MCY 70 Skylounge : the “American” premiere of Monte Carlo Yachts
MCY 70 Skylounge : world premiere for Monte Carlo Yachts
There is no doubt, Monte Carlo Yachts wants to conquer the American market and, in Miami, unveils its latest creation, the MCY 70 Skylounge that is not only the first enclosed flybridge model ever built by the Monfalcone-based shipyard but is even the first ever made by an Italian boat manufacturer. The news makes noise, also because the Slylounge line will soon be enriched with three new models: the 66, the 76 and the 80.
It’s a really interesting challenge for Monte Carlo Yachts, which has decided to create an enclosed model with all the characteristics of Monte Carlo Yachts’ creations which, far from being technical like most of USA models, are comfortable and luxury boats, perfect to be used by their own owners 365 days a year.
Of course, we could not miss the opportunity to admire the MCY 70 Skylounge during her world premiere presentation.
MCY 70 Skylounge
From the dock, our eye immediately falls on the enclosed flybridge. Its structure is the natural continuation of the gentle and slender line of the main deck. A line that does not exasperate a vertical development but tries to slacken horizontally thanks to a soft angle of incidence on the deck and to the extension on a deck that extends towards the stern.
The result, achieved by the shipyard thanks to the precious pencil of the Nuvolari-Lenard design studio, is a structure with elegant, non-extreme lines which harmoniously integrates with the yacht.
Once on board, we immediately get the main deck, where an interesting innovation has been introduced in order to obtain a considerable increase of spaces. The helm station is now located on the upper deck. As a result, everything seems wider and airier, not because the surface has increased but because the space has been carefully arranged to better meet the owner and his guests’ needs.
Monte Carlo Yachts offers a wide range of options, including the possibility to totally customize the main deck, where the absence of a console obviously increases the possibilities to create a custom, elegant and multi-function living room with a 360-degree sea view.
Moreover, this particular boat has a comfortable and rational layout.
In the bow, the helm station has been replaced by a comfortable dining room. The fully-equipped galley, equipped with a very long U-shaped countertop, is faced by a table which, when totally open, can seat up to 6 persons in total comfort.
Thanks to the introduction of a fully-equipped dining room inside, the choice options are double: guests can choose whether to have their meals outside beside the cockpit table or indoors. Both solutions are excellent and comfortable and make this yacht perfect to be used in all seasons.
Another important innovation of the MCY 70 Skylounge is the introduction of a day toilet on the aft section of the port side of the main deck, opposite the glass staircase that leads to the flybridge. Of course, it’s an option but we find this solution very convenient, both in winter and summer and, above all, designed to improve comfort on board, preventing the guests from entering the night zone to freshen up.
The main deck of the MCY 70 Slylounge is a very bright space, not only thanks to the elegant light-coloured furnishings that enhance the sense of well-being, but also thanks to the wide and spectacular windows that give the feeling of being in a painting.
We let ourselves be enveloped by this relaxing atmosphere for a while, then we climb the internal staircase and reach the enclosed flybridge, the innovation that will conquer all those who look for a boat with more volumes on the main deck without sacrificing comfort. We reach the highest point of the yacht, where we are welcomed by a living room with island sofa. This space does not only house the living room but, as we have already mentioned above, even the helm station which, despite being in a closed area, benefits from a direct connection with the outside because it is equipped with a panoramic opening glass roof. MCY has also introduced a double sliding door that leads from the upper deck to the sunbathing terrace.
Looking at the bow, we realize that the absence of an open flybridge on the MCY 70 Skylounge is counterbalanced by the presence of a bow cockpit that, unusual for size and design, allows to fully enjoy the yacht even on the outside.
Featuring a unique design, this space is one of the most appreciated elements of the whole Monte Carlo Yachts Vision line; it is a true trademark of Nuvolari Lenard’s pencil and, on the Skylounge version, it is even more a strong point.
Considering that many American-style enclosed flybridge models do not even have a bow cockpit and that only few boats of the same size have one of these dimensions, we find it is a Mediterranean touch that will act as a bridge between the US and the European market.
We go down the internal stairs until we reach the lower bridge.
In order to ensure the right privacy for the owner and his guests, there are two entrances that, from the main deck of the MCY 70 Skylounge, lead to the lower deck. An important detail that Monte Carlo Yachts has successfully taken into consideration.
The staircase located on the right side of the main deck gives access to the master cabin. Full-beam, the latter is equipped with a double bed in the middle, a sofa, a desk, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with separate shower. The access staircase is a natural continuation of the one that leads to the flybridge, intermediated by the passage to the main deck, thus allowing the owner to reach all decks directly.
The guest night area, which occupies the forward portion of the hull, instead, is accessible via the staircase that opens from the central part of the main deck and divides the galley from the dining area. It consists of three cabins: a VIP with separate bathroom in the bow and two twin-bedded cabins with shared bathroom.
The crew cabin, separated from both the owner and guests’ cabins, is twin-bedded, with direct access to the engine room and separate bathroom.
Monte Carlo Yachts “closes” to open up to the American market with a yacht that has the right characteristics to do so and that make this novelty a perfect bridge between the ocean and the Mediterranean.
MCY 70 Skylounge Technical Specs
45 T Dry – 53 T Ful
2 x MAN V8 1300 HP
Max 26 kn – Cruising 22 kn
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4,000 l|
|Fresh Water Capacity||800 l|
|Naval Architecture and Engineering||
Monte Carlo Yachts
|Exterior and Interior Design||Nuvolari Lenard|