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Lurssen Octopus lost his owner Paul Allen

Last Update: November 11th, 2018

Lets wish Paul Allen (1953-2018) 祝你一帆风顺 (literal meaning: “May you have smooth sailing!”)

Paul Allen was a philanthropist, investor, entrepreneur, author, Seahawks & Blazers team owner, guitarist, neuroscience supporter, space pioneer & Microsoft co-founder. His estimated net worth of $17.5 billion let him afford some expensive toys.


The megayacht Octopus is calculated up to $200 million. Built by the German shipbuilder Lurssen over several years, it was officially launched in 2003. It is reported that Allen payed approximately $20 million a year (about $384,000 a week) to keep Octopus in tiptop shape.

He was very interested in war-planes and war-ships of the II world war. His crew discovered i.e. shipwrecks of the “Battle of Leyte Gulf” in Asian waters.


Lurssen Yachts "Octopus"
Yacht Type
Super Yacht
Lurssen Yachts
Design Exterior
Espen Øino International
Design Interior
Jonathan Quinn Barnett
Length / Beam / Draft
126 m / 21 m / 5,66 m
413.28 ft / 68.88 ft / 16.4 ft
Year Built
17 Knots
max. Speed
20 Knots
Persons: 26 | Crew: 56
Cabins: 41
Photos / Videos
Lurssen Yachts
More information
One of the largest and most spectacular examples of a full-fledged yachting and exploration vessel, 126-meter Octopus is equipped with highly sophisticated technology. Espen Øino International designed the striking exterior with a blue and white hull and superstructure, featuring two helipads and a hangar aft. The superyacht is capable of exploration and scientific research voyages requiring months at sea. One of her key features is an integrated dock for both the principal 20-meter guest tender and two submarines for exploring marine life, one of which is remotely controlled for reaching greater depths. Octopus also houses a professional music studio and a grandiose cinema, created by interior designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett.
Last Update: 2018-10-16 708



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