In front of a blank sheet, the first question to ask is about functionality. If a boat is beautiful because it sails, then it has to have naval attributes. The shipyard shared our philosophy in full. And actually, if truth be told, this approach was already present in the brief. No objection when, straight off, we made it clear that the boat we had in mind wouldn’t have rectangular scenic windows and wouldn’t try to convey an idea of streamlining inspired by the automotive sector. We didn’t want to design houses made to be moored in a harbour, or cars that go in the water, we wanted to make a yacht that was beautiful to use and had a strong personality.
An intent that can be seen both at the global level and in the details. In the deck layout and in the porthole design. In the high, flared bow and in the supports of the aft part of the flybridge, perhaps the stylistic feature that best represents the design concept of Monte Carlo Yachts: a classic element present on “navettes”, but also very modern because of the steel glass of which it is made.
It’s the boat that an owner has always dreamed of seeing, of an indefinable type, especially because it is far removed from the stylistic constraints that have dominated the past few decades.
We worked with the mission of doing new things, not repeating previous experiences. That’s why when people look at a Monte Carlo Yachts model, they will see a handsome boat that gives a feeling of security and beauty at the same time. The feeling of being able to go, being able to sail. A boat with a Mediterranean style, “naturally” refined, that we don’t want or have to define as minimalist. Let’s talk about simplicity instead: a word that’s newer and less abused.