Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year by unveiling never-before-seen images and accurate descriptions of its manufacturing process and naval architecture.
The Italian shipyard's modular construction process allows the company to increase quality with an industrialised approach while considerably reducing the time of construction and consequentially being more responsive and dynamic towards the global market.
“Unique in the yachting sector, Monte Carlo Yachts has introduced an exclusive naval architecture and modular construction process inspired by the Lean Manufacturing concepts with which the world leaders in the most advanced industrial sectors pursue aesthetic quality and technical reliability in an efficient production environment,” says Fabrizio Iarrera, MCY managing director.
MCY also claims to have revolutionised the yacht's naval architecture. This solution becomes the essential instrument to make modular construction possible and improves the technical characteristics of the hull structures to much higher quality levels.
The traditional hull structure is replaced by an innovative internal structural skeleton so that the entire beam of the yacht, from the bottom of the hull up to the deck, contributes to increase the structural qualities of the boat. At the same time, soft mounting solutions are applied to limit the transmission of vibrations and noise toward the interior rooms and reach comfort and reliability standards of absolute excellence.
The entire structure of the interior cabins is therefore conceived in modular form so it can be readied outside the hull in complete control of the assembly tolerances, now limited to around a millimetre. This system makes it possible to care for the smallest design and decor details, offering almost limitless possibilities for personalising the end product and allowing total accessibility in the preparation of the on-board systems.
The hull of every MCY presents itself as an extremely solid, light shell, with top-of-the-category safety standards certified by RINA. Characteristics made possible by the modular approach together with the use of self-supporting plating made in sandwich, longitudinal reinforcements, a bow crash box, and extensive use of Kevlar and carbon fibers in the highest impact areas.
“The whole MCY collection embodies our strategy and design philosophy. We are very proud of the outstanding accolades achieved by our yachts during these years, but the recognition that gratifies us the most is the one received for our innovative manufacturing process,” says Carla Demaria, MCY president.
In 2015, Monte Carlo Yachts picked up the Innovation in a Production Process Award at the annual IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, organised jointly by IBI magazine and METSTRADE.
“Monte Carlo Yachts' modular construction system is a game-changer for the industry," said the awards panel at the time. "Building superstructure, deck and interior in parallel modules, enables the Italian builder to considerably cut construction times. Ultimately, Monte Carlo Yacht's ability to construct interiors outside of the boat on a grid system not only greatly simplifies the build process, but also encourages more exact levels of finish, allowing much greater levels of customisation. In essence, Monte Carlo Yachts has cracked the code of building semi-custom boats on a full scale series production line. Its collection bares testimony to a builder redefining the rules.”