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Monte Carlo Yachts 76 (2020-)

w/ 2 x 1400-hp MAN V12



Brief Summary

The Monte Carlo Yachts 76 is a semi-custom four-stateroom yacht that offers a lot of choices for each owner to customize. The 75’7” (23.03 m) LOA yacht we are reviewing was custom-finished to its European owner’s wishes. She is of a size that an owner/operator could command her and large enough to be comfortable anywhere aboard.

Key Features

  • Four staterooms with ensuites
  • Twin MAN 1400-hp V-12 engines
  • Full-beam master amidships
  • Full-sized appliances in galley

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
600 7.5 6.5 1.9 3.9 3.4 4593 3993.7 59
1000 11.5 10 15.2 0.8 0.7 896 779.3 58
1250 13.6 11.8 30.1 0.5 0.4 535 464.9 62
1500 15.8 13.7 50.2 0.3 0.3 374 325.2 62
1750 20.2 17.5 76.9 0.3 0.2 311 270.8 67
2000 24.3 21.1 107.9 0.2 0.2 268 232.7 67
2200 27.6 24 131.4 0.2 0.2 249 216.6 68
2300 29.5 25.7 141.3 0.2 0.2 248 215.7 68

Specifications

Length Overall 75’8”
23.06 m
Beam 18' 10"
5.74 m
Dry Weight 114,640 lbs.
51,999 kg
Tested Weight 121,745 lbs.
55,223 kg
Draft 6’1”
1.85 m
Fuel Capacity 1,320 gal.
4,997 kg
Water Capacity 264 gal.<br> 999 L
Total Weight 121,745 lbs.
55,223 kg

Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane N/A
0 to 30 N/A
Ratio N/A
Props 88mm 4 blade
Load 4 persons, 2/3 fuel, 4/9 water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 68 deg., 45 humid; wind: 0 mph; seas: 0

Engine Options

Tested Engine 2 x 1400-hp MAN V12
Std. Power
Opt. Power

Captain's Report

Captain’s Report by Capt. Peter d’Anjou

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The “second generation” of the 76 is an exciting development for Monte Carlo Yachts and builds on the company’s DNA and innovation.

Mission

Monte Carlo Yachts was established in 2008 and their very first model was the 76. This “second generation” redesign is focused on expanding livable spaces and making it brighter, with a mission of providing for a direct and more evocative relationship with the outside world and the ocean. Every one of the Monte Carlo Yachts 76s are semi-custom built because it is built around the dreams of its owner.

Distinguishing Features

  • Carbon-fiber hardtop with perimeter supports

Major Features

  • Largest flybridge in class
  • Single-level master stateroom
  • CE Category-A (offshore) certified
  • Swim platform with possible tender garage

Design

main deck layout
main deck
main deck

The flybridge is among the largest in class and boasts an outdoor galley. The main deck has three distinct dining areas. The lower level has a full-beam master stateroom on a level deck with 6’7” (2.00 m) of overhead space, plus room for family and friends.

Interior and exterior design is by the Nuvolari Lenard Studio. Carl Nuvolari and Dan Lenard are well-known yacht designers who have been designing for Monte Carlo Yachts since its inception in 2008. They remain the firm’s exclusive designers. 

With backing from Groupe Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts has embarked on a revision of the 66, 70, and now 76-footers in their stable. The “second generation” yachts all have similar design objectives: larger windows to create more light and to provide more volume both inside and out for entertainment areas.

Construction

award

Monte Carlo Yachts pushes the envelope in construction as well as design. Building on their belief that there is no form without function, Monte Carlo Yachts' construction techniques have caught the attention of the industry.

Monte Carlo Yachts are built in Monfalcone, Italy. The 45,000 sq. m facility utilizes many airline industry techniques, such as aluminum grid supports and modular assembly.

Fiberglass parts are made with a resin-infusion process. Kevlar, carbon-fiber, steel, and aluminum reinforcements are added to keep weight down and enhance structural integrity.

