Photos: Superyacht sets sail

Photos: Superyacht sets sail

Summary: Built for venture capitalist Tom Perkins, the 87.5 meter yacht sports three 57-meter tall masts.

TOPICS: Start-Ups

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  • Masts with sensors

    The masts on the ship were designed by Insensys. The company inserted sensors into the composite mast to give the crew information on the forces on the mast and prevent the structures from being pushed to the breaking point.

  • Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon is said to be the world's fastest personal sailboat. It's owned by Tom Perkins of Kleiner, Perkins Caufield & Byers fame. Note the flag. The ship was built and tested partly in Turkey.

Topic: Start-Ups

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