Taking more than six months to complete, with over 80 people involved across a number of teams, the refit has successfully been completed in line with the new owner’s vision – himself a keen sailor and long-time Perini owner – while staying true to the late owner Tom Perkins’ original concept and rigorous attention to detail.
It was an honour for all of us to be able to carry out this modernisation work on such an iconic boat, one that has made international yachting history
Sporting a brand new 'Perini Blue' hull color, additional sustainable features and fully revamped interiors, as well as a major overhaul to all her onboard engineering and electrical systems, the Lubsen yard has revealed their latest images showcasing her re-launch from their facilities in Livorno.
The Maltese Falcon can now return to the sea in all her splendour, regaling her guests with new and unforgettable experiences
Gianni Paladino, Lusben Commercial Director, said about the refit: “It was challenging project for all of us, not least because the sheer size of this sailing yacht required us to design and build a special system to accommodate the vessel in dry dock. We worked in synergy with the various teams involved in the refit work and with the customer, satisfying their wishes and at the same time suggesting improvements with a view to increasing efficiency and energy savings. It was an honour for all of us to be able to carry out this modernisation work on such an iconic boat, one that has made international yachting history”.
“It was a challenging job and an effort that involved everyone, because of the high expectations around the project and the complexity of its planning and execution, but the result is more than satisfactory thanks to the support of the yard and Lusben’s team. The Maltese Falcon can now return to the sea in all her splendour, regaling her guests with new and unforgettable experiences,” said Pierfrancesco Cafaro, captain of Maltese Falcon.
For more information on the refit and history of the yacht, read our comprehensive article “Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON: Re-launch of an icon”