Vripack reveals MCP 120 yacht concept
by Chris Jefferies
Vripack has opened up about its latest collaboration, which sees the Dutch design studio team up with Brazilian yard MCP Yachts. The first fruits of this “multi-year design development agreement” is a new concept called the MCP 120.
Developed in response to client request, this 36 metre design features an unconventional layout, with two guest cabins and the owner’s cabin situated on the main deck. Two further VIP cabins on the lower deck take the total to 10 guests.
The upper deck is totally dedicated to family relaxation, as the forward-facing observation lounge is accompanied by an asymmetrical superyacht balcony — ideal for sharing private family moments.
Bart Bouwhuis, creative director at Vripack, explained that the brief led to “a creative approach to space planning”.
"A very energetic co-creation process between the owner, MCP and our team lead to a perfectly sensible, yet highly unconventional layout,” he added.
Throughout the design phase, Vripack was keen to ensure that the crewmembers on board the MCP 120 could carry out their duties in a discreet manner.
Further details are few and far between, with the engine installation and performance figures as yet undisclosed, however Manoel Chaves, president and CEO of MCP Yachts, added that the studio has developed an all-new aluminium hull form for the MCP 120.
Other superyachts currently under development at the Dutch design studio include the 47 metre Jongert motor yacht Project Revolution, which is due for completion next year. Meanwhile, MCP plans to launch four yachts in 2018, measuring between 28 and 43 metres.