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The 11th largest yacht visits Avalon Octopus is currently the world's 1 lth largest super yacht, according to Octopus is owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, to whom the boat was delivered in 2003. Octopus is the third largest superyacht that is not owned by a head of state, measur- ing 414 feet, and at the time it was built, was believed to be the big- gest such yacht. Unless otherwise stated, all information in this ar- ticle comes from Octopus sports two helicopters on the top deck (one in front and one on the back), and a 63-foot tender docked in the transom (one of seven aboard). The yacht also has a pool on board, located aft on one of her upper decks, and two submarines (one of them operated by remote control for studying the bottom of the ocean). Side hatches at the water line form a dock for jet skis. The exterior was designed by Espen Oino Naval Architects and built by the German shipbuilders Liirssen in Bremen and HDW in Kiel. Her hull is made of steel. The interior was designed by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle. Allen also owns Ta- toosh, another of the world's 100 largest yachts. The Octopus, above, is one of the largest yachts in the world. It is called a superyacht. .f'o o 4, drink; M RESTAURANT HEARTY THANKSGIVING BUFFET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2oio IPM'6PM $45.00 PER GUEST (PLUS GRATUITY AND SALES TAX) FOR RESERVATION: 310 5IO 8404 SALADS: MIXED FIELD GREENS~ SHAVED. RED ONIONS, DRIED CRANBERRIES, CANDIED WALNUTS, FALL SPICED VINAIGRETTE. CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD~ HOUSE MADE SOURDOUGH CROUTONS~ FRESH GRATED PARMESAN MAINS: ORGANIC POMEGRANATE GLAZED TURKEY BLUE AGAVE GLAZED NIMAN RANCH HAM SIDES: ORGANIC CRANBERRY AND TANGERINE CHUTNEY,. BUTTERY MASH POTATOES, WILD MUSHROOM AND GREEN BEA/q CASSEROLE~ ROASTED SWEET POTATOES, MAPLE SYRUP AND BROWN SUGAR CRUMBLE~ BLACK MISSION FIG STUFFING DESSERTS: PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE~ PUMPKIN PIE, APPLE PIE NEW BUSINESS HOURS NIGHTLY DINNER: WED.SUN 5PM--CLOSE CLOSED MON--TUES. OPEN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES PLEASE ENJOY OUR $24.95 THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU WED--SUN 5PM--7PM M IS COMMITTED TO SOURCING OUT THE BEST FARM-RAISED~ ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLY GROWI'~ PRODUCTS WHENEVE/( POSSIBLE The CATALINA ISLANDER Thanksgiving at the Avalon Grille Pumpkin Soup with Moro!e Walnut Suitor Turkey Dinner with ot! of fhe Trimmings Chocolate Pecan Pie ith Vc]nil!o !cO Ctr~om arlO Bourbon Caramel Adults $29 and Children (aged 3-12) $14 Res~rvolions mc0mmer~0.~0 310,5 t 0,?494 Tax and gratuity not included. Page 7 :~ Friday, November 5, 2010