If you are fond of surfing and you have 325 million dollars -293 million euros, can already be made with one of the superyachts most legendary that have been built. This is the Octopus, owned by co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen , who in 2018 passed on to a better life. He was 67 years old.
In 1983, Allen left the technology giant that created with Bill Gates with 26,000 million dollars in the pocket, according to the analysts of "Bloomberg". Through their family business, Vulcan Inc., purchased sports teams -the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, NBA-, real estate, and works of art. In addition, it invested in startups. In summary, he began to enjoy his time to his way and to hit book. As never married or had children to whom to leave his empire, his sister, Jody Allen put to the front of their property. And almost a year after his death, she has decided to auction off their belongings: from a plane to put satellites in orbit to his private jet. And, of course, his three yachts: the Octopus -a through the intermediary Fraser and Burgess-the Tatoosh and the Medusa.
The Octopus without a doubt, it was his toy most wanted , a ship of iconic on board which Allen explored remote places, from the Antarctic to the south Pacific. Among the discoveries attributed to him, include the Musashi, a portentous battleship the japanese sunk during the Second World War off the coast of the Philippines, and the military plane, u.s. Lexington, found in the coral sea. Allen made the "Octopus", currently moored in Antibes (France), much more than a recreational boat.the swimming pool and the helipad of the boat - ABC
With 126,2 metres in length, among the characteristics most salient to this yacht built in Germany and it was delivered to Allen in 2003, included eight diesel generators. Able to accommodate up to 26 guests within its 13 cabins, also has 30 cabins for 63 members of the crew. Your submarine Pagoo has capacity for 8 guests and an autonomy of 8 hours . In addition, two helipads, two boats, life jackets, a machine to explore the ocean, several jet skis, a undersea research centre, a hyperbaric chamber and a club of mar with bar. Equipped with a spa and swimming pool, the ship has three elevators, a library, cinema, gym and basketball court.rock Stars
Here we have celebrated holidays memorable -used to anchor in the bay of Cannes during its film festival - and here they have gone music stars: Mick Jacker recorded an album that premiered in 2011, and he sailed U2 and Johnny Cash, before his death. As he wrote to Paul Allen in his memoir, "is less a Bentley than a Range Rover. Octopus was able to carry out every mission that I dreamed for him."Allen not only dedicated his craft to research, but that she held great feasts - ABC Updated Date: 18 September 2019, 15:00