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Octopus, Paul Allen’s Super Yacht In San Francisco

In The United States, Tourism, travels on October 8, 2010 at 2:55 am

I love boats and yacht’s. So far I have been able to sail in 38 feet to 42 feet vessels owned by others. Yes our family once in a while takes cruises and the last one was to South America, Los Angeles to Valparaiso, Chile abroad Crystal Symphony a fine ship. I love the sea, period. Some of my family friends own boats and sometimes I manage to steal time on board.

Octopus owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft

Octopus owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, in San Francisco

But Octopus is a totally different ball game. It is currently in San Francisco, the above photo was snatched from the bay bridge with my iPhone while travelling about 40 MPH. You can find better photos here. I want one but I am about $199.99 million short

Octopus is currently the world’s 11th largest superyacht, owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, to whom she was delivered in 2003. Octopus is the third largest super yacht that is not owned by a head of state, measuring 414 feet (126 m), and at the time it was built, was believed to be the biggest such yacht.[1]
Octopus sports two helicopters[1] on the top deck (one in front and one on the back), and a 63-foot (19 m) tender docked in the transom (one of seven aboard). The yacht also has a pool on board, located aft on one of her upper decks, and two submarines (one of them operated by remote control for studying the bottom of the ocean). Side hatches at the water line form a dock for jet skis. (Wikipedia)

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