Project MM51 is the latest sailing yacht concept to appear from the Malcom Mckeon Yacht Design studio based in Lymington, U.K. At 51 metres, the MM51 is a performance sailor with an emphasis on comfortable, safe cruising.
Not only has the team at Malcom Mckeon Yacht Design invested a significant amount of time into the design of the vessel, but the team has also taken the design to such a degree that it is ready to sign with a shipyard as the pre-engineering phase has already been completed.
The readiness of MM51’s pre-engineering makes the concept ideal for an owner who wishes to move forward quickly – saving time on the design development. According to Malcom Mckeon Yacht Design, if an order is placed before the end of 2016, this sailing yacht could be delivered within 24 months, in time for Christmas 2018.
MM51’s lifting keel offers a draught from 4.75m to 7.2m and above the water her sloop rig stands at 68.5m tall. There is accommodation on board for up to 10 guests between a master stateroom and comfortable guest suites. There is also space for a large tender under the flush teak foredeck in a space which doubles as a plunge pool.
Aesthetically speaking, the MM51 has a wonderfully contemporary appearance, complete with the forward flush deck and simplistic profile. Glass is heavily featured aboard the performance sailing yacht, most visibly on the sleek glass canopy, which promotes a light and airy feel in the main saloon, as well as controlling the vessels heat absorption via reflective interlayers in the large glass panels and heat reflective pigments in the dark colour paint.
A spoke free steering wheel system has also been implemented at the helm, which continues the clean design, whilst also providing better access to the consol and fully automated sail handling system, making the hoisting and dropping of the sails safe and quick.