Monday, February 17, 2014

M5 (ex.Mirabella V) Powers Up

The newly refurbished superyacht M5 (ex.Mirabella V) was put through her paces off Falmouth in the UK as her new carbon rig was tested during sea trials. Her super light weight rigging was designed and manufactured by Carbo-Link with OYS making the fittings, the 34 new carbon fibre stays and titanium fittings with built-in dynamic fibre optics have decreased the weight of the rig by a massive 18 tonnes. During several hours of sea trials with challenging sea conditions M5 reached 17.7kts in 18-23kts of wind.

During the refit Pendennis completed extensive engineering works which included replacing the main engines, generators, switchboards and sewage treatment plant along with an upgrade of the air conditioning system, electrics and entertainment system, and a 10 year DNV survey. The interiors have been redesigned by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

The project was 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. Access to the yacht has been improved with the installation of side boarding platform. M5 is currently undergoing her final fit out and systems testing before her scheduled departure from Falmouth later this month.

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