Gallery: Inside the 126m Lürssen superyacht Octopus


Originally commissioned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the 126 metre Lürssen superyacht Octopus is one of the largest superyachts in the world. BOAT takes a look inside.

Aft View

Octopus was built in steel by German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2003. With exterior design by Espen Øino and interiors penned by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, Octopus is one of the most impressive explorers in the world.


Powered by two hybrid ABB Industry AG E-Motors, Octopus can reach a top speed of 19 knots when underway. Additionally, the superyacht has a globe-trotting range of 12,500 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots.

From Above

Among her credentials, Octopus is Ice-classed with two helipads fore and aft.

Drive-In Tender Garage

Octopus has storage for up to eight tenders, an ROV, and a 10-person submarine named Pagoo.

Forward Helipad

A true world cruiser, Octopus has explored the coast of Antarctica, traversed the Northwest Passage and discovered the wrecks of long-lost WW2 battleships off the Philippines since her delivery.

Looking Aft

The Swimming Pool

On the bridge deck, guests will find a heated fresh water swimming pool with a retractable glass floor that raises to deck level to provide an extended area for entertaining.

The Dive Store

The Dive Centre

Other standout features include a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, a cinema, and a fully kitted-out dive centre (pictured).

The Heli Hangar

The Helihangar

Octopus' hangar can store two helicopters.