M5's stern was remodeled at the Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth, UK and completed her sail trials successful.

M5 was originally built in 2004 as Mirabella V. Until she is still the largest sloop with over 75 meters (length of the hull) and an almost 90 meters long mast.

Designed and manufactured by Carbo-Link with OYS making the fittings, the 34 new carbon fiber stays and titanium fittings with built-in dynamic fiber optics have decreased the weight of the rig by 18 tons. The sail trials not only established the M5’s potential speed but tested the new system and balance of the yacht under sail for the first time. During several hours on the water with challenging sea conditions, the remodeled yacht performed well, reaching 17.7 knots in 18-23 knots of wind.

The project, due to be completed over the next month, has seen a collaboration between Pendennis and the original designer Ron Holland, to achieve the Owners idea of extending the stern by 3m which has created a new sleeker profile providing an impressive aft deck area. During the refit, Pendennis has completed extensive engineering works and the interiors have been redesigned by UK company Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Side profile compatison M5

M5 carries now a water plane on aft deck

Stepping of her huge mast

Close to the wind when she was MIRABELLA V

Main Specifications

Original Builder:Vosper Thornycroft
Length over all:75.22 m (pre-remodel) / 77.6m (post-remodel)
Beam:14.82
Draft:10 m
Naval Architect:Ron Holland
Exterior Styling:Ron Holland
Interior Design:Redman Whitely Dixon
Construction:Composite - Eglass
Year of Build:2004