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Published on January 25, 2008

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The Worlds Largest Privately Owned Yacht “Octopus” :  The Worlds Largest Privately Owned Yacht “Octopus” In 2003, the launch of Paul Allen's 127m (416ft) "Octopus" secured its number one position as the world's largest yacht. Microsoft's "accidental billionaire" Paul Allen - worth US$20 billion according to Forbes, the third richest man in America and 7th in the world - owns two other monsters yachts such as Tatoosh ranked 3rd in the World in 2003. Octopus cost Allen over US$200 million and has 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 underwater. On average, owners must spend a minimum of 10 percent of the purchase price every year to keep these yachts in good working condition and cover crew salaries. Therefore “Octopus” which cost Allen US$200 million requires a US$20 million annual budget. Statistics:  Statistics Launched: 01 Aug 2003, First Movement: 01 Jan 2004 Managed: Fraser Yachts, Fort Lauderdale Crew: 60 permanent crew Submarine: 40ft, 10 man Olympic - Submarine Technologies Seattle, WA. Main Tender: 63ft "Man of War" Vikal International - Perth, Western Australia Tenders: 7 x of various sizes Dimensions: LOA: 126.187m (414 feet) Beam: 21m (68.90ft) Draught: 5.85m (19.20ft) Breadth Mould: 21m Depth: 12.5 Net Tonnage: 2,979 mt Deadweight: 1570 mt Gross Registered Tonnage: 9,932 mt Fuel: 849,446 litres (224,400 gls) Water: 174,886 llitres (46,200 gls) Range: 8,000 nm Max speed: 20 knots Engines: Eight x 2,400 hp Mercedes-Benz diesels + Two x 6 MW ABB electric motors Design Details: Builder: Lurssen, Howaldtswerke - Deutsche Werft Kiel, Germany, Yard No : 370 Built: 2003 Construction: Steel Naval Architects: Espen Oeino, Antibes Interior Designers: Jonathan Quinn Barnett, Christian Grevstad Naval Architect: Lurssen Werft Flag: Cayman Islands (British), Georgetown Class: Lloyd's Register Slide3:  Antibes Docking at Antibes:  Docking at Antibes Slide5:  Hangar & Basketball Court Basketball Court:  Basketball Court Bow Thrusters:  Bow Thrusters Forward Chopper:  Forward Chopper Bow Chopper Landing:  Bow Chopper Landing Chopper x 2 Hangar:  Chopper x 2 Hangar Chopper x 2 Hangar:  Chopper x 2 Hangar Aft Chopper Take off:  Aft Chopper Take off Aft Chopper Landing:  Aft Chopper Landing At Anchor:  At Anchor Aft Chopper :  Aft Chopper Choppers x 2 :  Choppers x 2 Aerial View:  Aerial View At Port in the Med:  At Port in the Med Mast Helm:  Mast Helm Tender Storage:  Tender Storage Man of War - Launching:  Man of War - Launching Man of War - 63ft Tender:  Man of War - 63ft Tender Man of War - Tender:  Man of War - Tender Night View:  Night View Night View:  Night View Night View:  Night View Night View:  Night View Pool at Night:  Pool at Night Top View of Spa & Pool:  Top View of Spa & Pool Pool & Spa:  Pool & Spa Bow & Tender View:  Bow & Tender View Cruising:  Cruising Cruising:  Cruising In Port:  In Port In Port:  In Port In Port:  In Port Tenders at Anchor:  Tenders at Anchor Aft Starboard Hatches:  Aft Starboard Hatches Craft Dock, Spa & Bar :  Craft Dock, Spa & Bar Starboard Bar & Spa:  Starboard Bar & Spa Craft Dock, Spa & Bar:  Craft Dock, Spa & Bar Starboard Bridge:  Starboard Bridge Aft View:  Aft View Aft View:  Aft View Aft View :  Aft View Sub:  Sub Sub Storage :  Sub Storage Sub in Docking Station:  Sub in Docking Station Sub Approach :  Sub Approach Port Tender Launching:  Port Tender Launching Tender Launching :  Tender Launching Venice Harbour:  Venice Harbour Spain :  Spain Spain :  Spain

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