Hi, It is not unheard of for shipyards to dig channels to suit the launch as and when required, re placing any rad dug up is small change in the big picture. It is also quite possible that the brains behind the project never considered the launch when deciding to build in a paddock near the sea. As has been mentioned elsewhere on here, the men and women who have made the money needed to build, own and operate these large yachts are no doubt for the most part very astute and often ruthless business men and women. Throw a large luxury yacht into the mix and it is like a good shaped ass and legs in tight jeans to both sexes, all sound reasoning is often overpowered by the dreams and thought of wow this could be me/us etc. There have and will probably continue to be wealthy individuals that start out on one of these colossal projects with all good intention and "advice" and end up very much worse off with their fortunes very dented or depleted to dangerously low levels and their egos in a similar state. Large white elephant projects have been in the news a bit recently here in Europe, mostly I guess because of the dire straits that so many of these southern European governments find themselves in. Here is an example of a few of similar ilk in Spain at present. Castellon airport: Spanish 'ghost' airport's unused runway to be dug up to meet regulations - Telegraph and one closer to home for you readers in the contiguous 48. Argyle airport must be cancelled now Similar duffers involving private individuals and their money do not generally get any press as it isn't as controversial as the waste of the few tax dollars some of these places collect being spent on useless projects.