Photo of superyacht M5 with a seaplane on board

Pictured in this Instagram post from Kieran Hannon is the 75.22 metre sloop M5 (ex. Mirabella V) in San Diego with her own seaplane on board. Built by Vosper Thornycroft in 2004, she was designed in her entirety by Ron Holland Design. In 2005 she returned to the Vosper Thornycroft yard for extensive repairs to her lift keel, whilst in 2007 she visited the Amico yard for maintenance work. The space on board for the seaplane follows the extensive 24 month refit, remodel and stern extension that was undertaken by Pendennis and completed in June 2014.

Commenting on the 2014 refit, Ron Holland Design says, “All involved at Ron Holland Design were excited to contribute to the extensive refit of M5. This ground breaking sailing yacht has gained a new life, incorporating her new owners personal detailing requirements as well as new engines, genets, and many related systems. The intention is to ensure M5 can remain in world voyaging condition for the foreseeable future.”

Built in GRP, she has a Gross Tonnage of 1004 and accommodates up to 14 guests on board over one master suite, four double cabins and two twin cabins. A crew of 15 are also accommodated for. Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M70 engines, she has a maximum speed of 14 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots, and a range of 3,000 nm.

By Gemma Fottles

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