THIS is the moment Jeff Bezos’ £400m superyacht is moved in the middle of the night after the CEO asked for a historic bridge to be dismantled.

Billionaire Bezos saw his unfinished vessel towed away from a Dutch shipbuilding yard before dawn on Tuesday in light of public outcry.

YouTubeJeff Bezos had his £400m superyacht towed in the middle of the night[/caption]

ReutersIt comes after residents threatened to pelt the ship with eggs if plans went through to dismantle De Hef bridge[/caption]

AFPThe Amazon founder’s monster vessel has now been relocated[/caption]

It comes after Rotterdam residents threatened to pelt the luxury vessel with eggs if the city went through with plans to dismantle a landmark bridge to make way for the ship.

The enormous three-masted Y721 was stuck and could not get under the famous Koningshaven Bridge, locally known as De Hef, because the masts were too high.

The chronicled landmark was rebuilt after being bombed by the Nazis during WW2 and would have had to temporarily lose its central section to fit the luxury yacht underneath.

And the Amazon founder’s monster vessel has now been relocated from the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam to the Greenport yard just 24 miles away in Rotterdam, according to Der Spiegel.

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Oceanco last month announced that it had dropped its request for the Rotterdam city council to approve the temporary dismantling of the bridge.

Bezos – the world’s second richest man – had previously offered to stump up the cash for the work alongside the shipping company.

Officials previously said De Hef would not be dismantled again after it was renovated from 2014 to 2017.

A video of the towing was uploaded to YouTube by Dutch yacht enthusiast Hanco Bol.


Bol said: “We never saw a transport going that fast.”

According to Bol, it took less than three hours for the ship to travel southwest along the Noord canal even though it normally requires nearly twice as much time to traverse the route.

Bol claims that the yacht’s route was designed to avoid travelling through the Rotterdam city center and underneath Koningshaven bridge — even though it would have saved more time.

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Billionaire Bezos was forced to deny ownership of a second $400 million superyacht in 2019.

An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider that the Flying Fox was not owned by the businessman.

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