This yacht is aimed at the performance end of the cruising spectrum and represent quite a departure for the wellknown, grand prix yacht builders McConaghy who began life in Australia but are building increasing numbers of yachts in their Macau plant in China.
Both this 57ft and also the 67ft McConaghy could be described as retro-style yachts but they have fast underwater shapes and are aimed at serious offshore cruising. The composite hulls employ a lot of carbon detailing for structural reinforcement and aesthetics, using clear coat carbon for items including the wheel, coachroof and even the pushpit. Many of our design hallmarks are evident in the design of the yacht including long overhangs, attractive sheer, an open bulwark and taffrail in the counter stern and a low profile superstructure with wraparound windows.
The 57-footer had to maintain full standing headroom right forward in her accommodation and at the same time keep the foredeck flush. Accommodation in the 57 comprises a big owner’s double right forward with its own head, a large amidships saloon and two double aft cabins. The 67 has room for a single berth crew cabin right forward. The carbon rigs are light and simple and both sailplans employ self-tacking jibs for ease of handling.
McConaghy intend to build these yachts in semi-series production.