What’s rarer than witnessing a white Christmas? A chance to charter Paul Allen’s 414-foot superyacht, Octopus. For the first time since its launch in 2003, the vessel of the late Microsoft co-founder and a proven world explorer will be available to take a lucky bunch to Antarctica. Octopus was sold last year for $175 million, joining the Camper & Nicholsons charter fleet. Boss Hunting shared that Octopus is scheduled to spend a few months in the Pacific, Northern Europe, and Central America before heading far south to bookend another revolution around the sun – where it’ll be available for exclusive charter.
“Her voyage is among the first superyacht expeditions to the region, and guests will do so aboard one of the world’s largest superyachts available for charter,” Camper & Nicholsons explains of the seven-day experience. He continued, “This opportunity, often only afforded to researchers and documentary-makers, will bring intrepid explorers face to face with some of the most breath-taking landscapes and wildlife.” here is a chance to take a closer look at the mammoth 414-footer by Lürssen:
World explorer Octopus:
German shipyard, Lürssen, created a one-of-a-kind vessel readied for science, research, and valid ocean-crossing travel. Besides being fitted with the most advanced scientific and research equipment, the ship offers an array of luxuries, making it a true gem of the seas. A trendsetter in her own right, Octopus sports an ice-class 1A steel hull, allowing her to transit the iceberg-filled seas surrounding the southern-most continent safely.
Her trip to Antarctica is touted as one of the most spectacular experiences laced with stunning landscapes and wildlife, linked to the least-explored continent on earth for ski touring, ice exploring, and polar plunges.
Octopus remains incredibly stylish and relevant even after years, owing to unique interiors penned by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. Like the sea animal octopus with eight hands, its sea-faring counterpart also flaunts many features.
There won’t be a dull moment, from eight tenders, two helipads, a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, a cinema, and a fully kitted-out dive center.
You can also bring along a large group as the megayacht provides accommodation for 12 guests across 13 cabins. Octopus lets guests soak in a warm freshwater swimming pool while sailing through freezing locales.
The retractable glass floor rises to deck level to provide an extended area for entertaining. A bar, spa pool, and pizza oven are also found nearby to make time spent even more unforgettable. As per Boat International, Octopus will begin on her two-year circumnavigation in the new year following a yard period this winter. She is listed for charter with Camper & Nicholsons, asking $2,200,000 per week.