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Sailing Yacht M5 - ex Mirabella V

The sailing yacht M5 is owned by Rodney Lewis.


Largest Single-Masted Yacht

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. She was built as Mirabella V as part of a fleet of super-yachts initially owned by Joseph Vittoria and used for luxury private charters.


Mirabella

All the Mirabellas, including Mirabella V, were subsequently sold. Mirabella V was designed by Irish-based, New Zealand-born yacht-designer Ron Holland. Technical aspects of the composite construction of hull and rig were supervised by the Hamble-based firm High Modulus Europe Ltd.


Largest Mast, Largest Jib

Historically, yachts over about 25 metres long were typically built with more than one mast in order divide a vessel's sail area into smaller and more-easily handled units. Today's technologies have improved reliability of both larger sails and spars and simplified their handling, allowing Mirabella V to be constructed with the largest mast and largest jib of any sailing craft ever built.


Charter M5

The yacht M5 is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Joseph V. Vittoria

Mr. Joseph Vittoria is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Travel Services International, a company he founded and took public in July 1997 and later sold to Thomas Cook.


Avis

In 1982, he joined Avis, Inc., as chief operating officer, and later was named chairman and chief executive officer. He now is chairman and CEO of Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc., a public company, and chairman of Greenjets Incorporated. Active in community-enhancement programs, Mr. Vittoria served as a director of the National Crime Prevention Counsel in Washington, D.C.


Child Safety Partnership

He later served on President Reagans Child Safety Partnership in recognition of his efforts on behalf of missing children. He also is a former member of the board of directors of the National Center for Disability Services.


Travel Industry Hall of Leaders

A 40-year travel industry veteran, Mr. Vittoria was elected to the Travel Industry Association Hall of Leaders in 2000. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


Net Worth

Joseph Vittoria has a net worth of USD 400 million. He has sold Mirabella V in 2011. Vittoria owns a large house in Palm Beach, Florida.

yacht Mirabella V

Sailing yacht M5 was built as Mirabella V for Joseph Vittoria

superyacht Mirabella V

The sail yacht pictured in Monaco

Joseph Vittoria's sail yacht

She is designed by Ron Holland

sailing yacht m5

M5 is the largest single mast sail yacht ever built

Rodney Lewis yacht

Rodney Lewis is the founder of Lewis Energy

sailing yacht M5

Sailing Mirabella V

Previous yacht:

Luna

Next yacht:

Madame Gu

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Rodney Lewis

Rodney Lewis is a Texas, US based billionaire active in oil and gas drilling.


Lewis Energie Group

He is the CEO of the Lewis Energy Group, which he founded in the early 1980’s, when he purchased an oil well for US$13,000. Together with his father, a US Air Force Pilot, he started Lewis Petro Properties. Nowadays Lewis Energy Group is the leading producer of natural gas in South Texas. They are currently operating more than 1400 wells, and international operations include large plays in Colombia and a Multi Service contract with Pemex in Mexico.


Wildcatter

Lewis was actually the first US wildcatter allowed to drill for natural gas in Mexico. A wildcatter is a person who drills wells in locations which are not known to be oil or gas fields. In Mexico, Lewis is paid to drill, but he does not own the gas himself. In 2010 Lewis made a US$ 320 million deal with BP, which allowed BP to drill on 80,000 acres of land owned by Lewis.


Lewis Air Legends

Rodney Lewis is a collector of classic WWII air planes. His Lewis Air Legends owns 30 planes, including bombers, fighters and trainers.


Net Worth

The net worth of Rodney Lewis is estimated at US$ 1.3 billion (September 2017)


Rodney Lewis House

Rodney Lewis lives in a large house in San Antonio, Texas

Joseph Vittoria house Vittoria Palm Beach

Joseph Vittoria’s house in Palm Beach

Rodney Lewis HouseLewis San Antonio Texas

Rodney Lewis House in San Antonio, Texas