That’s pretty cool! Heesen uploaded a video of the launch and sea trials of “Octopussy” from 1988, designed by Frank Mulder.

I was two or three years old at this time :). She was the world’s fastest yacht with a top speed of 53.17 knots! I think this yacht would be perfect for Portrait (Spotlight on).

If you combine a fast luxury yacht with a James Bond film title, you are right. Built for the well-known Mr. John Staluppi who brought us the most interesting motor yachts 🙂

She is powered by three MTU diesel engines with KaMeWa water jet propulsion. Each engine has a power of 3.432 hp, so Octopussy has a total power of 10.296 hp. Well, this yacht is still impressive but of course not environmental friendly. Octopussy has a fuel consumption of 32 liters per minute!

The German newspaper FAZ talked in 2007 to her current owner and wrote a nice article about her.

For German speaking people: Click

M/Y Octopussy today