15 Jan Octopus Yacht Design
When it comes to super yachts, the 126 metre Octopus would have to be up there with the best of them. Designed and built by German shipbuilders and naval architects Lurssen Yachts and Espen Oeino in 2003, Octopus has eight Mercedes engines, a steel hull and superstructure that is predominantly aluminium, decks mainly done with teak, a 21 metre beam and a draught of 5.85 metres. Sam Sorgiovanni was instrumental in designing and fitting out much of the interior along with Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd.
While the Octopus was officially launched in 2003, she underwent a transformation in 2008 that included both maintenance and modifications. With two helicopters, seven tenders – one of which is 19 metres – and two submarines, not to mention jet skis and other water craft, Octopus is well able to ensure the 22-26 guests she is capable of accommodating will have a fun and amazing time.
With a gross tonne weight of 9932 the yacht also boasts a maximum speed of 20 knots with a cruising speed of 17. The 50 crew needed to ensure all runs smoothly and the guests who come and go can be brought to and fro by one or both of the helicopters available on board the yacht. Read more here