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Top Speed 20kts
Cruise Speed 17kts
Range 8000nm
Beam 21.0m
Guests 22
Guest Cabin 13
Crew 50
Octopus is the most recently built yacht of Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, who also owns the 92.38 metre Tatoosh and the 60.6 metre Méduse.
Octopus features a helicopter pad and garage aft and can also accept a second helicopter on the bows. A novel facility of her design is her internal dock, which, opening from her transom, runs forward through the yacht, allowing a 20 metre submarine and a tender of similar size to float into their storage positions. Once secured, the water is pumped out, leaving them resting on chocks.
The yacht has a permanent berth in the International Yacht Club Marina in Antibes, where her owner acquired the largest dock by buying the 55.78 metre superyacht Hanse together with its berth – he kept the berth and immediately sold Hanse, which has now been renamed Insignia.
Octopus is currently the largest explorer yacht in the world.

Build & Design



  • Name: OCTOPUS
  • Yacht Type: Motor Yacht
  • Yacht Subtype: Displacement, Expedition Yacht


  • Length Overall: 126.19m (414' 0")
  • Length at Waterline: 109.96m (360' 9")
  • Beam: 21.0m (68' 10")
  • Max Draught: 5.85m (19' 2")
  • Gross Tonnage: 9932.00


  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Hull Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Hamburg/Hdw Kiel (Hull No: 370)
  • Year of Build: 2003
  • Hull Number: 13622
  • Hull Type: Full Displacement
  • Number of Decks: 6

Performance & Capacities

  • Max Speed: 20.00kn
  • Cruising Speed: 17.00kn
  • Range (nm): 8000.00nm @ 12.00kn
  • Fuel Capacity: 850000.00L / 224546.25USG
  • Water Capacity: 175000.00L / 46230.11USG


  • Make: MTU
  • Model: 12V4000M70
  • Type: Diesel-Electric
  • Quantity: 8


  • Hull: Steel
  • Superstructure: Aluminium
  • Deck: Teak


  • Guests: 22
  • Passenger Rooms: 13
  • Master Rooms: 1
  • Double Rooms: 12


  • Classification: LR
  • MCA Compliant: Yes
  • Flag: Cayman Islands
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