April 24, 2011


Mc Conaghy boats is currently building the MC²60 luxury catamaran due to be launched in 2012.

Press Release :

REDEFINING SPEED, LUXURY AND ELEGANCE - Mona Vale, NSW Australia, 05th April 2011.

McConaghy, the Australian boatbuilder, has teamed up with racing multihull specialist Bañuls Design to launch a new range of semi-custom high-performance catamarans that will set new standards of build quality, luxury and performance.

Named MC² (referring to McConaghy Catamarans and the two hulls), the range will start with the MC²60, which represents the next generation of composite, high-performance luxury catamarans.

Mc Conaghy, a custom yachts specialist, is behind some of the world’s fastest and most successful racing yachts (Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats, ICAP Leopard).
The designer, Renaud Bañuls, gained his experience in multihull design during his 10 years career at VPLP where he was instrumental in the design of the America’s Cup winner BMW Oracle and the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V.

Hull #1 of this speed catamaran will be delivered in September 2012, redefining speed as the real luxury on a sailing catamaran.

Raphaël Blot, Manager of the new luxury catamaran range comments: 'The term "high-performance catamaran" is frequently overused. Many supposedly fast sailing catamarans are in reality too heavy to sail fast, as weight is the enemy onboard a multihull. They reach double-digit speed in quite specific conditions - such as 20 knots of wind on the beam - but beyond this are otherwise quite slow. At just nine tons displacement the MC²60 is substantially lighter than existing 55-60 ft cruising catamarans, which means the MC²60 will be a fast catamaran even in light wind conditions and upwind.'

The MC²60 is NOT a stripped out racer. Displaying an open space minimalist design without sacrificing comfort, the MC²60 is a luxury cat that offers four cabins in its standard design, and to accommodate individual needs this innovative fast cruising catamaran is offered on a semi-custom basis.

This fast cat has been designed to be easily sailed shorthanded and maintained without a full time crew, yet is large enough for comfortable day sailing and extended cruising.

By applying the most innovative race-inspired design, engineering and building techniques to high-tech composites, McConaghy delivers a top-end boat that embodies the cutting edge of performance. The MC²60 sets new standards in construction, speed, luxury and design. With its sleek shape and race-inspired reverse bows, this ultimate catamaran oozes elegance.

The MC²60. Outclassing all its competition - redefining speed, luxury and elegance.

The MC²60 will be presented simultaneously at the international multihull boatshow in La Grande Motte – France and the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show on 14-17th April 2011.

The virtual tour of the MC²60 is a available here.

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