McConaughy Boats - Meet the McConaughy MC68
The McConaghy Multihulls feature clean lines, apartment-style living and, overall, an open and modern dynamic that simultaneously enables more comfortable cruising and better performance; a feat not yet achieved in any other line of multihull.
We spoke to McConaghy CEO Mark Evans to learn more about the MC68 – one the most popular model is the McConaghy multihull series.
“The MC68 shares the same progressive exterior lines as the rest of the McConaghy range, but boasts an additional crew cabin and numerous optional upgrades that can transform this 68-foot cruising cat into a pocket superyacht,” explains Evans. “The boat has an extended aft deck compared to its smaller sister, and flybridge upgrade options allow an owner to make the most of these spaces and add their personal touch.”
The MC68 offers increased interior volume, enhanced performance, and impressive capabilities for spending long periods at sea. “We find that owners are wanting to spend more and more time aboard their boats – with AV/IT infrastructure providing the ability to work from anywhere, and space to accommodate a family onboard, the MC68 becomes a home away from home,” comments Evans.
The MC68’s accommodation arrangement offers three guest cabins and one crew cabin as standard. A four-cabin layout (all en suite) is also an option, as is a five-cabin layout, which is ideal for a boat that will run with a live-aboard crew or be offered for charter.
The MC68’s wide saloon offers a versatile and spacious living area that, with large windows running the full length of the hulls and retractable glass doors aft, is exceptionally light and provides fantastic views. The galley is arranged open-plan to this area, which creates an apartment-like feel, and this highly convivial space is particularly well suited to spending quality time with friends and family.
Interior styling comes from m2atelier, an international studio with a wide range of architectural and interior design projects in residential, fashion retail and yacht design. They identified home comforts as a fundamental feature for the yacht and, as a result, the interior takes on a particularly apartment-like feel with a more 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.
“The general arrangement can be configured to specifically suit client requirements, and we encourage clients to tweak the layout to their own needs – this is production boat building with full custom capability,” highlights Evans.
As with all McConaghy Multihulls, the MC68 has dual helm positions on the flybridge, allowing for the greatest sight lines forward as well as an elevated position that aids more difficult in-port manoeuvres. There’s wrapround lounge seating to aft, and an optional hard-top bimini to provide protection from the elements.
As the catamaran’s stern, a hydraulic lift platform nestled between the port and starboard hulls allows for easy deployment and stowage of the tender, as well as providing direct access to and from the water.
The MC68 benefits from a carefully considered use of carbon fibre that sees her precise hull forms achieve an optimum strength to weight ratio. Under full sail, in a medium breeze, the MC68 points upwind with confidence, performing like a monohull. Off the breeze she will be simply exhilarating.
McConaghy confirm that they currently have two MC68’s in build and a third on order.