09 April 2021
Brazilian builder, MCP Yachts have released first hull of its 68-foot sailboat, the Global EXP 68.
Conceived and designed to increase the comfort and safety of navigation, both in coastal regions and in the open sea and within high or low latitudes, the Global EXP 68 is available five different internal layouts and up to five cabins, with the main cabin at the stern.
Damien Chaves, Shipyard Director and Head of Engineering and Projects at MCP Yachts, said on the launch: “The versatility of this boat is amazing! I consider it the ideal cruising sailboat for all experiences, including sailing on the Brazilian coast.”
“This is because the high standard of finish, and the design attributes that make this boat more comfortable for sailing at high latitudes, also guarantee it much more comfort and versatility in hot and tropical regions.”
One example of this is the protection of the captain and crew from exposure to rain, wind and intense sun, ensuring visibility and control of navigation on and off the vessel.
The innovative configuration of the lounge erected with a pilot house and rigid hardtop, guarantee protection and comfort free from the dependence and maintenance of the fragile and expensive external roofs.
“The Global EXP 68 boasts characteristics of high performance, lighter, more stable and with a propulsion that has evolved superior to the European cruising sailboats and series, with similar size and made of fibreglass,” Chaves added.
Another example is the pivoting keel which allows access to all coves and marinas in the country. It was also designed with an intelligent hydraulic damping system for an any collision, which guarantees enhanced for coastal navigation.
More details will be released following sea trials and delivery to its new owners later this month.
Based in São Paulo, MCP Yachts have been designing and constructing sailboats for 38 years, specialising in bluewater, cruiser and explorer yachts.