1. OCTOPUS – 126.2ft (414ft)
Some yachts are simply iconic and OCTOPUS is surely deserving of this epithet. As a renowned pioneer of global yachting at a luxury level, OCTOPUS is one of the most well-travelled yachts in the world. With a colossal 12,500nm range and diesel-electric propulsion system, she has cruised in Antarctica, travelled the Northwest Passage and played a part in history by recovering the ship’s bell from the WWII wreck of HMS Hood and discovering the remains of WWI battleship IJN Musashi in the Pacific.
Originally delivered by Lürssen in 2003, OCTOPUS has been impeccably maintained, with her latest refit completed in 2019, so she is ready to take a new owner on the adventures of a lifetime. Designed by Espen Øino International with interiors by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, there is accommodation for up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, served by 63 crew. The owner’s deck has its own private bar, jacuzzi and dining area, while there is also a second elevator exclusively for the owner’s use.
Enjoy long, lazy days on the bridge deck aft with its swimming pool, dining area, bar and pizza oven. Or make use of the entertainment deck on longer passages, including the spa, library, bar, cinema, gym, observation area and various cosy lounges. There is even a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge, and a basketball court for those who enjoy shooting a few hoops.
Of course, such an adventurous superyacht comes kitted out with a superb range of tenders and toys; beyond the submersible with capacity for up to eight guests and two crew, there are seven tenders and an ROV, alongside space for an SUV and two helicopters to be stowed in the protection of the garage. OCTOPUS is available for purchase with Burgess.