Shown to the world in Cannes for the first time this September, the Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 96 was designed to provide comfort and practicality over extended ocean voyages. With a VTR, Kevlar and carbon fiber hull and superstructure, the MCY 96 has a top speed of 27-knots, while cruising at 21 to 24-knots. The yacht features an expansive flybridge with a large lounge area, Jacuzzi to the port side and dining table with seating for ten beneath an extended but retractable roof.
The raised pilothouse offers privacy for guests while the captain is at the helm, as well as provides a self-contained space for operational duties. The spacious owner’s suite on the main deck is full beam with a walk-in wardrobe, vanity, sofa and ensuite bathroom. A U-shaped sofa and dining table provide a relaxed and comfortable ambience in the open-plan saloon, leading out to the substantial cockpit with dining area enjoying panoramic views off the stern. The foredeck has been fully developed with an oversized, central sun pad and two lounges by the bow.
Up to four equally sized guest staterooms are located on the lower deck amidships, and owners have a choice of six pre-engineered layout options to suit their needs, with additional customisation available upon request. The galley and accommodation for up to six crew are found in the lower deck forward. The MCY 96, designed by Nuvolari-Lenard for Monte Carlo Yachts and continues the award-winning partnership between the Venice studio and Trieste-based shipyard. “Through the MCY 96, we sought to identify a common thread that links all of our Monte Carlo Yachts models, so they would be identifiable as a family, regardless of the overt style and technicalities,” said Carlo Nuvolari of Nuvolari-Lenard. “That common thread was beauty, and the sensation felt by those who see the yachts and cannot forget them.
Beauty is found in balanced design and harmony in proportions, not aggressive lines or those that merely suggest speed. Beauty is never restricted by the narrow rules of architecture and design, but it is found in the feelings of those who experience something that we have designed.” Nuvolari continued: “A challenge for the yacht’s design lay in finding a unique identity for the MCY 96 that was not an extension of the existing six models but that offered something fresh. In terms of size, the new yacht sits between two of Monte Carlo Yachts’ most successful models to date, also designed by Nuvolari-Lenard: the multi-award-winning 105 and the highly spacious 86.
Characterized by high bulwarks and vast amounts of glazing lending a sense of space and light, as well as a classically handsome profile accentuated by the dark flybridge roof, Monte Carlo Yachts has dubbed the MCY 96 “a symbol of the company’s vision and strategy for the future”.