August 24, 2011

Project: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY65

Beneteau Group's Monte Carlo Yachts gets into second gear and presents its model number two by appearance with the project of the MCY65.  This new Monte Carlo is again a design of Nuvolari Lenard and is set to be presented in Cannes, and features the same innovative elements as found on the first model of the range the MCY76.  The MCY65 is a three cabins motor yacht, with an owners stateroom to midships, VIP suite to fore, and two single berths guest cabin also with private shower head to starboard.  A crew cabin for two is located to aft, with entrance on the bathing platform and from here another access to the engine room. The living main deck is a split level area with latest design elements as an astern galley and fully opening patio door, which makes it become a single part with the aft cockpit.  The flybridge is a cozy place, and is covered for most part by the carbon made opening T-top and features a C-shaped dinette, lounger to port side by the helm station located to port.  Impressive for the MCY65 is the weight of only 33 tons loaded which is among the lightest for a boat measuring over all 64 feet.  Power is from latest generation twin MAN 1000hp which should give a top speed of 31 knots, and a cruise of 27.  Propulsion has so far not been advised, so I am curious if it will have ZF pods as the MCY76 or traditional shafts.