After a 13 hour flight to Pape’ete followed by a ferry to Vaiare, we were finally in Moorea. As we drove to our hotel, my gaze was drawn into Cook’s bay, and there she was. A magnificent beauty!
A surreal arrival.
Her name is The Maltese Falcon, and she is one of the largest and most technologically advanced sailing ships in the world.
Length – 289 ft (88 m)
Age – built in 2006
accommodates 12 guests
Built for American businessmanTom Perkins, sold in 2009 to Elena Ambrosiadou
She was moored in the bay, but would I ever see her in action?
After a few blissful days in Moorea, we caught another glimpse while enjoying a gorgeous morning on the deck.
She wasn’t under sail, but she was still a glorious sight. Out for her morning exercise, no doubt.
What is the most memorable boat you’ve spotted?