8 October 2019






2 mins

During September 2019 the 126.2 metre Lürssen built superyacht OCTOPUS has been listed for sale.

Commissioned by Microsoft co founder Paul Allen who died last year OCTOPUS is one of the largest superyachts in the world. Built in steel by German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2003, she remains one of the most impressive explorer yachts to date. In fact she has just completed a refit at Blohm & Voss which included her 15 year class surveys.

Among her credentials OCTOPUS is Ice-classed with two helipads, a garage for two helicopters, storage for up to eight tenders, an ROV, and a 10 person submarine named PAGOO. 

With eight decks OCTOPUS can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, comprising a full master suite, two VIPs, seven doubles and three twins, one with an additional single bed. The master suite sits on a dedicated owners’s deck with a king size bed, his and hers en suite bathrooms and a private observation deck. There are two elevators on board: one services the guest areas on board, while the other is for the owner’s exclusive use. Additional accommodation can sleep up to 63 crew.

On the bridge deck, guests will find a heated fresh water swimming pool with a retractable glass floor that raises to deck level to provide an extended area for entertaining, as well as a bar, spa pool and pizza oven. Other standout features include a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, a cinema, and a fully kitted out dive centre.

With diesel electric propulsion from 2 hybrid ABB Industry AG E-Motors and eight generators for support she can operate autonomously to a maximum speed of 19 knots thanks to her hybrid propulsion system. When travelling at her economical speed of 12.5 knots, she can reach a transoceanic range of approximately 12,500 nm.

A true world cruiser, since her delivery OCTOPUS has explored the coast of Antarctica, traversed the Northwest Passage and discovered the wrecks of long lost WW2 battleships off the Philippines.

Aerial images are offshore Malta back to 16th September 2015 while leaving Valletta are back to 11th July 2014.

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Published – Tuesday 8th October 2019

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