August 14, 2012

New Model: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY70

Beneteau Group flagship motor yacht brand presents its third chapter with the new bronze colored Monte Carlo MCY70.  Again as the smaller 65, and bigger 76 sisters the new MCY70 features design by the renowned Venice team of Nuvolari Lenard. The renowned design firm has again presented an imposing exterior which looks sports, and at the same time offers impressive spaces and a modern layout.  For the below cabin deck is an option of a three or four double cabins with three heads layouts.  In the three double cabins choice, this area is taken by a large walk-in wardrobe, replacing the twin bunk berths cabin.  Another impressive feature is also the flash main deck from aft to the helm which makes the continuity of this area a comfortable feature.  Power is a choice of MAN 1000 or 1200hp engine with Vee drive shafts, or ZF pods propulsion.  Speeds are a max of 33 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.3 m (69.9ft)
Beam - 5.42 m 
Draft - 1.65 m V-drive shaft, 1.52 m ZF pods
Displacement - 39 t pod drives, 37.5 t V-drives
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 840 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 8 berths in 4 berths, 2 crew cabin berths
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 1000hp, V8 1200hp
Propulsion - ZF Pods aft looking dual propellers, Vee drive line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max, 26 knots cruise with MAN 1200hp and ZF pod drive, 31 knots max with shafts
Project - Nuvolari Lenard exterior styling and interior
Certification - CE A


  1. This is a huge yacht and it can take to sail far away.

  2. interesting they've launched a 70ft following the 76ft & 65ft. I expected a 55ft to make volume or so.
    This is a new organisation so they -may- need to ramp up the production carefully I guess, and also to focus on products with higher margin as well.

  3. Hello Fred, nice to see you here.
    In the 50 feet plus size at this moment I would go with build on order. Market exists but is over competitive, and on the buyers side. There is also a less difference in quality then it used to be. My opinion for MonteCarlo not yet building a sub 50 is that may be they want to leave this part of the market to there other Prestige brand. The only complication that I would see in this move, is that sales network for Prestige is usually different to that of MonteCarlo. Prestige goes with Jeanneau, and MCY is presented with Beneteau.

  4. Hi William, very interesting insights into the boat industry you raised here, thanks indeed.

    Talking about Prestige range, I like their new 62s, the Flybridge + Hardtop concept, and I can't wait to see the new Voyager range.
    I do agree, the Beneteau Group may not position MCY against Prestige, or at least by approaching lower size with an 'upmarket' proposition, against Sunseeker may be....

    ps: Will you visit the Southampton Boat show by any chance? I may be around.