77m Sail Yacht M5 (ex. Mirabella V) by Vosper Thornycroft
M5 (ex Mirabella V) is the world’s largest sloop and one of the most advanced sailing super yachts afloat.M5: The largest single-masted sailing yacht in the world
M5 is a sloop-rigged super yacht launched in 2003. At an estimated cost of over USD 50 million, she is the largest single-masted yacht ever built.
The 77.6-metre sailing yacht M5 (formerly Mirabella V) has emerged after her extensive refit at NCA Refit (2019) part of The Italian Sea Group. Having been originally built for Joseph Vittoria, the former CEO of the Avis Rent-A-Car company, and was first launched in 2004 and became a record-breaking sailing yacht.
Designed by Ron Holland and built by VT Shipbuilding, she was the largest composite yacht in the world with an 89-metre rig. Her 151-tonne lifting keel varied the draught from 4 to 10 metres.
The current owner (who acquired M5 in 2012) wanted to change the transom shape and extend the aft deck to carry a Carbon Cub seaplane. The works to achieve this began with Pendennis who saw to her new stern, major engineering upgrades, new Carbo-Link rigging and a refreshed interior by RWD in 2014.
Having noticed some problems with the newly-altered yacht – particularly in the way the raised keel box generated a lot of noise in the owner’s suite – the NCA Refit yard together with Rob Doyle Design were chosen to take on the next phase of the refit. The team cut the keel in half to move the ram housing forward, then oversaw the yacht’s exterior colour change.
The now three-tone metallic grey also sports a new composite hardtop to replace the soft bimini on the flybridge, recaulked teak decking to match the silver paintwork, new interior flooring, carpeting and fabrics, new finishes in the bathrooms, and a marble bar in the main saloon.
“M5 has been a challenging project from both an engineering and logistical perspective, but the results speak for themselves,” says Giovanni Costantino, chairman and CEO of The Italian Sea Group. “The refit market is important in its own right, but the experience and know-how we gain from these complex projects can be transferred to our new-builds, and vice-versa.”
M5’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 3 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She is also capable of carrying up to 14 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
M5 features a displacement grp hull and grp superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Germanischer Lloyd classification society rules, and is MCA Compliant.
Powered by 2 MTU (12V2000M70) 1,080hp diesel engines sailing yacht M5 is capable of a top speed of 13 knots, and comfortably cruises at 10 knots when powered by her engines. With her 60,000 litres fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 3,455 nautical miles at 11 knots. Her water tanks store around 31,000 litres of fresh water.
Gym, Sauna, Movie Theatre, Barbeque, Tender Garage, Swimming Platform, Dip Pool, Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi
Apart from the luxurious full-beam master suite, there are six double cabins, a saloon, dining room, gymnasium and sauna. Her carbon-fibre mast is the world’s tallest, towering 88.3m and carrying approximately 3,717 square metres of sail
Naval Architect Ron Holland,
Top speed: 13
Cruise speed: 10
Listing ID: 511
Vessel Type – Generic: Pleasure Craft
Vessel Type – Detailed: Yacht
Call Sign: MDJS3
Flag: Cayman Is [KY]
Gross Tonnage: 1017
Summer DWT: 66 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 84.7 x 16.7 m
Year Built: 2004