By contrast, the Luna, Roman Abramovich’s 377-foot expedition yacht, has two helipads, a fully-equipped infirmary, and can do 12 knots. It can be chartered for around $800k a week, depending on the season. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Bezos is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated net worth of $35.9B, so it’s not like he couldn’t afford it.
When Bezos first complained of pain from kidney stones, known as renal colic, the Letty’s crew were not equipped to provide proper medical attention, nor was there any facility on the yacht for doing so. They also didn't have any way to airlift him to a hospital. It was sheer luck that the ensuing farce didn’t prove fatal to the media mogul, as kidney stones can kill if left untreated for too long. According to reports, the crew of the Letty called the Regional Bureau of Insular Aquatic Spaces for help, which in turn contacted the Ecuadorean naval base in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.