Maltese Falcon

Fellow yacht fans, we haven't speak much I guess about a major build that is going soon to astonish the World, the highly singular Perini built Maltese Falcon.
First to launch this new topic, I would like to talk about the start of the project and clear up a dark point that has remained a big issue for me and I guess for many people.
Perini Navi yard had an unfinished 87 mt project, hull and superstructure was already completed and the boat was more or less abandonned in Turkey. This has been bought and is now the basis to the Maltes Falcon, isn't it ? On the other hand, I am surprised that the yard is talking about a 2006 delivery (before was late 2005). It is quite a long time to fit up a yacht even though a hull and superstructure of this size can be build in a 6 months.
Please bring your comments on this project and your opinion of the yacht singular sailing system. Performance is the main issue as Maltese Falcon has great goals in terms of breakings legendary clippers records.