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Billionaire Gina Rinehart Says Superyacht Mooring Is ‘Sadly Lacking’

Billionaire Gina Rinehart Says Superyacht Mooring Is ‘Sadly Lacking’

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart says the mooring options for superyachts are 'sadly lacking' in Australia.

Hannah Blackiston

Hannah Blackiston

Prep the tissues, because Gina Rinehart doesn't have a spot to moor her superyacht.

Speaking at what has described as 'a glitzy luncheon aimed at planning for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games', Rinehart bemoaned the lack of options for the super wealthy when it comes to parking their huge boats.

In a video message delivered to the room, Rinehart spoke FROM A YACHT, to address the issue.

"For instance, we've just experienced days of very rough water from the southern Queensland border to the Capricorn Coast," Rineheart told The Courier-Mail's Future Brisbane luncheon.

"Then when we arrived at the coast not feeling that great after two very rough sleepless nights and a rough day, many yachts were outside the marinas given the lack of marinas.

"And let's not forget superyachts that may want to visit from overseas, bringing passengers who would want to spend in Australia.

"These superyachts need marinas too - sadly lacking for vessels over 50m.

"It's time for more marinas large enough to cater, not only for small and medium yachts, but larger ones too."

It isn't just the really big ones guys! The small ones are struggling too! Why aren't we addressing the problems these poor yacht owners are dealing with?!

Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia with a personal wealth of $31.06 billion as per the Australian Financial Review.

She inherited Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company, from her father Lang Hancock in 1992 when he died.

Rinehart has made some absolutely charming comments in the past about people who are jealous of her wealth, saying 'if you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain; do something to make more money yourself-spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing, and more time working'.

She caught the ire of global media in 2012 for her comments in a speech that suggested Australian miners should take pay cuts to remain competitive with African workers with a salary of $2 a day.

She has vehemently opposed mining taxes, including the Minerals Resource Rent Tax which targeted companies with annual profits of over $75 million.

And this year she attempted to give a high school a lecture on the 'propaganda' of climate change.

Perhaps if Rinehart continues to struggle with docking for her superyacht she should look into a virtual option that comes with its own marina. Just a thought.
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Topics: News, Australia