September 25 2017
Known as the “King of Clay”, Nadal recently won the 2017 US Open following an outstanding season and is widely considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time and viewed by some sports analysts, tennis writers, fans and media pundits, as the greatest tennis player of the Open Era.
He has achieved a record 10 titles at three different tournaments: French Open, Monte Carlo and Barcelona. He holds the record for most titles at 3 different levels, ATP500 (Barcelona: 10), Masters 1000 (Monte Carlo: 10), and Grand Slams (Roland Garros: 10).
Rafael Nadal was first introduced to his yacht–to–be at the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2015, selecting it over hundreds of other yachts on show at the event. In 2017, Rafa returned to Cannes to visit the Monte Carlo Yachts stand for his first public appearance following the US Open victory. Like the tennis champion himself, the MCY 76 has won numerous awards, making it the most widely recognised yacht in its category.
“The model Rafael Nadal has chosen, the MCY 76, can be considered an icon of the yachting world. Since its debut, this yacht has made waves in the industry confirming Monte Carlo Yachts as a global pioneering of projects, always breaking new ground.” says Federico Peruccio, Marketing and Communications Manager of Monte Carlo Yachts.
“We are honoured to have Rafa in the MCY family and thrilled to see him so delighted with his choice: the MCY 76. Some personal customizations have made his yacht even more unique and we know that its understated elegance, privacy features and inherent nautical qualities are the perfect match for him and for anyone that truly loves the sea.”
The naval design and features that the MCY 76 introduced to the world have become defining traits of Monte Carlo Yachts, such as the timeless and refined style, the iconic profile and the pulpitless high flared bow, the original, innovative details and the incredibly large spaces and features usually reserved for much larger yachts.
The successful history of this unique model and the Italian brand is based on solid know–how and a strong strategic vision based mainly on two main drivers: design and product innovation combined with a revolutionary patented manufacturing process.