Monte Carlo Yachts 65
Hot on the heels of the much-lauded Monte Carlo Yachts 76 comes the 65, a boat the company hopes will strengthen its reputation for building understatedly elegant yachts that are as functional as they are highly styled.
Once again MCY paired with the famed design team Nuvolari-Lenard to create lines that are both muscular and sophisticated, evoking a distinct “naval” impression, as the company describes it. Key to this design is a pulpit-less, flared bow that effectively mitigates spray while looking like it means business.
Onboard the theme of masculine elegance is furthered by 22 perfectly coordinated materials, including rich walnut and gray-oak joinery and plush brown and gray leathers. Armani Casa and Rubelli supplied most of the fabrics including those in the full-beam amidships master cabin. A VIP cabin with queen berth and a guest cabin with twin berths complete the accommodations deck. Both spaces have en suite heads for the utmost privacy.
Topside the 65 features one particularly interesting design point: an aft galley at the entrance to the saloon that can service both the interior and the exterior with equal ease. Also in the saloon is a dinette near the galley, as well as a lounge area with a C-shape sofa forward. A side door leads to one of the boat’s side decks making foredeck access a cinch. That area contains a Portuguese bridge as well as generous sunbathing and lounge areas.
Up top, a spacious flying bridge may be the highlight of the entire boat. Shaded by a carbon-fiber hardtop with a sunroof that opens electrically, the area contains plenty of seating and can be outfitted with a fridge, barbecue, and sink.
The 65’s not all about amenities though. Twin MAN V-8s can get her up to 36 mph at WOT with a cruise of 31 mph. Not bad for a boat of this class—particularly one with this kind of luxury. It shouldn’t be a surprise if the 65 is soon just as popular as her big sister.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.