Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Last summer we reported that hedge fund queen Elena Ambrosiadou had purchased the 289-ft. Maltese Falcon, the world's largest, best designed, and most expensive sailing superyacht, for around $100 million. She might want her money back – Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard that built the incredible yacht, is now hard at work on a new one that will dwarf the Maltese by 46 feet. The 335-ft. megayacht, dubbed the C.2157 (above), also has three enormous self-standing, rotating masts and will be equipped with an even more impressive version of Perini Navi's revolutionary carbon fibrer DynaRig sailing system. Topping the Maltese's 15 sails and 25,791 sq. ft. sail area, the 335 will be capable of a maximum speed of 19.5 knots despite its impressive size.
Look for the 2,700 ton yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure to equal if not better the Maltese Falcon's 10-day Atlantic crossing time as well. Perini Navi has not disclosed which of the world's billionaires commissioned the craft, which is expect to cost several hundred million dollars, but it will no doubt have opulent fittings and finishes galore throughout its five decks, including two contoured sets of stairs wrapping around the buttress of the aft mast descending towards the aft of the main deck. There will also be accommodations for more than the Maltese's 12 guests in the luxurious staterooms in addition to an enormous master suite.