289ft square-rigged superyacht on the market

After less than two years afloat, the owner of Maltese Falcon, the superyacht best described as a modern square rigger has put her up for sale for a cool ?115million.

The yacht, which is one of the largest privately owned sailing vessels in the world, has fifteen square sails which furl inside the three free-standing carbon-fibre masts.

Tom Perkins, the American millionaire owner, told the Wall Street Journal that he was selling the yacht because, “My pleasure comes from the technical and aesthetic challenges of new yacht projects more than from cruising aboard the finished boat. I would now like to indulge my interest in ‘sports’ submarines and maybe to build a specialized boat to use as a sub carrier.”

You can view the For Sale listing here