British studio Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design has unveiled a brand new 75 metre catamaran concept called MM751. Charactersied by a low-profile exterior with uninterrupted lines from bow to stern, the yacht has a sharp look which is complemented by a sloop rig that stands 88 metres above deck and a similarly refined interior design from M2.Read More/Standout new superyacht concepts
“Whilst seeking a large and comfortable sailing yacht with excellent performance, the client also specified that onboard spaces should be more like those associated with motor yachts. By ‘unpicking’ traditional arrangements such as saloon lounges and a general flow forward from the aft, we were able to create a more organic dynamic that sees interior living spaces spread across both hulls and with key areas running full beam,” explained Malcolm McKeon.
This restyled configuration is seen in the superstructure and cockpit set-up, which sees the superstructure divided in two. This creates a glass canopy that extends aft with a glass coachroof forward, separated by a flybridge helm that sits nestled between the two.
Elsewhere, the twin helms benefit from a 360-degree vantage point and wide teak walkways port and starboard allow guests to enjoy the foredeck and aft deck, where there is a generous six-metre pool adjacent to a fire pit and relaxed seating area.
The concept has been conceived with plenty of space for tenders and toys, including a 12 metre guest tender and nine metre crew tender. With the tenders deployed, fold-down balconies in the hull sides create a gym and additional deck space that can be shaded according to the wishes of her owner. There is also a full-beam swim platform that can be raised and lowered, and provides a beach club set-up if and when her owner chooses.
Accommodation is for 12 guests across six suites. If desired, the forward section of main deck, where the master cabin and VIP suite sit, can be closed off to become a full-beam owner’s apartment with a lounge. There is further accommodation for 12 crew.
Under motor, MM751 has a top speed of 17.5knots and a range of 2,000 nautical miles. At a more economical cruising speed of 12 knots, the range extends to more than 4,200 nautical miles. A diesel-electric system allows for silent operation at reduced speeds, with power fed back to the battery bank, in addition to the energy provided by solar panels in the skylight.