Built in aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen to a design by Gerhard Gilgenast, Octopussy was commissioned by American entrepreneur John Staluppi with the aim of breaking through the 50-knot barrier. Delivered in 1988, she fulfilled his aim by topping out at 53.17 knots, becoming the fastest superyacht in the world. Octopussy was later refitted and lengthened with the consequence being that her extra weight saw her drop from the ranks of the world’s fastest motor yachts.
Heesen Yachts 43.62 m1988
OCTOPUSSY is a43.62 m superyacht. She was built byHeesen Yachts and delivered in 1988 .Her top speed is 40 knand she boasts a maximum cruising range of 2800 nmat 12 knwith power coming from a Diesel engine. The Motor Yachtcan accommodate up to 10 peoplewith 7 crew members. She was designed byGerhard Gilgenast