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Charter the Maltese Falcon

Posted: Jun. 6th, 2007  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
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Yacht Charters: The Maltese Falcon is more than just the classic mystery movie of 1941, which was based on the 1929 novel of the same name written by Dashiell Hammett, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor and directed by John Huston. Today's Maltese Falcon is an 88-meter clipper yacht that sails at a maximum speed of nearly 20 knots. Its cruising speed is 15 knots. The ship with the famous moniker can be chartered in the Mediterranean through CharterWorld.com for approximately $340,000 per week.

The massive sailing yacht has six cabins and comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests plus a crew of four. It is powered by two Deutz 1,800-horsepower engines, which turn at only 1,800 RPM. Yachting World magazine reported that the sound from the air-conditioner in the aft cabins is actually louder than the sound emitted from the purring twin engines. The Maltese Falcon's design and construction is a collaborative effort between Perini Navi, Ken Freivokh, and Dijkstra & Partners. Ken Freivokh did the ship's interior design.

The Maltese Falcon offers a full array of luxury amenities that include: two Tenders & Toys 32-foot Pascoe RIBs; four Laser sailing boats; one Castold 14-foot Jet tender; six full sets of diving gear; water skis; and snorkeling gear. There also is a full gym and a Stairmaster machine. Additionally there is A/V equipment and 50-inch plasma TVs in the main salon and the master suite. The four guest suites have 42-inch plasma TVs, and the cabin on the upper deck has a 32-inch plasma-screen TV. There is a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound stereo throughout the vessel and wireless Internet service and GSM cellular phones on board.

Whereas it took three attempts to turn Dashiell Hammett's brilliant mystery novel into an excellent film, as there were two previously made films based on the same book prior to the John Huston-directed movie, the Maltese Falcon clipper yacht is a one-of-a-kind floating masterpiece.

For LxM James Rothaar
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