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Ben Affleck and Rick Hendrick Spotted (Maybe)
Some stunning ships were seen around Newfoundland ports recently, and has had celebrity-struck locals speculating about who is hanging out in their town – and starting up a social media frenzy.
Motorsports Boss, or Charter?
The 50 metre unique yacht called Wheels that belongs to NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports boss Rick Hendrick, was recently spotted moored in the St. Johns Harbour for two days in a row over a weekend. Locals can only wonder whether Hendrick himself was in the yacht or if somebody else chartered it. There was a NASCAR event going on nearby during those days on the Eastbound Speedway in Avondale. Wheels is a luxurious yacht that can accommodate up to 12 visitors and eight crew members. When not used by Hendrick, it is available to those who can afford to charter it for US$200,000 per week – excluding expenses.
Further speculation was Tweeted across the world when social media platforms started buzzing with local fans claiming that Batman vs. Superman star Ben Affleck was in the harbour. According to Tweeters the star’s yacht was spotted off the Burin Peninsula in several ports including St. Lawrence.
Was it Ben’s yacht? Was Ben on the yacht?
The most repeated Twitter tag was, @BenAffleck. Are you out there Ben? It has still not been confirmed whether Affleck was indeed navigating the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, or in the lap of luxury in his Los Angeles home. It is however known that Affleck enjoys the comforts of his yacht as this is not the only rumour of the star sailing around the ocean. News was that Affleck was visiting Halifax in June on the same yacht, and he allegedly visited Cape Breton in April 2015 where he was rumoured to have gassed up his yacht. The social media frenzy that time also claimed that he was buying purple Gatorade.