Amazing Bollywood Party aboard Paul Allen’s 126m Mega Yacht OCTOPUS

It was an amazing Bollywood party aboard Paul Allen’s 126m (414’) mega yacht OCTOPUS, which took place during the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, May 18, 2015. Around 200 celebrities attended Allen’s party aboard superyacht OCTOPUS, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, as well as Antonio Banderas.

Bollywood party aboard OCTOPUS Yacht - Image credit to GoffPhotos.com

Bollywood party aboard OCTOPUS Yacht – Image credit to GoffPhotos.com

Elephant and Buddha statues, henna tattoos, Bollywood dancers and Hollywood insiders could all be found aboard luxury motor yacht OCTOPUS earlier this week. It has been even reported that Allen himself played the electric guitar with his band during the party.

Paul Allen - Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Paul Allen – Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Built by the German shipyard Lurssen in 2003, OCTOPUS yacht boasts  40 guest suites, a cinema, a recording studio, two helicopter landing pads with parked choppers, a mini submarine, a fleet of jet skis, a large swimming pool, as well as a basketball court, to name but a few.

As unveiled by Forbes Magazine, Microsoft co-founder Allen, 62, is the 51st richest person in the world with a net worth of $17.5billion.

A Luxury Yacht for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?

 

Angelina and Brad walking down the dock.

Angelina and Brad walking down the dock.

Around the middle of last summer reports began to surface that superstar actor couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were looking at purchasing a new luxury yacht to be built for them in Italy. (http://www.actressarchives.com/news.php?id=5016 ) Further later reports have stated that these rumors are inaccurate.  Does anyone know whether the famous couple are actually planning to own a superyacht? 

We truly hope they are going to own a boat as a private yacht would be ideal for them to escape the media and paparazzi and enjoy vacations of peace and solitude with their beautiful young family.  Like other famous celebrities, such as Tiger Woods, Eric Clapton, U2’s Bono and Johnny Depp, Brad and Angelina are sure to discover the benefits of a floating paradise away from the crowds.

Here is an extract from actressarchives.com back in April 11 2007:

“Now, it looks like Brangelina are going to start living the rich life on their own, as rumors are swirling that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will purchase a luxury yacht valued at roughly $137 million.

Despite the fact Angelina Jolie has added another child to the always-growing family in the form of Vietnamese toddler Pax Thien Jolie, she and Brad Pitt are reportedly ready to make the big-ticket purchase of a 240ft-long three-deck luxury yacht, according to Monsters and Critics. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly ordered the massive luxury liner from a company located near Rome.

Perhaps Brad Pitt, an architecture enthusiast with an environmentally-friendly mind set, is preparing his family for the possibility of living on the boat, as the yacht comes more fully equipped than many houses do. The £70 million yacht will come complete with six ensuite bedrooms, complete with marble and gold fittings throughout. The massive yacht will also come complete with a helicopter pad, though there is no indication Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are buying a helicopter for their new yacht. As well, the 240-foot yacht will house a swimming pool and a full gym.

A&C reports that professional boat builder Mario La Via has confirmed the Privilege Yard near Rome has received an order for a luxury vessel with those specifications, though he would not say whether Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the people who had ordered the vessel.”

The couple actually tried out some yachting last summer around the time of the Cannes Film festival on a friend’s yacht (Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s yacht “Tatoosh), and the images of that can be seen here. https://celebritiesonyachts.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/hello-world/

Brad and Angelina are no strangers to yachting.

Brad and Angelina are no strangers to yachting.

Here at Celebrities on Yachts we sincerely hope that Brad, Angelina and family are indeed planning to try out the pleasures of luxury yachting.  We are sure that a superyacht will fit their busy lives ideally and provide the perfect respite and privacy. 

If anyone has any more recent information related to Brad and Angelina and luxury yachts, please make a comment below.

Larry Ellison owns 5th largest yacht

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison - Motor Yacht RISING SUN

Larry Ellison owns a private luxury yacht – The fifth largest in the world, in fact.  She has a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft) and reportedly she cost over US$200 million to build.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Despite RISING SUN’s huge size she is actually sleek in profile and doesn’t blot out the sun like many luxury yachts this size.

Larry Ellison is the ninth richest man in the world and founder and CEO of Oracle. He’s worth around $18 billion, so he can afford to have a boat of this magnitude, even if it costs millions each year to just maintain it…

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

The yacht provides a gymnasium/spa and sauna, an extensive wine cellar, a private cinema with a giant plasma screen, a basketball court (like Paul Allen’s yacht) on the main deck which can be used as a helicopter pad if necessary.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Larry Ellison is a great patron of yachts and yacht racing.  He owns an America’s Cup sailing team called BMW Oracle. BMW Oracle is currently battling Team Alinghi in the courts over the fairness of Alinghi’s organisation of the next event.

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen loves Luxury Yachts

Paul Allen Yacht

Paul Allen Yacht

Last week, former Microsoft boss and co-founder (with Bill Gates) Paul Allen arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on his super yacht.  Microsoft has made vast fortunes in computer software.

Paul Allen loves the luxury yacht and yachting lifestyle.  It’s an ideal way for a billionaire to spend some of his money as he can trip around the world in complete safety and privacy.

The Yacht is big enough for a floating basketball court.

In fact Paul Allen’s superyacht is an extraordinary example of a private motor yacht. OCTOPUS is a whopping 416 feet (127 m) – long enough to have secured its position as one of the world’s largest yachts in 2003 when it was launched. The luxury yacht’s is presently eighth in the list of motor yachts by length. Super yacht OCTOPUS is equipped with a music studio and a basketball court.

Philanthropy

The other way Paul Allen spends his cash is by giving it away.  Through the Paul Allen Family Foundation, he awards approximately $30 million in grants annually to organizations related to health and human services, and toward the advancement of science and technology.

Kenya

It is interesting that Kenya has been visited by several celebrities lately, not just Paul Allen. Naomi Campbell and previous boyfriend Mr Flavio Briatorre were recently sighted holidaying in the Mida Creek in Malindi, East Africa’s largest mangrove creek.  While Superman’s Dean Cain and The Last King of Scotland’s Forest Whittaker enjoyed Kenya’s internationally acclaimed game parks and stayed in the country’s capital Nairobi.