September 7, 2015

New Model: Monte Carlo MC6

The Monte Carlo range finally completes its circle with the launch of the awaited MC6, the Beneteau Group luxury motorboat range gets close to the larger yacht size MCY line.  Just short of sixty feet in size the MC6 is again a design to the Venice studio of Nuvolari Lenard, and this can be seen with the similarity and evolution of the looks to the smaller MC models, and larger MCY's. Just as the smaller MC models the MC6 if looked from the front feels a classic in the making with cues from Down-East lobster boats, and the timeless ingenuity that the flush fore deck delivers. The MC6 is available with two interior layouts, a European version with three staterooms and heads, and a Far East layout which offer some important changes to the lower deck and minimal differences on the main deck. As all the smaller MCs the interior is very well finished with a mix of modern classic contemporary design elements. Power comes from rather small for an eighteen meter motor yacht twin Cummins 600hp engines, with ZF Zeus aft looking pod drives.  This might just be the Achilles heel of the MC6 versus major competition from the known brands with this package delivering a just okay 27 knots top speeds.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.2 m (59.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.9 m
Beam - 4.93 m
Displacement - 19846 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacirty - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 2 cabins, 4 berths in 2 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 27 knots, cruise 22 knots
Project - Nuvolari Lenard