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First part of mini series on Malcolm McKeon MM597 super yacht build is released

by Nicholas Simon 22 Oct 00:51 NZDT 22 October 2019
The Malcolm McKeon MM597 project, currently in build at Royal Huisman shipyard is the subject of a four-part mini series now released © Southern Spars

Southern Spars the world’s leader in design and construction of high performance carbon fibre spars, has released the first in a four part mini film, featuring Yacht Designer, Malcolm McKeon, Owner’s Rep Gregory Monks and Southern Spars’ Head of Super Yacht Sales, Paul MacDonald.

The series gives a behind the scenes look at the project development and design phases of the Malcolm McKeon MM597 project, currently in build at Royal Huisman shipyard.

This 59.7m superyacht will be McKeon’s largest sloop-rigged yacht featuring Southern Spars mast, Future Fibres AEROsix hybrid carbon rigging and sails from North Sails.

The trifecta of companies are very close siblings who are very familiar with each other often sharing crucial data and expertise in the design and build process that has lead to many successful projects in the field of high performance yacht building. Even at the highest level of grand prix racing, Southern Spars, Future Fibres and North Sails’ tech can be found on three of the already launched America’s Cup teams: Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and INEOS Team UK.

The film does a great job at presenting the challenges faced by yacht designers and naval architects as they calculate the balance of fulfilling the owners’ dreams, while pushing the boundaries of technological innovations to deliver a finished product in the most elegant packaging possible.

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