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MicroSoft Billionaire Paul Allen – Yacht “Octopus” Arrives Barbados


Octopus Now Anchored Off Bridgetown, Barbados

Oh Yes! To be a guest onboard billionaire Paul Allen’s yacht “Octopus”. We would love to tell you all about it first hand…

…but this link will have to do as, so far, Paul hasn’t called any of us. Maybe next week.

Here is a little excerpt from a website about “Octopus”…

In 2003, the launch of Paul Allen’s 127m (416ft) “Octopus” secured its number one position as the world’s largest yacht.

Microsoft’s “accidental billionaire” Paul Allen – worth US$20 billion according to Forbes, the third richest man in America and 7th in the world – owns two other monsters yachts such as Tatoosh ranked 3rd in the World in 2003.

Octopus cost Allen over US$200 million and has Permanent crew of 60, including several former Navy Seals.It has two helicopters, seven boats, a 10 man submarine and a remote controlled vehicle for crawling on the Ocean floor. The submarine has the capacity to sleep eight for up to two weeks underwater.

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