The impressive superyacht Octopus is owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen. Superyacht
Octopus is one of the world's largest yachts. Octopus has a large helicopter hangar
on the main deck, giving shelter to two helicopters. The yacht has a large glass
bottom pool and a 10 person submarine. The submarine and the main tender (named Man
of War) float into the yacht through a large hatch. The yacht has a music recording
studio on the bridge deck. Other features include an observation lounge, a cinema,
a juice bar near a gym, a salon and a medical centre. The owner has his dedicated
deck, with a large study, a walk-in closet and an outside bar with whirlpool. There
is a large VIP cabin, 4 guest cabins, a children's cabin and two additional staff/doctors
cabins. The exterior was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects. The interior was
designed by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle (www.jqbltd.com).
Paul Allen also owns Tatoosh and the Feadship Meduse. On this page you will find
exclusive interior photos of Octopus. Motor yacht Octopus is often referred to as
the Bill Gates yacht, however Bill Gates is not the owner of the yacht Octopus. As
far as superyachtfan knows Bill Gates does not own a yacht. Bill Gates is however
often seen on yachts of his friends and business partners. Bill Gates’ honeymoon
(1994) was on Paul Allen’s motor yacht Charade. In the winter season 2013/2014 Octopus
went to Hamburg, Germany for a refit.
February 2014: Paul Allen’s other yacht Tatoosh is currently heading towards Sochi,
home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Apparently Paul Allen is visiting the Winter
Games and will use his yacht as a luxury base.
Billionaire Paul Allen (1953) is one of the wealthiest yacht owners in the world.
He founded Microsoft together with Bill Gates in 1975. He has his own private asset
management company named Vulcan Inc. His investments include real estate, technology,
media, and content companies. Allen also owns three sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks
(NFL), the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), and the Seattle Sounders FC franchise (MLS).
His wealth is estimated at USD 15.8 billion. Paul Allen was the investor behind SpaceShipOne.
In 2011 Allen was ranked the most generous living American by the Chronicle of Philanthropy,
following donations of USD 372 million. In total Allen has donated more than $ 1.5
billion to good causes. In 1998 Paul Allen founded the Flying Heritage Collection,
a collection of rare WorldWar II aircraft. The collection opened to the public in
2004. In December 2013 Paul sold his Washington based private island, named Allen
Island - named after a Navy hero.