Monte Carlo Has a New Flagship Yacht, and It Is a Spacious Stunner
After a year of anticipation, the Monte Carlo 105 G launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival to high acclaim—living up to and even exceeding the hype surrounding it. The yacht has become the new flagship for Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY), boasting one of the most elegant, spacious interiors in the 100-foot range—embellished with decor from Hermès and Armani, and custom furniture from Poltrona Frau. Its sporty profile—in keeping with its smaller siblings—is distinguished by concentric curves that give the exterior a sculpted look. But its metallic-gray color keeps it from appearing too flashy.
Designed in close consultation with its Chinese owner, the yacht’s interior exhibits a contemporary flair. The saloon mingles distressed-teak flooring with distressed-gray-oak walls. The woods have not been artificially treated or finished—preserving an authentic, natural aesthetic. Leather and marble accents are used sparingly throughout the space and the rest of the interior. The overall impression is one of space and light, enhanced by large floor-to-ceiling windows. This sense of space extends down backlit alabaster stairs to the 484-square-foot master suite, easily the largest in its class.
The secret behind the new MCY 105’s voluminous interior is its construction processes—taken from the automotive and aviation industries—that allow the Italian yard to build to precise tolerances reportedly never before seen in the yacht industry. This translates to extra square footage throughout the yacht. For instance, the 753-square-foot flybridge is comparable in size to that seen on 125-foot superyachts. Its space features a carbon-fiber hard top with a large opening in the center, two round tables for dining, and an outdoor grill and bar. At the aft end, two large lounges sit in the sunshine.
Inside, the split-level master suite at the bow is more like a spacious apartment than a cabin, with the upper-level bed illuminated by a broad skylight. Brushed-gray-oak surfaces are paired with nubuck and African leathers inlaid with bronze. Again, the impression is tasteful, subtle, and elegant.
The bathroom suite is divided by a fabric panel, instead of a solid wall, providing privacy without impeding the sense of openness. Warm-brown Tabaco Wave, a natural stone from Brazil, covers the floor and shower walls. The stonework is framed by white Carrara-marble stripes, lending an interesting striped ambience to the area. Enclosed toilets are divided by a large his and her sink.
MCY did not skimp on the three other staterooms either. The full-beam VIP cabin measures 333 square feet—as large as master suites found on other, larger yachts. One twin-bed cabin, another with triple bunks, and quarters for five crew members (accessed via a separate entrance) comprise the rest of the lower deck.
In addition to its lavish interiors and sculpted exteriors, the beauty of the MCY 105 is its short, 6-month build time, made possible by its advanced construction methods. This approach allows the company to produce precisely built, highly customized superyachts in about half the time it would take other shipyards to turn out a production yacht of this size. (montecarloyachts.it)