Albatros AL242 Octopus, the Mega Yacht of Paul Allen, 2003 1/1250
Albatros has made a speciality of modelling yachts of the rich and famous. Paul Allen's Octopus is equipped as an expedition ship and he has made his yacht available for undersea exploration. In August 2015, her ROV retrieved the bell of HMS Hood, sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the Denmark Straight between Iceland & Greenland in 1941.
A research team based on Octopus has located and photographed the giant Japanese battleship Musashi that was sunk by US aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.