The most expensive sailing yacht in the world was formerly owned by American venture capitalist Tom Perkins, ‘The Maltese Falcon is a luxury yacht built after the 1960′s dynaship concept of Wilhelm Prolss, a German hydraulics engineer. She was built by Perini Navi and was the third yacht made for Perkins.
In 2009, Perkins listed The Maltese Falcon for sale at an asking price of $165 million. The yacht sold his luxury yacht for (just!) $120 million in July of 2009 to Elena Ambrosiadou, founder of the Europe-based hedge fund IKOS Ltd.
The luxury yacht was launched on February 6th 2006 and has since cruised all over the world.
Measuring 289 ft, it is regarded as one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in the world.
She is an icon of comfort, luxury and high-technology and she proudly boasts a revolutionary sail system that can set the yacht crossing the Atlantic in a record time of 10 days.
Inside the yacht, anyone will be captivated by the most luxurious interior which is naturally illuminated by sunlight coming through the specially designed transparent floors.
When she is not under sail, she is powered by two 1,800 horsepower Deutze engines which enable the yacht to cruise without the need for any wind.
There are 18 permanent technical crew members aside from the stewards, stewardess, and chefs – The Maltese Falcon also boasts of top-notch services by these well-trained and professional staff.
This yacht is the winner of about 12 prestigious awards including two wins in the Perini Navi Cup in 2009 and 2011, The Maltese Falcon is a one-of-a-kind luxury yacht that has set the standard for many years to come.
There are five lower deck staterooms and one passage cabin on the upper deck with a private sun bathing area which has direct access to the mega yacht’s wheelhouse. The interior design is incredible and very futuristic.
The Maltese Falcon carries a few extra toys on board just for entertainment.
This includes two 32 foot Pascoe RIB Tenders (with water skis), four Laser sailboats, and a 14 foot Castold Jet tender.
The Maltese Falcon also carries a private submarine for exploring the depths of the sea along side all the diving gear.
This boat is kitted out to say the least and we think it’s one of the most incredibly beautiful yachts ever created.
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Here are the exclusive shots from the first Press Day at the Auto China in Bejing.
With its fifth model in the six-part “Les Légendes de Bugatti” (Bugatti Legends) Edition, Bugatti has revived the legendary Type 18 “Black Bess”, which went down in automotive history as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars. At the upcoming Auto China motor show in Beijing (from 21 to 29 April) the French luxury manufacturer will be presenting as a world premiere the modern interpretation of the Type 18, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse “Black Bess”.
As one of the fastest road vehicles in the world at the time, the Type 18 “Black Bess” is a direct forerunner of today’s world speed record-holding Bugatti Veyron.
Fuel consumption, l/100km: 37.2 in urban areas / 14.9 in extra urban areas / 23.1 combined; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 539; efficiency class: G
What do you think of this incredible machine?