Monte Carlo Yachts 86By Alan Harper
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature 73°F; humidity 63%; seas: 3'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST1,070 gal. fuel, 260 gal. water, 16 persons, 250 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/1,800-hp MAN V12s
Props: 4-blade NiBrAl, 40.5 diameter
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|Speeds are two-way averages measured with GPS display. GPH taken via MAN display. Range is based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
Better Boat: Separated at Birth
Monte Carlo Yachts is very proud of its high-tech manufacturing, which dates back to the original design engineering drafted four years ago by Seaway on the first MCY model, the 76 (shown). The same modular construction method on the 86 sees the entire lower-deck accommodation assembled and completed—an eight-ton unit comprising aluminum floors, structural bulkheads, furnishings, wiring, and plumbing—before being lowered into the hull and glued into place, in a single operation that takes about 15 minutes. Then the process is repeated with the main deck.
It’s obviously easier to construct the inside before it’s inside, and it’s also a lot quicker. Monte Carlo Yachts reckons this method allows them to build an interior in about half the time it would normally take. A complete 86, from gelcoat to final polish, takes 4½ months.
This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.