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The new 67-footer from Marcelo Penna Yacht Design is the bestrepresentation of both sailing
worlds. The project has been called MP670Sand she isa complete bespoke masterpiece which can suit
both the most demanding racing skippers as well as families seeking comfort and cosiness. The
first unit is under construction at the renowned shipyard Longitud Cero, winner of the last five
world championships of TP52, and the last two Sydney Hobart in compensated time (Ichi Ban).
Both structures and systems have been approved by Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) and have
CE certificate for category A.This yacht offers the opportunity to sail in comfort andto take part in top-level races without
the need of hiring expensive crew, as the MP670S has been designed after having sailed many
miles and having passed toomany buoys. All sails controlsare for ease of handing so that the
hugesail area/ displacement ratio does not become a problem.She can be configured as a high-performance cruiser-racer or as a racing yacht. The former is
equipped with a pinhead mainsail in combination with a low draft keel and the latter has a
square-top mainsail with a high draft keel. The mast is made incarbon fibre as well as the
retractable bowsprit.The sailing equipment has been configured in collaboration with North
Sails, seeking the most efficient and competitive sail distribution. The structures have been designedin order tomaximizeboth performance and safetywhereas
weightis keptas low as possible. She has been built following sandwich techniqueunder
vacuum infusionandpost-cured in an ovento ensure the best bond between skins and core.
The materials usedareGlass, Kevlarand Carbon fibers in combination withEpoxy resin and
polyurethane post-cured foam.
The deck layout is simple and elegant, mainsail’s lines are hidden. When needed,a table can be
mounted easily in the centre of the cockpit in the racing version.
The MP670S offers many interior layoutsand all of them are characterised by its modernity
and cleanliness, although here only one is presented. The interiordesign has been carefully
chosen:joinery is made from dark mahogany or white oak, marble tops in bathroomsand
granite top in the galley, all them with honeycomb core.When accessingthe salon from the cockpit, one realises the amount of natural lightthat this
place has where the owner and beloved ones willgather to enjoy conversations or a good meal.
The galley is in the starboard part of the salon but all the equipment is hidden so the salon
seems to be evenbigger, also improving the shiftingof heavy sails.Moving forward, there are
two comfortable cabins for guests. At the end of the corridor we can findthe magnificent
owners’ area which is configured as a large self-contained suite with a beautifulshower.The
whole yachtis equippedwith many windows providing remarkable interior brightness.When movingaft, we will find a multipurpose space, unique in asailingyacht of this dimension.
This environment can be a chill-out area where one can snuggle between cushions, read a book,
play table games, watch a movie, take a napor enclose the little ones. Theidea was to offer a
sailing yacht suiting the needs of every member of the family. The most important thing is that
this space can be suddenly stored onshore and four bunk beds can be easily mounted to host
crew and take partin offshore regattas. What aboutthe engine room? Well, the engine is located below the companionway ladder while
all the systems are in a technical room between the multipurpose space and the garage, creating
a bigger space to work with easier access to pumps and systems. The garagelocated aft can
accommodate a tender up to 2.7 meters.The sail locker is also used as a crew cabin with accessfrom deck through a hatch. The designers and engineers have paid great attention to obtain a well-balanced yacht; with the
correct rudder and keel blade to ensure both performance and safety. On one hand, the
configuration with reduced sail area and lower draft,the keelbladehas an elliptical shape that
ensures enough lift at lower speeds. On the other hand, inthe configuration with square-top
mainsail and deeper draft the high aspect ratio keel guarantees performance in everycondition.
Both keels’blades are ended witha torpedo bulb-shapeto lower the centre of gravity. All the
appendages have been decided after an extensive hydrodynamic research in order to minimize
resistance.To sum up, the MP670S isa unique sailingyacht with great potential both inraces and in
comfortable relaxing cruises, alwayswith a full cruising interiordesign, intended for those
Owners who want to enjoy summer cruises with the family while taking part in important
season events with the same yacht and not losing its essence.