By enclosing the upper deck, Monte Carlo Yachts has turned the MCY70 into a brand new model. With plenty of extra space.
Monte Carlo Yachts has announced Skylounge: a new range born from the second generation of MCY. The new lineup starts with MCY70 Skylounge. It features a wide and customizable enclosed flybridge, which according to the builder is a market-first on an Italian-crafted yacht. Fabrizio Iarrera, managing director of Monte Carlo Yachts, said the new architecture comes from market requests for yachts with broader and more versatile interior spaces to be enjoyed all year round.
So different, so similar
So, the new MCY 70 Skylounge is designed with customers’ interests in mind and focuses on the concept of a home-away-from-home. Like all the other models of the brand, the design is by studio Nuvolari&Lenard. And the very Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard said they gladly went for that idea, providing it with all the possible comforts in order to be enjoyed throughout the year.
Despite the new bridge, MCY70’s exterior lines maintain the unmistakable touches of the two designers, clearly visible in the side windows as well as in the enlarged portholes. Exterior living spaces are found in the wide bow lounge area where to enjoy sun beds and in the aft cockpit’s dining area featuring mirror fashion plates for increased privacy and protection from the environment.
Needless to say, the main change is in the enclosed flybridge. A solution that is much appreciated by American boaters, but is perfect for all the owners that don’t use their yacht only when the sea is flat and the weather is perfectly sunny and warm. Besides incorporating the sole helm station, fully equipped with top-edge technological elements by Garmin Marine, the Skylounge is a large versatile entertainment area perfect for relaxing moments. It provides a further protected and climatized lounge, with a unique MCY70 on the horizon thanks to the privileged position. And, it doesn’t renounce the exterior space, as there’s also an aft terrace.
A glass staircase reflects the brightness of the ambiance and connects the Skylounge area with the main salon, which is customizable to the owner’s needs and desires. Of course, the second distinction with the sundeck version is that in this case there’s no helm station on the main level. This absence changes the layout and leaves plenty of space to a combination of sofas, a fully equipped galley and a dinette. An area which can be further expanded thanks to the close connection with the aft cockpit, which offers an additional al fresco dining location.
The lacquered wood panels are colored in ivory metallic and charcoal grey, and match to glass surfaces, white glossy marble and reflective details. It all creates a modern feeling, which contrasts with the warmth of the durmast oak flooring, the walnut vertical panels and the soft fabrics. Clearly, the same décor is common throughout all the guest cabins of the MCY 70 Skylounge, keeping in mind that high-end fabrics, natural stones and Italian leathers are just a few of the customization options of materials available on the MCY Collection.
Below deck accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins, with a feature that we definitely like: the owner room sports a private stair access for a higher degree of privacy.
According to the shipyard’s plans, MCY70 Skylounge will be followed by a larger MCY76 by the end of the year.
Watch our complete gallery with all the photos of the MCY70 Skylounge at the top of this page.
The numbers of Monte Carlo MCY70 Skylounge
- Length overall …………… 21.08 m (69ft 1in)
- Beam …………… 5.45 m (7ft 10in)
- Draft …………… 1.85 m (6 ft)
- Dry displacement …………… 45 t
- Full load displacement …………… 53 t
- Engines …………… 2 x MAN V8 1.300 hp
- Top speed …………… up to 26 kn
- Cruise speed …………… 22 kn
- Fuel reserve …………… up to 4000 l (1056 US gal)
- Fresh water reserve …………… 800 l (211 US gal)
- Naval architecture & engineering …………… Monte Carlo Yachts
- Exterior & interior design …………… Nuvolari Lenard
- CE design category …………… A