Sleekly Does It
All hail the newest addition to Monte Carlo Yachts’ award-winning fleet: the MCY 80 (€5.5 million, S$8.45 million with typical fully loaded options, commissioning and delivery to Singapore). Measuring 24m, it is the third largest vessel in Monte Carlo Yachts’ collection, slipping in neatly between the highly praised MCY 76 and MCY 86.
Following its unveiling in late July in the north-eastern Italian city of Trieste, the MCY 80 made its public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival at the start of September. Fusing luxury, functionality and outstanding performance, it’s another jewel in the crown of a highly fruitful collaboration between Monte Carlo Yachts and Nuvolari Lenard, one of the most respected and sought-after yacht design firms in Italy.
A vivacious creature of the seas, the MCY 80 eschews sharp, jarring lines or austere minimalism for a curvaceous, modern exterior that includes shaped bulwarks to give prominence to light and space across the main deck.
Monte Carlo Yachts’ distinctive use of space on board its yachts – always generously proportioned and optimised for maximum comfort – is more than apparent on the MCY 80, which can accommodate eight guests and four crew members. Unusually for a yacht in this size category, it has also been designed with a vast entertainment foredeck and a Portuguese bridge. The flybridge, meanwhile – another characteristic design element by Monte Carlo Yachts – can be fitted with chaise longues for sun-worshippers, a jacuzzi and a bar area.
One of the many pleasures derived from owning a yacht by Monte Carlo Yachts is that the fun begins long before you set foot on your new boat for its maiden voyage. Clients can expect to be treated to a fully immersive experience, where they become intimately acquainted with the brand and its impressive sense of hospitality. Not only will you get to visit Monte Carlo Yachts’ enormous state-of-the-art shipyard in Monfalcone, but you can take in the serene coastline views along the Bay of Trieste during a sea trial, and enjoy sensational regional cuisine back on land.
During the process of planning your yacht, the company offers access to unprecedented levels of customisation, so the MCY 80 and its beautifully appointed spaces will truly be your own. Perhaps most thrillingly of all, you’ll be taken to meet the designers, Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, at their studio in Scorze – a charming town that’s just a short drive away from Venice, which you’ll also get a chance to explore – who’ll help bring your dream yacht to life.
From matching your preferences in design furnishings (choices include Hermes, Minotti and Armani/Casa) with the brushed, bleached oak floors or selecting a specific leather or stone feature, both creative designers – and the Monte Carlo Yachts team – will leave no detail neglected. Thanks to the shipyard’s remarkably speedy manufacturing process, you’ll find yourself on your newly christened MCY 80 in no time at all, urging it towards its top speed of 31 knots as it glides through the waves with remarkable grace.