Yachting veteran Ron Young interviews the Compact Mega Yachts team for his regular Wednesday Yachting Luncheon video podcast hosted by the St.Francis Yacht Club. First broadcast in 1966, the Wednesday Yachting Luncheon is one of the longest-running and best known in the yachting world, and has recently across to the Youtube platform.
The lure of the sea is inescapable. No one knows why humans desire to explore the oceans and waterways of the world … perhaps it is simply that 70% of our planet is covered by water. Compact Mega Yachts was formed to offer those that dream, a means to explore in something different. Something special.
Mega Yachts – huge and ultra-expensive vessels – are a sight to behold and few argue the satisfaction one would have from owning one. CMY believed that the dream life on a Mega Yacht could be brought to reality for more people, yet in a smaller, more practical platform. Thus the basis of our name … Compact Mega Yachts.
With an ethos of ‘less is more’, CMY set out to create a series of boats to fulfil the dreams of those for whom a traditional Mega Yacht might be out of reach. A set of parameters were put in place at the beginning … striking contemporary design, kind to the environment, maximum comfort, highest possible quality and … importantly … at an affordable price.
The CMY design team, with naval architect Paul Bury, has created a totally fresh concept that is timeless and functional. The modern lines combine multiple areas to relax and take in your surroundings or just settle in with a good book. Entertaining, a cornerstone of enjoying relaxation time, was forefront at every stage of the design process and culminated in two layout options to fit every owner’s lifestyle.
The CMY161 comes with three OXE 300hp Diesel Outboards as standard. These revolutionary engines, created in partnership with BMW, are taking the boating industry by storm. They consume up to 40% less fuel compared to gas petrol powered outboards. And developed in-house with OXE, our ‘adaptable powering’ concept dramatically reduces fuel consumption further by only using the horsepower (engines) that are required. It reduces drag by keeping unused engines out of the water. Lower fuel usage and less drag dramatically reduce the consumption and cost of running. It also reduces pollution which, as we know, depletes natures reserves less quickly. One might say … it’s revolutionary. We call it ‘ECO Mode’.
Luxury is most often defined by the volume of personal space around you. To increase volume and the sense of luxury, we maximised the space of social areas by keeping them on one level. We pushed the dimensions of the saloon to the maximum width of the hull. The walk-over side decks and lower floor enabled us to add 25% to 30% more volume to the saloon. To add to the perceived sense of space, we incorporated nearly 360 degrees of glass to the saloon and helm areas. Not only does this bring in a huge amount of daylight, it also opens your views to distant horizons. And to the environment around you.
Ocean Quality Systems – CMY’s partner from the beginning – is one of Finland’s premier boat builders. We chose OQS to build the CMY161 due to its ability to manufacture to the highest international standards. Its build methodology utilises Finland’s finest skills and talent in an assembly-style production process. This guarantees the utmost quality while reducing build times. Less build time means quicker delivery. Which is less cost to the buyer.
Boating – or in Mega Yacht terms ‘sailing’ – is one of life’s great pleasures. It is an indulgence that satisfies the lure of the sea and fulfils the dreams of a child or a wise old salt. CMY exists to bring ‘sailing’ to those that wish to fulfil their dreams and are ready to explore the seas in their ‘Compact Mega Yacht’.
The CMY161 has been designed with a big boat look and feel, yet she is easily handled solo or by a couple cruising. Delivering this fresh and unique yacht to the prestige motorboat market has involved concept and styling by the Compact Mega Yachts team and architecture by Australian Naval Architect Paul Bury. The Upper Deck Lounge provides recreational space whilst the vessel is both at rest and underway. The rear dining area features a glass interactive dining table which can display navigation data, AIS charts, interactive entertainment, recreational games like chess and air hockey and much more.
The standard CMY 161 features triple OXE Diesel 300hp outboard motors developed in conjunction with BMW. These outboards give extraordinary economy and low emissions whilst developing a very high level of torque. Through the bite of the stainless-steel propellers, the 900hp generated takes the 161 to around 27 knots at full speed and 24 knots cruising.
Compact Mega Yachts is pioneering “adaptable powering” by utilising only the number of engines and horsepower required to do the task at hand. Three for top speed, two for Joystick docking, or just the centre engine for casual or long-distance cruising. One engine, ECO mode, gives greater than 2,000-mile range at 7.5 knots using a minimal one litre of fuel per nautical mile.
And any maintenance required is aided by easy access. The front of the engines is accessible when lowered, or with them raised to service the gearbox and props from the rear swim platform. If required, engines can be unbolted and easily removed for service, repair or upgrade without any costly deck or interior work.
OXE 300hp Diesel Outboards consume up to 40% less fuel compared to gas petrol outboards. Developed in-house with OXE, our ‘adaptable powering’ concept reduces fuel consumption further by only using the horsepower (engines) that are required. It reduces drag by keeping unused engines out of the water. Lower fuel usage and less drag dramatically reduces the consumption and cost of running. It also reduces pollution which depletes natures reserves less quickly. One might say … it’s revolutionary. We call it ‘ECO Mode’.
Boatbuilding skills from the locality of Jakobstad in Finland are legendary. Many of the OQS team have honed their skills at Nautor’s Swan or Baltic Yachts, which are located on the same headland within easy walking distance of the OQS factory. The beautiful real wood interior of the CMY161 is built in modular units which are lowered into the vessel once complete. This method utilises local skills and craftsmanship to ensure maximum quality, efficiency and accuracy. The interior of the 161 has a spacious, light and airy feel due to the additional volume created by the ‘walk-over’ side decks. The clean lines, spacious and uncluttered styling, gives the overall impression of the comfort and luxury generally associated with larger vessels.
For further information, brochures, and price lists for this exciting new motor yacht, please contact us.
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