At Monte Carlo Yachts, they build three distinct modules, the deck, hull, and interior. Other builders do this too, but at Monte Carlo Yachts each module is 100% complete before final assembly. To do this, the interior module is built on its own internal skeleton.

liner

The interior liner has a skeleton that allows designers to modularize sections of the interior and thus make customizations to a specific area without affecting the entire build. Here the completed interior is about to be lowered into the hull.

paint

Monte Carlo Yachts paints their yachts in a heated facility that allows them to post cure both composite and paint processes.

Performance

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The secure feeling we got from the Monte Carlo Yachts 76’s performance and handling could be summarized by strong, straight, far, and relatively fast at 25.7 knots WOT.

The Monte Carlo Yachts 76 has a LOA of 75’8” (23.06 m), a beam of 18’10” (5.74 m), and a draft of 6’1” (1.85 m). With an empty weight of 114,640 lbs. (51,999 kg), 68 percent fuel, 44 percent water and four people onboard, we estimated our test weight at 121,745 lbs. (55,223 kg).  

running

The Monte Carlo Yachts 76 parts the seas, casting aside spray for a dry ride.

With twin 1400-hp MAN V-12 engines powering our test boat, we reached a top speed of 25.7 knots at 2300 rpm. That speed translated into .2 nmpg and that stayed constant right down to 1750 rpm and 17.5 knots. At that speed, the 76.9 gph fuel burn worked out to a range of 270.8 nm. If distance is the goal, drop her down further to 1000 rpm and 10 knots. That produces 15.2 gph for .7 nmpg and a range of 779.3 nm. All of this, of course, while still holding back a 10-percent reserve of the boats 1,320-gallon (5,000 L) total fuel capacity. 

Sound at the lower helm was an unbelievably low 59 dBa at idle (600 rpm). It rose to conversation levels of 67 decibals at 17.5 knots and 1750 rpm, and topped out at 68 decibels at WOT of 2300 rpms and 25.9 knots.

Handling

running

Fairly level cornering at speed was observed during our tests.

waves

In fairly flat conditions, the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 pulls a powerful lot of water in her wake.

As for handling, she has the responsiveness of the large yacht she is, so nothing happens fast, nor should it. She stays level in turns and the minimal sea conditions we had on test day showed no surprising features. 

Boat Inspection

Flybridge

flybridge

The expansive flybridge has distinct zones with sunning area aft, al fresco dining with outdoor grill in the middle, and the upper helm forward.

The flying bridge is huge and frankly is one of the best-selling points of the boat as it’s among the largest in class in terms of surface area. To starboard is an outdoor galley with an electric grill and refrigeration just beneath.  Across is the main gathering area, which includes a settee behind  double tables of solid teak. They’re easily expandable with the addition of a center section, also solid teak. Forward and to starboard is a settee wrapping around another solid teak table on a high-low pedestal. And aft is a large open sundeck. Let’s take a closer look at each of these areas. 

tables

Captain Steve mounts the stairs to the flybridge. Note the large carbon-fiber “name-plate” supports for the hardtop.

Adjacent to the grill is a covered sink. Storage is below the open food prep area. Alongside are doors hiding a trash receptacle and a refrigerator. The finish on the outdoor galley is gloss-lacquered wood with stylized detail work. 

The settee is U-shaped and can accommodate eight adults. Rails are to the insides of the two tables and serve as the support for the center addition which has dedicated storage under the aft seat. Both tables are on high-low pedestals and are electrically activated, together in this case, separately is optional. 

storage

Dedicated storage for the table insert is below the settee.

The seat fully forward has a flip seatback to allow for even more occupants. The forward settee allows occupants to not only accompany the operator alongside, but also enjoy the same views. The table can be lowered to form a sunning area.

flybridge helm

The flybridge helm has companion seating area alongside.

The teak decking continues out to the sundeck which clearly is large enough to be populated with furniture. A surrounding toe rail has variable height but the stainless safety rails top out at 35” (88.90 cm). 

toe rail

The toe rail around the aft end of the flybridge has courtesy lights in the base and the gates in the rail we assume will accommodate a passerelle.

sun roof

The large carbon top with its sunroof has a support system that eliminates the need for a center post, opening visibility.

