Re: the Octopus
- From: James Douglas <james.douglas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 05:31:34 -0500
Grab you digital and walk down there and try to get onboard and see what
Quite sure there will be people finding this interesting;
The past ten days or so Paul Allen's yacht (Microsoft fame and Bill
Gate's colleague) is anchored behind my flat. Today's newspaper gave
some info about it:
built in Germany and completed in 2003
at a cost of more than $200 000 000
a permanent crew of 60 (ex Navy Seals (who serves as bodyguards (!) )
2 helicopters aboard
a mini submarine
remote controlled underwater vehicle which can run on the ocean bottom
a 4 wheel drive vehicle
10 luxury lounges
Ultra modern studio for digital recordings
a cinema theatre
a basketball course
and a swimming pool.
Space for about 100 guests is available.
Allen also is the owner of 2 smaller yachts
and he was here with one of them about a year ago
and I took pictures of that one as well.
The Rapport's report about it is at
and I took this photo of the Octopus http://home.intekom.com/davesplace/octopus.jpg
from my flat.
Dave at Durbs
happens, just casually walk up and start taking pictures. Try to get some closeups to post here.
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