LENGTH: 289ft. 1in. (88.1m)
SHIPYARD: Perini Navi, Turkey
This ultra-modern three-mast schooner with a steel hull, rotating carbon masts and an innovative DynaRig sail design, is unmistakable for any other yacht. Commissioning owner Tom Perkins worked closely with Perini Navi, Dijkstra & Partners and interior designer Ken Freivokh, and wrote extensively about the experience before deciding to sell the yacht many consider his “brainchild”. In August 2009, brokerage house Burgess reported Maltese Falcon sold for an undisclosed amount to an owner who appreciated the yacht’s green credentials. In spite of discretion surrounding the new owner, the British press soon identified her as Elena Ambrosiadou. Founder of IKOS Asset Management, Ambrosiadou is one of the world’s most influential hedge fund managers. Ambrosiadou has retained the yacht’s experienced captain and crew and kept Maltese Falcon on the charter market. Maltese Falcon has also participated in the St. Barths Bucket, where her charming owner took friends sailing on what is the world’s largest sailing yacht by deck length.
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