Maltese Falcon enters San Francisco - h2oshots.com
by Erik Simonson on 28 Sep 2008
Erik Simonson (h2oshots.com) took these images of Maltese Falcon as it passed through San Francisco Bay yesterday (Saturday).
Maltese Falcon enters San Francisco Erik Simonson/ h2oshots.com ©
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.
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