TATOOSH is a 303-foot (92 m) private yacht owned by the late Paul G. Allen , who also owned the 416-foot (127 m) OCTOPUS. She is now the world’s 56th largest superyacht.
She was built at Nobiskrug, Germany for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw.
Her design and construction was done by Kusch Yachts and she was purchased by Paul Allen in 2001 for a reported USD 100 million cost price. Craig McCaw later owned the Feadship WHITE CLOUD (which he sold in 2014, she is now named as FALCON LAIR)
Paul Allen also owned the yachts OCTOPUS and MEDUSE which were both seen at Malta.
TATOOSH is a luxury explorer type yacht, she carries a helicopter, a sail boat and several other boats, tenders and toys.
The helicopter on deck, with registration N900AF is registered to Vulcan Inc. In 2014 Tatoosh visited Sochi, base of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Paul Allen used his yacht Tatoosh as a luxury base.
In December 2015 she visited Willemstad, Curacao. In January 2016 TATOOSH damaged coral reef near the Cayman Islands.
It seems that Tatoosh was moored in the Caymans in a position directed by the local Port Authority, but that strong winds in the area pushed it closer to a marine reserve area. Tatoosh’ anchor damaged an area of around 13,000 square feet of coral reef habitat.
The Department of Environment is still investigating the circumstances of the incident and is working on a full damage assessment report. Paul Allen has a long history of responsible exploration and a commitment to ocean conservation.
Images below are of the yacht TATOOSH leaving Valletta, Malta from Grand Harbour Marina back to 2nd November 2007
And below images while she’s entering Valletta bound to Grand Harbour Marina back to 11th July ,2008.
She was last spotted in Malta back to 2010
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com