This $200m (£120m) superyacht, owned by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is called Octopus - but given the range of James Bond-style gizmos on board, she perhaps ought to be known as Octopussy. She has two seemingly obligatory helipads, one on the bow and one on the aft deck, and a hangar for both choppers. There's a 10-man yellow submarine that can spend a fortnight underwater (no songs, please). Side hatches open to allow jet skis to launch, and, of course, there's a pool and spa to relax in as the sun goes down. To accommodate all these pricey amenities, the vessel is 126 metres long - making the list of the top 10 largest yachts.
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I dont think mr Abramovich would be to bothered about sailing off the coast of Somalia. There will probably be more than enough weaponry on the yacht to sort any aggro out, and i dont think he will be under orders not to shoot. I can not see him dishing out his caviar butties etc to help them get back home.
I hope it sinks with all the GREEDY RICH EXPLOITERS OF MANKIND ON BOARD.
I AM JEALOUS!.......NOT!
161 ft long, with it's own helipad, motor launches and space for a car. It was never made clear how the car would be useful or would get from the yacht to the shore. Never-the-less, there was a jeep on board.
The people who commissioned it had owned a sport boat business and had this made for their retirement. They were cat lovers and had lots of tunnels for the cats to play in built into the structure of the boat. .
It was built in Port Townsend Washington USA , where I used to live and I watched it being launched.
The water in PT Bay is not very deep and they damaged the bottom of it and it ran aground.
Funny and heartbreaking at the same time.
They allowed a certain number of people to go on board for a look, giving a couple of hours window and I went on. It is truly an amazing and beautiful vessel.
Check it out here ...... http://www.superyachttimes.com/yachts/details/1112/
He want`s to downgrade the yacht, and buy some feckin razor blades he looks like a russian big issue seller.
Mind u you selling that u could afford a boat like his