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HDW - "Octopus"

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  1. YachtForums

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    This was a surprise... took a cruise on Sunday from Ft. Lauderdale down to Miami to check on the new "Niki Beach". As we passed through Port Everglades (which has up to 8 or more cruise ships in port on weekends) we spot a smaller than average cruise ship!

    For those of you not familiar with this new GIANT in the yachting world, it is the new 413' "Octopus". It belongs to Paul Allen (Microsoft). Rumor has it that this "ship" has a helicopter landing pad on the aft deck with a built-in hangar!

    Sorry I couldn't take closer pictures, or side shots, but the port authority doesn't allow civilian boats to break from navigation channels since 9/11.

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    Octopus #2...

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    Octopus #3

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  4. christo303

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    Octopus

    Well Carl, only the other day I was thinking about telling you that Octopus had arrived at Port Everglades and I was almost asking you if it was possible to go and take a look...

    I can't wait to see her. I expect her to come over to the Med soon and certainly for the big events coming up : Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco GP.
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    And here a pic of the model, displayed at the >boot< in Düsseldorf/Germany.

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    And a pic of the >Helipad<

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  7. thomed

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    I saw Octopus too

    Hi Guys,

    Just got back from a Eastern Caribbean cruise, as we left Ft. Lauderdale, looking back saw Octopus moored on the outside of the breakwall. Wow, what a vessel. My 13 year old son knew the vessel, told me quite a bit about it, he must read Power & Motoryacht more carefully than me.

    I have some pics too, they're side shots, but from pretty far away, and it was really hazy that day.

    Tom D.
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    Octopus in October 2003

    Lürssen was the main contractor, but did only some interior work for the owner spaces at HDW. So the ship was completely built at HDW. Look at my HDW thread. I will take your pictures and comments also into that thread.

    HDW Octopus built 2003
    Delivery 2003

    Measuring 9700 BRT

    Power 14.880 kW

    Length 109,95 m

    Width 21,00 m

    Height 12,50 m


    Picture was taken from

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    Picture and comments by barh100:


    In this picture you can see the enormas decks of "the big blue monster"

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    OCTOPUS in Jamaica xmas 2006

    OCTOPUS in Jamaica xmas 2007

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    Hi,

    Ron - I would not believe much of the blurb on that website, I would also venture to say not all the photos purporting to be projects he has worked on are actually boats he has had anything to do with.
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    I was simply dealing with the photos...
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    Long time and nothing heard much about "Octopus". Today I received a tweet that the owner of "Octopus" will embark on an ocean expedition to the HMS "Hood", which sunk in 1941 with the British Royal Navy after the Olympics.

    Read more: Paul Allen: American billionaire to use his mega-yacht to search for bell of sunken British ship after Olympics | Mail Online

    Paul Allen to explore sunken WWII battleship HMS Hood from his Octopus mega-yacht - NYPOST.com

    Paul Allen: American billionaire to use his mega-yacht to search for bell of sunken British ship after Olympics | Mail Online

    P.S.: YF is very fast with news, but did not find anything to this topic with the search function. If there is something, please delete.
  15. Felipe

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    Octopus has participated on numerous research programs, making best use of all the toys onboard. I remember it participated on a documentary about the legacy of the atomic tests that were made in the Bikini Atoll, in the pacific. There was a short version on youtube on which you could see many sections of the yacht, the sub interior, the helicopters and the impressive display of technollogy. Unfortunately, I cann't find it. Will look more.
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    Is this Bikini Submarine Ops Movie the movie you are looking for?

    Be patient, the whole movie had to download before it started to play and it is a big file.
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    Exactly! How cool is the Octopus? And the sub interior? Well done!
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    Octopus is very cool. Someone sent me the attached slideshow a while back and I thought I would share. I added it as an attachment.
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    Quality footage .. , Is there another ?
  20. German Yachting

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    The full version was floating around on the web. Not sure if I can still find it though.

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