The $130 Million Maltese Falcon Speed Yacht

It doesn't take the detective prowess of Sam Spade to see how awesome this 88m yacht is. It can take you from New York to Barcelona in 10 days flat in the lap of luxury.

The Maltese Falcon has a top speed of 18 knots -- over 32km/h -- that's way speedy for a sailboat, especially one that's 12.2m wide. But for $US130 million, you're paying for more than fast. Set sail with up to 12 guests in five lower deck staterooms and one upper-deck VIP cabin. Make runs to exotic ports aboard one of the two 9.8m RIB tenders, four laser sailing boats, or the 4.3m Castold jet tender. Don't understand the first thing about sailing? No biggie. Its Falcon Rig system releases and collects the sails at the push of a button.

The Maltese Falcon is the third largest sailing yacht ever built. That being the case, you'll probably want to keep it out of the Indian Ocean and as far away from the horn of Africa as humanly possible. [Mobile Mag]

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