The current fourth-largest sailing yacht in the world is the famous Maltese Falcon build by Perini Navi, available for charter from Royalty Yachts. The largest sailing yacht in the world is the Russian owned Yacht A. The multi award winning MALTESE FALCON delivers exceptional sailing performance in ultimate luxury. A wide array of tenders and toys, the largest outdoor cinema screen on the water and sheer sail power all add to the experience.
The innovator and mastermind of Maltese Falcon was the entrepreneur and technologist Tom Perkins who has died aged 84, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capitalists.
The revolutionary sailing system ‘the Falcon Rig’, was the first of its kind to be seen on the market. The Maltese Falcon spreads numerous sails each of which can be furled and unfurled by a computer controlled system. This enables the Maltese Falcon to sail very efficiently in upwind and all other conditions. All of the sails are housed within the masts and are deployed by special winches. One motor releases the sail and other winds the sail back into its housing within the mast. The system is extremely flexible and any combination of sails can be set by computer and be furled as the wind strength increases and to keep the yacht’s heeling at a comfortable level. Gone are the days where many deckhands are required to do the hard work of sailing. Now everything is controlled very quickly and effectively by a reliable computer system.
Length: 88m (289ft)
Build: 2006 Refit 2015/6 Perini Navi, Turkey
Beam: 12.6m (41ft)
Draught (keel up): 6m (20ft)
Draught (keel down): 11m (36ft)
Max speed: 19.5 knots
Cruising speed: 16 knots
Guests: 12 in 6 double cabins
Summer: Mediterranean (High Season) EUR 440,000 / (Low Season) EUR 400,000 per week
Winter: Caribbean (High Season) USD 440,000 / (Low Season) USD 400,000 per week