Photography by MCP Yachts
17 October 2019
MCP Yachts engineers, Damien Chaves and Manoel Chaves said their motivation as two sailors passionate about the sea, is “the creation of a concept of a maintainable yacht, that can provide comfort and safety for navigation at sea, anywhere on the planet”.
The Global Exp 66, developed by Team MCP, unites all these features: comfort, sophistication and safety of an MCP yacht with the spirit of adventurous sailors.
The aluminium hull (alloy 5083 – material certified by Lloyd’s Register) is extremely lightweight and robust, infinitely durable, non-flammable, non-absorbent and rigid up to 10 times greater than a fibre hull glass with the same added weight.
Smart joinery, with low density composite structures guarantee lightness and contribute to the high performance of this super sailboat. Then there are the watertight compartment bulkheads in the engine room and in the tank pit.
The hydraulic retractable mechanism takes up very little space in the basement centreline.
Access is facilitated from above on the deck of the hall and from the sides on the walls of midship cabins. The retracted keel provides a minimum draft of 1.7 metres and guarantees protection to propulision gear and rudder.
The system has great mechanical, hydraulic and structural robustness designed to increase safety in the approach of shoals.
The raised saloon allows the inclusion of a pilot house in the comfort and heat of the main hall, with panoramic views to the sea and autopilot commands, navigation electronics, engine levers and anchor winch.
Another highlight in this project; the engine room has a lot of space and a ceiling height unique for a sailboat of this size.
With lateral access through a watertight door of manual dockers, this area is totally insulated with water tightness guaranteed by structural bulkheads consolidated to the hull.
Ducted exhaust and ventilation and non-flammable acoustic and thermal insulation provide quiet and safe motor navigation. In the event of a ﬁre, the extinction is immediate while the other compartments of the vessel remain intact.
With a ceiling height of up to 2.3 metres, the stern suite master cabin features an ofﬁce table, sofa, several spacious closets and a huge bathroom. In its watertight bulkhead, a large window provides an integral sea view with the lowered aft access platform.
The stateroom bow suite could well be considered as master cabin on any sailboat of this category. Hatchways in the bathroom and the living room ceiling and side windows provide great light and optimised views.
The midship cabins are set as new spaces provided by the Raised Saloon design technique. They come on board like cosy midship cabins with a privileged sea view. From the spacious double bed or the folding sofa of these rooms, the side porthole transfers all the spaciousness of the exterior.
Clients can specify a technical room for the storage of parts and equipment, workshop and other arrangements depending on the concept of sailing, whether that’s coastal cruising with the family or circumnavigating the globe.