Octopus was the most recently built yacht of Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, who also owned the 92.38 metre Tatoosh.
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 had 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.
About OCTOPUS, brought to you by BOAT Pro
OCTOPUS is a 126.2 m Motor Yacht, built in Germany by Lurssen and delivered in 2003.
Her top speed is 19.0 kn, her cruising speed is 18.0 kn, and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 7125.0 nm at 19.0 kn, with power coming from eight MTU diesel electric engines. She can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 staterooms, with 63 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 9932.0 GT and a 21.01 m beam.
She was designed by Espen Oeino International, who also completed the naval architecture. Espen Oeino International has designed 55 yachts and created the naval architecture for 15 yachts.
Her interior was designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, who has 17 other superyacht interiors designed in the BOAT Pro database - she is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Aluminium superstructure.
OCTOPUS is in the top 5% by LOA in the world. She is one of 57 motor yachts longer than 100m, and, compared to similarly sized motor yachts, her cruising speed is 1.5 kn above the average, and her volume 2738.59 GT above the average.
OCTOPUS is currently sailing under the Cayman Islands flag, the 2nd most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 1229 yachts registered. She is known to be an active superyacht and has most recently been spotted cruising near Italy. For more information regarding OCTOPUS's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS.