10 Dec 2009Blog

Octopus

by Jonathan

I noticed from @Sean Abed‘s Facebook upload that Paul Allen‘s Octopus sailed into Barbados yesterday…

Completed in 2003, Octopus is currently the world’s third largest super yacht not owned by a head of state. She measures 414 feet and sports two helicopters, 7 boats, a pool, 2 submarines (a 10 man sub that can sleep 8 persons for 2 weeks underwater and a remote control vehicle for crawling on the ocean floor).

On average, owners must spend a minimum of 10 percent of the purchase price every year to keep these yachts in good working condition and cover crew salaries. Therefore, Octopus which cost Allen US$200 million requires a US$20 million annual budget.

Octopus is currently anchored in Carlisle bay…