SY M5 is a sloop-rigged super yacht launched in 2003. At an estimated cost of over US$ 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.
The luxury yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar marine engines. Which bring her a top speed of 14 knots. Her cruising speed is 12 knots. Her range under power is 3,000nm.
All the Mirabella’s 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 meters long were typically built with more than one mast. In order to divide a vessel’s sail area into smaller and more-easily handled units.
Today’s technologies have improved the reliability of both larger sails and spars and simplified their handling. Allowing Mirabella to be constructed with the largest mast and largest jib of any sailing craft ever built.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht M5?
The yacht’s owner is US billionaire Rodney Lewis. Lewis is the CEO of the Lewis Energy Group, a leading producer of natural gas in South Texas.
How Much is the M5 Yacht?
Her value is $50 million. Her annual running costs are around $5 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the materials and technology used in its construction.
Vosper Thornycroft (VT) was a British shipbuilding company, formed in 1966 by the merger of Vosper Ltd and John I. Thornycroft & Company. The company was a major supplier of ships and boats to the Royal Navy and other international navies, and was also involved in the construction of a wide range of commercial vessels. VT was known for its expertise in the design and construction of high-speed craft, including fast attack craft, patrol boats, and amphibious landing ships. The company also had a significant presence in the ship repair and conversion market. VT merged with BAE Systems in 1999, becoming BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships.
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