The M5 at Pendennis Shipyard
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Pendennis Shipyard removes 'world's largest' yacht mast

A team of 40 people and four cranes have removed what is believed to be the world's biggest mast from a sailing ship in Falmouth.

The M5's mast is 292ft (89m) tall and weighs 45 tonnes, making it the world's largest, a spokesperson from Pendennis Shipyard has said.

The mast has been removed so the yacht can undergo a 13 month refit.

Video credit: Tim Allen

  • 28 Apr 2012