The world’s most expensive superyacht sold in 2021 By Paul Johnson on Feb 19, 2022 in Cruises & Boat Travel, Speciality Travel
Over 1,000 superyachts were sold in 2021 as the industry enjoyed a boom in sales. But the stand-out superyacht sale from the year was the 126-metre Octopus, last listed for sale by Fraser and Burgess with a price tag of €235,000,000.
Originally built by German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2003 for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, this Espen Øino-designed sexplorer superyacht comes with two helipads, a remotely-operated underwatervehicle with a 1.9 mile range, an 8-person submarine and a range of 12,500 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots. She has a top speed of 19 knots and is powered by two-hybrid ABB Industry AG E-Motors that limit her environmental footprint. As the largest explorer superyacht in the world, she can accommodate 26 across 13
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