March 20 2018
The ground-breaking McConaghy MC50 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.
The carbon longeron features a built-in anchor box and relies on a sophisticaled array of metal subcomponents 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 finish extends to dovetail joints, fully lined locker interiors and carbon trim on the saloon table.
McConaghy is delivering Hull No. 1 straight to the international multihull show, Le Salon du Multicoque, in La Grande Motte, where visitors will be amongst the first to see this very special catamaran.
McConaghy is at the very forefront of high-modulus construction of race yachts, superyachts and aircraft components.
Ancasta’s Graham Laver said, ‘We are really excited to present the world launch of the McConaghy MC50 at Le Salon du Multicoque. McConaghy’s experience and reknown 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 .’
Also at Le Salon du Multicoque, Ancasta will be presenting an impressive line-up of catamarans from Lagoon. Visitors will be able to experience the Lagoon 40, Lagoon 42, Lagoon 450s and the Lagoon 50, Lagoon’s latest flybridge creation.