The 414-foot-long superyacht of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was finally sold to an unnamed mysterious buyer at a low, low price of 235 million euros (about 276 million USD). The ship, formerly nicknamed the “Octopus” Allen’s death In 2018, it is slightly longer than the average football field and is considered one of the largest superyachts in existence.
While the identity of the buyer is unknown, the Guardian reports that the yacht is planned to be made available for charter through the main shipping intermediary, Camper & Nicholsons. The company has not yet announced the price of renting a boat, but rest assured: it will probably be a lot of money. According to a Guardian report, other superyachts are rented for about 1m euros a week – or $ 1.2m.
Yes, that’s a lot of money. But that’s a lot of yachts: the eight-winged ship has 13 cabins that can accommodate two guests per piece, with enough space for 63 additional crew members. There are also two elevators, two heliports and a full garage!) For parking cars, helicopters and a separate submarine for 8 people.
If that’s not enough for you, here are a few more benefits from the start list of superyachts before it was purchased: one of the eight decks is entirely dedicated to entertainment and features a cinema, gym, spa and a full basketball court. There is an underwater salon with a glass bottom where you can see the fish passing by. It has a full pool and jacuzzi. There is also a diving center – with a hyperbaric chamber – for guests who would like to dive. Needless to say, it’s a pretty classy boat.
It turns out that the market for these types of boats is booming, especially since the obscenely rich are looking for newer, more modern forms of socially remote entertainment. Like Bloomberg expires, They were more than 200 superyachts sold in the first quarter of this year, compared to only 131 sold in the same period in 2020. Needless to say, the high price of Octopus is unlikely to force these people to leave.