New for this model is the introduction of the lateral structure supporting the hardtop 7’ (2.13m) off the deck. It’s a result of the lessons learned from the 105 and 96 and eliminates the need for a center support that really intrudes on the usable space under the overhead. Now we have a full 360-degrees of view in addition to the added space. It’s full carbon fiber so strength is not an issue. All supports are stainless with the exception of the two carbon fiber-stylized uprights aft. And 12’9” x 7’6” (3.89 m x 2.29 m), the opening sunroof allows the ability to let the sunshine in when desired. And it operates surprisingly quickly.   

Upper Helm

upper helm

As part of the theme on the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 to open views, the vertical section of the upper helm, the part with the MFDs, drops down into the helm console to provide an unobstructed view when not in use.

The flying bridge helm is portside-mounted and embraces the glass dash concept with two 16” (40.64 cm) multi-function displays flanking a recessed and center mounted compass, directly in line with the operating position. A tri-data display and autopilot are just below. And to the sides are the engine displays, all on a panel that retracts into the console. An enclosed compartment to the left houses the electrical switches. Bow and stern thruster sticks, and the engine controls flank the wheel which is mounted to a fixed base. Another enclosed compartment to the right houses storage. 

stereo

A Fusion stereo head is below and to the right of the leather-wrapped wheel.

upper helm

The upper helm has a windscreen supported by stainless-steel framing.

helm seat

The upper helm seat is a fixed position bench seat with seat back bolster that flips forward to expand seating for the flybridge dining tables.

flybridge stairs

Now let’s transition down the stairs from the flybridge to the aft deck.

Aft Deck

aft seats

The overhang from the flybridge protects the aft deck seating. Stairs from the flybridge are on the right.

The entertainment area on the aft deck has a solid teak table on an electrically adjustable pedestal. A sofa is just behind and movable deck chairs make up the rest of the seating that at, 5’11” x 41” (1.80 m x 104.14 cm), accommodates six. 

All decking is teak with the space measuring 14’ (4.27 m) wide and 5’ (1.52 m) deep at its narrowest point ahead of the stairs to the flying bridge. Overhead the deck is protected by the extended flying bridge, 6’10” (2.08 m) off the deck. 

settee

Line handling equipment is behind the settee to each side.

At the port and starboard sides of the aft deck, there are large cleats behind heavy-duty rollers mounted in stainless-steel and integrated into the caprails. A warping winch is alongside with a foot control at deck level. Excess line storage is under a teak hatch just forward. 

aft deck

The operational aspect of the aft deck includes this warping winch and cleat, repeated on the other side. The teak covers a line locker.

panel

Below the bell is a panel that houses the aft deck's docking equipment.

Just ahead is a control station, allowing for a full view of not only the stern, but the whole port side. It includes engine controls and sticks for the bow and stern thruster, all housed in a stainless steel recess. 

thrusters

Throttles and thruster controls are mounted behind the panel of the aft deck docking station.

Side Decks

port side deck

A view up the port side deck shows the aft deck docking locker on the right and something curious. The overhead support on the left has an inset of tinted glass so the view is not completely obstructed.

The Monte Carlo Yachts 76 has a symmetrical layout with 22” (55.88 cm) wide side decks to port and starboard. They’re protected to the midship point by glass and steel fashion plates, and to where the overhead comes out 23” (58.42 cm). Rails run from 29” (73.66 cm) to a high of 40” (101.60 cm) at the midship steps. Sixteen-inch (40.64 cm) springline cleats are to both sides.

Bow

bow pad

The distinctive bow pad found on Monte Carlo Yachts is brand-specific. And the Portuguese-style bridge creates a protected way forward from the side decks to it.

The bow area continues to be a unique gathering area for Monte Carlo Yachts and on the 76, that heritage continues. Accessed from a protected Portuguese-style bridge, it features a large seating area consisting of two semi-circular settees and two pedestal tables on adjustable pedestals that can be electrically lowered and filled in with a cushion to create a sunlounge. If shade is desired, a sunscreen can be supported by carbon-fiber stanchions. 

side decks

At the forward end of the side decks is a protected Portuguese-style bridge.

bow

The bow of the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 as seen from the flybridge. Note how the carbon-fiber sunshade stanchions fit into deck sockets and each stanchion base has an LED pop-up light alongside.

insert

An insert between the tables can enlarge the dining area, or if the tables are both lowered, it can also expand the sun pad on the bow.

