The new McConaghy MC50 catamaran is to make its second boat show appearance later this month at the 2018 Palma Boat Show, courtesy of local brokerage Ancasta. The show runs from April 27 to May 1 in the Port of Palma.

Designed by Ker Yacht Design, the MC50 is a fast, long-distance cruiser whose race pedigree is evident in the ergonomic design and layout of the twin steering stations and placement of winches and lines.

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.

Carbonfibre 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 an array of metal sub-components to absorb rig loads and operate the self-furling headsails.

Pivoting centreboards are operated electronically and swing into spaces under the hull floor; a design feature from Ker Yacht Design that combines practicality, comfort and safety.

Graham Laver from Ancasta says: “We are really excited to present the brand new McConaghy MC50 at Palma Boat Show, fresh from its world launch. 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.”

The McConaghy MC50 has been nominated for a 2018 Multihull of the Year award in the 40ft-49ft category. The winners will be announced at the International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte, France later this month.