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| HDW/Lurssen | 126.19M | "Octopus" | 2003/19 |

Discussion in 'Lurssen Yacht' started by YachtForums, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. nmna

    nmna Senior Member

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    It's a shame they didn't kept the landing craft and the 19m dive tender. The latter is something else.
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    Thanks for merging the thread @YachtForums I’d like to copy some of my post to this thread.
    Octopus is for sale, and I think this is the most underrated yacht here on YF. She has features not even found a newly launched megayachts, she is 16 years old was lightyears ahead of her time.Shockingly She doesn't generate much of a conversation here but I would please ask @YachtForums to move this to Lurssen or general discussion thread as it clearly doesn't belong here. By the way there is a great article about Octopus on drive and I would love for everyone to check it out. If I was Bill Gates I would buy this at asking price out of respect to my late friend. What a vessel.
  3. Gage Rowden7

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    I agree with what you said. It's a shame she doesn't get more attention and I think she honestly should because this vessel is amazing still to this day. Maybe Mr. Gates will that would be pretty cool if he goes on to continue what Allen has done with Octopus. He has been on others like Serene we shall see.
  4. German Yachting

    German Yachting Senior Member

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    She used to get more attention back when she was launched and on two older forum venues. She’s one of my favorites and part of the reason in recent years that she hasn’t received a ton of attention is that she’s not in the typical places where most see yachts as she is exploring the world. With her being for sale and now back in the Med, you can see the significant amount of attention she is getting.
  5. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    That's exactly the reason she is one of my all-time favorites. ;)
  6. HTMO9

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    She is outside Cap Antibes on the hook and only in the Med for her appearance on the MYS 2019. Octopus is on display by several brokers during the yacht show, most likely outside Port Hercules on anker. There are not very many "parking lots" during the MYS for such big boats and the most favorite slot is booked for the Luerssen yacht Amadea, which is on display by Luerssen and Imperial Yachts.

    Lets hope that Stuart Larsen will be able to separate chaff from wheat with all those appoinment requests, otherwise it will be very crowed on Octopus during the show. Will try to smuggle my camera onto the boat during my visit, promised :D.
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  7. Chuckybas

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    I hate to be that guy, but does the layout exist in a sharper/larger format anywhere?
  8. Gage Rowden7

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    Hahaha be careful doing that last part. However I am curious to know about the changes made during the latest refit.
  9. Ward

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    They're still not high enough resolution to see the details, but I was able to get "better" versions by:

    - click on the thumbnail to view it
    - on my screen the picture's stretched and cut off
    - right click and pick "Open image in new tab" (this is in Chrome)
    - in the new tab that opens, the picture file is named: medium_2683464.jpg
    - change the "medium_" in the address to "large_" leaving the rest of the URL as it is.

    That got me images that were 540x900 pixels, better than the original links, but still not great.
  10. Chuckybas

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    Thanks Ward. Great idea!

    -Charlie
  11. nmna

    nmna Senior Member

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    There's a new Octopus video:



    I don't think the interior was updated during the last refit, looks similar to the pictures available on Luerssen's page.
  12. Gage Rowden7

    Gage Rowden7 Senior Member

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    That is an awesome video! Thanks for sharing! I've always like Octopus and this video just shows how awesome this vessel really is.
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    The 62-foot original "Man O War" got downgraded to a smaller Hinckley .
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    Many seem to have forgotten the anniversary of Paul's passing this month a few days ago, the 15th of October I think it was.
  15. Gage Rowden

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    Has anyone heard any word on Octopus being sold or is she still for sale?
  16. ApreMare

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    Still for sale as far as I know, Bill Gates won’t do the right thing and buy her to keep his partners legacy going...
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    That's unfortunate and I agree it would be the right thing to do.
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    I originally thought it would continue with the PGA Family Foundation or Vulcan, but I guess with all the latest and greatest gear installed on R/V Petrel that leaves Octopus as a less desirable asset. Sad.
  19. Gage Rowden

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    Sad indeed. Octopus is ledgendary!
  20. Yacht News

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    "Octopus" arriving in Gibraltar.

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