McConaghy To Release New Sailing Line In Dusseldorf
Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016
McConaghy Boats will release the new line of sailing catamarans at Boot Dusseldorf (Jan 23-31). The first yachts to be released in the series will be the MC50, MC60 and MC90 high-performance cruising catamarans.
Naval architecture and styling is by Ker Yacht Design. McConaghy and Ker have collaborated for a number of years on racing and cruising yacht projects.
Ker’s experience with Britain’s America’s Cup race team BAR Racing have put them at the leading edge of multihull design, which combined with its styling ability, made them a natural choice.
The series is aimed at the sailor who wants performance, safety, comfort and aesthetic design, based on an "open-plan" layout, ensuring versatile use of the boat in all conditions. The boat is designed by sailors for sailors, to attract the established catamaran sailor who just wants the best, and the performance-oriented keel boat owner looking for added comfort and volume - and a desire for speed.
McConaghy's expertise and know-how in lightweight, high strength, composite construction, combined with existing expertise in multihull builds (140’ Tri Adastra, 60’ MC2, 53’ Banuls Tri) and 45 plus years of race boat experience will benefit the multihull sector.