Sailing Superyacht Baracuda Valletta

When inside a company there is the owner who also the creator of so many innovative patents in the industry where the company is definitely working, it has a greater gear than the others. A patent in itself is not a guarantee of commercial success but it surely represents a tool that increases the ability of a company to benefit from its own inventions.

This is the case with Perini Navi, which thanks to the numerous patents invented by the owner of the Company, Ing. Fabio Perini has managed to become a Leader Company in the design and construction of automated sailing ships in a few years. Perini Navi has over time made an impressive fleet of large superyachts and is the only shipyard in the world that designs and develops and builds its own boats with unmistakable lines immediately recognizable including bridge lines with curved and long windows Flight bridges. This type of boat is the trademark of the company.

Among the great achievements of the company is surely the luxury Supermacht Baracuda Valletta a 50 meter sailing yacht launched in 2008 very beautiful where the outdoors were designed by Perini team in collaboration with renowned yacht designer Ron Holland while the interior from ‘ British architect John Pawson. The hull is made of aluminum, metallic gray with tapered golden conical and deep rudder with portholes with the unusual rectangular shape.

Baracuda Valletta can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 rooms, including a master suite, two VIP rooms and two double cabins. It is also capable of carrying up to 8 crew members in 4 cabins, plus an additional cabin for the captain. Furnished to create elegant and comfortable environments, Baracuda Valletta could not miss the electric winding system, designed by the. Pearls, carbon fiber along with robust winches running a 1,418 square foot sail plan.

Other innovations on Baracuda are the aft platform with hydraulic drive that turns into a large submersible swimming platform of 20 cm below the water surface accessed by guests through a staircase on the deck, although we must say that at the time of the Taking this boat was an innovation while today this system is also found in other motor yachts. Another innovation is the keel that runs from 4 m (keel up) to 9.7 meters (keel down).

To complete the description of this luxury superyacht we can only report the designers of this wonderful boat. Ron Holland, speaking to Baracuda’s exteriors, says that “the development of the Baracuda project included a relatively long floating line; This incorporates hull lines with forward floating line angles to minimize sail strength in unlocked sailing conditions and intermediate ship sections. This hull form combined with a high-center center maximizes navigation stability. These features are not only designed to improve the speed and ability to wrap the sail under the sail, but also to create a comfortable yacht for everyone on board. “

According to John Pawson speaking of the interiors it says that “… the great challenge with Baracuda was to take a particular set of spatial principles and apply them to very different conditions … to create an environment that honored the priorities of light, space and proportion Which have characterized my work from the beginning. “

The main deck is conceived as an open, non-partitioned living space, with the aim of maintaining a much clearer and more burdened field of vision than conventional ships of this type. The wall was chosen not only for the subtle beauty of its color and structure, but also for the way it serves to dematerialize the volume of the central staircase. “

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer / designer: Ron Holland Yacht Design, Ron Holland, Perini Navi; Type / Year: Perini Navi / 2009;

Largo 10,52 m; Along 50,00 m; Guests 10; Suite 5;

Crew 8 + 1; Maximum speed: 14 knots; Cruising speed: 12 knots; Engines: CAT 3412E Generat

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Luxury sailing yacht

Baracuda Valletta is available for charter

Superyacht a vela Baracuda Valletta

Quando all’interno di una Azienda vi è il titolare che anche l’ideatore di tanti brevetti innovativi nel  settore in cui opera sicuramente quella Azienda ha un marcia in più rispetto alle altre. Un brevetto di per sé non è garanzia di successo commerciale ma sicuramente rappresenta uno strumento che aumenta la capacità di un’azienda di beneficiare delle proprie invenzioni.

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The Falcone Maltese sailer

Tom Perkins, an American billionaire, an electronic engineer, who died in 2016 in California at the age of 84, a computer enthusiast, formerly president of the Hewlett-Packard Digital Age promoter, will certainly be remembered for his professional and entrepreneurial successes and has commissioned At the Perini Navi by Ken Freivokh, the sailing super sailor Falcone Maltese is still today the most impressive nautical masterpiece in the world.

The 289-foot (88m) Maltese Falcon is certainly the largest private sailing boat in the world and one of the most complex and beautiful boats that now float the sea. It was launched in 2006 and over time has deserved many awards for its innovative design and shaft rotation technology, which follow the wind direction through a complex electric-hydraulic system and automatic winches.The system is controlled by a sophisticated on-board computer that instantly detects and automatically processes all navigation parameters and schedules maneuvers to be made, and it is also possible for a single person to handle the entire boat. The same system then lets sail the sails in minutes.

