BYZANTINE is a 2020 built MC60 from McConaghy – as a step up from the successful MC50.
Designed by Jason Ker, with the DNA for fast cruising, she does not disappoint. Her USP on deck is the comfortable flybridge, with the twin wheels. The helm can see each corner of the yacht and control the sail plan. Although she is 60ft, she really is a catamaran that is simple to sail and manoeuvre – particularly without the requirement of crew. Her interior is simple and very effective, with opening windows and sliding doors, it is possible to bring the outside in, and provide a huge living area. With a lot of seating and the galley up configuration, she is sociable and safe when underway.
Performance is guaranteed with the tall Marstrom carbon mast and Smart Rigging carbon standing rigging. This reduces weight aloft and increasing righting moment, and also pitch and roll when at anchor or motoring, giving a very ‘planted’ feeling at sea.
Performance and regatta racing is also a reality thanks in part to the sail wardrobe. She has all the flying sails you would expect, and with her retractable centreboards giving a draft of 3.75m when down, but retracted into the hulls when up – best of both worlds, and, as they are centreboards, no damage on a collision.
She has the upgraded engines to 80hp each with sail drive, giving a large range, and plenty of power through a seaway – these are mounted in the aft ends of the yacht, and well insulated. The generator and air-conditioning are mounted in the bows, and therefore the accommodation areas are quiet at all times.
The interior is very well proportioned, and has a high quality finish with plenty of seating, a hidden television rises out of the furniture and the inside navigation area is a wonderful place to plan voyages with a 360 degree view.
The 3-cabin layout gives complete privacy in the starboard hull, with lounge area, walkthrough dressing area, and a large island double with hull windows. The port hull also has a spacious forward and raised double with en-suite and an aft en-suite twin cabin. She is a great family yacht, and simple to run without the requirement for full time crew.
Mark von Drashek
Tel: (206) 979 7345
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
0034 639 701 234
(Rhode Island, USA)
001 401 846 8404