One of the largest sailing yachts in the world has appeared off the Costa Tropical, whose owner is evidently not short of a bob or two.
The luxury, saiing yacht is 77 metres in length with water displacement of 1,017 tonnes. There’s room for seven double cabins to accommodate up to 14 people with sufficent space for the same number of crew.
As it has only a single mast (measuring 91 metres in height) it is technically a sloop, which makes it the tallest mast in the world mounted on a sloop.
Built between 2003 and 2004 in the British shipyards BVT Surface Fleet, the vessel is owned by the American, Rodney Lewis, who is the founder and Head CEO of Lewis Energy, which is an oil & natural-gas, drilling company based in Texas.
The yacht has sailed under four different names before being christened M5 in 2013 after a few alterations. Today, whatever it is called, it remains the largest single-masted, sailing yacht in the world.
(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)