Over the last week, there has been much speculation about a story on Bill Gates and the purchase of a hydrogen Superyacht. The story by the Sunday Times Telegraph has garnered worldwide attention and much of it misguided.
Even though the article by the Sunday Times Telegraph was misread by many, including press outlets that followed up on the story, the Sunday Times article did tell the actual story in this quote, “The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that the retired 64-year-old is behind the construction of a cutting-edge vessel by the Dutch superyacht specialist Feadship.”
The article also stated that the “The custom build is based on blueprints for the 112-meter design “Aqua” publicized last year at the Monaco Yacht Show by the Dutch marine architects Sinot to draw environmentally sensitive billionaires. It said the plans took “inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner”. This story and subsequent stories led to Sinot to issue a denial on its website.
So, it seems and not yet verified, that Bill Gates in talks to build a hydrogen ship at Feadship but not with Sinot.