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:: Maltese Falcon swaggers into SF ::

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Tom Perkins, as in Kleiner Perkins, decided at one point i just wanted the biggest boat , and spent 130$ million to build her in Turkey 2 years ago, however, he wants to sell it for a cool $223 million seeing how you know, there is a recession and all on luxury yacht sales… Alas..she makes her first entrance to the Bay Area.

here she comes

She reaches 289 feet long (almost as big as a foot ball field) and 42 feet wide. With its carbon fiber masts reaching almost 20 stories high, they had to time the under-crossing, of the Golden Gate, with low tides to not come too close.

The ironic thing is that she shares the same name as the famous book by Dashiell Hammet, in which the Maltese Falcon is a story about the psychology of greed. This boat is one of the largest yachts in the world. It is decked with a model Maserati car, two gi-normous VIP suites with 50″ TV’s, two smaller tenders 32 feet each to ferry passengers to and from shore when anchored, and is capable of traveling 3000 nautical miles at about 16mph. It has a crew of 20, and accommodates up to 12 guests.

Maltese Falcon side shot

Alcatraz and the Falcon

Maybe he should sail her around the Suez Canal where others say petrodollars are more, errr, abundant; but for now she will sit up in Belvedere so Tom can see it from his house.

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Written by kapshure

September 28, 2008 at 2:05 am

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