In a social media post yesterday afternoon, the yacht brokerage house Burgess announced that it had been chosen as the central agent for the charter of the 88-metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Maltese Falcon. In the post, Burgess also announced that the vessel is under new ownership, revealing that she had recently been sold.
Originally built by American tech entrepreneur Tom Perkins, the Maltese Falcon is easily one of the most recognizable superyachts in the global fleet. Launched in Italy in 2006, the yacht is famed for having revolutionized the world of super sailing yachts, with three massive rotating masts each supporting up to five sails and power the yacht to a speed in excess of 24 knots, while she cruises at 16 knots.
This is the first time the sailing yacht, a regular champion in the world regatta circuit, has been offered for charter. The yacht can accommodate as many as 12 guests between six luxurious staterooms including a full beam master and five double cabins. Two of the double cabins convert into enormous VIP suites and feature exquisite art deco interior.