Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Maltese Falcon - The World's Largest Sailing Yacht

Maltese Flacon, the world’s largest sailing yacht 88 meter (289 ft) has been sold for USD 100 million and is built by the Italian Perini Navi Yacht. This boat uses the innovative sailing system DynaRig. It consists of three constantly rotating masts, which hold 15 sails. The maximum speed of the boat is of about 21 knots. Maltese Falcon is able to cross the Atlantic in just 10 days.

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Unknown said...

First pic gives false feeling: sails are opposite to wind-direction, judging by the flying flags.

Anonymous said...

...not if you look (carefully) at the red flag at the back end of the boat.