Benefitting from the full scope of McConaghy’s experience in the build of high-performance carbon fibre race boats, the Makara is a lightweight luxury yacht series, which brings the superyacht lifestyle to the racecourse in a way never seen before.
The Makara series has been designed by Malcolm McKeon, and Pure Design have been engaged for the composite engineering. In bringing this design to the market place, the team set out to devise a monohull that whilst able to comfortably accommodate a family, can be sailed and raced short-handed.
Advanced systems and sail handling technology deliver push-button performance with effortless ease, and confident blue water cruising even for a solo sailor.
The semi-custom design is presented with four interior arrangements and an option of three of four cabins, with the master suite positioned fore or aft. With the master suite positioned forward, the layout allows for a three cabin arrangement with a snug saloon, or a four cabin setup.
The interior layout provides for a full complement of crew, giving the design additional appeal and function as a charter yacht.
The arrangement of the cockpit, flanked by the ergonomic coaming, allows guests to sit on deck in safety even whilst the yacht is underway and manoeuvres are being undertaken by the crew. The cushioned sun beds, extending aft from the cockpit, are a desirable spot to relax when at anchor.
Other attributes of the Makara series include a number of McConaghy-designed carbon fibre deck items and hardware, including carbon helm wheels (on a chain sprocket and shaft system), and a stern lazarette with fold-down transom door that creates a spacious and stable swim platform.