1. The Maltese Falcon
With 289 ft, the Maltese Falcon is the second largest privately-owned
sailing yacht in the world and it was built by the Italian Perini Navi Yachts.
2. She can achieve nearly full 20 knots and the two 1,800 hp engines make no noise or vibration.
3. The ship has fifteen square sails (five per mast) which open in six minutes.
4. It belongs to Tom Perkins, the first General Manager of HP and the venture capitalist
behind Amazon.com, AOL, Google and Sun Microsystems.
5. The cost of the Maltese Falcon was 100 Million dollars.
6. It is possible for a single person to pilot the yacht.
7. Her accommodations can be configured from four to six stateroom suites.
8. Owner's Cabin.
9. One of four guest suites that can convert into two enormous VIP suites each with his/her heads.
10. A porcelain Bugatti emerges from the table in the center of the saloon at the mere touch of a button.
11. Above the table, in the leather floor dining room, a skylight blind opens like the iris aperture on a camera.
12. The wine cellar.
13. The kitchen.
14. An atrium with clear glass floor surrounds the main mast well, with a staircase spiraling down three decks.
15. One of the suite bathrooms.
16. Her sea toys: two 32' Rigid Inflatable Boats, four laser sailing boats, one 14' jet tender, two kayaks,
banana, wakeboard, 6 full sets of dive gears, water skis, snorkeling gears, techno gym, etc etc etc.
17. Tom Perkins reportedly had to sell his beloved Bugatti to help fund the yacht. Poor guy...