At 72.5m in length and with a sloop rig, her design is not only an impressive feat of engineering, but also cleverly disguises a desirable flybridge deck in what remains a sleek and elegant line. Key to the design was ensuring that the saloon benefitted from enough natural light and this was achieved by positioning the flybridge further aft than is typical and extending it over the cockpit, allowing for a curved sweep of glass in the forward section of the superstructure and the necessary influx of light to the saloon.
Perhaps most notable to MM725’s design are her fold-down bulwarks on either side of the cockpit – creating extended balconies and a completely open arrangement that transforms the yacht’s use when at anchor.
The bulwarks of the swim platform fold down in a similar fashion, increasing the size of the beach club, which can be accessed directly from the owner’s suite. The owner’s accommodation also benefits from floor-to-ceiling glass in the hull sides. On deck, MM725’s 8.5m tender well converts to a large foredeck exercise pool, integrated with a recessed seating area, optional shading is provided by a Bedouin canopy.
Other innovations include her sail handling, which sees the downwind sails stored on a self-stowing reel below deck. The sailing performance of this cruising sloop has been maximised by the incorporation of a lifting keel and a square top mainsail. In a first step for MMYD, we have worked with AltSpace Studio to create a virtual reality experience using CGI graphics to illustrate the concept and are pleased to be working with the firm as a VR/CGI partner.
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