Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design has revealed its latest innovative project, codenamed MM51. 51m long, this sloop has been designed for aluminium construction with an emphasis on comfortable and safe performance cruising.
Her lifting keel offers a draft from 4.75m to 7.20m, and above the water, her sloop rig stands 68.50m tall with the sail configuration featuring a square-top mainsail.
The sleek glass canopy creates a light and airy feel in the main saloon, whilst controlling heat absorption with reflective interlayers in the large glass panels, and heat reflective pigments in the dark colour paint.
The glass extends over the cockpit providing a smooth flow from the exterior space to the interior. The saloon and cockpit are on the same level, divided only by glass sliding doors, and the cockpit can be further protected from the elements with retractable glass side panels.
There is space for a large tender under the flush teak foredeck, with the tender well doubling up as a refreshing plunge pool. Moving aft, the wide deck has a step down to bring guests closer to the water while remaining protected, and the central aft-facing seating is the perfect place for a sundowner.
Other features include; a spoke-free steering wheel system which continues this clean design and provides better access to the console, a fully automated sail handling system, a large swim platform and side boarding platforms.
The accommodation is for ten guests between a generous owner’s suite and four comfortable guest cabins, benefitting from plenty of natural light provided by large windows in the hull.
This sleek design has been extensively developed and is ready to sign with a shipyard.
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