Octopus - The $200 million Paul Allen super yacht with 2 submarines and 7 boats in it

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Octopus - The $200 million Paul Allen super yacht with 2 submarines and 7 boats in it

The Worlds Largest Privately Owned Yacht “Octopus”

In 2003, the launch of Paul Allen's 127m (416ft) "Octopus" secured its number one position as the world's largest yacht.

Octopus cost Allen over US$200 million and has Permanent crew of 60, including several former Navy Seals.

Octopus is currently the world's eighth largest superyacht, owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, to whom it was delivered in 2003. Octopus is the second largest superyacht that is not owned by a head of state, measuring 414 feet (126 m).

Octopus sports two helicopters on the top deck (one in front and one on the back), and a 63-foot (19 m) tender docked in the transom (one of seven aboard).

The yacht also has a pool on board, located aft on one of her upper decks, and two submarines: one operated by remote control for studying the bottom of the ocean. Side hatches at the water line form a dock for jet skis.

It has two helicopters, seven boats, a 10 man submarine and a remote controlled vehicle for crawling on the Ocean floor.

The submarine has the capacity to sleep eight for up to two weeks underwater.

On average, owners must spend a minimum of 10 percent of the purchase price every year to keep these yachts in good working condition and cover crew salaries. Therefore “Octopus” which cost Allen US$200 million requires a US$20 million annual budget.

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By netchicken: posted on 1-2-2009








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