MALTESE FALCON – Made in Istanbul

The world’s most sophisticated and modern yacht, Maltese Falcon, has set sail. It was built by Yıldız Gemi ve Makine Sanayi Ticaret AŞ in a shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. It measures a whopping 88 meters (289 feet) in length!


Here’s a part of the press release from Perini Navi, the Italian company which designed the vessel:

The Maltese Falcon’s design and construction has been a collaboration between Perini Navi, Ken Freivokh, and Dijkstra & Partners. Her three carbon fibre masts, manufactured and assembled at the Yildiz Gemi yard in Tuzla under the supervision of the English company Insensys are free-standing and rotating, an absolute world-first for an application of this size and complexity. Based on the DynaRig square rig concept – developed with Gerry Dijkstra & Partners of Holland, each mast carries five separate square sails supplied by Doyle Sails.

The Maltese Falcon’s stunning interior was designed by Ken Freivokh and supplied by German based Sinnex. Her accommodations can be configured from four to six stateroom suites. The Maltese Falcon is expected to sail in the Mediterranean early this summer.

Ahoi !

via Hakan Aydın

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