Burgess joins Perini Navi USA to sell Maltese Falcon at reduced price
by Malcolm MacLean
Hearing that Perini Navi’s 88m Maltese Falcon has had a price cut, I call Bruce Brakenhoff Jr at Perini Navi USA and he confirms that the price has been reduced from €99 million to €70 million and that Burgess is the new joint central agent for sale. Bruce goes on to say, “And here’s the thing: she doesn’t cost a nickel to run. Last year she brought in more money in charter fees than was spent on her and she’s being offered for sale with seven weeks of charter already booked on her for 2009.” Apparently the owner has decided that this chapter of his yachting career is over and he wants to move on to new projects. Built in 2006, Maltese Falcon accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms.