- 88m | Perini Navi | 2006 (2020)
As one of the world’s most iconic and recognisable superyachts, a luxury charter aboard the 88m Maltese Falcon is an experience that commands some serious bragging rights.
Built by renowned Italian shipyard Perini Navi at its Turkish base in Tuzla, Istanbul, Maltese Falcon was commissioned for the late Tom Perkins who, in the early 2000s, enlisted one of the Netherlands’ best- known yacht design companies, Dykstra Naval Architects, to the construction team.
This collaboration resulted in the yacht’s most distinctive feature – the revolutionary DynaRig sailing system, which boasts three self-standing and rotating masts holding 15 sails for a total sail area of 2,400 square metres, deployed at the push of a few buttons.
Maltese Falcon launched in 2006 to considerable fanfare, and she continues to turn heads wherever she goes. She’s also fast: she can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots with an impressive range of 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 14 knots, making her perfect for charter on both sides of the Atlantic.
With a unique and compelling allure, to date she has hosted an A-list of charter guests including Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman and Google co-founder Larry Page. With a minimalist black and silver superstructure, the Maltese Falcon’s vast 11,000 square feet of living space is as opulent, luxurious and comfortable as you would expect. Designed by renowned British architect Ken Freivokh, expect a contemporary ambiance with an industrial edge, complemented by a magnificent art collection throughout.
Accommodating 12 guests in six Art Deco staterooms, five on the lower deck with one upper deck VIP with its own private deck, every guest will be living in utmost luxury during their time on board. A card and playroom area can be found on the main deck along with the formal Japanese-inspired dining area which is connected to the upper deck with a striking circular staircase.
Here you will find a spacious area perfect for sunbathing by day, transforming by night into an open-air cinema with one of largest screens to be found on a superyacht while stylish indoor and outdoor bar areas offer the perfect spot for sundowners.
Maltese Falcon carries a crew of 19 who are available around the clock to cater to all guests’ needs. For those looking for an adrenaline rush at sea, there’s a near endless list of water toys and tenders at your disposal, including a 10m Pascoe tender, an 8.8m Scorpion tender, 4.3 Castoldi jet tender, laser sailing dinghies, SeaBobs, flyboard, towables and so much more.
For those who want to keep fit, Maltese Falcon’s private fitness trainer is available for one-to-one or group classes, while the resident beauty and massage therapist is trained in everything from aromatherapy and Swedish massage to deep tissue treatments to ease away any tensions and help you relax and unwind.
Since her launch, Maltese Falcon has won 18 awards and global recognitions for her outstanding design, innovative sailing capabilities and interior layout including ‘Superyacht World Trophy’ and the ‘First Baccarat Superyacht World trophy for Finest Superyacht Ever’.
In addition, she has won several superyacht regattas, including the Perini Navi Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in September 2018. Whether you’re searching for ultimate luxury or have a need for speed, Maltese Falcon is in a league all her own.