MCM is delighted to see the brand new 38,7m superyacht ATALANTE, as well as the all-new 35,4m DORYAN yacht on the water. MCM have acted as representatives of the owners, managing their construction. Both yachts will be showcased at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show 2015, running in September.
Superbly penned by Hoek Design, the all-aluminium neo-classic sailing yacht ATALANTE is a beautiful Truly Classic 127 vessel, built by Claasen Shipyards to MCA LY2 regulations. Thanks to her traditional looks as well as optimised performance, she is perfect for Spirit of Tradition or Superyacht Cup type regattas alike.
MCM’s Nigel Ingram comments: “At MCM we were particularly happy to be working again with this very experienced Owner – indeed the entire build team for this project worked together on his previous yacht just a few years ago.”
Finished in bright red metallic paint, superyacht DORYAN is a majestic 35,4-metre performance cruiser, built in composite by Baltic Yachts to a design by Nauta Design, with naval architecture by judel/vrolijk. An elegant fixed bimini, complementing the wraparound deckhouse windows, protects the generous cockpit, while forward there is an amazing sun bathing area. Her lifting keel is perfect for fast ocean passages, long-term living comfort, as well as lazy days in idyllic anchorages.
Nigel Ingram says: “It was a pleasure to work with Baltic Yachts again for a demanding owner, the end result being a high performance but easy to handle cruiser.”
Meanwhile, other MCM yachts continue to thrive:
Built by Vitters, the 58-metre luxury yacht MARIE has become the overall winner of the Superyacht Cup Palma 2015, with three straight firsts. MCM’s Peter Wilson, who was aboard this striking ketch, comments: “The racing team was made up of 20 or so ‘regulars’ who have been the core of the group for the last couple of years, complemented by Marie’s rightly proud owners and friends. As a result of that continuity and consistency, we enjoyed smooth manoeuvres, good helmsmanship, tactics, navigation and excellent teamwork in every race – coupled with race courses that suited us well while the weather Gods smiled on us. It is always terrific to be part of such a tight-knit and well-oiled machine, especially as MCM managed the construction and manages the yacht on an on-going basis.”
The recently concluded J-Class Falmouth Regatta was marked by a huge success of superyacht LIONHEART. MCM’s Nigel Ingram says: “Going into the final race two points covered the three J-Class yachts and all was to play for. Falmouth had already dished up the full range of sailing conditions for the regatta but saved the best for last – good breeze and bright sunshine enjoyed by the huge crowds of spectators on and off the water. Needing to win the last race Lionheart clawed her way into the lead at the first mark and from then on held her slim advantage despite all of the excitement close behind. A hard earned race win for Lionheart and well-deserved overall regatta victory.”
Luxury sailing yacht LIONHEART is managed by MCM with additional overseeing of the race program, including vessel’s development and crew, by Nigel Ingram.