Determinant was the realization of this beauty floating the meeting of the American billionaire with the engineer Fabio Perini at that time known for his many original patents in the automation of paper-making machinery.

Experience that has since been transferred to the nautical sector by the true passion of the engineer who in 1983 founded Perini Navi a shipyard specialized in the design and construction of luxury sailing boats automated. Among the most original inventions created by engineer Fabio Perini, inspired by machines that envelop paper, is certainly the system of automatic winches, powered by electronically controlled electric motors, which allow large sailboats to be maneuvered by a crew Reduced Perini Navi has now become the world’s leading company in the field.

Of course, these technologies have been transferred to the Maltese Falcon, and more, such as the on-board computer software created for some instructions directly by the American computer enthusiast.

  Computer comand  of the the Falcone Maltese sailer

However, the Falcon Maltese beyond for its technology is unmistakable for its harmonious elegance in advancing on the sea is a show and a party both when it crosses off than when moored in some harbor.

The boat can accommodate up to 12 walkers is characterized by a steel hull and aluminum superstructures with its three 58-meter high carbon rotating shafts. A true novelty is the four-carbon carbon spiers that explain occupy an area of ​​2,400 square feet that have proved to be superior to those guaranteed by the now widespread triangular sails, thus opening a new era in the history of sailing. Navigation is also powered by two Deutz 1,800 hp diesel engines with a maximum speed of 20 knots. The three bridges are joined by a circular staircase surrounding the main shaft and creates a spiral effect. The interiors are essentially made up of a main salon with a large dining room ably disengaged from other spaces and illuminated by pedestrian skylights of the upper floors. To sleep there are five cabins on the lower deck and one on the upper one with a private bath area and direct access to the mega yacht’s wheelhouse.

For leisure, the Falcone Maltese carries two 32 foot tender (water skis), four sailboats and a 14-foot tender. In addition to diving gear, there is also a private submarine to explore the bottom of the sea. Even today, there is no reliable news on what this boat did, even though acclaimed voices say that the cost of the boat alone is around $ 150 million. In an interview to deny some news in that regard, the same computer businessman said that everything was worth over $ 150 million and under $ 300 million including board equipment including the submarine.

The most disturbing thing is that Tom Perkins in March 2008 just two years after the launch of Falcone Maltese sold it for $ 165 million. To find the buyer, the billionaire had to wait more than a year and settle for “just say” of the figure of just 120 million dollars.

On the other hand, just Perkins said immediately after the sale. “It took a long time, it is not the best time to sell it.” Still there is still a mystery alone on the real reason why the billionaire got rid of the boat so hurriedly. Apart from the role played by volubility, at the time it was said for its new interest in deep-sea submarines in particular it was very impressed by a submarine designed by an English engineer. Undersea who in any case also used to explore the backdrops from Falcone Maltese, which is said to be one of his favorite toys and not included in the sale of the boat.

Later, the billionaire confirmed this new passion through the following statement: “My pleasure comes from the technical and aesthetic challenges of new yacht projects as well as cruise on board the finished boat. I would now like to indulge my interest in “sporting” submarines and perhaps to build a specialized boat to be used as a carrier. “

The new owner of the boat since 2009 is the 50-year-old blond woman Elena Ambrosiadou with a personal fortune of £ 200 million, the hedge queen known for creating one of the most successful investment funds in the world A woman who owns a maxi-yacht of these proportions. It is difficult to know the reasons that led a powerful business woman to buy such a boat, but certainly attracted the attention of all sailing enthusiasts and not only, surely increasing popularity because Falcone Maltese is not a simple boat , But it’s a watershed between the new and the old way to handle a sailing boat.

Technical details the Falcone Maltese sailing ship

Manufacturer: Pernini Navi;

Exterior & Interior Styling: Ken Freivokh design

Total length: 88m; Width: 12.6m;

Displacement: 1240 tons

Engines: 2 x 620 Deutz TBD

Guest cabins: 6

Il veliero Falcone Maltese


Tom Perkins miliardario americano, ingegnere elettronico, morto nel 2016 in California all’età di 84 anni, imprenditore informatico, già Presidente dell’Hewlett-Packard promotore dell’era digitale, sarà certamente ricordato per i suoi successi professionali e imprenditoriali e di aver commissionato alla Perini Navi su progetto di Ken Freivokh,il super yacht a vela il Falcone Maltese ancora oggi il capolavoro nautico più impressionante al mondo. Continua a leggere “Il veliero Falcone Maltese”