Falcon

The Ultimate Billionaire Toy: The Maltese Falcon

Journalist Patrick J O’Brien reports on the iconic superyacht that he reviewed earlier this year which will be berthed in Malta during two of the largest I gaming events in Europe, SiGMA and MIGS.

It is probably the ultimate sign that someone has reached the upper echelons of the world’s wealthiest, and, in spite of its rarefied appeal, the industry is seemingly more competitive than all others. Each year, it seems, new superyachts are announced and Malta plays a pivotal role in this sector.

Elena Ambrosiadou, the Greek founder of the Cyprus-based hedge fund Ikos, first laid eyes on the Maltese Falcon as she watched it glide by the Grecian island of Delos. It was lust at first sight. But it wasn’t the enormous size of the yacht (which, at 289 feet, is the largest private sailboat in the world) that got her. It was the arresting vision of its three massive white sails, puffed like proud chests on their 190-foot carbon fiber masts. In 2009, Ambrosiadou bought the Falcon for a reported $100 million. The Maltese Falcon isn’t a classic yacht, she’s a new class of yacht.

Her revolutionary sailing system the Falcon Rig sets a new milestone in yachting history: 3 self-standing and rotating masts hosting 15 sails for a total sail area of 2,400 square meters (25,791 ft square), handled by the ultimate in Perini Navi Sail Control for unrivalled performance with unmatched safety and maneuverability characteristics.

This incredible super cruiser has a maximum speed of eighteen knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of fourteen knots making the Maltese Falcon the ultimate charter vessel. Whether you desire a super yacht for large scale entertaining between smart anchorages or as a way to experience a once in a lifetime blue water ocean passage, Maltese Falcon is the only way forward offering some of the most luxurious quarters available from any charter vessel on the market today. 2,400 square meters (25,791 ft square), handled by the ultimate in Perini Navi Sail Control for unrivalled performance with unmatched safety and maneuverability characteristics. This incredible super cruiser has a maximum speed of eighteen knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of fourteen knots making the Maltese Falcon the ultimate charter vessel.

Whether you desire a super yacht for large scale entertaining between smart anchorages or as a way to experience a once in a lifetime blue water ocean passage, Maltese Falcon is the only way forward offering some of the most luxurious quarters available from any charter vessel on the market today.

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