The late Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, passed away in 2018 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In the wake of his death, many of his grandest possessions are up for sale including his former superyacht, Octopus, that’s selling for $325 million.
The massive 414 ft. vessel is considered to be one of the world’s biggest, private superyachts. Octopus was built in 2003 and holds up to 26 guests and 63 crew members. According to the yacht brokerage firm Fraser and Burgess, its features include standard luxuries like a pool, hot tub, spa, and personal gym. It also boasts amenities that only money can buy like a recording studio and theater, a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, elevators, and a basketball court. As if that wasn’t enough, the yacht has enough storage to hold a helicopter, underwater equipment, an SUV and if you need a submarine, it has one of those too.
The Octopus is a dream come true for anyone seeking to own such a luxurious item. It is, however, more than a billionaire’s fantasy yacht, it is also deemed as an expedition boat, which can be used for research and rescue missions. The boat has been used to explore Antarctica, discover the wreckage of a WWII battleship in the Philippines and also helped the UK Royal Navy retrieve the bell of sunken battlecruiser HMS Hood, according to Burgess.