The boat show is in town (Miami) this weekend, but Eliot and I got a special bonus when Paul Allen’s $160 million yacht sailed by our condo’s window this morning.
The 3o3-foot vessel is called Tatoosh. It was originally built for Craig McCaw, founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation.
Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the richest people in the world. Tatoosh was purchased by Allen in 2001 for approximately $100 million.
Allen now has his own private asset management company named Vulcan Inc. Allen also owns three sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), and the Seattle Sounders FC franchise (MLS).
By the way, Allen also owns a 414-foot yacht, the “Octopus.” Price tag $200 million.
He’s worth $19 billion.
Tatoosh’s features include:
A master suite, a saloon and other rooms on the top deck
A saloon with a French limestone fireplace, a dining area, staterooms and a ladies’ powder room on the main deck
A shaded 6 feet (1.8 m) deep swimming pool with adjustable floor in depth, located aft on the main deck beneath a full overhang;
A movie theatre
Facilities to transport two helicopters on the top of two decks
A 46 feet power boat and sailboats