Tom Perkins Sells Maltese Falcon

Superyacht broker Burgess has sold Maltese Falcon, the world's largest sailing yacht.


Superyacht broker Burgess has sold Maltese Falcon, the world's largest sailing yacht. One of the most iconic of all yachts, and certainly the most photographed in modern times, this revolutionary yacht is famed for her sophisticated automated square-rigged, DynaRig sail plan. Three towering freestanding rotating carbon fiber masts hold 25,800 square feet of canvas on 15 square sails delivering exceptional performance, speed and maneuverability.

The brainchild of commissioning owner Tom Perkins, the Falcon was launched in 2006 and is the result of collaboration between Perini Navi, Dijkstra & Partners and Ken Freivokh. Burgess have long enjoyed a close working relationship with Tom Perkins and, according to Burgess CEO Jonathan Beckett, the sale was concluded following a one year process for close to the asking price, with Burgess representing both buyer and seller. Perini Navi USA were Joint Central Agents in the transaction.

The new owner was not merely attracted to the Falcon's cutting edge technology in its own right, but to the yacht's "green" credentials that result from an ease of operational functionality, rendering her one of the most environmentally advanced superyachts afloat today.

"Aesthetics, technology and sustainability were all very key factors for the buyer and Maltese Falcon ticked all the boxes", explains Jonathan Beckett. The Falcon torch has now been passed to the new owner, who is proud to be entrusted with the legacy of Tom Perkins' remarkable achievement and applauds his vision and the energy of the team who created the vessel. Falcon will remain in charter under her new ownership, with both charter management and full operational management handled by Burgess.