One of world’s most successful hedge funders, Ray Dalio, is putting his money to work on something cool. He is building a huge (285’) research expedition vessel to help ecology work on oceans around the globe. I believe it is a conversion of an existing commercial ship, but it is almost all new. It is due to launch anytime. I think Dalio owned (and may still own) a completely opposite vessel – a sleek Italian Stallion, macho-man Mangusta 165.
There is a Norwegian guy who is building an even bigger research expedition ship to do ocean research.
Happy to know billionaires are actively working to save the oceans. A very good use of their money.