The new Malcolm McKeon 72.5m has a sloop rig and her design is not only an impressive feat of engineering, but also cleverly disguises a
desirable flybridge deck in what remains a sleek and elegant line.
Key to the design was ensuring that the saloon benefitted from enough
natural light. This was achieved by positioning the flybridge further
aft than is typical and extending it over the cockpit, allowing for a
curved sweep of glass in the forward section of the superstructure and
the necessary influx of light to the saloon.
Most notable of MM725’s design are her fold-down bulwarks on either
side of the cockpit – creating extended balconies and a completely
open arrangement that transforms the yacht’s use when at anchor. The
bulwarks of the swim platform fold down in a similar fashion,
increasing the size of the beach club, which can be accessed directly
from the owner’s suite. The owner’s accommodation also benefits from
floor-to-ceiling glass in the hull sides.
On deck, MM725’s 8.5m tender well converts to a large foredeck
exercise pool, integrated with a recessed seating area, and optional
shading is provided by a Bedouin canopy.
Other innovations include her sail handling, which sees the downwind
sails stored on a self-stowing reel below deck, and the sailing
performance of this cruising sloop has been maximised by the
incorporation of a lifting keel and a square top mainsail.