Tatoosh (yacht)

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This article is about the motor yacht Tatoosh. For other uses, see Tatoosh.
In the harbor of La Rochelle
Port of registry:  Cayman Islands
Builder: Nobiskrug
Completed: June 2000
General characteristics
Tonnage: 3,229 GT
Displacement: 2300 tonnes
Length: 92.40 m (303.1 ft)
Beam: 14.90 m (48.9 ft)
Draft: 4.30 m (14.1 ft)
Decks: 5
Installed power: 2 × 4,400 hp (3,300 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi)
Crew: 35

Tatoosh is a 303-foot (92 m) private yacht owned by Paul Allen, who also owns the 416-foot (127 m) Octopus. She is now the world's 38th largest superyacht.


Originally built for mobile phone magnate Craig McCaw, Tatoosh was built at Rendsburg in Germany by Nobiskrug and completed in June 2000.[1] Design and Construction by Kusch Yachts.[2] She was purchased by Paul Allen in 2001 at a reported cost of $100 million.[3]

Docked at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

Tatoosh was hired for £400,000 by Teodorín Nguema Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinean president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for a Christmas cruise when he entertained rap singer Eve.[4]

In May 2010, Tatoosh was listed for sale with Fraser Yachts,[5] listed at €125 million.[6] The listing was withdrawn in 2014 after failing to attract a buyer.[7]


Tatoosh's features include:

  • Five decks;
  • 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;[8]
  • a movie theater;
  • facilities to transport two helicopters on the top two decks;
  • custom 40 feet (12 m) power and sailboats
In the harbor of Valletta, Malta


  1. ^ "Gallery Superyacht Tatoosh". Nobiskrug. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  2. ^ "M.Y. Tatoosh". Kusch Yachts. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ "McCaw selling houses, planes and boats in downsizing effort". Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle). 28 September 2001. 
  4. ^ Johnson, RW (3 September 2006). "Playboy waits for his African throne". The Sunday Times (London). 
  5. ^ "Tatoosh". Fraser Yachts. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  6. ^ de Waard, Merijn (5 May 2010). "Superyacht Tatoosh for sale with Fraser Yachts". Superyacht Times. 
  7. ^ Shakespeare, Sebastian. "Sail of the century is sunk". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Byrne, Diane M. (January 2003). "America's 200 Largest Yachts 2002". Power & Motoryacht.