Mark Zuckerberg’s $300 million megayacht and support vessel caused a stir among beachgoers

  • Mark Zuckerberg is touring Italy with his massive yacht
  • His main yacht, Launchpad, is 118 meters long and costs $300 million
  • He also owns a support yacht called ‘Wingman’

Published on Jul 08, 2024 at 3:49 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 08, 2024 at 8:32 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Mark Zuckerberg is touring Italy with his massive yacht Launchpad and his support yacht Wingman.

After being spotted near the small island of ‘Elba’ in Tuscany, Zuckerberg arrived at a port near Naples in the south of the country.

For most residents, that’s not something they get to see every day.

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It all started a few days ago when beachgoers spotted a massive yacht a few miles from the shore.

Pictures went viral quite quickly, and even though the yacht had been anchored quite far from the beach, yacht fans immediately recognized the shape of Mark Zuckerberg’s 390-foot Launchpad superyacht.

Mark Zuckerberg tried to keep a low profile

Mark Zuckerberg tried to keep a relatively low profile by avoiding the usual hot spots in Italy, like Portofino or Venice.

Instead, his Italian holiday started near Elba, a small island in Tuscany, located around 10 km (6.2 mi) from the coast.

But – let’s get real – there’s no way of putting the words ‘low profile’ and ‘390-foot superyacht’ in the same sentence comfortably.

Pictures of the yacht were first posted to Facebook, ironically, on various groups for Elba tourists and residents, and then they went viral and were picked up by various Italian news outlets.

After leaving Elba, Zuckerberg traveled south to a small town called Castellammare di Stabia near Naples.

In American terms, that’s roughly the same as going to Briny Breezes instead of Miami.

And you can tell by the pictures, too.

The yacht appears even more than gigantic than it already is because she is moored at a small port, next to vastly smaller boats.

Including the other yacht Zuckerberg owns, ‘Wingman’.

Launchpad is a $300 million small city

Launchpad is like a city on water.

At 390 feet, or 118 meters, it’s larger than a soccer pitch.

It cost Zuckerberg around $300 million to buy, and an additional $30 million per year in running costs.

Interestingly, Launchpad was manufactured by Feadship, the same shipyard that also built Bill Gates’ yacht.

Feadship also made the yacht that belongs to Michael Latifi, a billionaire who spent $141,000 just to watch the Monaco GP from the deck of his yacht.


Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.