Any guesses? Something new at Coney Island?
Here’s a slightly different angle.
Those horns signal the approach of Remember When, yesterday docked in North Cove, Manhattan. That’s the Winter Garden just beyond the bow. Thanks to Harold Tartell, see her invisible parts here.
So back to the two first shots . . . they showed the spars of the dynarig aboard Maltese Falcon, built in Turkey. Maltese Falcon sports 15 square-rigged sails stored in and automatically deployed from the three free-standing masts.
You might call Maltese Falcon today a “used yacht,” not that that would diminish the vessel: it was completed for Tom Perkins in 2006, who in turn sold it to Elena Ambrosiadou in 2009. I’d love to see it under sail. If I put details together in those links, Perkins launched the vessel in 2006 after investing about $200 million and sold it three years later for about $100 million? Depreciation? Poor math on somebody’s part? Has anyone read Mine’s Bigger. . about the building of this vessel?
Maltese Falcon’s presence in town brings to two of the three largest sailing yachts in the world bathing in the sixth boro in May 2011. Word of the sixth boro must be getting out there. Now you can call Maltese Falcon a yacht, or a second-hand houseboat . . . but it does rank right up there with the most exotic houseboats in the world, those on Dal Lake in India.
Unrelated but tied to yesterday’s book tip post, gCaptain’s John Konrad has been doing some fantastic posts recently–as most of you probably know. My favorites related to the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon tragedy and great fotos on the ice in the Arctic.