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Dubai International Boat Show 2019


From 26th February until 2nd March 2019, the Dubai International Boat Show is promising to be bigger and better than ever! 

More than 400 boats will converge at the 2019 Dubai International Boat Show

The Dubai International Boat Show is a lifestyle event first and foremost and provides fun for all the family: from watersports village,
and kids games to sea-stunts, superyachts and even hypercars – the next level up from supercars! 

More than 400 boats will converge at the 2019 Dubai International Boat Show.

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Yacht Design Malcolm McKeon announces 72m MM725 sailing yacht concept


UK yacht design studio Malcolm McKeon has unveiled a brand new luxury sloop concept, sailing yacht MM725.


Exterior of the MM725 yacht concept Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

The 72.5m/237.8ft length is impressive alone as a feat of engineering, added to which is her clever concealment of a flybridge deck within the sleek modern lines.
From briefing, one of the most important features was ensuring that the salon received plenty of natural light and the solution was to position the flybridge farther back and extending it over the cockpit for a curved piece of glass to achieve the desired result.

MM725 sailing yacht  Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design
Fold-down bulwarks to port and starboard on either side of the cockpit create desirable balconies for a more open and connected experience when at anchor.

 In a similar way, the swim platform bulwarks also fold down to increase the beach club area, which can be directly accessed via the Owner’s suite. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the hull also ensure that the Owner’s suite is connected with the natural environment, receiving panoramic views of cityscapes and verdant islands.

Above deck, the tender well on the foredeck converts into a large pool that has an integrated seating area as well as the option of a Bedouin canopy for shade.

Among her other unique innovations is her sail handling, which stores the downwind sails on a self-towing reel below deck, and a lifting keel and square top mainsail to maximise cruising performance.


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