'60 Minutes': The SS Ego Video
'60 Minutes': The SS Ego Video Transcript
>>This is Tom Perkins' own personal mega yacht; the Maltese Falcon. The world's largest privately owned sailboat. What one magazine called a big boatload of ego.
>>Somebody has to have it, right?
>>Someone - - someone has to do this; why not me, right?
>>Why not me?
>>When I first saw the boat, it was moored off the coast of Italy.
>>Isn't she beautiful?
>>She's also a technological breakthrough. The mass stand 192 feet tall; weigh 25 tons each and are made of carbon fiber.
>>The B-1 Bomber is made out of carbon fiber except for the American Air Force. I've purchased the most carbon fiber of anybody ever.
>>How much just for the mass; just for the mass?
>>Money; money for the purchase.
>>You're not going to talk to me about money.
>>Well, just on this - - just on this.
>>All the mass are about 20 million dollars; we including the sails and everything.
>>On board, the boat is no less spectacular.
>>There you go; you're aboard.
>>Or over the top. On a scale of one to 10, it's a 12. You know, I've never had the sense of how long the boat is until now.
>>Well, it's a typical football field size yacht.
Lesley Stahl gets a tour of the wheelhouse aboard Tom Perkins' yacht, The Maltese Falcon.
Lesley Stahl profiles Tom Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former Hewlett-Packard director whose mega yacht is the biggest sailboat in the world.
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