February 14, 2013

New Model: Monte Carlo MC5

It was without a doubt one of Dusseldorf most awaited World premiers, this is in short the Monte Carlo MC5.  This new MC5 aims to create a shorter bridge from current Beneteau motorboat owners, especially those in the Flyer line into the larger sized Monte Carlo range which spans currently up to 76 feet.  Designed as all the Monte Carlo brand series by Nuvolari Lenard the MC5 is characterized by latest trends in the interior and accommodation plan and hybrid exterior looks which put it them three styles; classic for the bow, sports for its low profile flybridge, and motor yacht.  A three double cabins plan, with a full beam owners stateroom characterize the lower deck.  A single berth crew cabin is located to aft.  The main deck is characterized by an astern galley as its main feature, and a saloon which can work as a relaxing lounge or dining area to port side of the helm.  Outside is all made in a well proportioned but one of the most innovative features is the wet bar and grill on the bathing platform.  Yes it is not the first time we see this but I think the MC5 manages to give it a new twist where we will see a couple of builders opting for this solution in the very near future.  Power is from twin Volvo 370 or optional 435hp with IPS pod drives.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.2 m (49.9ft)
Hull Length - 13.26 m
Beam - 4.29 m
Draft - 0.91 m ex props and drives
Displacement - 13,200 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 330 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS500 or 600 dual prop pod drives
Project - Nuvolari Lenard exterior and interior, Naval Architecture Patrick Tableau, Tanguy le Bihan
Certification - CE B14, C16, D16