With only nine months to go until the 2012 Olympics in London, the jockeying for position among megayacht owners is well underway.
Berths for about 30 yachts are being prepared around London’s waterways for the big event, but most of them will only accommodate smaller vessels.
Several more are expected to visit though they won’t all be in town at the same time.
There is speculation the top booking so far is for the 126-metre Octopus, owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.
Built by Germany’s Lürssen in 2003, Octopus features two helicopters, two submarines, a music studio, a swimming pool and a basketball court.