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Yep - that's the 248' Mega Yacht Mirabella V. The most interesting feature of Mirabella is the mast - 290 feet long and made of carbon fiber. Three of the main sail battens are 25 meters (82 feet) long. It also has a swing keel with a weighted bulb on the end - very high tech also carbon fiber.
I was aboard her two years ago at the Norwalk In-water boat show - she was there in the Mega-yacht pier. Had to take your shoes off before they let you on board. It also helped that I knew her skipper at the time. :>)
And you can rent it for a mere $420,000.00/wk with your own crew, $485,000/wk with Mirabella's crew. Just the thing for that get-away vacation. :>)
That hull is almost 250 feet long? Must be the angle of the shot because it looks much shorter, ony about half the length of the mast.
I sailed with my uncle for several years on weekends, on a yacht we had helped him assemble. The whole yacht was only 33 feet long -- shorter than one of Mirabella's battens.
It would be spectacular I'll bet. I did see the 120 foot Orange II break her mast once off Newport and she almost went ass-over-teakettle because it happened in 12 foot swells about two miles off the entrance to East Passage into Newport Harbor.