One of the world’s most famous superyachts has recently been listed as a yacht for sale. The 126.2-metre yacht Octopus is seeking a new owner after Burgess and Fraser were appointed as joint central agents. She is currently in the South of France and will be at anchor during the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.An Espen Oeino designed world explorer, Octopus is one of the most well-travelled vessels in the global fleet and has visited off-the-beaten-track destinations such as Australia, Alaska, French Polynesia, Maldives and South Africa. Encompassing eight decks and an interior volume of 9,932 GT, Octopus has been well maintained throughout her current ownership having undergone an extensive maintenance period every five years, with her most recent refit completed in 2019 by Blohm+Voss.The new owner of Octopus will be able to enjoy interiors by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, who helped create a full owner’s deck that includes a private bar, dedicated elevator, forward Jacuzzi and al fresco dining area aft. Up to 26 guests can be accommodated for across 13 cabins and are all taken care of by a crew of 63 who have crew quarters of 30 cabins.
All those onboard will be able to make use of the generous pool, alfresco dining area, bar and pizza oven on the bridge deck - all of which is connected to the deck below, where facilities such as the spa, library and bar, cinema, gym, multiple lounges, forward-facing observation area and a basketball court can be found. There is also a glass-bottomed observation lounge in the tank deck.Since being built to Ice-class 1A by Lürssen and delivered in 2003, Octopus has been the main contributor to many notable expeditions and findings from around the world. For the Royal Navy, Octopus helped to recover the ship's bell from the wreck of the Hood 1.7 miles below, discovered the wrecks of the WWII battleships IJN Musashi off the coast of the Philippines.
With diesel-electric propulsion and eight generators for support, Octopus can operate autonomously to a maximum speed of 19 knots thanks to her hybrid propulsion system. When travelling at her economical speed of 12.5 knots, Octopus can reach a transoceanic range of approximately 12,500nm. Photo: Jan SeigIn addition to two lifeboats, an ROV capable of diving to 1.9 miles and several jetskis, Octopus is also capable of housing an SUV and two helicopters in either of the fore and aft garages. The stern-access dock is home to one of seven tenders: a 13-metre Hinckley Talaria tender as well as a Pagoo submarine for up to eight guests and two crew to dive for up to eight hours. A dive centre and hyperbaric chamber are also on board, along with a beach club with bar on the starboard side.