Colbert Cuts Loose On Betsy DeVos' $40 Million Yacht Being Set Adrift

Apparently, the 163-foot ship is one of many belonging to the DeVos family.

With the release of the Michael Cohen tape and the discovery of a lake on Mars, there was a lot of big news this week. But one story was really floating Stephen Colbert’s boat on Friday’s “Late Show.”

The host told the sad tale of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ luxury yacht, which was untied from the Huron Boat Basin dock in Ohio and set adrift on Lake Erie.

The $40 million, 163-foot boat, the SeaQuest, was recovered by its 12-person crew with some minor collision damage. Luckily, the DeVos family has a fleet ― yes, fleet ― of 10 ships.

Local police called it an act of vandalism, but Colbert sounded skeptical.

“I’m not pro-vandalism. I’m even kind of pro-yacht,” he said. “But I’m not sure if setting a boat free counts as vandalism.” 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mistakenly placed Betsy DeVos’ vandalized boat on Lake Huron. The boat was docked in the town of Huron, Ohio, which actually sits on the shore of Lake Erie.