In 2016 McConaghy released two new modern Classics. The McConaghy Classic 57 and the McConaghy
Classic 67 combine the classic styling of Hoek Design, with the benefits of a performance cruising yacht. Constructed with some of the world’s most advanced production methods and materials, these two yachts will be built in semi-production, but allow a level of customisation and owner involvement to ensure every yacht is unique. The yachts will be built at McConaghy’s facilities near Hong Kong, the same facilities that build many of the world’s leading race yachts. The composite hulls employ carbon for structural reinforcement and carbon will also feature in items including the clear coat carbon wheel, pedestal and deck features.
Hoek Design hallmarks are evident in both yachts including long overhangs, attractive sheer, an open bulwark, a counter stern and low profile superstructure with wraparound windows. Hoek Design has optimised the hull for fast cruising with a modern keel fin and bulb. In addition, the boat will feature optimised foils to bring an extra element of performance.
The yachts will be outfitted with carbon rigs and both sailplans employ self-tacking jibs for ease of handling. The interior is a fusion of classic styling with modern equipment and outfitting. All joinery is built and finished to McConaghy’s high-quality standards. The interior is constructed using a mix of painted surfaces with timber laminate and soft fabric liners, and can be tailored to the client’s requirements.
Classic 57 SPECIFICATIONS
Dating back to 1987, the Hoek range of classic yachts consists of custom-designed and custom- built projects developed in close partnership with owners. Ranging in size from 33 to 262 feet, these sloops, schooners and ketches all have their own distinctive interiors, sail plans and layouts. What all Hoek classics have in common is the way they combine a classic hull shape and above-water styling with a modern underwater configuration.
When I visited the McConaghy yard in 2015, I was very impressed by the quality of their composite work and experience in series production and robot systems. We then immediately initiated discussions on a range of hi-tech composite production yachts starting around 60 feet with an aim to develop Composite Superyachts as well. We are delighted to work together on these special craft with an experienced team of people on both sides of the globe and being able to serve both the European and Asian markets.