It doesn't take the detective prowess of Sam Spade to see how awesome this 289-footer is. It can take you from New York to Barcelona in ten days flat in the lap of luxury.
The Maltese Falcon has a top speed of 18 knots—over 20 mph—that's way speedy for a sailboat, especially one that's 40 feet wide. But for $130 million, you're paying for more than fast. Set sail with up to 12 guests in five lower deck staterooms and one upper-deck VIP cabin. Make runs to exotic ports aboard one of the two 32-foot RIB tenders, four laser sailing boats, or the 14-foot Castold jet tender. Don't understand the first thing about sailing? No biggie. Its Falcon Rig system releases and collects the sails at the push of a button.
The Maltese Falcon is the third largest sailing yacht ever built. That being the case, you'll probably want to keep it out of the Indian Ocean and as far away from the horn of Africa as humanly possible. [Mobile Mag]