Octopus tenders

I believe there could be up to seven tenders aboard Octopus excluding 'personal watercraft' such as jetskis.

Man of War appears to be the main 'tender' but it would be great if we could discover more information about her: length, builder for example.

Also housed in the floodable stern hold/garage is a 40' (12m) 10 passenger submarine built by Olympic Submarine technologies of Seattle. The interior has been designed by Ardeo Design and features a head and galley aft. The exterior design and naval architecture is by Robert Perry Naval Architects. Capable of depths of 1200 feet she can apparently cruise at up to 6 knots under water. When sea trialled the submarine was accompanied by a Royal Navy submarine suport vessel!

Ardeo Design's website where images of the submarine are shown is as follows:

http://www.ardeodesign.com

More information about these and the other vessels on board and housed within the various compartments within the hull would be facinating. From what I've seen Paul Allen has opted for classic lines rather than the (in my opinion) awful designs of the Pelorus tenders.

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