Ground Tackle

foredeck

The foredeck has a well behind the anchor windlass that makes it feel safe to work up here.

We step down to access the ground tackle that is on an elevated platform, significantly easing use.  A windlass is in the center of the teak platform.   

anchor

The plow anchor has a through-the-stem roller to ride on. A fire hose is in the right side locker, presumably for washing down the anchor and rode.

Access hatches to both sides are supported by gas struts, open on turn and lock latches, and lead to storage and rode access. The starboard side also includes a fire hose.  Sixteen-inch (40.64 cm) cleats are outboard and stainless rollers are nestled into chocks at the caprail.  Pop-up lighting is also provided.

Salon

salon

The salon opens wide to the aft deck with the glass doors folded out of the way.

Stainless-steel framed glass doors open triple wide, creating an opening 7’4” (1.93m) with all components sliding to starboard.  As we look at the salon, it becomes evident that the theme is clearly open space highlighted with high 6’7” (2.01m) headroom and plenty of natural light with such large windows.  This was designed as a family boat, so we have plenty of living space, a separate dining area, and a fully featured galley that is not hidden away to be accessed by crew only. 

salon

The single level salon of the MCY 76 has seating aft, galley and dining table in the middle, and the helm, piano, and access stairs to the accommodation level forward. All is surrounded by large windows.

bulwarks

This picture shows the short bulwarks below the windows that contribute to the amount of natural light. The accent lighting above the windows shows the vents in the soffits. Consistent wide oak flooring throughout unifies the space.

Salon seating begins with a sofa and lounge to port, with two freestanding seats directly across.  An area rug is to port over the oak decking.  A 50” (127.00 cm) TV drops down from the overhead.  All climate-control vents are hidden behind the whitewashed oak valances along with indirect lighting.  Decking is wide planked oak.  To starboard there’s a dining area, with a marble table that seats 6 before another massive window providing the view. 

galley

The galley’s upper cabinets are lacquer finished and reflect light. A streamlined hood fan is built in under the cabinets over the cooktop.

The dining area is to starboard of the U-shaped galley, with a marble counter matching the dining table.  A single basin sink has an integrated dish drying area alongside.  Then there’s a four-burner induction cooktop alongside, all beneath another large window. 

refrigerator

The galley fridge has a retaining lock for the door seen near the counter on the stylized side of the fridge.

Ahead is a stylized front to the refrigerator that we’ll see repeated elsewhere.  A vent is just above with storage solutions over that.  Across is more storage, this time with locking sliding shelves that hold cutlery and tableware secure. 

storage shelves

Galley storage shelves slide out for convenience and lock in place when not in use.

At the end of the galley is a dishwasher. There’s also a convection microwave and a trash compactor. 

piano

Tucked between the lower helm and the salon stairs to the accommodation deck is a piano, an obvious customer request.

Lower Helm

helm

The stylized lower helm has a leather brow over the MFDs with the Raymarine autopilot on the left and the tri-data display on the right.

The lower helm is also situated to port with twin 18” (45.72 cm) displays flanked by the multi-data display and the autopilot.  The compass is just above the upholstered dash.  Below are the windlass control, spotlight control, the trim tab control panel, and an engine display.  Further down is the control for the forward displays that we’d like to see accessible from the seated position, then the engine controls.  To the left are the thruster controls and the electrical switches.

ignition keys

The two ignition keys slide together magnetically to create a handy single fob for carrying them about.

The ignitions both have mag switches that when removed, clip together. Drop them into position to activate the ignition panels. The wheel is mounted to a raised mount with a fixed base. 

helm seat

The seat is 44” (111.76 cm) wide with flip bolster and footrest.  It’s mounted to an electrically-activted base allowing for height adjustments.

bolster

With the helm chair’s bolster up, it is easy to access the flip down footrest.

windshield

Windshield mullions connect the large center span to the curved corners.

