Superyacht Launched by Elephants Sold


Mirabella I often referred to as the original sailing superyacht has been sold.

She was commissioned by the former Chairman and CEO of the Avis car rental company, Joseph Vittoria to the design of Farr Yacht Design.

Built in Thailand, she was said to have been somewhat uniquely launched across a beach, towed by elephants. Despite the existence of photographs to suggest this was true, it was later revealed to have been a hoax.

Broker Joost Goverts, of Northrop & Johnson acting on behalf of the seller sold the 40-metre vessel built by Concorde Yachts in 1991 to clients of Robin Wake at Polaris Yacht Brokerage.

Placed on the market with an asking price of just over 2 million euros the yacht is ideal for charter and private use, Mirabella I‘s four staterooms all are similar in size; she sleeps 11 guests in six cabins. She offers two VIP cabins both with centre line beds, two guest cabins each with twin beds and two upper-lower cabins — all cabins have en-suite facilities.

The yacht was one of the very few large sailing yachts ever to be fitted with a helideck which was added in recent years

The yacht was the first of a series of super yachts from the same yard and was the seed that germinated to become the 75 metre Mirabella V (now M5) the worlds largest sloop built in 2003.

M5 is no longer available for charter under her new ownership.