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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Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.
The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.
Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.
Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.
Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.
The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.
Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.
The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.
“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.
“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.
“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”
The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.
A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.
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