|Length:||88 m (289 ft)|
|Guests:||12 in 6 cabins|
|Crew:||19 in 9 cabins|
|Designer:||Ken Freivokh Design|
|Interior Designer:||Ken Freivokh Design|
|Price:||US $75 million|
|Annual Running Cost:||US $4 – 8 million|
The interior of the Maltese Falcon defines luxury in the world of superyachts. With skylights that let in ample amounts of light, you are never without the feeling of being immersed in the sky while at sea. There are plenty of dining space options, including the more formal full-beam dining room inside. If dining under the sun or stars is more your taste, there are several possibilities for alfresco dining. You can watch your favourites outside on the largest outdoor cinema featured on any yacht.
In its six cabins, including a full-beam master cabin, a VIP suite, and four double cabins, the Falcon can accommodate up to 12 guests. A crew of 19 is on board to cater to guests’ every need. Legendary yacht designer Ken Freivokh styled both the interior and exterior. This yacht has the perfect mix of both high-tech and functional designs making it one of the most progressive sailing yachts in the world.
The original owner of the Maltese Falcon was Thomas Perkins from 2006-2008. Perkins was a prominent American businessman and venture capitalist. He was one of the founders of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins who passed away in 2016. Its current owner and operator is Pleon Limited, a United Kingdom-based company that purchased the yacht specifically to offer a one-of-a-kind chartering experience.
Built in 2006 by builder Perini Navi and refitted in 2016, this yacht is an impressive 88 meters (289 feet) long with a beam of 12.9 meters (42 feet) and a gross tonnage of 1,110. Constructed of steel and aluminium with 2 x Deutz TBD 620 engines, she has a cruising speed of 14 knots and a draft of 6 meters (20 feet). Her speed at max power is 19.5 knots. The sail area of this incredible yacht is 2,400 m² (25,791 ft²). The three self-standing rotating masts host fifteen sails that can all be controlled by a single sailor. This means that under a good wind, record breaking speeds can be achieved, and she has a range of 3,000 nautical miles.
Known to be a harbinger in yacht design, this three-masted schooner is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world and was the first to integrate the ‘Falcon Rig,’ which is now renowned. The yacht has a timeless square-rigger appearance. Despite its classic look, it is twice as efficient as its forerunners. The Maltese Falcon has been recognized as a triumph not just in design but in innovation as well.
The toys and tenders she boasts include a jetski with Flyboard, several open and closed tenders, stand-up paddleboards, wakeboards, water slides, and an anti-jellyfish sea pool, among many others. There is no shortage of ways to have fun while aboard.
Images via Raphael Belly
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