MCP Yachts hull number 085 Raffaella II has launched in Brazil after 2.5 years of construction and more than 150 direct professionals involved. She was launched from MPC's Guaruja Shipyard, 60km outside of São Paulo and will now undergo final sea trials before delivery to her Brazilian owner.

The 43m aluminum vessel, formerly known as the Hemisphere 140, is the largest yacht to come out of Latin America since 45.4m Atmosphere launched by Astilleros Y Servicios Navales (Asenav) in 2006.

Her design was developed by the shipyard's in-house staff in collaboration with Vripack to produce a hull with exceptional trasoceanic performance.

As a semi displacement oceangoing aluminum superyacht plus twin Caterpillar C32 1825 BHP engines, she will be able to reach a top speed of 19 knots. Under cruising speeds she will have a capability range of 4,000 nautical miles needed for oceanic crossings. She is Lloyds compliant and built to endure any weather and sea conditions.

She comes with illuminated glass spiral staircase binding the main to the upper deck, sauna, jacuzzi and generous walk-around exterior decks which connects a number of different lounges, seating and dining areas.

Raffaella II at MCP's yard outside of São Paulo

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