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THE POWER OF TWO... The yard’s biggest, brightest, most comfortable and luxurious yacht to date: Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard have recrafted the styling of the new craft to meld innovation with continuity a decade after the launch of the first model 140

by Roberto Franzoni

Large windows on the main deck and in the hull lighten the yacht’s aggressive profile. Monte Carlo Yachts’ signature round portholes in the sides feature also




he MCY 76 is not just a new generation boat but also an homage to the very first model

The open plan saloon (above) with central

Monte Carlo Yachts built 10 years ago,” declares proud Monte Carlo Yachts CEO Fabrizio

galley separating the lounge from the

Iarrera. “It is the start of our story and we are delighted to present its successor”. The new MCY

steering position. The dining table has a

76 is the symbol too of the Monfalcone yard’s constant search for innovation. Although Monte

Carrrara marble top (below). The sleeping

Carlo Yachts always retains its trademark elegance and charm, it consistently improves and

quarters on the lower deck (top left), the

innovates all of its signatures and its unmistakable style. Innovation that does not break the

master suite (right) with king-size bed,

thread of continuity is the founding principle behind the second generation of the MCY collection

takes up the entire six-metre beam

which, as always, comes from the pen of the Venice-based Nuvolari-Lenard studio. “The new MCY 76 is a great result,” confirm Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. “It is the natural evolution of everything that is good about the MCY collection but pushes it further too. It is very much part of the family in terms of its concept and design but also original in its materials, details and the onboard living solutions”. Nuvolari and Lenard have succeeded in designing a yacht that retains the yard’s family feeling whilst also revealing a distinct personality all of its own. Imposing flanks that rise steadily towards the bow hug large windows that integrate the large interlocking portholes that have become an MYC signature, lightening the design of the topsides. The windows on the main deck curve softly to lighten the side view of the yacht as well as yielding the bright, sunny interiors. The new MCY 76 design focuses also on extending the liveable space aboard and creating a very direct, evocative sense of contact with the sea and outside world. The main deck saloon is dominated by a mix of subtle and powerful contrasts that produce a sense of harmony in a space completed by a broad wood planked flooring laid across the beam. This in turn creates an incomparable sense of space. The main day area features a large sofa with chaise offset by armchairs in a contrasting colour. This creates an unusual yet elegant lounge




bathed in sunlight coming through the full-height windows. Further forward is the dining area and galley with a U-shaped worktop opposite the table which can easily seat six people. The galley and table share the same marble tops – an attractive touch. The fact that the cockpit, saloon and dining area/ galley are all on the same level and feel undivided lends the interior an unparalleled sense of spaciousness and breath too. The vast master suite lies further aft but is centrally positioned to make the most of the near-six-metre beam. This luxurious, refined apartment seems to extend out through intriguing A close-up of the curving,

interlocking portholes which make up its two large windows.

protected walkways which lead

The king-size bed is surrounded by plenty of space and there

to the al fresco foredeck lounge.

is also a desk and a sofa, which given its size and the way the

The 23-metre has an elegantly

arms have been crafted, can easily be used as a chaise longue.

dynamic profile spanning two

A large walk-in closet has been cleverly placed so that it

decks plus a flybridge. Powered

serves both the cabin and the bathroom, another classy

by twin 1,400 hp engines, it tops

design touch. An abundance of natural light on the lower

out at 30 knots and cruises at 24

deck brightens the interiors still further. This creates a very pleasant atmosphere while the guest cabins are laid out with sleek functionality. The use of natural stone for the handbasins, floors and vertical surfaces combined with large mirrors also creates a sense of spaciousness in all the bathrooms aboard feel. Convenience and well-sized walkways lead to the bow on deck, converging, in typical Monte Carlo Yachts style, at the edge of the windshield and leading to what feels like a genuine sea-front terrace. Nuvolari and Lenard have achieved here an infinity pool-like optical effect here: the area seems to float effortlessly and freely over the sea, cocooning the guests in luxury teak and white, and yielding unparalleled views. 144

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