Paul Allen Yacht Octopus
is one of two mega-yacht
s owned by Paul Allen, the billionaire
who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975.
When Paul Allen received his newly-built yacht in 2003, Octopus
was the largest yacht in the world: Octopus
414 feet (126 meters) in length and 361 feet (110 meters) at the waterline.
A cruising mega-yacht, Octopus
is propelled by twin screws
powered by eight Mercedes diesel engines with a total output of
19,000 horse powers. Paul Allen can cruise his yacht at speeds up to 20 knots.
The exterior of Octopus
was designed by Espen Oino, the renowned boat architect, and his team
at EOI in Monaco. The interior was designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett of
Seattle, Washington in the United States, and the boat
was constructed by Lurssen in Bremen, Germany.
pus comes loaded with not one but two
helicopters, no fewer than six tenders, one manned submarine, one un-manned
submarine, a swimming pool on deck, and enough luxurious creature comforts for the
crew of fifty-seven to pamper up to twenty-six guests.
After leaving Microsoft to Bill Gates, Paul Alle
n became a venture
capitalist, a real estate developer, a professional sports team
owner, and dabbled in philanthropy. He owns the National Basketball
Association (NBA)'s Portland Trailblazers basketball team and the National Football League
(NFL)'s Seattle Seahawks football team.
Just one megayacht longer than a football field, of course,
wasn't enough for Paul Al
len, who owns yet another megayacht, called
While Paul Al
len's spending habits raises the proverbial question, 'When is
it enough?', let's get back to the original question: how much do yachts like the
opus cost and more to the point, how
much should you pay for a yac
ht of your own?'
The answer ultimately depends on your perspectives about your wealth and the
source of it. Please
you believe your wealth is attributable solely to your intelligence and
click on million dollar yachts
if you believe
that your wealth is a blessing from God.