octopus

octopus

Leaving Paul Allen's Yacht, "The Octopus"

2d ago
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The Octopus, launched in 2003, measures 127m (416ft) and used to be (and might still be) the worlds largest Yacht. It cost Allen over $ 200 Million and has a permanent crew of 60 including several former Navy Seals. It has two helicopters, seven boats, a 10 man submarine and a remote controlled vehicle for crawling on the ocean floor. The submarine has the capacity to sleep eight, for up to two weeks submerged under the ocean surface. On average, owners must spend a minimum of 10 % of the purchase price every year to keep these Yachts in good working condition and cover crew salaries. Therefore the Octopus requires a $ 20 Million annual budget. The Octopus was built in Kiel and Bremen, Germany.