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MC50 catamaran - photo © McConaghy
MC50 catamaran - photo © McConaghy

McConaghy MC50 catamaran

The MC50, the new fast catamaran from McConaghy, will be shown by Ancasta at Palma Boat Show (27thApril – 1st May 2018) fresh from its world launch a few days before in France.

The ground-breaking McConaghy MC50 will make its second boat show appearance in Palma. It is packed with technical innovations that have been designed and perfected by McConaghy, whose race pedigree is evident in the design and layout of the twin steering stations and placement of winches and lines. The MC50 is designed to be enjoyed as a safe, and fast, long-distance cruiser.

To achieve an outstanding level of finish, McConaghy catamarans are not moulded using coloured gelcoat; instead each hull is hand faired and then painted in the owner’s choice of colour. The saloon of the MC50 extends from the front windows to the aft passageway, creating a clean uncluttered space, which can be partially or fully opened using sliding clear panels and benefits from a huge skylight. A square carbon beam supports this open span and the flybridge above.

MC50 catamaran © McConaghy

MC50 catamaran © McConaghy

The carbon longeron features a built-in anchor box and relies on a sophisticated array of metal sub-components to absorb rig loads and operate the self-furling headsails. Pivoting centerboards are operated electronically and swing into spaces under the hull floor; a design feature that combines practicality, comfort and safety.

Weight-savings are made through clever material choices in the interior; where possible foam core panels are used and offered with a choice of wood veneers. The superb finish extends to dovetail joints, fully lined locker interiors and carbon trim on the saloon table.

McConaghy is at the very forefront of high-modulus construction of race yachts, superyachts and aircraft components. Graham Laver from Ancasta said, ‘We are really excited to present the brand new McConaghy MC50 at Palma Boat Show, fresh from its world launch. McConaghy’s experience and renown within the race boat environment has made the MC50 quick, light and fast, so ideal for those who are used to big catamarans but want something more responsive.’

Find out more about the MC50 at www.ancasta.com/boats-for-sale/new-boats/mcconaghy/multihull/mc50cat

Find out more about Ancasta at the Palma Boat Show at www.ancasta.com/events/palma-boat-show-2018

by Alison Willis

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