The world premiere of the highly anticipated new model from the Monte Carlo Yachts range, the MCY96 was presented to the world on 29 July at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio, Venice.
Monte Carlo Yachts returned to Venice, a city with which it shares a mutual, significant history after the first launch of MCY76 seven years ago, to present the MCY 96, the seventh addition to the MCY collection. The reveal event was held at an exclusive, invitation-only gala at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in the Island of San Giorgio in Venice. Earlier in the day a press conference with presentations by Carla Demaria, Fabrizio Irrarera, Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard took place at Ca’ Giustinian, the historical venue of the Venice Biennale.
Over 400 owners, clients, journalists and stakeholders hailing from over 35 countries were present for the 30-meter superyacht’s reveal. Classic melodies of a string quartet accompanied the guests throughout the evening, leading up to the main event itself.
After an exclusive cocktail and gala dinner, guests were led outside where, on the other side of the canal, one of the world’s most iconic sites, Piazza San Marco, framed a fascinating installation dance piece by Another Kind of Blue.
The performance’s final act, the last image projected on the screen, announced the arrival of the MCY 96, which shortly after appeared upon the Canal Grande, the highlight of a magical evening rich in surprises and Venetian allure.
The celebrations continued on Sunday 30, during Monte Carlo Yachts sea trials, an opportunity for all the guests to test the entire MCY collection alongside the new MCY 96.
The new MCY 96 is here, and we couldn’t be happier of the reaction from the guests at the reveal event we held in Venice.” says Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts. “We are back here where it all started in 2010. We presented then the award-winning MCY 105 here in 2015 – a boat that is in many ways the reason why we developed the MCY 96 – so it’s fitting that we returned here for this special occasion. Grazie Venezia.”
Following this reveal, the MCY 96 will then be showcased for the general public at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Genova International Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show in September.
At 30 meters, the MCY 96 takes the second spot on the Monte Carlo Yacht’s size podium. Designed by Nuvolari Lenard, the MCY 96 has been designed and developed for extended ocean voyages according to both Pleasure and Charter Yacht Rules, and may be also registered as a CE-A craft. Design and technical highlights include bulwarks that are sensibly higher than the current fashion and the wide overhanging side deck that gives good coverage from the elements.
Upon boarding, an instant sense of spaciousness becomes apparent. The Aft cockpit is very generous, comparable to those found on much larger yachts. The new MCY 96 makes the most of the layout concepts currently found on larger models in its class: incredible volumes are obtained positioning the master cabin forward on the main deck, and as many as four guest cabins, all equally sized, located on the lower deck.
The lower deck cabins layout – of which multiple versions will be available so as to meet the needs of the various international markets on which Monte Carlo Yachts is currently present – features outstanding customisation possibilities with up to six alternative versions already engineered, and more to be elaborated upon specific request.
Simpson Marine sold the first Asia-bound MCY96 to Thailand. The yacht will arrive in Asia late 2018.
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