MC²60 Concept High Performance Cruising Catamaran: Minimalist Luxury as a Possibility

The MC²60 is designed to be an elegant, sleek, high performance cruising catamaran compatible with family cruising. For pleasure cruising the MC²60 should be navigable by on person, while for racing events a crew of 4-6 competent racing sailors should be able to propel the boat to 20-25 knots in a strong breeze.

Architect Renaud Bañuls has hands-on experience racing multihulls and brings that knowledge to the fore of the MC²60 design and aesthetic. Bañuls was foredeck crew on Géant, the ORMA60 trimaran, and trimmer on Frank Cammas highly successful Groupama. His designs strive to incorporate the aggressive environment of multihull racing. Bañuls was instrumental in the design of the America’s Cup winner BMW Oracle, the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V, and the high performance racer-cruiser SIG45.

The MC²60 is constructed to achieve high performance even in light to medium conditions. Speed is a key performance component achieved through the use of lightweight, high-tech composites including premium Corcell cores, E-Glass and carbon fibers bonded with expoxy resin. The entire structure is resin-infused and post-cured at an elevated temperature to insure an extremely high quality structure.

Construction of the molds has already started and hull #1 is scheduled delivery in September 2012. A 25:1 scale model of the MC²60 will be on display at the Cannes Boat Show, 6-11 September 2011, Quai Max Laubeuf QML 004.

LOA: 60ft.
Beam 8.60
Draft: 3.20
Cabins: 4

Here is a helpful link to an overview of Crewed Luxury Catamaran Charter

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