Brazilian shipyard MCP Yachts are preparing for the keel laying of a new 36.5-metre motor yacht project designed by Dutch design firm, Vripack. Construction on the 120-foot project Seaview, as she is known, is scheduled to begin in November this year.
According to Vripack Creative Director, Bart Bouwhuis, the construction time will last around 18 months, putting the project’s delivery time at summer 2019. Commenting on the project, Bouwhuis said: “We're proud, a bit nervous and very confident this will lead to better yachts for the MCP clients in even less time than today."
The yacht’s unconventional layout includes two guest cabins on the main deck in addition to an owner’s stateroom forward. The upper deck is designed for family life and features a large forward facing observation lounge with the wheelhouse located one deck above.
MCP President and CEO, Manoel Chaves explains more about the yacht’s characteristics: "Vripack designed a new hull which allows for a very high level of comfort even in rougher weather while maintaining her semi-planing characteristics. This will give the family a long reach of sailing destination within a shorter time while they all enjoy wonderful valuable family moments on board.”
Also in build at MCP at the moment is the 92.5 THP project that commenced at the end of last year. The project has undergone some design changes mid-build and is now taking on a much more aggressive shape than her original design.