Paul Allen dead at 65 | The co-founder of Microsoft with mega yacht passion


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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, is dead prematurely. Paul is a man who will remain in history not only for the innovations in the computer world but also for the incredible boats he has had. The yachts and mega yachts that belonged to Paul are among the most photographed in the world, used to sail the seas and above all to host VIPs of all kinds like Sharon Stone and Mick Jagger, just to name a few. More than a source tells these boats have hosted magic parties in the middle of the sea that only those who have had the good fortune to be there will be able to tell. In Cannes during the Film Festival he used to always organize a theme party like Bollywood and Shakespeare.

Le barche a motore di Paul Allen

1 – Octopus – US$ 250 million

Yacht Length: 126 m (414 ft) – Ospiti: 26 in 13 cabins – Crew: 57 in 28 cabins
Octopus is a member of Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER), a voluntary search and rescue yachts system that can provide quick and easy assistance for anyone in need at sea. Octopus has assisted several operations in recent years, including an airborne and maritime search in the waters of Palau, Pacific Ocean, of missing policemen and their pilot. On the main deck there is also a hangar that can accommodate up to two helicopters, a large glass bottom pool and a 10-person submarine. The submarine and the main tender (called Man of War) float inside the yacht in a sort of central tunnel. On board there is also a music recording studio right on the main deck. Mr Allen’s cabin is in line with all the luxury that a yacht of this caliber can offer: an entire reserved deck, an outdoor bar with a Jacuzzi. The exterior layout was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects, while the interior is by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle.

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2 – Tatoosh valore US$ 160 million

Lenght: 92 m (303 ft) – Guests: 20 in 10 cabins – Crew: 35 in 16 cabins – Value: US$ 160 million

It was built and designed by Kusch Yachts. Tatoosh is a luxury explorer yacht that has two helicopters on board, a 12 meter sailboat included and several other tenders and means to have fun on the water. It has 5 decks, with a VIP suite and several lounge areas even with a fireplace. Complete a swimming pool and a cinema. In 2014 Tatoosh visited Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paul Allen used it as a luxury base. Tatoosh was bought by Mr. Allen for $ 100 million in 2001 by telephony magnate Craig McCaw.
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