Sunday, July 25, 2021
Home Boating MCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express Cruiser

MCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express Cruiser

Newport-based MCM has been appointed as owner’s representative for a 21-metre express cruiser to be built by custom shipyard Delta Marine in Seattle. The Express Cruiser designed by Doug Zurn of Zurn Yacht Design for an experienced client will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS units with Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) for a zippy top speed of 38 knots. 

“The owner has had several production boats and currently owns a series yacht with similar styling and IPS propulsion. He decided to go up in size he also wanted to upgrade the quality to a superyacht standard and the only way to do that was with a bespoke design and a custom shipyard,” says Peter Wilson of MCM. “as a result of working with other members of his family in the past (in fact, their yacht was MCM’s first project back in 1988!) and this is his first custom new-build, we were very pleased that he approached us to manage the project and thus, continue the longstanding and important relationship.”MCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express CruiserMCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express Cruiser

When going through the yard selection process, MCM looked at shipyards in the US, Europe and Australasia, but finally settled on Delta Marine as one of very few custom Superyacht yards left in the US. An added advantage was that Jack Jones, the company founder, had started out in the ‘60s as a composite builder of high-speed pleasure craft.

“When I asked Jack, he was enthusiastic about the project and I am convinced Delta will do a excellent job,” says Wilson. “This is at the smaller end of the scale for them, but they have a long history in a wide assortment of motor yachts and they clearly understand that less weight means more speed.” 

Yacht designer Doug Zurn in Massachusetts is well known for his classic New England style and the 70-foot Express Cruiser displays traditional exterior lines and an interior décor based on a contemporary take of raised and fielded mahogany wood joinery with white wainscoting details.   

The classic styling, however, disguises a thoroughly modern and lightweight hull construction using infused epoxy, E-glass and Corecell/Airex for a displacement at half load of just over 30 tonnes. Comfort at anchor and under way are provided by Seakeeper gyro stabilisers and Humphree interceptors with active stabilisation. 

The owner will use his new yacht for cruising and fishing with family and friends, and to this end the aft deck has a modular design to fulfill both functions. Below deck there is accommodation for six guests in an ensuite owner’s cabin and two cabins with shared head.

The hull and deck tooling is currently underway at the shipyard and completion is envisaged for the second half of 2021.MCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express CruiserMCM to manage a new 21m one-off ‘Down East’ Express Cruiser

SPECIFICATIONS
Overall                 70’ 0” / 21.34m
Length on Deck              65’ 5” / 19.96m
Beam                               18’ 9” /  5.72m
Draft                                  4’ 7” / 1.40m
Displacement (half load)        66,614 lbs / 30216 kg
Deadrise/Transom            18.80
Propulsion                x2 Volvo-Penta IPS 1350 1000HP D-13 with DPS
Fuel Capacity            1,100 gal / 4,164 lit
Water Capacity            300 gal / 1,136 l
Air Height                14’ 3” / 4.34 m
Top Speed                38 knots

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LATEST ARTICLES

The new Azimut 68, Flybridge Collection: a yacht for the world

The newest model in the Flybridge Collection is the Azimut 68: a high-tech yacht with a selection of three different layouts on...

Heesen is delighted to announce the delivery of YN 19550 MY Ela

Heesen is delighted to announce the delivery of YN 19550 MY Ela, formerly known as Project Altea. This magnificent yacht set sail...

Ice Yachts presents the Ice 70, designed by Felci Yacht Design

Elegance in the style choices, harmonious both internally and externally, in which classic and modern style elements are based, thus emphasizing exclusivity and...

Royal Huisman’s launch of the 58.5m / 192ft motoryacht PHI

One of this year's highlights is the launch of the 58.5m / 192ft motoryacht PHI at Royal Huisman's newbuild facility in Vollenhove,...

ISA Super Sportivo 100ft GTO, naval engineering by Studio Arnaboldi

Born into the profession, Marco Arnaboldi inherited the passion for yacht design from his father Angelo, but also his love for speed....

ClubSwan One Designs will compete at the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE

ClubSwan is the prestigious marque for those one-design boats built by the prestigious Finnish shipyard Nautor's Swan. ClubSwan first joined the Copa...

The Italian Sea Group: delivery of the new EVO120 motor yacht

Tecnomar, brand by The Italian Sea Group, global operator in the luxury yachting industry, active in the construction and refit of motor...

Zeelander Yachts’ flagship Z72 will debut at Cannes Yachting Festival

Zeelander Yachts is going to Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7-12) with a strong presence as the renowned Dutch shipyard will display two...

Canyon di Caprera project: research activities on cetaceans continue

From the 20th to the 23rd of July, One Ocean Foundation will be in in Sardinia for the positioning of three acoustic...

Lürssen presents project 13800 at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show

Lürssen is delighted to reveal that they will be displaying the latest delivery from the yard at the Monaco Yacht Show this...