M5 has been making her maiden sea trials since her refit in Pendennis Shipyard, we were fortunate to head afloat with them.
She maintains a steady 16 knots under engine, followed a few days later, at a slightly slower pace (probably due to the light winds) with her sail trials.
To give an idea of her size, we have pictured the Falmouth Pilot boat alongside which is 16m in length.
M5 ex (Mirabella V,) the largest sailing sloop in the world and fifth largest sailing yacht.
LENGTH: 75.22m / 246.9 ft
BEAM: 14.8m / 48.6 ft
DRAFT: 4m / 13.1 ft
YEAR BUILT: 2004
BUILDER: Vosper Thornycroft
ACCOMMODATION: 12 guests in 5 double cabins 2 twin cabins
CRUISING SPEED: 10 knots
TOTAL CREW: 15