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Ancasta to present world launch of MC50 catamaran from McConaghy at Le Salon du Multicoque 2018

by Alison Willis 21 Mar 2018 12:00 UTC 18-22 April 2018
MC50 catamaran © McConaghy

Ancasta will present the world launch of the MC50, the new fast catamaran from McConaghy, at Le Salon du Multicoque 2018 in La Grande Motte, France (18th-22nd April 2018).

The ground-breaking McConaghy MC50 is packed with technical innovations designed by Ker Yacht Design, who was also responsible for the overall concept and whose race pedigree is evident in the ergonomic 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 indoor-outdoor connected space which can be partially or fully opened using sliding clear panels and benefits from a huge skylight. A substantial carbon beam supports this open span and the flybridge above.

Carbon Fibre is used extensively through the structure of the yacht, ensuring strength and stiffness. 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 from Ker Yacht Design 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 superb 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-tech 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. Ker and McConaghy's experience and renown 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.

The McConaghy MC50, Lagoon 40 and Lagoon 50 have all been nominated for the Multihull of the Year award in the 40-49ft category. See details here

Find out more about the MC50 at

Find out more about the Lagoon models that will be at the show sale/new-boats/lagoon/

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