Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2008, 16:05   #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
A Wee Yacht for Sale

If you have a bit of extra change in your pocket, you might want to contact the brokers for this little gem...

Maltese Falcon for sale, asking € 115,000,000 - Brokerage - SuperyachtTimes.com
__________________

__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 16:12   #2
Kai Nui
Guest

Posts: n/a
I would, but I don't like junk rigs.
__________________

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 16:21   #3
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Its one of the most ugly boats to my eye. One wonders who would buy it. I also wonder how often it sails. Unless theres a magazine photographer I bet it just motors everywhere.


Cynically yours,

Mark
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 17:04   #4
Provocateur & Raconteur
 
knottybuoyz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Boat: Bateau.com TW31 Modified
Posts: 3,583
Images: 87

I couldn't lower my standards enough to be caught dead on a boat like that!!!

Now something like this.........

Octopus

Now we're talkin'!!!
__________________
Yours Aye! Rick
~^~^~^^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~~^~^~~^~^~^^~~^~^
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"
knottybuoyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 17:30   #5
Kai Nui
Guest

Posts: n/a
How can you call that a yacht. It doesn't even have it's own zip code, let alone sovereign nation status.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 17:38   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Carolina
Boat: 44 footer
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai Nui View Post
How can you call that a yacht. It doesn't even have it's own zip code, let alone sovereign nation status.
HAHA!

Thanks... I needed that today.

These boats always remind me of the movie Arthur, where Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore are talking about yachts.

Arthur:
"Have you ever been on a yacht?
Linda: No, is it wonderful?
Arthur: It doesn't suck."



__________________
Zach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 17:48   #7
Kai Nui
Guest

Posts: n/a
I can never picture Arthur as a captain, but if you need a visual, just remember Rodney Dangerfield in Caddy Shack
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 01:13   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
Wow, talk about the owner getting bored quick. The paints hardly dried and he's tired of it already. Imagine what he would want to buy next.
__________________
Wheels

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 04:15   #9
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan Wheeler View Post
Wow, talk about the owner getting bored quick. The paints hardly dried and he's tired of it already. Imagine what he would want to buy next.
I dont think there was an 'owner' as such. I think it was owned by the builder... as an advertisment. I could be wrong
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 04:59   #10
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
The owner is Tom Perkins, former Hewlett Packard exec, and author of a novel called "Sex and the Single Zillionaire". This is what happens when those Silicon Valley types get bored.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 05:03   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,413
It's very ugly, but has every high tech gadget imaginable. Only someone with no taste would buy it. Perhaps with another rig?
__________________
Sandero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 06:01   #12
CF Adviser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wherever our boat is; Playa Zaragoza, Isla Margarita
Boat: 1994 Solaris Sunstream 40
Posts: 2,439
Actually, as I recall from some reviews she sails very well. Further, the computer contolled junk rig premitted a huge sail area aloft that was easily controlled and reefed. Gotta agree with Hud and Alan, however, can't believe that Perkins is already bored with her and looking to move on. Wow!

Brad
__________________
Southern Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 07:59   #13
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
A case of too much money, and a lack of thought. I want, I want, I want, and I WANT IT NOW.
__________________
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 10:49   #14
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai Nui View Post
I would, but I don't like junk rigs.
Maybe he planned to sail only on the trade winds.
__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 12:23   #15
Registered User
 
liberty16's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 118
Images: 1
The Maltese Falcon is the epitome of conspicuous consumption. I saw the interview on 60 Minutes where Lesley Stahl, I believe, got to ride on the Falcon and interview the owner. Nice guy, but where's his head? Spectacular wealth makes people clueless, I think.
__________________

__________________
LIVE, LOVE, LEARN
liberty16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
For Sale: Yacht Gear (in Australia) ribbony Classifieds Archive 21 03-08-2009 17:29
Yacht gear for sale in Sydney Oz ribbony Classifieds Archive 7 26-12-2007 15:42
Looking for a paid Mate position on a sailing yacht or power yacht delivery. CharlesFCook Crew Archives 1 19-08-2007 09:33



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:49.


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.