The Most Unusual Private Yacht

by Kashif Masood | 01:11 in , , |

The Most Unusual Private Yacht

Meet in front of you - The Maltese Falcon (Maltese Falcon), and the biggest one, and perhaps the most unusual yacht on private property. Today is the best known and most luxurious yachts in the world. This moving under sail eighty-eight meter Falcon naiprestizhneyshih received numerous awards. His sailing system, consisting of 15 square sails, is recognized as one of the most advanced systems ever created. The sails are fully automated and capable of deploying on a 3-carbon masts in just 6 minutes. Length is an impressive sailing 88 meters, it is equipped with two dvigatetelyami Deutz 1800 HP, so is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 20 knots (37 km / h).
 Price, Tom Perkins called for a high-tech and luxurious royal ship is 112 million euros.
 
 
The process of the emergence of the yacht "in the light" lasted about twelve years. This engineering project is still considered one of the most ambitious undertakings in the world. Judges were able to see for the first time a boat five years ago. At that time it was owned by Tom Perkins, Skopje his billions on risky investments. His desire to take risks and lead to success in the construction of luxurious Maltese Falcon.
 
Order for construction firm Perini Navi yachts adopted in 1994, but the customer soon cooled down to a new project.
 
But the special uniqueness is the fact that the giant can be easily operated by one person, that is actually the owner without the assistance of the team. All sails are controlled by electric motors and are placed and removed touch of a button.
 
And then came the Perkins. He decided to build a boat that has the automatic square-rigged, few people believed that this idea will be successful. Perkins was also awarded the project was too complex and did not meet the requirements of the Americans. However, the designer Gerard Dijkstra remembered another project - DynaRig, developed in the mid-60s of the last century by William Prollsom for the Germans: they wanted to equip their motor boats sail to save fuel.
 
Concept DynaRig - this freestanding masts and rigidly connected with Rhea. This allows the installation of six yard on a mast and sails attached in such a way that they can be managed as a single entity, as in the unfolded state no gaps between them. Unfortunately, the rig type Dyna gets a little too heavy and godilos only for very large vessels.
 
Sophisticated electronics can control the process of the course on their own. Maltese Falcon sails under developed 18 knots.
 
The Maltese Falcon has a length of 289 feet. The ship can make the transition to 3000 nautical miles, using only the amount of fuel for the engines, and the period of autonomy in the course of sailing never called.
 
Therefore, the architects of Gerard Dijkstra & Partners was not an easy task to design a sail system suitable for not too large yachts. And they fully succeeded: a unique direct armed Falcon Rig - three masts of carbon fiber, with five sails on each - easily cope even the few team, and the speed can achieve Maltese Falcon, is staggering.
 
Overall length of 88 m
Width of 12.6 m
Draft 6 m
Displacement 1240 t
Height of 58.2 m
Sail area 2400 sq ft
Speed ​​15 knots
Maximum speed 19.5 knots
Seating capacity of 12 +16 (team)
 


Perkins rigged ship all possible elements of comfort and entertainment. For example, there is a double aboard a submarine capable of diving to a depth of 1500 feet. The yacht can be rented for 375 000 euros a week
 

Interior yacht Maltese Falcon, Developed by Ken Freivokh Design, original, no less technical equipment. Housing is located in the center of three-deck atrium with stairs around the mainmast. The transparency of internal floors sunlight easily penetrates to the lower deck, which allows not to use electric lights during the day. On three decks are six guest rooms, office, library, dining room, two saloons, a platform for sunbathing, a crew cabin and many outbuildings. The room owner has access to the cockpit, equipped with electronic control panels vessel. As elements of home decor yacht used art from the personal collection of the owner.
 
Maltese Falcon has already won numerous prizes at international exhibitions, including the title of "Best yacht over 36 meters in length" from the International Association of superyachts.