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ArhivMALTESE FALCON SAILS INTO DUBROVNIK

Half a million dollars for a week of sailing

Piše PSD.
26. srpnja 2012. - 23:05
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The third largest sailing yacht in the world elegantly glided into Dubrovnik this afternoon. The Maltese Falcon is an impressive 88 metres long and was built in 2006. If you have a spare $500,000 sitting in your back pocket then this is the yacht for you, but only for a week, because that’s the amount a one week rental will set you back. The mega yacht has three masts each holding five sails inside them and with all 15 sails she skims across the oceans at a top speed of 20 knots on sails alone.And if you were thinking of bringing some friends there is plenty of room to stretch out, as the yacht holds a crew of 18 and “hotel” style accommodation for 12 people. Although the yacht was built for wealthy venture-capitalist Tom Perkins he later sold it in 2009 for almost $100 million to Britain’s best-paid woman Elena Ambrosiadou. Ambrosiadou, 49, paid herself $25.8 million in 2004. And with an estimated fortune of around $322.8 million, she was Britain’s wealthiest woman entrepreneur in 2007.And for guests looking for a little fun whilst onboard there are plenty of toys to play with. The Maltese Falcon carries water skis, four Laser sailboats, a 14 foot jet tender and for the more adventurous a two-man submarine.
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