Octopus, world's largest private yacht.

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by adhweorniatweege3532323, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. This is Paul Allen's Octopus, the world's largest private yacht, at 413 feet. Though details about the yacht are tight, it is known to have a 60 foot tender that is kept in a rear floodable drydock. To launch the tender (which probably has a tender of it's own), the interior compartment it is kept in in the rear is flooded and the launch is simply driven out. Beyond this, there is a hatch that opens directly out of the bottom of the boat, from whence a fuel-cell powered submarine is launched. The submarine with seating for ten is capable of remaining under water for extended periods of time. Inside the yacht there is a movie theater, and probably a recording studio, a favorite aspect for the music-loving Allen. There are two helipads, one aft, and a small one on the prow. The aft pad features a "garage" into which the helicopter can be placed after landing to protect it from the rough marine environment. Along the rear waterline at the hull, there are several rectangular hatches. The rearmost one on the starboard side opens to become a swimming/launch deck, and to reveal a bar (with large flatscreen) and a hot tub. Another hatch hides a smaller tender, while another six or eight jetskis. Sweeeet.
     
  2. I take no credit for any of these images. They were all taken by various other people, and I have never seen this ship in person.
     
  3. nice, but i thought Greg Norman had owned the worlds largest private yacht?
     
  4. Not for long Larry Ellsion will receive one shortly..Bigger than the Octopus !
     
  5. and where do you put your car ???
     
  6. That is so outrageous!! I don't think I'd even want to own a house that big!! LMAO

    The story goes that filling up the tanks is a meager 250 000 $. Do they take American Express at the fueling dock? LMAO!!!

    Props to Allen ... but I'll let him have this ship!! And I don't want to know what maintenance must be!! ouch!!


    I'd stick to something like these ... more reasonable size wise, and more sporty. I'm not one to be driven in! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  7. that yacht is seriously beyond cool. I wonder how much it cost and what company built it. And forget hiring a maintainence staff, I'd be so happy to scrub the floors and walls of that ship I wouldn't want anyone else to do it. BTW if I owned that ship I would probebly be the only one ever on it, it's my boat and I would not want to share!!
     
  8. #11 adhweorniatweege3532323, Sep 2, 2004
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    Greg Norman does not have the world's largest yacht. His boat "aussie Rules is a mere 69m or 228 feet, versus Octupus'125m or 413 feet. The Octopus is estimated to have cost between 200 and 300 million dollars, and has a crew of 53, which probably runs allen around 3 to 4 million a year in salaries alone. It also appears as though she is already 4th, behind a couple Saudi boats, though those may be discounted as private because of state funding (('Prince Abdul Aziz' (482'), 'El Horia' (478') and Al Salamah (459'), plus Ellison's 'Rising Sun' (~460') that was scheduled to have launched already... http://www.superyacht.org/features-octopus.htm)That boat with the lights just under the waterline is sweet, it'd make rad ambient lighting for a party. Oh, and here is where the car goes:
     
  9. That Lazzara 108 with the lighting under the water is so cool. Imagine having aparty on there, oh man.

    And I wanna see some interior pictures of this friggin Octopus.
     
  10. I was thinking about it.

    Paul Allen is worth around 21 million dollars.

    Say he was bored, and one day decided to put say... a billion dollars away in the bank. Unreasonable, but who cares, this is cool to think about.

    With a deposit like that, into some sort of savings account or whatever, the bank would shit it's pants. With little negotiation, Me. Allan would probably recieve an annual compound of, we'll say, 5%. Which is high for a bank, but come on... this is a billion dollars we're talking about.

    With an annual compounding interest rate of 5%, Paul Allan would recieve $50,000,000, every year.
     
  11. If he put all 21 billion in the bank, even at .5% interest, which is grippalow, he'd be recieving just over 100mil/year in interest.
     
  12. What a loser.
     
  13. No, that’s just ANOTHER diluted Australian fantasy. Like the ridiculous way you think population has any bearing on medal count.
     
  14. Think about it. The bank gives him 5% (which is impossible, considering they borrow around 6%, IIRC). Inflation is usually (and normally) around 2-3%. That makes it "only" 2% actual interest. Down to 20 million per year. Not that bad ... but you still lost 30 million when you look at it. Leaving money in the bank is the last thing that comes to his mind!! LMAO!!
     
  15. maintenance ?? think about the insurance for this thing OMFG!!!!!!!!!!
    LOL
     
  16. Operating costs can be very roughly estimated by taking one tenth the initial value of the boat per year. So for this vessle, between 20 and 30 million/year for all expenses.
     
  17. Holy crap, I saw it on VH1 or whatever and sharted. I sharted again.
     
  18. anyone know what yacht is docked next to the Octopus in the 5th pic?
     
  19. Pretty tough to tell ... looks like it could be this one...

    Just a guess ...
     
  20. #23 adhweorniatweege3532323, Sep 3, 2004
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  21. So are there any interior pictures of this boat anywhere?
     
  22. Thanks for pointing that out. Couldn't figure where I had found the pic ... so credit where it is due ... the guy who uploaded them on webshots! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     

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