In his humbler days the billionaire was a fisherman. He says that the oceans have given him and society so much, it was time to give something back, and give he is – considering that the cost of the vessel would be the bulk of his net worth, estimated to be around $2.7 billion.
Business Insider reports that the yacht could carry 60 scientists and 40 crew. It would sometimes be used by Røkke and his family as well as possibly carry as many as 36 guests and a crew of 54 — a model that will allow him to generate extra funding for further oceanic research.
“The REV will be a platform for gathering knowledge,” Røkke told Business Insider. “I would like to welcome researchers, environmental groups, and other institutions on board, to acquire new skills to evolve innovative solutions to address challenges and opportunities connected to the seas.”
From: The Mind Unleshed