Paul Madden talks about REV with designer Espen Øino, who was also the designer of Paul Allen’s 414′ OCTOPUS.
REV Ocean is a research and expedition vessel (REV) and super yacht built by VARD shipyards in Tulcea, Romania. She was designed by Espen Øino with an interior by H2 Yacht Design, and was initially launched on 22 August 2019. She will be fitted out at other VARD shipyards and is scheduled to be delivered in 2021.
Boats & landing craft carried: 2 trawlers, 1 submersible.
Owner: Kjell Inge Røkke
Cost: US$350-500 million
REV website: https://www.revocean.org/
Octopus is a 126.20m (414.04ft) motor yacht, custom built in 2003 and last refitted in 2008.
One of the largest and most spectacular examples of a full-fledged yachting and exploration vessel, 126-meter Octopus is equipped with highly sophisticated technology.
Espen Øino International designed the striking exterior with a blue and white hull and superstructure, featuring two helipads and a hangar aft.
The superyacht is capable of exploration and scientific research voyages requiring months at sea. One of her key features is an integrated dock for both the principal 20-meter guest tender and two submarines for exploring marine life, one of which is remotely controlled for reaching greater depths.
Octopus also houses a professional music studio and a grandiose cinema, created by interior designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett.
With a permanent berth in the International Yacht Club Marina in Antibes, this giant is owned by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen. With a full-time crew of 60 including former Navy Seals, maintenance and salaries on the ship cost a rumoured $200 million. Octopus is well-known for hosting famous faces onboard its well-equipped decks, serviced only by world leaders in their fields.
Octopus info: https://www.superyachts.com/fleet/octopus-3412
See a full video podcast with Espen here: https://youtu.be/bL6YIFnISNM
For more information regarding expedition yachts, go to http://XplorerYachts.com