Built in 2006 by the exceptional Perini Navi shipyard, the 88 meters superyacht Maltese Falcon was commissioned by American Tom Perkins, and since 2009 is owned by Elena Ambrosiadou.
The iconic three-masted schooner is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world and has become one of the most iconic superyachts available for charter.
The rig is based on the Dynarig, designed in 1960 by the German Wilhelm Prölß, a conceptualization of a square-rigged form of rigging.
When the original patent rights and residual technology were purchased from the German government by an American investor in 2001, it was renamed the Falcon rig.
Maltese Falcon has 15 square sails, 5 for each of the 3 carbon trees almost 60 meters high, and when not in use are wrapped inside the same trees. She is 88 meters long (289 feet) and has a maximum beam of 12.6 meters (41 feet). The sail area is 2,400 m2 (25,833 square feet) and has two 1500 horsepower engines that can reach a speed of around 24 knots while cruising speed is 16 knots.
Interiors of superyacht Maltese Falcon are by Ken Freivokh: a mix of industrial chic and high tech. All spaces (communal and guests’) feature high quality leather, glass, wood and steel as well as a modern artwork from the Owner’s own collection.
With a single Master cabin, a VIP suite and four doubles, luxury yacht Maltese Falcon has accommodation for 12 guests.
She includes a dedicated reading room, full-beam dining room, a highly spacious main salon, spa facilities, a fully-equipped superyacht gym and even an amazing outdoor cinema.
Pictures by Superyacht Photographer Roddy Grimes-Graeme