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.
About OCTOPUSSY, brought to you by BOAT Pro
OCTOPUSSY is a 43.62 m Motor Yacht, built in Netherlands by Heesen and delivered in 1988.
Her top speed is 40.0 kn, her cruising speed is 25.0 kn, and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 2800.0 nm at 12.0 kn, with power coming from three MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, with 7 crew members waiting on their every need. She has a gross tonnage of 299.0 GT and a 8.17 m beam.
She was designed by Gerhard Gilgenast, who has designed 25 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database.
The naval architecture was developed by Mulder Design, who has architected 69 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database, and the interior of the yacht was designed by Art-Line (37 other superyacht interiors designed) and Joachim Kinder (12 other superyacht interiors designed).
OCTOPUSSY is in the top 30% by LOA and in the top 5% by speed in the world. She is one of 535 motor yachts in the 40-45m size range, and, compared to similarly sized motor yachts, her cruising speed is 8.71 kn above the average, and her top speed 20.36 kn above the average.
OCTOPUSSY is currently sailing under the Jamaica flag, the 9th most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 164 yachts registered. She is known to be an active superyacht and has most recently been spotted cruising near United States of America. For more information regarding OCTOPUSSY's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS.