MCY 96: A Future Classic

The MCY is the newest model from the award-winning partnership between Nuvolari-Lenard design studio and Monte Carlo Yachts.

Feb 21, 2018 | By Yacht Style

The Monte Carlo Yacht 96 (MCY 96) made its debut at the European boat shows this autumn. The 29.26-metre MCY 96 flybridge is the seventh model of the MCY family that continues the award-winning partnership between Nuvolari-Lenard design studio in Venice and Trieste-based Monte Carlo Yachts.

Launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the MCY 96 was also presented at the Genoa International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show. Nuvolari-Lenard design team has provided both the exterior and interior design for the MCY 96, in conjunction with the naval architecture and engineering in-house team from the Monte Carlo Yachts.

In January 2017, the first Asian hull was sold by Simpson Marine to a Thailand-based owner and Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine Thailand Country Sales Manager said: “I’m very proud of this sale to an existing Monte Carlo Yachts owner who wished to upgrade his yacht for a bigger version, and naturally selected this new model MCY 96.” The yacht is expected to hit the water in July 2018, and will be cruising in Thailand waters by autumn next year.

Sleek and Stylish

The MCY 96 was designed to provide comfort and practicality over extended ocean voyages, and it is compliant with pleasure and charter yacht regulations. With a VTR, Kevlar and carbon fibre hull and superstructure, MCY 96 has a top speed of 27 knots, while cruising at 21 to 24 knots. The MCY 96 was designed with special attention to safety during long crossings. New design and technical highlights include bulwarks that are sensibly higher than the current fashion and the wide overhanging side deck that gives proper shelter from the natural elements.

Upon boarding, the MCY 96 offers an instant sense of spaciousness. The yacht features an expansive flybridge with a large lounging area, Jacuzzi to the port side and dining table with seating for 10 beneath an extended but retractable roof. The raised pilothouse offers privacy for guests while the captain is at the helm, as well as provides a self-contained space for operational duties. Despite the intrepid profile, Nuvolari-Lenard made sure the flybridge was an open playground, incorporating a carbon-fibre hardtop with large opening panel, Jacuzzi, facing lounges, and yet another outside dining table.

On the foredeck is another big entertainment space with a large sunbed and table. A U-shaped sofa and dining table provide a relaxed and comfortable ambience in the open-plan saloon, leading out to the substantially-sized cockpit with dining area enjoying panoramic views off the stern. The other key highlight includes a foldout superyacht terrace in the saloon.

Owner’s cabin

The master suite also enjoys a supersized effect. Located on the main deck is full beam with a walk-in wardrobe, vanity, sofa and ensuite bathroom. The lower deck on the first MCY 96 has four guest staterooms, including two doubles at the rear and two twins amidships. Owners have a choice of six pre-engineered layout options to suit their needs, with additional customisation available upon request. The galley and accommodation for up to six crew are located forward on the lower deck.

“The new MCY 96 represents both continuity and evolution for the MCY collection and the company,” says Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts. “The great international success and global appeal of the MCY 105 has guided us in developing the MCY 96, which will set new standards and mark a new era of growth in the superyacht segment for Monte Carlo Yachts.”

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Words by Suzy Rayment | Images of Monte Carlo Yachts

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