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6 Yachts to Keep an Eye On

From 31 to 105 feet length overall, here are six yachts spanning the design spectrum.

MCY 105 Skylounge
Hull No. 1 of the MCY105 Skylounge is expected to be delivered in summer 2022 for Mediterranean cruising. Courtesy Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 105 Skylounge

The MCY 105 is the flagship of the seven-model range from Monte Carlo Yachts, and it’s now available in a Skylounge version. Longtime collaborators Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard worked with MCY on the design, whose enclosed flybridge has more than 460 square feet of space. 

Owners can choose pretty much whatever they would like to fill that space, including “uses never imagined before,” according to the designers. The builder says the enclosed flybridge makes it possible to cruise in “extreme climates” beyond the usual island-hopping. Some traditional onboard elements include an upper-deck helm with 360-degree visibility, an aft terrace overlooking the sea, and a bow lounge with sun pads and dining tables.

Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top
Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top Courtesy Riva Yachts

Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top

Hull No. 1 of this Italian cruising machine is reportedly with its owner in US waters. The yacht is an evolution of the Open version and follows in the wake of Riva’s Dolceriva Hard Top. Design is by the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, with designer Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. 

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Top speed is 38 knots with a pair of optional 1,200 hp MANs, and cruising speed is 34 knots, according to Riva. (MANs of 1,000 hp apiece are standard, for a top hop of 34 knots.) The yacht has features well-suited for comfortable cruising, with a fixed hardtop, optional air conditioning built into the structure, and awnings that can be added to cover the cockpit and forward lounge.

Flynt 956 Nova
According to Vripack, the Flynt 956 Nova has a top hop that’s just shy of 25 knots. Courtesy Flynt Yachts

Flynt 956 Nova 

The Flynt 956 Nova is the debut model from Flynt Yachts, a Dutch company founded by designer Robert-Jan Sanders. Vripack handled the boat’s design, naval architecture and engineering. 

Construction is in composite polyester for lightweight durability. Hexagon patterns are in the bow plate, spoiler grill and fuel-damp outlet, creating a bespoke detail that is a signature of the Flynt Nova’s DNA. “My aim is to create a boat that puts the owner at the center of the event, to produce a curvaceous design with expression, a hint of automotive aggression, and endless, unique lines,” Sanders says of the new model and brand overall. “Flynt is about giving back all that I’ve learned in the motoryacht industry with a boat built for pure, life-affirming enjoyment.”

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Fountaine Pajot MY4.S
Fountaine Pajot MY4.S Courtesy Fountaine Pajot

Fountaine Pajot MY4.S

Fountaine Pajot was expected to host the premiere of the MY4.S at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. This is called the “Sport Top” version, which is designed to create a dynamic look whether the yacht is at anchor or pushing toward its reported top-end speed of 23 knots.

There are two interior layouts available. The Maestro version has an en suite owner’s stateroom as well as two double-berth guest staterooms and a single head for them to share. The Quatuor version has four double-berth staterooms with two heads. Draft in each version is just 2 feet, 7 inches, making this boat ready to explore the Bahamas. Air clearance is 12 feet, 5 inches for owners who have to run a gauntlet of bridges before finding open water to speed across.

ISA Super Sportivo 100 GTO
The ISA Super Sportivo 100 Aldabra was scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Courtesy ISA Yachts

ISA Super Sportivo 100 GTO

ISA Yachts says performance is the main ingredient in its Super Sportivo 100 GTO. The builder says that during the first sea trials aboard Aldabra, the triple 2,000 hp MAN engines worked with the hydro-jet propulsion to achieve a top speed of 55 knots. Marco Casali of Too Design penned the interior and exterior, working alongside a staff that specializes in carbon fiber, a material that helps to reduce weight. Other pound-saving design decisions included replacing deck soles with PE/EVA, a closed-cell marine-grade foam that also aids with heat reduction and soundproofing. 

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The yacht is available with three, four or five guest staterooms in addition to the two crew cabins. Aldabra has a five-stateroom layout, including a full-beam owner’s space.

Otam 70 HT
Otam 70 HT Courtesy Otam

Otam 70 HT

The Otam 70 HT is a one-off design from the Italian builder, in collaboration with BG Design Firm for design and Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design for hull lines. The owner requested a three-stateroom layout with no tender garage, in order to increase space available for the beach club. In the main guest area, a glass screen raises and lowers electrically between the interior lounge and cockpit, depending on the desire for an indoor-outdoor entertaining and relaxation space. Quarters for two crew are in the bow. 

This hull of the Otam 70 HT has twin 2,000 hp MTU engines coupled to Arneson drives, but the builder says that with 2,400 hp CATs, a top speed faster than 53 knots can be achieved. Seakeeper gyrostabilizers can be fitted.

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