The MCY76 was presented at Porto Piccolo, in the Gulf of Trieste, along with her MCY 70 and MCY 66 siblings back in July 2019. The third yacht of MCY’s next generation line, the 76-footer has evolved the original style and forward thinking of the original MCYs that so impressed the nautical world when they were launched back in 2010. Many shipyards would find this constant improvement a tricky task, but with the Beneteau Group behind it, MCY has the resources to constantly grow and improve.
Coming in at 23 metres, the MCY 76 is just about the perfect size for a motor yacht. Any smaller and it can get a little busy on board and any larger and you start to waste space. Here, every inch of the yacht is utilsed, from the top of the bow, to the end of the swim platform. This clever use of space is perhaps most obvious ahead of the windscreen. Accessed via the 76’s Portuguese bridge, the foredeck lounge is reminiscent of a superyacht’s, with the entire area stretching right to the bow. A pair of semi circular tables are surrounded by eight sunpads, with the backrests also doubling as the yacht’s bulwarks. This means the sea views from the sunpads are unobstructed, with only the handrails visible from the tables. It’s attention to detail like this that already has you nodding in respect at the Monte Carlo’s thoughtful design.
Nuvolari Lenard’s exterior lines are sleek and coupe-like, with inspiration coming from the larger yachts of the MCY Collection. The high hull at the bow (which allows the low profile foredeck lounge mentioned previously), swoops down and aft, while the superstructure design does the opposite, opening up from the sleek windshield and arcing back like the windowline of a classic GT car. This allows a huge amount of natural light into the main salon, while keeping the overall silhouette tight and thoroughly modern.
With the Beneteau Group behind it, MCY has the resources to constantly grow and improve.
From the cockpit, the main salon is accessed through the sliding doors, which can be fully opened to the elements as they fold flat against the starboard side superstructure. The open-air feeling is continued with the aforementioned glazing. The proportion of these panes would be unheard of only a few years ago, and in the MCY 76, they can best be described as superyacht spec. The amount of natural light is breathtaking, adding a warm cast to the earthy tones of the furniture. A dark and light chocolate colourway is uninterrupted only by turquoise seating along with some choice turquoise cushions. This creates a living space that is as easy on the eye as it is luxurious.
Every inch of the lower deck is taken up with cabin space. There are four altogether, with a VIP, two twins and the master cabin amidships. This is the most stable part of the yacht, and as such the Owner gets to enjoy the largest space in his full-beam apartment. The glazing here is also of interest as the iconic Monte Carlo quad rings that define the hull make a design statement here too. Here, you are left in no doubt what yacht you are relaxing in; with the light shining in, it can only be a Monte Carlo. The warm, earthy tones continue throughout the cabin and into the Owner’s walk-in wardrobe and bathroom, which are located aft. As the crew cabins are behind the bathroom, this means there are two sections in between the master and the engine room, keeping noise to a minimum.
It’s even quieter in the VIP, as it’s housed in the bow, making it a great place to relax – especially so, as there is a large skylight that adds to the overall feeling of calm. The en suite guest cabins also benefit from large portholes, and are the perfect place to catch a nap before heading up to the upper decks for breakfast, dinner or late night cocktails.
The foredeck lounge may well be impressive, but it’s nothing compared to the 76’s flybridge. This is most definitely the place to be on board, as it’s perfectly suited to both entertaining and lazing. Up here, guests can laze on the turquoise sunpad sofas aft, or head under the impressive hardtop and grab a bite to eat at one of the tables. These are served by a bar to starboard and thanks to the fly’s low bulwarks, the view is unobstructed.
|Engines:||2x MAN V12 1400 hp, 1550 hp|
|Max speed:||30 kn|
|Cruise speed:||24 kn|
|Fresh water:||1000 ltr|
|Materials:||VTR, Kevlar®, Carbon Fiber|
|Naval architecture:||Monte Carlo Yachts|
|Exterior and interior design:||Nuvolari Lenard|
|Builder:||Monte Carlo Yachts S.P.A, Monfalcone, Italy|
There’s a lot of luxury packed into the MCY 76’s 23-metres and it’s all designed to create an overall feeling of warmth. The Monte Carlo’s huge glazing bathes the Pierre Frey, Hermès and Rubelli dressed interiors in natural light and thanks to Monte Carlo’s modular construction method, the layout customisation, decor and design details can easily be incorporated into the streamlined build. It is however; the 76’s outdoor spaces that really make the yacht stand out, with the spacious foredeck lounge competing for entertainment rights with the flybridge.