The Octopus is owned by the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, to whom she was delivered in 2003. The Octopus is the third largest super-yacht in the world that is not owned by a head of state, measuring 414 feet (126 m) and it costs a tidy R1.5 billion.
The Octopus sports two helipads on the top deck (one in front and one at the back) which is equal to the number of submarines that are onboard. If exploring the watery depths in a submarine is not your thing, there is a pool located on one of the upper decks and side hatches at the waterline form a dock for jet skis; great for when you dock your ship in Monaco and want to make a quick visit into town.
The exterior was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects and built by the German shipbuilders Lürssen in Bremen and HDW in Kiel. Her hull is made of steel and the interior was designed by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle. It definitely makes a statement whether you’re looking at it from the outside or the inside.