Seattle may have landed the Kraken, but others are taking over the octopus.
According to a report this week, the 414-foot superyacht that once belonged to the late Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has been sold to an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed price. Superyacht era. Octopus went public in 2019 for US$325 million, nearly a year after Allen passed away at the age of 65. The price fell to 278 million U.S. dollars. Bloomberg Report.
Bloomberg reported that Burgess, the broker who sold the boat with Fraser Yacht, confirmed the deal. According to the “Superyacht Times” report, the new owner intends to lease Octopus through the yacht company Camper & Nicholsons starting next year.
We are pretty sure that Jeff Bezos is not the buyer, because he is reportedly building his own 417-foot three-masted sailboat.
Allen received German-made octopus in 2003, and over the years it has been known to be used in activities ranging from first-class parties to ocean research expeditions.
He once talked about his fleet of yachts: “They are too big, and there are too many.” But as Bloomberg pointed out, in his 2011 memoir, “The Creative Man,” Allen was certain when he stepped on the bridge for the first time. Was amazed.
He wrote: “I feel like on a spaceship,” adding that with swimming pools, basketball courts, cinemas, ocean view recording studios and other facilities, “all my passions are gathered in a flowing feast. “
“Superyacht Times” called the octopus a “true ocean explorer” with a range of 12,500 nautical miles and called it the largest explorer superyacht in the world today.
The selling points of Octopus include:
- Eight decks, including a dedicated owner’s deck with a private elevator.
- Full deck entertainment-including cinema, gym, spa, viewing lounge and basketball court on the lower deck.
- Underwater observation room with glass bottom.
- Bridge deck swimming pool and pizza oven.
- It can store seven tenders, two helicopters, two submersibles and one large SUV.
- Two helipads.
- Diving center and hyperbaric chamber.
Allen’s research team used octopus in 2015 to help recover the bell from the British battleship HMS Hood in the North Atlantic. In 2015, the team also discovered the wreck of one of the world’s largest battleships, Musashi, near the coast of the Philippines. In 2012, when film director James Cameron (James Cameron) produced his work, Allen was also on the Octopus Successful dive To the bottom of the Mariana Trench, which is 7 miles deep.
The Pagoo submarine on board can accommodate 8 guests and 2 crew members and can dive for up to 8 hours. Brings Allen’s love of ocean exploration to a new depth, According to Robert Kraft, Director of Subsea Operations, Allen’s Vulcan Inc.
Allen said in 2011: “It turns out that if you go 1,000 feet in the ocean, it’s really dark and the animals are strange. But if you wear Pink Floyd, it’s great. .”
The Octopus is also known as the primo party ship, and it docks regularly at the Cannes Film Festival in France. In 2016, Allen’s carnival is based on the theme of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, And guests According to reports Mick Jagger, Chloe Sevigny and Misha Button.Allen took out the guitar himself Playing Zeppelin tunes for guests.