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Inside the MCP Yachts 106 LE

Three standout features define the remarkable and sturdy vessels for which Brazilian builder MCP Yachts is renowned: speed, low fuel consumption, and an impressive ocean-crossing range. While these qualities might appear contradictory, MCP's new 106 LE (Limited Edition) superyacht, Mars, continues to embody this mission. The 32.31-meter vessel boasts bold, modern lines likely to attract customers who favor unconventional vessels, offering a top speed of 25 knots, exceptional fuel efficiency, and an extended range for more leisurely cruising.

MCP initiated this project by conducting a comprehensive survey of the yacht market to discern owners' preferences, establishing several criteria. "The vessel should have excellent natural lighting, with plenty of glass," states Manoel Chaves, MCP’s owner. "Despite glass being a heavier material, cutting-edge technology made it possible to achieve this goal." The objective was to provide a panoramic view of the sea from any point inside the yacht. "Additionally, we insisted on having a Portuguese bridge and a raised pilothouse, shaping the yacht's design from these requirements."

Mars’s styling immediately captivates with innovative features. Glazed bulwarks on the side decks complement floor-to-ceiling windows in the main saloon, providing unobstructed views. Moving forward, where the yacht's form becomes complete, the bulwark's line transforms into a fashion plate, cutting through vast windows for an unconventional yet effective aesthetic.


The owner of Mars played a pivotal role in the project, actively engaging with the shipyard when the hull was nearly completed. Specifically seeking an aluminum yacht, considered a superior and efficient material, the owner influenced the custom hull color of Mars, showcasing the metal. Internally, aluminum construction offers the advantage of a double bottom, providing space for black water and fuel oil tanks. Their strategic placement ensures a low center of gravity and easy accessibility.

MCP met the challenge of completing Mars according to the owner’s specifications. "He had the advantage of a shorter wait time for the final product [approximately 12 months]," notes Chaves. "He went on to customize Mars's interior based on his experiences during charters worldwide," ranging from a simple closet handle to determining the decor for the five suites.

The master suite, inspired by the owner's preferences from other superyachts, features a study with two computers, a TV, a spacious walk-in wardrobe, a seating area, and his-and-hers bathrooms with a substantial rain shower. The galley's initial placement on the port side of the main deck was altered as the owner primarily uses Mars for day cruises for work, prompting a rearrangement of both crew and galley areas.


In the initial plan for the 106, the galley was on the port side of the main deck. However, as the owner uses Mars primarily for day cruises for work, he requested a layout change that meant reshuffling both the crew and galley areas. Since the crew does not spend long periods aboard, there isn’t a dedicated captain’s suite.

A large galley on the lower deck, capable of serving guests for two to three-day trips, now occupies the space forward, with crew quarters featuring two cabins that can accommodate up to six in triple bunks and a bathroom with separate shower and toilet areas. A pantry on the main deck, connected to the galley below, facilitates service on Mars.

The division is evident: crew and service activities are on the port side, while socializing takes place on the starboard side. Guests enjoy complete freedom and privacy throughout Mars, accessing a bar, wine cellar, dining area, and day head off the main saloon. A 75-inch TV behind the dining table and a sliding door opening to a drop-down balcony with a glazed floor for sea views beneath one’s feet add unique features.

Mars, meeting RINA’s international standards, is fully automated, with all operations controlled via tablet or smartphone. A remote control enables navigation from any deck location through a tablet, managing engine engagement, bow thruster, and stern thruster. Even starting up the boat, moving it at sea, and docking it again can be done remotely from shore.

The raised pilothouse provides a wide view for driving, with a software system created by the shipyard managing navigation records and displaying functions for all equipment centrally. The flybridge serves as an entertainment space, featuring a table for eight, a full bar with a barbecue, a large spa pool with a waterfall, water misters, and a spacious sunbed. A notable beach club, accessed through a large automatic door in the stern, includes a full kitchen, a sit-down bar, a day head, a shower, and a shared sauna.

Ensuring onboard comfort was a priority, addressing acoustics below the waterline by thoroughly sound-insulating the engine room. Generators operate in rotation based on activity inside Mars, preserving cabin serenity during night operations.

Powered by two 1,825hp Caterpillar C32 Acert V12 engines, Mars achieves an impressive 4,000 nautical mile range at 10.5 knots. At this speed, total fuel consumption is 87 liters per hour, showcasing its efficiency. Conversely, Mars can reach a fast cruising speed of 20 knots when required.

General Arrangement

Length Over All: 106’ (32.31 M)
Maximum Beam: 24’4” (7.4 M)
Maximum Draft: 5’9” (1.82 M)
Maximum Displacement: 119.7 MTON
Light Displacement: 95 MTON
Gross Tonnage: 174 GT
Hull Material: Marine Grade 5083 Aluminum
Superstructure Material: Marine Grade 5083 Aluminum
Hull Classification: Lloyd’s Register or Rina
Hull Type: Semi-Displacement
Naval Architecture: MCP Yachts
Naval Engineering: MCP Yachts
Exterior Design: MCP Yachts
Interior Design: MCP Yachts
Bow/Stern Thrusters: Naiad
Stabilizers: Naiad (At Anchor)
Treatment System: Headhunter
Diesel: 23,130 L / 6,109 gal
Fresh Water: 6,000 L / 1,585 gal
Grey Water: 1,350 L / 356 gal
Black Water: 1,350 L / 356 gal
Oceanic Range: 3,000 Nautical Miles
Engines:2 X Cat C32 Acerts 1,925 Mhp
Long Range Speed: 10.3 Knots Consuming Total 72 L/H
Speed (Max/Cruise): 25/20 Knots
Cabins: 5
Owner & Guests: 9
Crew Cabins: 3
Crew: 6

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