The largest sloop in the world

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In the artists rendition on the left even a J-boat looks small in comparison to the 247 foot sloop, Mirabella V. The 290 foot mast stands taller than most redwood trees and is constructed of 31 tons of carbon fiber and stands 70 feet taller than the roadbed of Golden Gate Bridge. So tall is the Mirabella V is that it cannot fit under any bridge in the world! The mainsail has the surface area of a football field and had to be constructed from seven sections. Even so, it takes two cranes to remove the mainsail from the 90 foot boom.

For a cool $250,000 you can charter the Mirabella for a week (doesn’t include food or drinks) and it apparently costs $4 million a year just to keep her in operation.

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