S.Y. Mirabella V
The yacht is the largest built in composite and is believed to be the largest composite structure in the world.
Ron Holland created the profile that produced for the client to fulfill the excitement necessary to leave reality behind and go for it. So started four years of study on the practicalities of building a sloop of this size and client’s by the brief to Ron Holland that he wanted it to perform well upwind and be built in composite. With the help of Julian Smith of High Modulus, slowly solved the many problems surrounding the creation of a 75 metre composite hull that must withstand the forces from a 90 metre rig and a 150 tonne keel, that is 10 metres deep when sailing, but must be lifted to 4 metres for port entry, were slowly but succesfully solved
To the clients knowledge, no other sailboat delivers this combination and in addition has a spacious sky deck for lounging, participating in the helming or seating 18 to 20 for a barbecue lunch or starlit dinner followed by a surround-sound widescreen film. Twenty people can sit around the freshwater spa on the foredeck and a mast lift (for three) offers views far into the distance.
‘After seven wonderful years creating Mirabella V and six exciting years sailing in her, it was time to move on,’ said Joe Vittoria, when she was sold to a private owner in June 2011. ‘She is in good hands which was very important for us.’
Mirabella V has now been renamed M5.
Struik Interiors was responsible for the complete luxurious interior as well as a major part of the exterior furniture and exterior ceilings.