Meanwhile “the VIP cabin and other state rooms are focused on openness, luxury and comfort, providing a maximum sense of freedom in a highly detailed minimalist Japanese beach-style setting”, said Sinot.

The Gates Foundation and Gates Ventures, Gates’s investment vehicle, declined to comment.

Source: The Telegraph

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yuri
yuri
7 months ago

emperor gates expressing his status anxiety

Bas
Bas
7 months ago

Having money like that and his worry about my covid health makes him a saint. Using the same method of fear religion predicates. Explaining financials and governments hope of getting away with it.

Jim
Jim
7 months ago

Anybody got a hydrogen powered anti ship missile?

Larry
Larry
7 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Bravo!

Larry
Larry
7 months ago

A torpedo would cost a lot less!

Amy
Amy
7 months ago

That’s all OUR money floating around. Besides he is too old and ugly to wander around the deck in his swimming trunks 😝

David H Mende
David H Mende
7 months ago

Why is it upside down?

Mr T
Mr T
7 months ago
Reply to  David H Mende

Too bad he didn’t use a HussenRod. They have the highest chances of being rescued by a helicopter pilot. https://youtu.be/qtA2UslCTjE?t=319 Most Helicopter pilots say they prefer rescuing people from Hussenrods then from other boats! No one knows why boats turn over! Don’t take unnecessary chances. Make sure your in a HussenRod for maximum potential rescue!

Guess Bill Gates didn’t get that memo!

Seek&Destroy
Seek&Destroy
7 months ago

Nazi Gates-Das Boot!

BADGER BADGERISM
BADGER BADGERISM
7 months ago

You are not above God..
He still runs things…
wouldn’t it be bad if that thing
was hit by a Tidal Wave

Eileen Kuch
Eileen Kuch
7 months ago

Yes, Badger Badgerism, Gates isn’t above God .. He still runs things. Wouldn’t it be bad if that yacht was hit by an 80-foot wave?

Mr T
Mr T
7 months ago
Reply to  Eileen Kuch

Too bad he didn’t use a HussenRod. They have the highest chances of being rescued by a helicopter pilot.
https://youtu.be/qtA2UslCTjE?t=319 “Most Helicopter pilots say they prefer rescuing people from Hussenrods then from other boats! No one knows why boats turn over! Don’t take unnecessary chances. Make sure your in a HussenRod for maximum potential rescue!”

Guess Bill Gates didn’t get that memo!

Sallie Ann
Sallie Ann
7 months ago

That is the ugliest boat I’ve ever seen….and of course now Gates has a few extra billion to throw around since he invented the rona vaccine and insisted all the world’s countries the sterilizing/murdering concoction to destroy your DNA and cause ultimate organ failure!!! And I’m sure John Scarecrow Kerry wants a personal ride in it!!!

Colorado Strong
Colorado Strong
7 months ago
Reply to  Sallie Ann

Are you practicing your proper spelling over here? Good job. See ya back at the other bottom feeder sites on WRH. Ya never know where the Grammar Police will show up.

Eileen Kuch
Eileen Kuch
7 months ago
Reply to  Sallie Ann

Don’t worry, Sallie Ann, I won’t be taking the rona “vaccine”. I’m not a sheeple.

Mr T
Mr T
7 months ago
Reply to  Sallie Ann

If only it was a Hussenrod for maximum potential rescue since nobody knows why boats turn over. 😟 https://youtu.be/qtA2UslCTjE?t=319

Mr T
Mr T
7 months ago

I’d like to live rent free in the skull of Obama Barrack with Mr R. I Continue to Live Rent-Free in the Sizable Skull of Barack Hussein Obama – The Rush Limbaugh Show

Sample: RUSH: I continue to live rent-free in the sizable skull of Barack Hussein Obama. Tuesday was the PEN America virtual gala. PEN. It’s a literary group. And Obama was there. He received the Voice of Influence Award. And during the Q&A, the presenter of the award, historian Ron Chernow, says, “I’m wondering how much of this unusual versatility that you’ve had as a politician, being able to speak to different groups, how much of it stemmed from your unique biracial identity and the fact that you were a product of two very dissimilar families?”

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