Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-04-2011, 11:58   #1
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Maltese Falcon in Nevis

I couldn't help but notice that The Maltese Falcon has dropped anchor off the Four Seasons Resort here on Nevis. Her three masts and distinctive rig tower over the trees along the island's main road. I drove down to Pinneys Beach this morning to take a few photos of her. Awe-inspiring, but a bit too glitzy-modern for my tastes.



I had read somewhere a while back that she was for sale. So, my curiosity piqued, I did a little Googling. Here's what I learned...

  • Completed sea trials on 12 June 2006.
  • Made her maiden voyage from Turkey to Italy via Malta in July 2006.
  • Original owner Tom Perkins (former Hewlett Packard exec) has publicly stated that the yacht cost more than $150 million, but less than $300 million, refusing to be more specific.
  • From the beginning, Perkins has been renting out the yacht for between €325,000 to €335,000 per week, plus expenses.
  • She was listed for sale in 2006 with an asking price of €99,000,000 (US$182,000,000).
  • Perkins sold the yacht in July 2009, to Elena Ambrosiadou, a hedge fund owner/manager for an amount rumored to be anywhere from US$100,000,000 to 150,000,000.



p.s. here's your chance--forget chartering that Beneteau in the BVI! The Maltese Falcon is currently being offered for charter for 1st-24th June in the Med for ONLY €375,000 (US$545,000) per week, plus expenses.
__________________

__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2011, 12:26   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,757
Images: 32
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

I wonder if they will give me a break if I were to rent it for multiple weeks. lol
On second thought I don't think it is easy enough to fish off the stern. I'll pass.lol
__________________

__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 00:52   #3
Registered User
 
JoeDiver's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DFW Metroplex
Boat: 1982 Catalina 25 Yacht
Posts: 164
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

I was gonna rent it, but it's a non smoking boats, so....oh well....
__________________
1982 Catalina 25, #2897; SR/FK/Traditional; Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas.
JoeDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 01:03   #4
Registered User
 
Rhapsody-NS27's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: VA, boat: Deale, MD
Boat: 1981 Nor'sea 27
Posts: 1,409
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

How about prorated down to 5 minutes? or just long enough for a tour?
Nice picture!
__________________
Daniel - Rhapsody Blog,
“A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s.” — Bernard Moitessier
"I don't need therapy, I just need my boat"
Rhapsody-NS27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 01:17   #5
Registered User
 
Sabbatical II's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lake Macquarie
Boat: Bluewater 420 CC
Posts: 756
Images: 1
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hud3 View Post



p.s. here's your chance--forget chartering that Beneteau in the BVI! The Maltese Falcon is currently being offered for charter for 1st-24th June in the Med for ONLY €375,000 (US$545,000) per week, plus expenses.
Ok, I've nearly finished my incompetent crew and I can just do a bowline, have I got to take a skipper for the first morning or will I be right on my own?

Greg
__________________
Sabbatical II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 01:35   #6
Registered User
 
Doodles's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA & Krabi, Thailand
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35; Nordica 16
Posts: 2,810
Images: 1
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

Someone in another thread was looking for a boat with a nice BBQ grill off the stern. Does it have one?
__________________
Mundis Ex Igne Factus Est
Doodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 01:41   #7
Registered User
 
Sabbatical II's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lake Macquarie
Boat: Bluewater 420 CC
Posts: 756
Images: 1
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodles View Post
Someone in another thread was looking for a boat with a nice BBQ grill off the stern. Does it have one?
Yes at an extra $10 per day.
__________________
Sabbatical II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 06:40   #8
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

Heh! And I wonder what they mean by "plus expenses"?

We also had this little bathtub toy show up a couple of years ago. Larry Ellison's Rising Sun at 453' LOA, now owned by David Geffen. Those California billionaires do love their toys!

.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rising_sun.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	80.1 KB
ID:	26452  
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 07:32   #9
Registered User
 
speciald@ocens.'s Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the boat - Carib, Chesapeake
Boat: 58 Taswell AS
Posts: 1,139
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

Remeber that the price is the "base price". It does not include fuel, special wines, docking fees,the 20% crew gratuity, etc.
__________________
speciald@ocens. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-04-2011, 08:30   #10
Registered User
 
Aiki's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hudson River, NY
Posts: 13
Re: Maltese Falcon in Nevis

I don't see a black ball hanging in the fore triangle...

Or is it those three little black spots...
__________________

__________________
Erik
(Currently looking for the next boat)
Newburgh, NY
Aiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
maltese falcon, Nevis

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Falcon Anchor Windlass mike d. Anchoring & Mooring 5 14-12-2010 19:31
Maltese Falcon Details Pelagic Monohull Sailboats 6 27-05-2010 17:57
the Maltese Falcon was hit, again. Sterling General Sailing Forum 3 30-10-2008 20:05
Ka Shing Falcon 45 bg9208 Monohull Sailboats 0 26-10-2008 06:58
Maltese Falcon hit by sail boat??? Randall General Sailing Forum 2 07-10-2008 21:49



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.