Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tom Perkins's "The Maltese Falcon"
[Note: Only the first three minutes of the second video are pertinent to this post.]
Mystery solved. The mystery ship is "The Maltese Falcon," built by venture capitalist multi-billionaire Tom Perkins. It is the world's largest sailing yacht. It is 289 feet long and 42 feet wide, the masts are twenty stories (191 feet) tall, and it cost $130 million.
And it's attracting a lot of attention from tourists at Fisherman's Wharf today.
Just for perspective, the last photo below shows someone standing on the deck.