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Monte Carlo Yachts Skylounge (2020-)



Brief Summary

Monte Carlo Yachts has created an enclosed flybridge for its 66, 70, 76, and 80-foot models, known as the Skylounge. Skylounge models gain entertainment space in the main deck salon by eliminating the lower helm without sacrificing much on the flybridge. While each model is unique in how the space can be utilized, we can give an idea based on our previous inspection of the MCY 70.

Captain's Report

Editor's Report by Capt. Peter d'Anjou 

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The Monte Carlo Yachts Skylounge models.

Monte Carlo Yachts has new flybridge models for 2020: the 66, 70, 76, and 80. BoatTEST has already tested the 70 and 76. During our tests we were made aware of the company’s intention to produce these yachts with an optional enclosed flybridge known as the Skylounge. One advantage of the Skylounge is the elimination of the lower helm in the salon thus providing more entertainment space. We are getting a first look at the Skylounge editions for these yachts.

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This is the Monte Carlo Yachts 70 Skylounge with the enclosed flybridge.
 
open flybridge
This is the Monte Carlo Yachts 70’s standard edition with the open flybridge.

deck plan
deckplan

The MCY 70 open flybridge (bottom) vs. the Skylounge model (above) has the stairs moved from the aft deck to inside the salon. The outdoor grill is also moved inside as a refreshment center. And finally, the helm has been moved from the port side to a midship position.

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main deck plan

The main deck salon has gained a lot of entertainment space in the Skylounge version, shown at top, with a dedicated dining area replacing the helm location. The inside stair to the flybridge works since there was already a private stair to the master on the lower accommodation deck. The Skylounge version on top also gained enough space for a day head in the salon.
sunroof
All is not lost for fresh air enthusiasts as the sunroof found on the open flybridge model will be mimicked on the Skylounge version as well.

Observations

The Skylounge concept is a relatively inexpensive way to gain space and functionality when compared to buying a bigger hull. The first model of the new Monte Carlo Yachts Collection, the MCY 70 Skylounge, will be presented as a premier at the Miami Yacht Show 2020 in February.

Customization is the key word with these yachts, and for that reason, no two that we’ve seen are the same. We are enthusiastic to see the variations that owners choose with the additional space provided across the new Skylounge fleet.