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Frequent asked questions by our visitors!

1. Describe one pioneering technological innovation applied by the Maltese Falcon

The Dynarig design of the Maltese Falcon masts incorporates slots in the front of the mast from which the sails are unfurled. The rig is actuated from the base of the mast. To achieve sailing conditions within the designed safety margins, a monitoring application (with online link capability) was developed. It allows touch screen control of the rigs, displays on the bridge screens the loads and records and archives the loads experienced. The latest version of the software was installed on the Maltese Falcon in 2019. The collected information is sent to the sail designer’s office real time, for monitoring assessment and development purposes.

The Maltese Falcon is designed in such a way as to allow modular and progressive enhancement of its powerful functionality. The yacht has already incorporated developments in new satellite systems to apply the latest dome-less technology, which resulted in massive increase in communications capability. This coupled with state of the art telephony, Wi-Fi, and entertainment systems, will keep the Falcon at the forefront of technology for some years to come. Sail design incorporates new material for enhanced performance, and other projects include enhanced UPS system, entertainment applications, and other innovative technologies as they become available from globally recognized R & D specialist companies. In this way, the yacht maintains her position at the forefront of innovation in superyachts.

2. How long is the Maltese Falcon and how tall are the masts?

The Maltese Falcon is 88m long and its masts are 58m high.

3. How many nautical miles has the Maltese Falcon travelled and how many of them under sail?

The Maltese Falcon has travelled 174,000 nautical miles of which 62,000 under sail. The easy automated handling enables the vessel to sail where other sailing yachts may need to use their engines. There is an internet video of the Maltese Falcon sailing off her moorings leaving Antigua.

4. What is the typical sailing schedule of the Maltese Falcon in 2017,2018?

The Maltese Falcon has crossed the Atlantic many times including her participation in the 35th America’s cup in Bermuda May June 2017 and the transatlantic race in 2011. She has sailed in the Med, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, has crossed the Panama Canal, and the Suez Canal.

5. Who is the owner of the Maltese Falcon?

The owner is Pleon Ltd.

6. How many Perini Navi cups has the Maltese Falcon won?

The Perini Navi cup takes place in Sardinia every 2 years and the Maltese Falcon has won the cup 4 times. The MF triumphed at Perini Navy Cup 2018 held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo. She dominated three days of racing to secure the overall win. For more detailed information of her racing, please refer to the website as shown below.

7. How many visitors has the Maltese Falcon website received?

The Maltese falcon is very photogenic, and the most photographed yacht in the world. The name The Maltese Falcon Yacht, is a World Class Brand that enjoys admiration and affection. As a result over a million viewings of the yacht’s website as well as over a million visits to third party videos posted on YouTube.

Instagram account: @symaltesefalcon, Twitter account: @MalteseFalconSY

8. How does the Maltese Falcon contribute to benefit charitable causes?

The Maltese Falcon participates in many worthwhile causes around the world. Some of them are shown on the website. For other activities, please follow the Instagram account

9. What is the favourite sporting activity of your guests?

Depending on the location and weather, it could be from windsurfing to kite surfing and from diving to fly boarding. The Maltese Falcon is fun, comfortable, welcoming, sporty, uplifting and most important of all feels like home to her guests.

10. Which award is The Maltese Falcon most proud of?

The Maltese Falcon has won 18 awards since her launch. She also appeared in many prestigious publications receiving accolades and global recognition for her design, innovation, and interior amongst others. She has been voted as the finest superyacht ever, and received the First Baccarat SuperYacht World trophy. In 2016 The Maltese Falcon was placed by SuperYachtWorld in the top 10 in the Hall of Fame due to her outstanding use of technology and unique styling which make her an unforgettable sight on the water.

The Maltese Falcon is a World Class Brand that enjoys admiration and affection

The Maltese Falcon is fun, comfortable, welcoming, sporty, uplifting and feels like home

For more information please visit:
Instagram account: @symaltesefalcon
Twitter account: @MalteseFalconSY

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