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Maltese falcon

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  • The bridge in the background of the 'falcon lighted' is not the Golden Gate...
    It is in fact the Oakland Bay bridge bridging Oakland and San Francisco California.....bama2036@att.net
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  • 1. THE 'MALTESE FALCON' At 289 ft overall length, ‘Maltese Falcon’ is the second-largest privately-owned sailing yacht in the World. It was built by an Italian firm, 'Perini Navi Yachts'
  • 2. The ‘Falcon’ has clocked almost 20 knots under sail, and has twin 1,800 hp diesel engines for auxiliary power
  • 3. The ‘Falcon’ has an advanced ‘Dynarig’ sail plan – basically a square rig sporting three masts that can be rotated as needed to trim the sails for optimal aerodynamic performance.
  • 4. The ‘Maltese Falcon’: Elevation and Sail Plan The ‘Maltese Falcon: Elevation and ‘Dynarig’ Sail Plan
  • 5. The ‘Maltese Falcon’ – Deck Layouts. LOWER DECK LAYOUT MAIN DECK LAYOUT UPPER DECK LAYOUT
  • 6. Seagull’s view of free-standing carbon fibre masts, with the yards (cross-spars) rigidly attached to the masts.
  • 7. The ‘Falcon’ cost $130 million to design, build and equip.
  • 8. The vessel was commissioned and owned by Tom Perkins, the first GM of HP and the venture capitalist behind Amazon .com, AOL , Google and Sun Microsystems .
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  • 10. The ‘Maltese Falcon’, scalding along under full sail
  • 11. The ‘Falcon’, cutting a swath with all sails set.
  • 12. The ‘Falcon’, with ‘the bit between her teeth’.
  • 13. The ‘Falcon’ surges into view beyond the headland.
  • 14. The Bridge
  • 15. It takes just one person to pilot the ‘Maltese Falcon’ from this centralized control console.
  • 16. Perkins reportedly had to sell his beloved Bugatti in order to help fund the yacht. Poor guy...
  • 17. A porcelain Bugatti emerges from the table in the cent er of the saloon at the mere touch of a button .
  • 18. Above the table, in the leather -floored dining room, a skylight blind opens like the iris aperture of a camera.
  • 19. The W ine Cellar .
  • 20. The Galley
  • 21. An atrium with clear glass floor surrounds the main mast well, with a staircase spanning three decks .
  • 22. Owner's cabin , where he and the mate just have to make do.
  • 23. Accommodations can be optionally 4 - 6 staterooms
  • 24. One of 4 guest suites that can be reconfigured as two enormous VIP suites, each with his/her heads.
  • 25. A ‘Head’ (Potty) in one of the guest staterooms.
  • 26. Falcon’s sea t oys include: t wo 32' Rigid Inflatable Boats ; 6 l aser s ail boats; a 14' j et tender ; 2 kayaks; wakeboard; 6 sets dive gear ; water skis; snorkels; and a submarine.
  • 27. ‘ Falcon’ illuminated, with Golden Gate Bridge as backdrop.
  • 28. ‘ Falcon’ in namesake waters: Valletta, Malta.
  • 29. The ‘Maltese Falcon’: A wondrous craft in so many ways.
  • 30. Maltese Falcon - A magnificent craft
  • 31. Best Wishes from Pugwash Productions Audio Acknowledgement: Ryan Farish: ‘Pacific Wind’

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