An unnamed billionaire has allegedly paid $138,000 to moor his chartered yacht near the Monaco Grand Prix tracks, according to The Independent. The competition took place on Sunday May 28th. Named Octopus, the super yacht was commissioned in 1998 by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. It was first launched in 2003.
The 126-meter vessel was built by German shipyard Lurssen and, according Luxurylaunches, was the largest yacht at the Monaco GP. The Octopus web page shows that anyone interested in leasing the super yacht would have to pay 2.2 million euros per week. At the Monaco GP, a weekly mooring fee can reach up to 140,000 euros.
The legendary Octopus is the ultimate luxury adventure, allowing intrepid dreams to become a reality. With an ice-class hull, two helipads, a huge toy list including seven tenders, an ROV, and even her own marina, she is the perfect base from which to launch guests’ extensive land and sea explorations.
Aboard, science is just as important as luxury. In the past, she has been a hub for oceanographic explorers searching for lost shipwrecks and maritime artifacts, and the new owner is keen to continue this legacy of marine protection and discovery. She is available for charter since her launch in 2003.
Whatever potential guests desire, they will find Octopus fully equipped. From the bridge deck’s vast swimming pool to the gym and wellness area, cinema, library, observation lounge, and glass-bottomed aquarium, no matter the occasion.
Octopus can accommodate 12 guests across three decks, with multiple accommodation possibilities for families, groups of friends, or researchers across a lavish master suite which is complete with a private elevator and observation deck, two VIP apartments, seven double and three twin cabins. Despite her size, guests have described her as feeling cozy, a perfect setting for intimate groups and conversation. Octopus marks the dawn of a new era, where even the most remote and inaccessible is now attainable, and in total comfort.
- Flexible accommodation for 12 guests in 13 cabins
- Two helipads for remote exploration
- Entertainment deck with gym, spa, cinema, library and observation lounge
- Spectacular pool area with multiple bars and dining options
- Eight decks with dedicated owner’s deck complete with a private elevator
- Fully-equipped dive centre and hyperbaric chamber
- Unbeatable toy list including seven tenders, electric foils and much more
In 2022, Octopus sold at auction to an undisclosed buyer for roughly $200m, according to The Guardian. It is now available for charter with Camper & Nicholsons, a luxury yacht sales and charters company.