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 Post subject: Who's ship is this?
PostPosted: November 1st, 2008, 12:32 am 
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Ok so we were in San Fran after the Shoreline show last week and spotted this BEAUTIFUL "Yacht". I was not quick enough with the camera phone to get a shot with one of the sails up, but we did stand and drool I mean watch the crew work her for awhile.
While standing there I was thinking I had seen the same yacht down in Anguilla (actually St. Marteen) sailing away as I was shooting the planes landing.
Thought Hmmmm very well off Parrothead following Jimmy around the world? Nah...just my imagination.....nope there it is same boat.
So a bit of internet surfing and Wala....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maltese_Falcon_(yacht)
Seems the owner of the "Maltese Falcon" is most likely a Parrothead. :D
Anyhow I thought I would share my bit of slueth work for the year. :D
From what I found it seems the owner must visit San Fran often though. So maybe just a coincidence....
***Edit after actually reading the Wiki stuff I found out Mr. Perkins is actually from San Fran and it was there for the Lukemia Cup race******
I still think he is a Parrothead. :D
Guess it was the first time the Falcon has been to the USA.


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 Post subject: Re: Who's ship is this?
PostPosted: November 1st, 2008, 9:30 am 
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Wow that is a sweet looking boat. I don't know who's it is though :?

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Belongs to a gent named Tom Perkins. I remember when he was being interviewed during that flap that eventually resulted in Carla Fiorini being ousted as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. They were both on the HP board of directors. At the time of the interview Perkins had just taken delivery of the boat and he seemed a lot more interested in shaking the bugs out of the boat than discussing HP.

According to Wiki the boat has been on charter for some time so it's unlikely that Perkins himself is following Jimmy's concerts.

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Air M'Ville Cap'n wrote:
Wow that is a sweet looking boat. I don't know who's it is though :?


there was a hour long special about this particualar ship this summer on the travel channel I think it was...

what an amazing sailing vessel, lots of bells and whistles.

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Hmm... I wonder what it would be like to have that kind of money? :hmm:

Oh well... back to drinking. :Toast:

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Hmm... I wonder what it would be like to have that kind of money? :hmm:

Oh well... back to drinking. :Toast:



Acoording to Wiki the boat was built for between $150million and $300million - the owner wouldn't be more specific.

And it's for sale at EUR €115,000,000. Let's see ... with the dollar dropping against the Euro that would be a bit more than $146million today.

Which is more than the largest Lotto winning that I can remember.

$146million would buy a lot. A whole lot.

I guess I am not really sympathetic when someone in that income bracket claims "I earned it all myself, and you shouldn't tax me." :rolling:

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It's named the Maltese Falcon.


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PirateJohn wrote:
KinneyFinsUP wrote:
Hmm... I wonder what it would be like to have that kind of money? :hmm:

Oh well... back to drinking. :Toast:



Acoording to Wiki the boat was built for between $150million and $300million - the owner wouldn't be more specific.

And it's for sale at EUR €115,000,000. Let's see ... with the dollar dropping against the Euro that would be a bit more than $146million today.

Which is more than the largest Lotto winning that I can remember.

$146million would buy a lot. A whole lot.

I guess I am not really sympathetic when someone in that income bracket claims "I earned it all myself, and you shouldn't tax me." :rolling:


For that kind of money, that boat better come with the hottest naked chicks in the world to fulfill my every lurid fantasy!

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For that kind of money, that boat better come with the hottest naked chicks in the world to fulfill my every lurid fantasy!




I do like your priorities! :Toast:

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moonie wrote:
Air M'Ville Cap'n wrote:
Wow that is a sweet looking boat. I don't know who's it is though :?


there was a hour long special about this particualar ship this summer on the travel channel I think it was...

what an amazing sailing vessel, lots of bells and whistles.


I saw that show. WOW! :shakehead: :yikes: :lol: Just unreal!

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impressive yet fugly :duck:

I'm sure it would be fun to be on but even if I could afford it, she's way too much for a "sailboat"

a boat that big really limits you to where you can go. Our marina can only handle super yachts for short periods & only 1 at a time at that

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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2008, 11:09 am 
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Our marina can only handle super yachts for short periods & only 1 at a time at that



You'd have to tie up at the commercial docks, and we all know that commercial places are always in the best neighborhoods. :rolling:

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Norman Paperman wrote:
impressive yet fugly :duck:

I'm sure it would be fun to be on but even if I could afford it, she's way too much for a "sailboat"

a boat that big really limits you to where you can go. Our marina can only handle super yachts for short periods & only 1 at a time at that



anchor offshore, use your launch to get on shore, or anywhere you'd want to go.... :dunno:

everything was automated/digital, extremely high-tech, including the set on the sails...talk about reading the wind....

no tell-tails for this baby.

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