Biggest sail battens ever delivered to megayacht

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A set of battens, the largest of which measures 80 feet, was delivered by rigging specialists Marine Results to the mega sailing yacht Mirabella V.

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The 247-foot yacht boasts a mast standing 292 feet.

The battens are now fitted into a massive new 16,760-square-foot mainsail, supplied by Doyle Sails, which was used for the first time in March at a superyacht regatta.

The team at Marine Results designed the necessary specification and then called in engineers who were able to design the fabrication of the battens, numbering 12 in total (six and six spare). The battens were tubular and made of high-strength carbon fiber in an epoxy resin matrix.

Because of their length they had to be transported in lengths under 40 feet and were then joined together on site.

Click here for a 2007 video of the vessel under way.