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Old 19-04-2016, 22:13   #16
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

3 second search in Youtube:

Sails come out of the mast.

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Old 20-04-2016, 13:07   #17
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

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3 second search in Youtube:

Sails come out of the mast.

I guess I only TRIED to find it, Yoda. Actually I didn't even try. Thanks!
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Old 20-04-2016, 13:50   #18
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

So much for gunkholing.

But this boat does solve my crew problem. Never want a boat that needs crew so I can walk around naked at my leisure. I'll take it! Now who will loan me 100 mil? I'm good for it I swear. I'll write you an IOU and everything.
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

unlike many ultralarge sailing yachts the maltese falcon actually sails quite well. I've seenher sailing in person and trust me, she moves. most perini navi's actually do sail quite well. saw another big perini named seahawk broad reaching at 17 knots on the way to the azores a few years back.
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would love those type of sails on a smaller boat
I was VERY intrigued with this Dynarig project,....long subject thread here..
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

It may not look that big from a distance when you see it on the water but when you get up close it's a pretty big boat. Not on the scale of a super tanker but big just the same. The wife and I were up much too late one night enjoying a warm evening in the cockpit of our boat when we decided to take a closer look at the Maltese Falcon anchored nearby, so we hopped in the dinghy and did some sightseeing (at about 2am). Just circling the boat took a few minutes, just when I pulled in closer to look in one of the lower ports I heard someone clearing their throat rather loudly, that's when I noticed the armed security guard looking down on me from about 20' above. So we just smiled and waved and left quickly, he didn't return the greeting but smiled just the same.
It's a large vessel, but pretty to look at, I wouldn't turn down a tour of the luxurious appointments.
Never did get to see what was inside that port, probably the crew quarters in the bilge.....
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

Cool boat but I wonder how much total cash do you have to have to feel comfortable plunking down $150,000,000 for a boat?
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

He was worth about $8 billion, so this is roughly the same as someone worth $8million buying a $150,000 boat. Expensive sure, but not a massive outlay of cash either.
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Cool boat but I wonder how much total cash do you have to have to feel comfortable plunking down $150,000,000 for a boat?
...and then turn around and sell it for 100 mil
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Re: What a piece of JUNK!

As a percentage of his net worth the boat was probably worth far less than the vast majority of sailors. Almost certainly worth less than almost all cruisers.

Compared to his net worth the MF cost about 1.8% of his total net worth to build and was sold for 1.2% of his net worth.

Actually I am pretty impressed that the boat did as well on depreciation as it did. Ask any new boat owner what they figure the boat is worth 10 years after purchase, and if it retained 66% of its new cost they would be happy.
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