The majestic tall ships, Amerigo Vespucci and the Maltese Falcon were the guests of honor at the 52nd Annual Genoa Boat Show. The two large three masted sailing ships met for the first time at this most important Italian boat show. Both are over 80 meters in length, with the Maltese Falcon measuring 88m and the Amerigo Vespucci at 82m.
The Turkish built Maltese Falcon represents a quantum leap in sailing technology. Her 2,400 square meters of sails can maneuvered by a single person in just six minutes. The rigging technology employs the Dyna Rig, a system that mounts three rotating, self-supporting carbon fiber masts. The Maltese Falcon can sail at over 20 knots.
The Amerigo Vespucci is the oldest ship in the Italian Navy; launched by the Castellamare di Stabia shipyard in 1931. She recently concluded her 78th training course for cadets from the Leghorn’s Naval Academy. The crew of 270 covered 6,000 nautical miles, motoring for 1,000 hours and sailing for 400 hours during the 68 day voyages stopping at many of the principal ports of Europe.
Longing for your own sail boat to roam the ocean in? Atlantic Yacht and Ship has several sailboats for sale including a classic 1953 83′ Abeking & Rasmussen Centerboard Ketch. The “Sea Prince” sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms. Crew accommodations include 5 berths, head and shower with separate captain quarters. The Salon is bright and airy due to the large windows on the port and starboard sides. The entertainment center is located to starboard and includes a stereo system, weather fax machine and KVH satellite telephone. There are two settees, one to port and another to starboard with a coffee table. In the past 8 years Sea Prince has undergone 2 refits. In the fall of 2000 this vessel went through a major refit in Viareggio Italy, including a layout modification where an additional stateroom and a complete head were added. All other heads were totally renewed. The salon interior was revarnished and the two settees were replaced. This is an excellent opportunity to own a luxury classic yacht with an extensive history, pedigree and proven sea capabilities.
Another majestic sailboat that Atlantic Yacht and Ship has available is the “Tudo Bem”, a 50′ Gulfstar CSY 50 located in Lighthouse Point, FL. The Gulfstar 50 was one of Vince Lazzara’s most successful designs, and built in the late 80’s was the beneficiary of a vast amount of experience building fiberglass boats. In 1987 when “Tudo Bem” was built, Gulfstar Yachts was at the peak of their success and considered one of the premier US builders of fine yachts.
Having been owned by an experienced Yachtsman for the past twelve years, “Tudo Bem” has been consistently maintained and upgraded. The saloon is very spacious with ample natural light streaming in on the U shaped seating area with removable dining table and a large settee. The private master stateroom features an athwart ships queen sized berth and private head and shower. The VIP stateroom has an oversized V berth with filler to make a very comfortable double berth with private access to the guest head and shower. The guest stateroom is located aft to starboard in the main cabin; this cabin doubles as the nav station and has over/under berths. With a new 110 hp Yanmar diesel, boom furling mainsail, roller furling headsail, and updated electronics and interior appointments, this yacht is truly one of a kind.
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