Visibility is through a three-piece windshield, with the center section measuring 9’2” (2.80m) x 3’5” (1.04m).   A 10” (25.40 cm) brow just above serves to knock down glare. 

electrical panel

Just alongside the lower helm station is a console housing the main electrical panel. AC is on Capt. Steve’s left, DC on his right.

side door

A nice feature is the side door providing access to the starboard side deck.  It also makes for a quick escape off the bow to the cabins below.

Accommodation Decks

companionway

A companionway to the accommodation deck is forward and to starboard in the salon.

Now let’s go down and take a look at the accommodations level where we have three ensuite staterooms, plus a full beam master - we’ll start with the master.

landing

The landing at the bottom of the stairs shows the master from the perspective of the passageway between the guest cabins.

Master Stateroom

hull windows

The smaller circles in the hull side windows are functioning portholes that can be open for ventilation. Note the soffit above the windows with A/C vents and accent lighting.

The master is full beam and flanked by the hull side windows that have come to define the brand.  And with this generation they’re larger, allowing more natural light in, and include two opening ports.  Ceiling height is 6’7” (2.01m) and climate control vents are over the soffits. 

headboard

The fabric headboard in the master is flanked by curved lacquered decor.

The centerline mounted berth measures 76” x 68” (193.04 x 172.72 cm). The doors have leather stitched inlays. The headboard is flanked by the stylized lacquered wood we saw on the main deck.  Patterned material is used for the headboard itself.  

sofa

To port is a 78” (198.12 cm) sofa with storage under the wings.

desk

The combination of wood, marble, and leather surfaces on the desk is indicative of the many textures found throughout.

To starboard is a desk with drawers to left and right. The surface is stitched leather over marble.  The base is lacquered wood and whitewashed oak.  The drawers have leather handles. A 42” (106.68 cm) TV is mounted to the forward bulkhead with the entertainment components just below. 

compartment

Captain Steve opens the entertainment compartment below the TV. The wood finish with leather handles hide electronics.

closet

Alongside the berth to starboard is a walk-in closet with a mirror-backed door.

Master Ensuite

closet

Enter the ensuite through the walk-in closet.

head

The mirror behind the vessel sink adds light and a feeling of even more size to the ensuite.

The walk-in closet also serves as the entry to the master head.  This features a bright layout that includes a patterned vessel sink atop a granite counter. Granite decking leads to the glass enclosed walk-in shower that includes an opening port for ventilation. There’s an overhead rain shower along with a vertical row of high-pressure nozzles and a handheld wand.  Recessed shelves hold product and a seat is provided as well.

mirror

A full-length mirror supports a heated towel rack just outside the shower door.

passageway

From the master we’re looking forward along the passageway and the other guest cabins all the way forward into the VIP suite.

Guest Stateroom 1

 

guest room

Back out to the main corridor, we move forward to our first guest stateroom just to port. It features twin berths 79” x 29” (200.66 x 73.66 cm) separated by 13” (33.02 cm) with a nightstand between. A mirror is on the aft bulkhead. Headroom varies from 6’11” (2.11 m) to 6’9” (2.06 m) as we step down between the berths and 5’11” (1.80 m) over the head of the berths. Two opening ports provide natural light and climate control vents are above.

shelves

Lighted storage is in the closet with the mirrored door back.

A full-height closet is forward. Just ahead of that is the ensuite which also includes another door to the companionway, allowing it to serve as a day head.

ensuite

From the foot of the twin bunks in the guest cabin, the ensuite is visible beyond the leather-lined entrance door to the cabin.

guest room

The guest ensuite has a tile-lined wet head beyond the glass partition.

Guest Stateroom 2

guest cabin

The second guest cabin is fitted with a single berth and private ensuite.

Continuing ahead to the opposite side, we come to the second guest stateroom.  This is essentially the same size as the first guest cabin, but features a single 78” x 59” (198.12  x 149.86 cm) berth instead of twin bunks. The headroom is 6’7” (2.01 m).

guest cabin

The second guest cabin has a full-length storage closet behind the bulkhead with the TV on it, and its own private ensuite.

head

This ensuite has a separate tile-lined marble-floored shower stall with rainhead.

VIP Stateroom

vip stateroom

The VIP island berth has built-in bookcases by the headboard and hull side windows to either side.

