The tallest sailing boats of the world

By Guido Trombetta on 11:04 AM ,

Perini Navi Salute compared with the Tower of Pisa

The most visited post of the almost 150 that I've published in these three months of SeaWayBLOG is the one about the Biggest ship of the world. When I wrote it I didn't image such a interest for this kind of argument but it's perfect now that I'm going to talk about the tallest yachts in the world. The occasion is the launch of Perini Navi' Salute a 56m Cutter with an incredible 75m (236ft) tall one-piece alluminum mast. If this number does not impress you look here above the comparison with the 58m tall Pisa Tower...

Two graphics of the new Perini impressive Cutter from the Official Site:

Some photo of the installation of the monstre-mast:

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However, even if Salute could claim the record for the tallest one-piece alluminum mast in the world, the record for the absolute tallest mast goes to Mirabella V (88.5m 292ft mast height) which is also the largest single masted yacht in the world with a 75.22m (247 ft) length.

Here are some pictures of the Mirabella V taken form the Official Site:

Finally a little bit of Specs:

Perini Navi Salute
Length overall 184 ft / 56 m
Waterline length 150 ft / 46.71 m
Beam 38 ft / 11.51 m
Draught (keel up) 13 ft / 4.05 m
Draught (keel down) 32 ft / 9.83 m
Hull Aluminium
Superstructure Aluminium
Maximum displacement 535 t
Engines 2 MTU 2000 M72
Maximum power 2 x 720 kW
Power at maximum continuous rating 2 x 720 kW
Speed at maximum power 15.60 kt
Speed at maximum continuous rating 15.60 kt
Range 3,600 nm @ 13 kt
Fuel capacity 50,000 lt
Fresh water 12,400 lt
Main mast height above DWL 236 ft / 72 m
Total sail area 31,312 ft² / 2,909 m²
Cockpit area 1,787 ft² / 166 m²
Saloon and wheelhouse area 1,281 ft² / 119 m²
Total owner and guest cabin area 1,539.2 ft² / 143 m²
Total crew area 1,152 ft² / 107 m²
Lazarette area 452 ft² / 42 m²
Interior Design RĂ©mi Tessier
Naval Architecture Perini Navi / Ron Holland
Builder Perini Navi - Viareggio, Italy

Mirabella Yachts Mirabella V:
LOA: 75.22m (247 ft)
Beam: 14.80m (48.5 ft)
Draught (Keel Up): 4.0m (13 ft)
Draught (Keel Fully Down):
10.0m (33 ft)
765 tonnes
Mast Height: 88.5m (292ft)
Builder: VT Shipbuilding
Mirabella V Project Manager:
Paul Johnson MDC
Naval Architect/Interior Designer:
Ron Holland Design
Composite Engineering:
High Modulus
Sails: Doyle Sailmakers
Main Sail - Segmented Battened Panels:
1557m² (16,760ft²)
UPS (Genoa): 1833m² (19,730ft²)
Working Jib: 828m² (8,915ft²)
Staysail: 320m² (3,445ft²)
Built to DNV, Germanischer Lloyds and MCA compliant


1 Response to 'The tallest sailing boats of the world'

  1. click here'> November 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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    ~Jennifer Hill.