By: Beatrice Chiardi
27th April, 2022

The “true” superyacht explorer M/Y OCTOPUS will be heading to one of the most remote and desired yachting destinations: Antarctica.

With luxury spread across eight decks, her 26 guests have unparalleled privacy while onboard. M/Y OCTOPUS has been delivered in 2003 by the internationally renowned shipyard Lurssen Yachts, with an exterior design of Espen Oeino and an interior styling of the US designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett.

She boosts outstanding indoor and outdoor space, boosting a gross tonnage of 9,932 GT. On board there is a  dedicated owner’s deck, with a bar, private elevator, Jacuzzi to the fore and an al fresco dining table to aft. In total there are 13 guest staterooms, alongside 30 crew cabins to accommodate her 63 crew members.

This megayacht is considered to be the first real explorer to enter into the yachting world. 126meters in length, M/Y OCTOPUS has been commissioned by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and comes packed with numerous adventure-enhancing amenities. On board she carries an exceptional and unique equipment package, including two helicopters, stored in their own dedicated hangar on deck, as well as a gigantic float-in tender at her stern, which accommodates an ROV with a 1.9 mile range and a 13-metre Hinckley tender called Man of War II.

Furthermore, she also carries a submarine for as many as eight guests and two crew, able to drive for up to eight hours.Additionally, OCTOPUS features a dive centre with a hyperbaric chamber for scuba diving enthusiasts. Standout deck features include a large pool and endless dining, lounging and sunbathing locations.

M/Y OCTOPUS has conducted a recent refit in 2019 by Blohm+Voss.

*Information credit: https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-market-intelligence 


Beatrice CHIARDI