The VIP suite is laid out as a 79” x 59” (200.66 cm x 149.86 cm) island berth with access to both sides and flanked by hull side windows. Headroom is 6’7” (2.01 m).

Storage is in cabinets to the sides of the berth, bookshelves to either side of the headboard, drawer storage under the berth, and hanging lockers abaft the windows. 

bed storage

Storage space abounds in the VIP suite with drawer storage under the berth.

hanging lockers

Dual full length hanging lockers flank the VIP berth.

basin

The head is just to port as we enter the VIP suite.

vip shower

The VIP shower stall with marble floor, tiled surround, bench seat, opening port, and rainshower fixture has the same features as others aboard but the décor for each is unique.

Crew Quarters

door

This watertight door leading from the starboard side deck accesses the stairwell to the crew quarters.

The crew quarters, in this case designed to accommodate a single crewmember, has a galley space to starboard, a head, and a private captain’s cabin. 

crew space

The crew space has a galley by the portlight that is on the boat’s starboard side. The door to the crew head is on the left; the door into the engine room is on the right (aft).

crew galley

The crew galley appliances includes the cooktop, exhaust fan under the lacquered upper cabinets, a refrigerator, and a combo washer/dryer behind a lower cabinet.

crew head

The crew head has a glass door to isolate the vanity from the wet head.

single berth

The single berth in the crew space was the preferred setup designated by the owner.

Engine Room

engine room

Captain Steve enters the engine room of the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 from the crew quarters forward.

entrance

Here’s the watertight entrance from the stern swim platform to the engine room.

The engine room can be accessed from the swim platform, via the lazarette or through the crew quarters. The operative word here is space - lots of it. There’s 6’10” (2.08 m) of clearance up to the LED-lighted overhead and 27” (68.58 cm) between the rails surrounding the twin 1400-hp MAN V-12 engines. 

engine

An engine option for twin 1550-hp MAN diesels is available and estimated to give the boat about 30 knot of speed.

The engines turn easily accessible straight shafts. The exhaust risers are well-supported and gleaming, but we’d like to see them wrapped with insulation. Dual 55 kW generators are to the outboard sides. The air handling system is behind the port genset. Hydraulics are to starboard. The electrical switching panels are on the forward bulkhead. The fuel tank is integrated into the hull and actually serves as a structural component in and of itself. 

lazarette

The roomy lazarette behind the engine room is used for sea strainers, fuel filters, watermaker and the tie rod for the steering gear (green arrow).

Just behind is a bulkhead that separates the engine room from the lazarette, that in this case, is dedicated to mechanical storage. For a garage option, the bulkhead is moved forward to accommodate tenders and water toys, and the transom opens garage-door style. 

swim platform

The swim platform is the most likely way to board the Monte Carlo Yachts 76. The beam-width, 5’7” (1.70 m) deep, swim platform could be made hydraulic for a Williams jet boat tender.

Equipment Discussion

enclosed design

An enclosed flybridge design could allow clients to customize their yachts even further.

Monte Carlo Yachts has plans for an enclosed flybridge version of the 76 in the not too distant future, and to be clear, we’re not talking roll up isinglass… We mean fully enclosed with glass and climate control so that could mean the possibility of eliminating the protected helm below, and open the salon up to more living space. 

We’ve conducted inspections on both the second generation 70 and 76 to date, and while the boats certainly look related, it is remarkable how the builders can modify layouts and finishes to suit the owners.

Price

Contact your Monte Carlo Yachts dealer for specifics, but expect the price to be north of $3M U.S.

Optional Equipment to Consider

Upgrade to twin 1550-hp MAN V-12 diesels.

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Expect space, light, and luxurious details on the Monte Carlo Yachts 76.

Observations

Customization is the key word with this yacht, and for that reason, no two that we’ve seen are the same. Nor should they be. Prospective buyers should be prepared to spend a lot of time going over the myriad of details that will make their yacht truly their own. And that’s a large part of the attraction to owning a yacht such as this. 

Monte Carlo Yachts has certainly met their design goals with more space, more light, and more choices, creating an elegant home-away-from-home for extended stays.

Aside from being so well-mannered underway, the Monte Carlo Yachts 76 is a remarkably comfortable boat for entertaining.