August 19, 2010

New Model: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY76

So much have been the talk about Beneteau Group going into the large motor yacht market. The official news was in 2007 and the fall of 2008 marked the creation of the Monte Carlo Yachts brand. But I think the bells where ringing much before this, when the Prestige models started making success with the 34 and 46 models back in the early part of the second millennium decade. The Monte Carlo MCY76 which launched at the end of July, just a month after showing some rendering details is a challenge to the market not only from a brand perspective, but also from a design point of view. It also represents a huge effort from Beneteau Group who for the new Monte Carlo brand moved everything to Italy where logistics to build this kind of yacht seems to be easier. The Monte Carlo MCY76 is a step forward both from its builders and Venetian designers Nuvolari Lenard and may be here lies the script of its success. For those that did not read the project preview PowerYacht did a month ago, here is a summary. The MCY76 is a three cabin or four cabin motor yacht, with a total of seven choices between lower, main and upper deck. Innovation comes in many forms from the solar powered hard top option, to the layout of the main deck, exterior looks which are a good hybrid mix of explorer and a modern fast yacht, and in the construction method. Power is from twin MAN 1200hp standard or 1400hp optional with ZF pods propulsion which delivers a top speed of 31 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.05 m (75.6ft)
Beam - 5.65 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 46 t
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 6/8 berths, 2 crew
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 1200hp, V8 1400hp
Propulsion - ZF pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max, 27 knots cruise
Construction - vinilester resin, carbon fiber, and kevlar
Project - Nuvolari and Lenard design, Seaway engineering

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