The first unit of the new MP670S is under construction at the Longitud Cero shipyard, winner of the last five world championships of TP52, and the last two Sydney Hobart in compensated time (Ichi Ban).
This 67-footer from Marcelo Penna Yacht Design has been conceived after having sailed many miles and having passed too many buoys. All sails controls are for ease of handing so that the sail area/ displacement ratio does not become a problem.
Performance cruiser-racer or racer?
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 in carbon 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.
Designers and engineers have paid great attention to obtain a well-balanced yacht. On one hand, the configuration with reduced sail area and lower draft, the keel blade has an elliptical shape that ensures enough lift at lower speeds.
On the other hand, in the configuration with square-top mainsail and deeper draft, the high aspect ratio keel guarantees performance in every condition.
Both keels’ blades are ended with a torpedo bulb-shape to lower the centre of gravity. All the appendages have been decided after an extensive hydrodynamic research in order to minimize resistance.
About the interiors
The MP670S offers many interior layouts and all of them are characterised by its modernity and cleanliness. The interior design has been carefully chosen: joinery is made from dark mahogany or white oak, marble tops in bathrooms and granite top in the galley, all them with honeycomb core.
When accessing the salon from the cockpit, one realises the amount of natural light that the MP670S has: the whole yacht is equipped with many windows providing remarkable interior brightness.
The galley is in the starboard part of the salon but all the equipment is hidden so the salon seems to be even bigger, improving the shifting of heavy sails.
Moving forward, there are two cabins for guests. At the end of the corridor we can find the owners’ area which is configured as a large self-contained suite with shower.