$100 Million Clipper Yacht Maltese Falcon Launches
Oh, she's a pretty one. CNet has pics of the Maltese Falcon, the $100 million megayacht created for venture capitalist Tom Perkins. The boat set sail in Italy on Friday. The Maltese Falcon, a $100 million yacht that the designers claim is the largest and fastest personal sailboat in the world, formally set sail in Italy on July 14. The 87.5-meter yacht has three masts which rotate depending on the wind direction. It took five years in development to create this unique vessel and the masts were developed by English company Insensys to have a a fiber-optic sensor system that gathers data on wind speed and force and helps the sails work more efficiently. The yacht was built by Perini Navi and, as we reported earlier, already has a home in Malta. According to an article in the Mercury News, Perkins reportedly sold his beloved Bugatti to help fund the yacht. You can check out design pictures on the Ken Freivokh Design website.