Paul Allen's 400+ft Yacht "Octopus"

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  1. Matt308

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    I can't add much to the pictures. I literally spent 20min staring at all the details in these pics. Look at all the chrome railing on her. She is a beauty!
     

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    Mommy, can I have one of those for christmas?
     
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    His penis must be miniscule...
     
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    Not many people on the boat... he needs some friends...

    Gimmie a call Paul!

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    Not a sea-faring man myself
    but when does a yacht start being a ship? If that came chugging past me I wouldn't have called it a yacht
     
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    Holy Cow, must be compensating for some shortcoming? Seriously, why would someone want something like that other than to stoke ones ego?
     
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    Right Colin. Especially with a helicopter on the deck!

    TO
     
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    Just think of all the "good" he could have done with the $400 million dollars. Wonder how many people $400M
    will feed ????? What's that they say about a man and his toys ???

    Charles
     
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    "He who dies with the best toys, wins."
     
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    For the same reason that a dogs licks it's....Well, you know. Because he CAN!
     
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    But he's still dead, where's the winning to that ? :p

    Paul Allen has private charities set up so I don't think his personal indulgences are overboard.
    Paul Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    How much philanthropy is enough ?
    Personally I think all of us wish we had that type of disposable income.


    That is one cool ship Matt. :thumbright:


    Wheels
     
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    And remember, Allen spends a boatload (sorry for the pun!) of cash restoring and flying lots of warbirds, so that's a really good thing for those of us on this site.
     
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    To put it in perspective, that thing is roughly the same gross tonage as a US Heavy Cruiser(New Orleans Class) at the begining of WW2.

    That is one honkin' big boat!
     
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    Around 25 years ago I used to do marine insurance and the chap next to me did some huge yachts. I will always remember a claim for just under $1m to replace the carpets as there was some water damage after a storm. The damage was very limited but he had the same carpet in most of the yacht and it all had to be replaced.
     
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    Perhaps this reflects my bias then, but why not just buy the cruiser?
    :D
     
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    Personally I prefer yachts with sails so Id sell it and by a J class, that would leave me plentyof money left to run it and by a house and retire and do anything I liked mmmmmmmmmm lovely
     
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