Sunday, 2 August 2009

Briefly Going Back To Boats,

Tom Perkins, the American venture capitalist, is close to completing the sale of his clipper-style super yacht the Maltese Falcon, the 289ft boat — an elegant “hybrid” that can run on giant sails or engines — is believed to have fetched about £60m, no deckhands are needed to clamber up the rigging and unfurl the sails, however, instead, the Maltese Falcon’s DynaRig system can be sailed by one man from a computerised control console on the bridge that moves the yards and sails according to the wind and current, despite the recession, demand for super yachts remains, according to The Yacht Report magazine, there are now nearly 3,500 super yachts around the world and by the end of the year there will be 4,162 and there was me thinking money was to tight to mention!

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