18 January 2024
Brazilian boatbuilder MCP Yachts has released the first renderings of its 40.7-metre, all-aluminium superyacht Project Seaview. Formerly known as MCP 143, Seaview is currently in the final stages of construction and is set for delivery in April 2024.
The project marks another collaboration between MCP yachts and Dutch studio Vripack, who have previously worked together on yachts, including the Vripack-designed 37.46-metre Queen Tati in early 2023.
The experienced Brazilian owner of the full-custom yacht Seaview required space and freedom to spend time with his family in private and comfort. Vripack says the answer to this request didn’t lie in increasing the yacht’s length or volume, but rather was found in intelligent design decisions.
At 41 metres and 380 gt, Seaview has seven generous guest cabins, including an owner’s suite with his-and-her bathrooms and a private deck area. It’s a spacious configuration made possible by the fresh perspective that Vripack applied to a conventional yacht layout.
“Whereas typically the entire midsection of the lower deck would be given over to guest accommodation, we split it into two areas, locating guest cabins on the starboard side and crew service areas on the portside,” explains Bart Bouwhuis, co-creative director at Vripack.
“Both sections have separate access and stairways allowing service to continue unimpeded across all decks and guests to enjoy their privacy without coming into contact with the crew.”
A key differentiator of the unusual divide is the positioning of the galley and laundry room on the lower deck. It leaves the main deck midsection free to be used for four guest cabins – two twins, two doubles – with a dedicated owner’s suite on the upper deck forward.
Seaview is currently under construction at MCP Yachts in Brazil. The limitations on yacht length are imposed by the yard’s facilities, which meant going up in size was never an option. Yet in addition to seven cabins, Seaview boasts a range of guest amenities to keep the entire family happy.
“The owner’s lifestyle requirements were just as extensive as their accommodation needs,” says Bouwhuis.
“With large social gatherings, long lingering family meals and endless days cruising the Brazilian coast on the agenda, Seaview had to deliver multi-generational needs.”
It begins with a lower deck beach club and spa, including a gym, sauna and large swim platform. On the main deck, a large living area for social gatherings is paired with flexible al fresco dining on the aft deck and a bank of semi-circular oversized sunpads.
The upper deck enjoys private banquet seating forward of the master suite, with formal dining and seating in the sky lounge and a large exterior aft deck for the entire family to gather.
The split-level pilothouse and captain’s cabin are located forward on the sun deck, leaving the aft area free for a jacuzzi and sunpads. All 14 guests are catered for by a crew of 10.
Manoel Chavez, MCP’s CEO and owner comments: “With a scheduled delivery date of early summer 2024, it is without a doubt that this biggest MCP build to date will provide optimum comfort and generate valuable yachting moments for her experienced owner and his family, owing to the versatile layout and abundance of clever features.”