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Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Boat Show, Megayacht, News and Events, Powerboating, UK, US |

Cannes Boat Show Focus: Monte Carlo Yachts 70 and 26m WallyAce

Two yachts making their debut at this year’s Cannes boat show stand out for their different but imaginative uses of space: the Monte Carlo Yachts 70 and the 26-meter WallyAce.

On the Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) 70 the large area for entertainment between the cockpit and the internal living space is connected in a natural and seamless manner that is seldom found on other yachts.  Another feature that really sets this yacht apart is the large and carefully designed area for entertainment and relaxation on the bow, providing privacy and intimacy that is not normally achievable when moored stern-to.

Monte Carlo Yachts 70

The Monte Carlo Yachts 70

Add to this the comfortable space and visibility from the flybridge and the overall aesthetics, including the look and feel of the materials and fabrics, and you know you’ve found a boat that is truly different. For a look at the MCY 70’s big sister, read Monte Carlo Yachts 76: A Flybridge Yacht with a Pedigree.

Aboard the MCY 70: left, the innovative bow lounge; right, the spacious flybridge.

The 26-meter WallyAce external profile suggests a really imaginative use of space, and in such a distinctive manner that you immediately think Wally. This innovative design provides huge open spaces and interior volume with a degree of light not available in any yachts of its class, with a total of 128 sq. m. of outside social space as well as a 50 sq. m. interior saloon area.

WallyAce

The 26-meter WallyAce. Photo courtesy of Gilles Martin-Raget

There are three decks: the 60 sq. m. sun deck equipped with a full bar and seating for 8 to 10 guests on stools and sofas; the 120 sq. m.  main deck with its two social cockpits, and the 95 sq. m. guest and service deck in the lower level. Wally’s design innovations extend to both power and sail. For a look at one of the more distinctive sailing vessels around, read Better Place: A Mega-Sloop from Wally.

- James Nolan