BILL GATES YACHT • Large Feadship SuperYacht • Support Vessel Wayfinder

Bill Gates Super Yacht

Bill Gates
Name:Bill Gates
Net Worth:$132 billion
Source of Wealth:Microsoft
Born:October 28, 1955
Country:USA
Wife:Melinda Gates (divorced 2021)
Children:Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Residence:Medina Mansion Xanadu 2.0
Private Jet:Gulfstream G650 (N887WM), Gulfstream G650 (N194WM)
Yacht:118m (387ft) Hydrogen Power Feadship Yacht Project 821
Suport Vessel:Wayfinder
Car:Porsche 911, Porsche 959

Motor Yacht 821

In February 2020 international media reported about Bill Gates Yacht: He was supposed to have purchased Project Aqua, a 112-meter hydrogen-powered yacht designed by Sinot Yacht Design. This is ‘fake news’: Gates did not buy this project.

Gates is actually building a new motor yacht at Feadship. Known as Project 821, the yacht is the world’s first hydrogen powered superyacht.

Overview of Project 821

Builder: Feadship, a Dutch shipyard renowned for creating some of the world’s most luxurious and innovative yachts.

Owner: Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and prominent philanthropist.

Length: 118.8 meter (390 ft )

Design: RWD

Guest and Crew: 30 guests in 15 staterooms, 40 crew

Volume: 7,249 Tons

IMO: 9899650

Key Features and Specifications

  1. Hydrogen-Powered: Project 821 is powered by liquid hydrogen, making it one of the first superyachts to embrace this clean energy source. The use of hydrogen fuel significantly reduces the yacht’s carbon footprint, producing only water as a byproduct.
  2. Fuel Cells: The yacht is equipped with hydrogen fuel cells that generate electricity to power its propulsion system and onboard amenities. This technology ensures a quieter and more environmentally friendly operation compared to traditional diesel engines.
  3. Design and Innovation: As with all Feadship yachts, Project 821 features cutting-edge design and engineering. The use of hydrogen fuel cells represents a major innovation in the yachting industry, aligning with global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. Range and Performance: While specific details about the yacht’s range and speed are not publicly available, hydrogen-powered vessels typically offer a comparable range to diesel-powered yachts, with the added benefit of reduced environmental impact.
  5. Luxury and Comfort: Despite its focus on sustainability, Project 821 does not compromise on luxury. The yacht is expected to feature the high-end amenities and sophisticated design elements characteristic of Feadship builds.
  6. Sustainability: In addition to its hydrogen propulsion system, the Project 821 as a sustainable yacht likely incorporates other sustainable features, such as energy-efficient systems, advanced waste management, and eco-friendly materials.

Impact on the Yachting Industry

Trailblazer: Project 821 sets a new standard for sustainable yachting, showcasing how luxury and environmental responsibility can coexist. It is expected to inspire other yacht builders and owners to adopt similar technologies.

Market Influence: As one of the world’s most high-profile billionaires, Bill Gates’ choice to commission a hydrogen-powered superyacht will likely influence other affluent individuals to consider more sustainable options for their maritime pursuits.

Technological Advancements: The development and success of Project 821 will contribute to advancements in hydrogen fuel cell technology, which could eventually become more accessible and widely used across the maritime industry.

Listed for Sale!

The hydrogen-powered superyacht, Project 821, took more than five years to build, involving an extensive engineering phase to integrate its cutting-edge hydrogen technology. During this period, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda divorced, leading Gates to decide to sell the yacht, initially envisioned as a family vessel. The yacht’s price is rumored to be around $675 million, reflecting the high costs associated with its innovative hydrogen propulsion system.

Support Vessel Wayfinder

In December 2020 the yacht Wayfinder was launched at Astilleros Armon in Spain. Wayfinder will be the support vessel for Bill Gates yacht.  The vessel will carry tenders and toys for the mothership.

Interior

Wayfinder will accommodate a crew of 18 and additional staff and guests of 14.

Her features include a hangar for a helicopter, tenders, and a rescue boat.

Environment

The boat was designed to reduce or diminish the impact on the environment. All wastewater will be cleaned before it’s discharged. And the vessel will store all waste from herself and her mothership.

Private Jet

He owns 2 Gulfstream G650 private jets and a collection of other aircraft


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