McConaghy Boats - Pushing the Boundaries
McConaghy’s range of luxury multihulls first turned heads in 2016 with the launch of their first model, the MC50. Since then, the range has expanded ten-fold, and the order book along with it. We spoke to Mark Evans, Managing Director of the McConaghy Shipyard, to find out what sets these cats apart from the pack and take a closer look at the MC75.
“The McConaghy Multihulls draw on McConaghy’s 55 years of yacht building experience. We applied the expertise gained from the performance race boat market and our custom superyacht builds, and created a lightweight, luxury cruising catamaran – which has quickly grown to an entire line of models, ranging in size from 52 to 115 feet,” explains Evans.
Bridging a gap between the smaller, production yacht market and full-custom superyacht builds, is McConaghy’s MC75. “The MC75 was a hit from day one. At this size, there is enormous scope for an owner to adapt and customise the interior layout and design to suit their specific needs, and whilst there is a crew cabin detailed in the configuration, the boat remains a manageable size for an owner and friends/family.”
Performing with an effortless grace even in light airs, the MC75 provides smooth sailing prowess with stability and enviable speed. In 20kts of wind at 110 true wind angle, the MC75 is predicted to reach 21kts of boat speed with a code zero sail.
The interior of the MC75 has a particularly apartment-like feel with an architectural personality. The sophisticated environment offers a fantastic visual connection with the sea and great care has been taken to incorporate all interior essentials and amenities in the most aesthetic and functional way possible.
Fully retractable windows and floor-to-ceiling glass create the perception of freedom, with an infinite amount of visual space and an enhanced, symbiotic relationship between inside and out. Within, internal volume has been maximised and every space configured with distinct purpose in a layout that dispels all preconceptions of yacht interiors.
The MC75 features a huge saloon lounge with a dining area and walk-around bar, a spacious aft deck with sofas and al fresco dining space, and cushioned sun pads forward of the superstructure. There are five versatile seaward-facing berths, all en suite, as well as a crew cabin – adjacent to the galley in the port hull.
With small production runs, McConaghy’s focus on quality control and their close working relationship with the client, delivers all the benefits of a full-custom build yet affords the confidence of a proven hull design and for a fraction of the cost.
Evans points out: “The general arrangement of any McConaghy Multihull can be configured to specifically suit each client’s requirements. Some clients like to have a master suite on the main deck, while others request fewer but larger guest suites and some place greater emphasis on crew accommodation and layout versatility.” All models in the McConaghy Multihull range are offered with turnkey interior solutions, or they can be fully customised to suit individual tastes and preferences.
Whether you’re an experienced multihull sailor or new to the genre, and whether you seek blue water adventures or coastal cruising with friends and family, these innovative multihulls offer impressive sailing performance in a stylish and luxurious package.
The MC52, MC62, MC63p, MC68, MC75, MC82p, MC100 and MC115 each feature clean lines, apartment-style living and overall, an open and modern dynamic that simultaneously enables more comfortable cruising and better performance. The McConaghy Multihull range has the Bureau Veritas classification for blue water sailing – the highest global rating.
McConaghy currently has eight multihulls in build, and the first MC75 is scheduled for delivery in November 2022.