126m Explorer Octopus faces the storm

Written by Léandre Loyseau

Octopus yacht in Monaco Photo: Yvan GrubskiDesigned for extended cruising and exploration in extreme conditions, the 126.2-metre world explorer Octopus was built in 2003 by Lürssen. World renowned designer and naval architect, Espen Øino, envisaged her striking exterior with a blue and white hull and superstructure, featuring two helipads and a hangar to aft. Once on board, the interior designs of Jonathan Quinn Barnett come to life and encompass facilities such as a spa, library, bar, cinema, gym, multiple lounges, a fore-facing observation area, a basketball court and a glass-bottomed observation lounge in the tank deck. Octopus is one of the largest and most spectacular examples of a full-fledged leisure and exploration vessel. She has travelled to remote locations in all four corners of the globe and is currently the world’s most expensive yacht for sale at €235,000,000.

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