Mega Yacht Octopus

Octopus is a 126 m mega yacht owned by the Jody Allen – controlled estate of the late Paul Allen. It is one of the world’s largest yachts. Launched in 2003, Octopus is a private vessel that is regularly lent out for exploration projects, scientific research initiatives and rescue missions.

octopus super yacht helicopter

Cabins and crew

Number of guests26
Guest cabins13 Staterooms
Number of crew63
Crew cabins30 Cabins

Yacht Performance

Max. speed29.0 kn
Cruise speed17.0 kn
Speed/range12.5/12500 n/M
Water capacity174,886L

Octopus amenities

Octopus has two helicopter pads on the main deck, a twin pad and hangars at the stern and a single pad on the bow. There is 19 m tender docked in the transom and a landing craft.

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Seven tenders and swimming pool

There are a total of seven tenders aboard of Octopus super yacht. The yacht also has a swimming pool, located aft on one of its upper decks. Also, it is equipped with two submarines (one of them operated by remote control and capable of attaining greater depths). The second submarine was lent to Google Earth for the “Explore the Ocean” project. Side hatches at the water line form a dock for personal watercraft.

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The exterior of Octopus super yacht was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects and built by the German shipbuilders Lürssen in Bremen and HDW in Kiel. The interior was by designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle.

octopus aft deck

Information about mega yacht “Octopus”

Octopus was built in 2003 and refitted in 2008.

Allen loaned Octopus, which is equipped with a submarine and ROV, for a variety of rescue and research operations.

These include assisting in a hunt for an American pilot and two officers whose plane disappeared off Palau, and loaning his yacht to scientists to study the coelacanth, a “living fossil” that was once believed to be extinct.

From 2018 to July 2019, the Octopus mega yacht underwent a refit at Blohm+Voss and is reportedly for sale with an asking price of €295,000,000.

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