The New & Improved Yacht Maltese Falcon: The Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Superyacht

August 04, 2010

The new and improved Maltese Falcon sailing yacht design and rotating clipper rig is larger, faster and better – and it has now been unveiled by Perini Navi Italy.

Perini Navi Yachts Italy has created a new 335 ft (102m) steel hull, aluminium superstructure, sailing yacht concept which utilises the famous clipper superyacht Maltese Falcon’s self standing rotating rig. Called concept C.2157, the new larger successor to the well known and successful sailing yacht Maltese Falcon (88m) optimises sail size and waterline length for greater efficiency and speed.

The Falcon Rig design has undergone a further four years of experience since yacht Maltese Falcon was successfully built and launched. Perini Navi is now proposing a new and larger 102 metre yacht which features some interesting evolutions and developments to revolutionary sailing concept – both in hull and rig design.

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept

As a brief background on the superyacht Maltese Falcon rig concept, the Falcon Rig was revolutionary for changing large yacht sail systems to be based on self standing, rotating masts and multiple square sails as held by yards which are curved to a 12% camber, instead of the traditional stayed and spreader yacht rig which has been the standard.

The sails are instead unfurled and set between the horizontal yards. This means that they can be easily reefed, and also when they are fully deployed in lighter air there are no gaps to the sail plan. This essentially allows the benefit of enabling each spar’s sail plan to work as a single sail which is more efficient than multiple sails working individually.

The Original Maltese Falcon Rig Concept

The Original Maltese Falcon Rig Concept

Also, the mast and sail system enables a very large and relatively uncomplicated rig, which is essential for large sailing superyachts. The rigs type also looks very impressive and unique when sailing on the water.This new rotating clipper rig design has also proved itself to be durable and successful with Maltese Falcon having sailed over 80,000 miles since 2006, when the she was initially launched.

For the new 335 ft yacht design, the sail plan has been reconfigured so that the three carbon masts are slightly taller than the ones on the 88m predecessor. Although taller, these new masts have been designed to not be low enough to nevertheless allow for passage through the Panama Canal.

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept - Aft View

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept - Aft View

Space between the spars has also been increased to bring an increase to 3,000 square metres of sail area, which will further optimise the efficiency of the sails. The yacht’s hull has also been redesigned to have a sleek styled look which optimises waterline length giving higher potential speeds.

The Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon rig sailing superyacht concept is at design concept stage and requires a buyer so that the yacht is built and launched. The yacht will have a larger interior and exterior space and accommodation and will be a fantastic yacht for charter vacations or the yacht owner’s private use.

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept - Midships Fly Sundeck View

The New Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Concept - Midships Fly Sundeck View

The New Maltese Falcon Rig Sailing Superyacht Design Concept Specifications:

The New 110m 335ft Maltese Falcon Yacht Design Concept

The New 110m 335ft Maltese Falcon Yacht Design Concept

Length overall: 335 ft  LWL full load
-86.4 m Beam (max)
-16.3 m Draught (keel up)
-6.5 m Engines
n°2 CAT 3516C  Maximum power
2240kw (3004bhp) @ 1800rpm 

Hull construction: Steel AH 36 
Superstructure construction
Aluminium 5083  Displacement full load

2200 t Gross tonnage
2700 t Speed at maximum power
19.5 knot Class and LY2 compliance
✠A1 Commercial Yachting Service, ✠AMS, E

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