Simpson Marine’s Thailand division is delighted to announce the recent arrival of the brand new Monte Carlo Yachts 96 to Pattaya, Thailand. This beautiful yacht, which is the first MCY 96 in Asia, will now be based at Ocean Marina Pattaya.
Simpson Marine concluded the sale of the yacht to a Thailand-based repeat Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) client prior to her official launch to press in January 2017.
“I’m very proud to have sold this new MCY 96 to an existing Monte Carlo Yachts owner, who was looking to upgrade his previous yacht for a bigger model,” says Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine Thailand Country Sales Manager. “The new model MCY 96 was a natural choice and a perfect fit, and the fact the owner has chosen to buy a MCY design once again is testament to the strong client support and excellent after-sales programme that this pedigree brand provides its customers.” Having launched from Monfalcone, Italy, in July 2018, the yacht made its way to Asia, arriving in Pattaya at the end of September. “We are delighted to have her here and we are looking forward to see her actively cruising through Thai waters,” adds Loiacono.
The new MCY 96 has been designed according to the highest standards on the market and complies with RINA Pleasure or RINA Charter Class certifications. Upon request, the new model can also be certified according to CE-A category standards to be utilised as a pleasure boat or according to MCA MGN 280. Having the choice of type of certification is a rare feature and also represents significant added value for the owner.
Like all Monte Carlo Yachts models, the design of the MCY 96 was once again entrusted to the renowned Nuvolari Lenard superyacht design studio. The company’s development of the MCY collection’s “Future Classic” award-winning design philosophy is visible throughout every nuance and detail of the Monte Carlo Yachts line and maximises visionary concepts and design elements to achieve unprecedented results in its category.
The new MCY 96 stands out for its smooth lines, high bow and deceptively low profile that give its external profile a timeless, contemporary allure that is a natural evolution of the iconic MCY lines, while still keeping a coherent consistency with the rest of the collection.
Designer Statement – Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard
Through the MCY 96, we sought to identify a common thread that links all of our Monte Carlo Yachtsmodels, so they would be identifiable as a family, regardless of the overt style and technicalities. That common thread was beauty, and the sensation felt by those who see the yachts and cannot forget them. Beauty is found in balanced design and harmony in proportions, not aggressive lines or those that merely suggest speed. Beauty is never restricted by the narrow rules of architecture and design, but it is found in the feelings of those who experience something that we have designed.
The proximity of our design studio to the Monte Carlo Yachts shipyard in Trieste is a huge benefit for clients, who can conveniently visit both companies on a single trip. Owners acquiring a yacht such as the MCY 96 are able to adapt and hone the final product in a way that is completely unique to our design and construction collaboration.
The new MCY 96 features sporty and contemporary looks, while still preserving the brand’s elegant and smooth lines. Upon boarding an instant sense of spaciousness becomes apparent. The cockpit is very generous, comparable to those on much larger yachts, and provides access to the very spacious flybridge that can be entirely customised for each client. The cockpit, flybridge and the signature bow area all confirm that the outdoor areas on the MCY 96 are best in its class. Likewise, the interiors impress with the same amount of space and with light coming through wide side windows and saloon balconies. An unprecedented choice of possible layouts ensures added customisation options to suit each individual owner. Continuing this theme of space the master cabin, situated on the main deck bow area, is bigger than most master suites found on larger yachts. Below deck, the guest cabins are generous in size and perfect for relaxation after an active day on water. Large hull windows in all the guest cabins fill these spaces with an abundance of natural light.
As is the case on every single Monte Carlo Yacht, the interior design of this new MCY 96 has been entirely tailored to her owner’s tastes and preferences. The furniture selection comes from the best Italian design brands including Giorgetti, B&B, Minotti, Poliform, Paola Lenti and Tribu. Interior décor includes brushed oak and lacquered wood selections in various shades of brown and bronze including metallic and pearl finishes, all working harmoniously with the choice of crème marbles and yellow onyx. Accommodation is styled with crème upholsteries and grey tones with beautiful finishes in red, blue or green coral and seashell themes providing a tasteful connection to the surrounding seas.
“Monte Carlo Yachts’ success in Asia is largely due to the ability of the shipyard to respond quickly to buyers’ requests for customisation, and accommodate numerous special features,” explains Richard Allen, Simpson Marine General Manager. “The shipyard management and designers are always ready to fly out to Asia to meet buyers in person, listen to their needs and preferences, and make sure these are incorporated in the final design of their yacht. Monte Carlo Yachts’ personal approach is very much appreciated by Asian yacht buyers. Other strong points are the outstanding after-sales support that the shipyard provides to all owners around the world and the short delivery time guaranteed by their innovative building technology. We see strong growth of the MCY brand in all parts of Asia, which shows that the market has learnt to appreciate the exceptional service and shipyard support which is the hallmark of this very stylish, award winning range of luxury yachts”, adds Allen.
The MCY 96 has quickly proved a huge success, with six units already sold.