Monte Carlo Yachts: New MCY 70 is Brighter, Better - 01/31/2019

First Peak

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The newly redesigned Monte Carlo Yachts made her debut at the Dusseldorf boat show which ended last week.

The Monte Carlo Yachts 70 was introduced in 2010 and won “boat of the year” at virtually every European boat show she attended. But that was eight years ago and in the meantime, MCY has introduced five new yachts into the market, all designed by Nuvolari and Lenard, and what was new then is old now. In the new MCY 70, virtually everything has been changed except her hull and deck. Her new basic themes are large windows and portlights, more open spaces, lacquered wood décor, and an orientation away from a crewed boat to one run by an owner/operator.

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The new Monte Carlo Yachts 70 was introduced by Madam Annette Roux (r) who is a member of the Supervisory Board of Beneteau Group, after serving as CEO of the company from 1975 to 2005, and she is still very much a guiding light to the Beneteau brands, which include MCY, Jeanneau, Beneteau, and many others.
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The windows in the new 70 have been enlarged and lowered to below the backs of the sofa in the salon. But, that is just the beginning…
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…as her galley has been moved forward and is adjacent to the lower helm. A galley bar serves breakfast by day, cocktails in the evening, and becomes a place for food prep for dinner parties at night…
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…afterwards, her owners can now escape to their luxurious master stateroom down a private entrance…
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…where we find MCY’s signature side windows and opening portlights even larger than before and a new layout of the master stateroom with a sofa on one side, and …
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…a vanity/desk/work station, on the other side. Note the lacquer finishes, and a walk in closet seen at right…
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…the master stateroom’s head has a deck, vanity counter, and wash basin all made of elegant marble. Above the counter is a large mirror with indirect lighting…
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…and the double-sized shower, with numerous shower nozzles, continues the marble treatment on bulkheads and decking …
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…on the flying bridge’s boat deck there is a large entertainment console aft that has a grill, refrigerator, and icemaker…
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…forward on the flying bridge is a large table to port for lunch and cocktails…
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…and on the starboard side is a stretch sofa that extends into a special conversation area adjacent to the captain and companion.
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Here we see Jeff Hammond, co-founder of BoatTEST, congratulating Madam Roux on a job well done with the new MCY 70. Madam Roux is generally considered by her peers to be one of the most brilliant innovators in recreational boat building. She was largely responsible for making Beneteau the world’s largest sailboat builder, as well as energizing boat building in France. More lately she and her company have challenged the traditional players in the powerboat world.

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