Monte Carlo Yachts to launch a new 65

Monte Carlo Yachts 65 will have four cabins and strong performance

After the success of last year’s 76, Monte Carlo Yachts will be looking for similar plaudits with the new 65 to be launched at September’s Cannes Boat Show.

The 65 will have four cabins, three of which will be ensuite and the master cabin amidships will, according to the yard, be the largest in its class. There is also a twin-berth crew cabin aft with its own toilet and shower facilities.

Monte Carlo Yachts 65 master cabin

The interior décor is dominated by walnut and grey oak whilst brown and grey leather inserts should ensure the feel is suitably luxurious.

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The designers are conscious of making the main saloon and cockpit as sociable as possible and to that end have installed the galley just inside the cockpit doors.

It is the perfect location for the cook to easily serve the three main entertaining areas – the saloon, cockpit and flybridge.

Monte Carlo Yachts 65 lower deck layout

The saloon has two lounging areas, one opposite the galley and another adjacent to the internal helm which is ideal for those on board to keep the skipper company when the weather closes in.

From the helm seat there is a side door which leads out on to the side deck and forward to the Portuguese bridge.

From there a sunken walkway runs beneath the twin sunpads at the bow to the anchor locker, very much a feature that you only expect on much larger boats.

The flybridge, which is protected at all times by that chunky T-top and its integrated radar arch, is dominated by a swath of U-shaped seating with a small bench to port, next to the helm which has enough room for two people to sit.

Propulsion comes from a pair of MAN 1000hp V8s which Monte Carlo Yachts reckon will see the 65 up to a top speed of 31 knots with a cruising speed of anywhere between 22 and 27 knots.

The 76 was a first foray in to this market by Monte Carlo Yachts’ owners

Bénéteau and the boat picked up the award for Flybridge over 55ft at

last year’s Motor Boat of the Year Awards. So expectations are understandably high for

this new project.

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