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Monte Carlo

Shereen Shabnam

Known as the “mini mega yacht”, the MCY 65 is grand and alluring in every little detail. Classic elements are intelligently reinterpreted for a boat that possesses a timeless, instantly recognisable style and a distinctive naval allure. The result is cutting edge but reassuring with unique style both in the overall lines of the boat and its details.

At 20 meters in length, the “mini mega yacht” is perhaps the best exemplification of Monte Carlo Yachts’ well-known trait of delivering spacious interior and exterior spaces that had previously been the exclusive hallmark of megayacht-category boats. From the sheltered aft area through the flexible and luxurious Portuguese deck and up to the flybridge, the MCY 65 surprises and delights for the elegance of its vast spaces.

The MCY’s interior spaces more than meet the expectations laid out by the exteriors: the surface area and the volumes expand in a succession of luxurious, comfortable habitats, ideal for conversation, entertainment, relaxation or a lovely dinner with friends and guests. But utmost comfort finds its best expression in the master cabin; a real full-beam suite featuring an ample study and a large walk-in closet.

The Monte Carlo Yachts 65 carries the same sweeping line and hull side portlight design of the 76 with dark side windows and black support pilaster aft create the illusion that the boat is lower than it really is. Designed by Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, the MCY 65 is masculine in seagoing style and yet has graceful curves and beauty in true Italian style. The twin MAN V8 engines are offered in either 1000-hp or 1200-hp configurations and can reach a maximum speed of 31 kn.

The hardtop is made with super lightweight carbon fibers. Traditionally, motoryachts of this size have had their galleys forward if on the main deck, or below in many European-built vessels. Monte Carlo Yachts has decided to capitalize on one of the newest trends in yacht design, and that is to put the galley on the main deck and aft. This is unusual for a European builder and a move that takes some amount of courage.

This design reflects a relaxed arrangement with the settee and table opposite the galley. With glass doors that open completely to the aft cockpit, the galley can be joined with the big table located there. With the aft doors open, a large area is available for social gatherings.

The MCY 65 cuts a stunning profile as she makes her way towards open water. The flying bridge is accessible by a stairway from the aft deck removing any concern of having to take up space in the sizable salon for an additional stairway. The salon deck features three distinct gathering areas flanking an aft galley in the middle of it all.

The lower helm is located forward and to the starboard side and features, as an option, a side door leading directly to the outside deck. There is space to either side of the outdoor galley for additional lounge chairs. This arrangement allows for the most efficient use of space in the flying bridge and the entire area is shaded with a sizable carbon fiber hardtop, the center of which is fabric that retracts to allow the sun to shine through, when desired.

The hull side portlights and windows are now a trademark feature of Monte Carlo Yachts. The stainless grab rails make a perfect transition to matching stainless cleats. The side decks converge around the forward part of the superstructure in a Portuguese bridge with an opening to the center that continues to the bow between two sun lounges.

The layout of the Monte Carlo Yachts 65 is such that each stateroom has an en suite head. The three stateroom layout accommodates the owners and two other couples or a family. All staterooms have en suite heads and surround a central foyer bathed in natural light.

The salon deck features three distinct gathering areas flanking an aft galley in the middle of it all. The lower helm is located forward and to the starboard side and features, as an option, a side door leading directly to the outside deck

The VIP en suite head features a rain-type showerhead and a sitting platform. With the single basin sink, more storage space is opened up in the cabinet below. The guest stateroom features twin berths and the guest en suite features a shower with a rounded sliding door for more efficient use of space.

Built with state of the art production methods that feature a modular approach and innovative infusion process, the MCY 65, like all Monte Carlo Yachts is an investment will delight all sailing enthusiasts.

 

 

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