I received an mms on my phone (Well, it’s the HTC TYTN, so it’s more a lifestyle than a phone) from The Marketer on Sunday morning. It was a picture he must have just taken on his phone (also a lifestyle). It looked something like this (click to enlarge) :
Oh my sweet fuck, I thought to myself, as I dialed his number, urgently wanting to know if this was a prank, or if Microsoft Paul Allan’s yacht, the fifth largest super yacht in the world, Octopus (the second largest not owned by a head of state) was actually docked in Cape Town.
"It’s there," he confirmed.
I must say I was a little miffed that I wasn’t first phoned, urgently, before time was wasted on taking a photo and mms’ing it to me. I mean, what if it suddenly had to leave!
I instinctively phoned The Entrepreneur and said I would pick him up immediately to go and have a look. We headed for the boat, two cameras on hand – just in case.
R100 got us through the security gate as we approached Octopus from behind (QUIETLY from behind). Enjoy these pics. Click to enlarge.
A little chopper for the boys
Two words – Mind Fuck.
It’s like nothing you can imagine. The boys on The Atlantic Seaboard swooning over their Gallardo’s need to get everything into perspective and raise their game a little bit. Yachts like this shit out the likes of Cape Town’s previous perves, The Ferretti 761 (you might remember when Caprice took us out for a day on the Ferretti), from the side of the yacht just to get to shore.
Noting the two luxury 4X4’s parked next to the yacht, we agreed that although vast, wealth of this sort was certainly attainable. We just had to work a little harder. Please enjoy the helicopter on the back (one of three, including the Sikorsky S76). To the top-left of the zoomed in pics of the helicopter above, you will also note the basketball net above the garage.
I took the liberty of finding some pics on the web universe for you. These pics include, the submarine, the swimming pool, the downstairs bar and spa, a couple of the yacht’s tenders (part of seven boats docked in the yacht’s transom, used to fuck around with and get to shore).
Here we see the naughty little Sikorsky S76 (one of three choppers) on the back
The pool deck. Note, the lower part of the boat in the pic is where
the chopper was parked earlier
A little bar and spa where we can hang out on jet ski’s
Make it a Windhoek, ship-mate!
Octopus farts out one of the "tenders"
One of seven "tenders"
Aah, look! Another one!
A quiet sub
So that was quite fun, hey? I don’t know how long the thing is in town but if it is still here you simply MUST try and take a look. It’ll blow your socks off. It’s parked at the harbour’s "D-berth." Turn right at the first circle as you come into the Waterfront’s main entrance – heading towards The Clocktower. Go straight and turn right at the next (might be one after) circle that comes up after that. Drive straight through and it’ll be on your left. Look carfefully cos there is a building in the way. You can get to a fence facing the front of the yacht quite easily which is more than enough to enjoy it. Or you can be a little crafty and also try your luck getting through the gate on the other side. Wear your smooth-talking shoes and visit and ATM before you go.
Have a good look at it.
Aim higher, guys.
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