Maltese Falcon enters San Francisco -

Maltese Falcon enters San Francisco
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Erik Simonson ( took these images of Maltese Falcon as it passed through San Francisco Bay yesterday (Saturday).

Owned by American Tom Perkins, a legendary Silicon Valley figure, this is the first time that the yacht has entered a port in the USA.

The 289-foot Maltese Falcon had to sail under the monstrous Golden Gate Bridge at around 2:15 p.m. during low tide so the yacht's 191-foot masts could squeeze under the bridge.

Considered the most technologically advanced yacht in the world, the Maltese Falcon's computer-controlled masts have 15 sails that cover nearly a 26,000-square foot sail area. Tom Perkins had it built in Turkey two years ago.