Octopus offers a wide range of features and amenities specifically designed for those who wish to explore the most remote and inaccessible corners of the planet
by Marco Mariani
OCTOPUS IS A 126-METRE SUPERYACHT WHICH IS A PERFECT MATCH FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE IN EVERY CORNER OF THE PLANET. She is the ideal boat “go anywhere and do anything“. With a total of eight decks and an interior volume of 9,932 GT, Octopus offers an abundance of features and amenities and can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 cabins with 63 crew members in 30 cabins.
After the delivery by Lürssen at HDW Kiel in 2003, she has explored the coast of Antarctica, traversed the Northwest Passage and recovered the ship’s bell from the wreck of HMS Hood at a depth of 2.8km (1.7 miles) for the Royal Navy.
Other remarkable discoveries include the wrecks of the WWII warships USS Indianapolis and IJN Musashi off the Philippines and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the Coral Sea.
With diesel-electric propulsion and eight generators for support, she is a pioneering vessel in both exploration and hybrid cruising.
Octopus offers a genuine first-class experience while cruising or at anchor and has plenty of space for enjoyment and activity on board.
The full owner’s deck includes a private bar, jacuzzi, and al fresco dining area and is a true sanctuary of privacy and security.
Guests can enjoy a long list of facilities, including a spa, library, and bar, cinema, gym, multiple lounges including an observation area and basketball court on the deck below. There is also a glass-bottomed observation lounge in the tank deck. www.burgessyachts.com
(Octopus, a 126-metre superyacht – Barchemagazine.com – November 2019)