MCC 46-meter Neo ClassicThe Matrix is Operational Efficiency Maritime Concept and Construction (MCC) is the creator and copyright holder of the exclusive Marco Polo Transocean Explorer series. Since its inception, the Hong Kong–based company has held a futuristic vision regarding design technology for developing one of the greenest long-range cruising yachts on the market. Building at the highly reputable Cheoy Lee Shipyard in China, MCC was the first company in the super yacht industry to capitalize on the single screw concept. Other top builders are following suit but have not been able to match MCC’s yachts in terms of fuel efficiency and consumption. The first yacht in the 45/46-meter Marco Polo series, with naval architecture by Ron Holland Design, was conceived to be less than 500 GRT and boasts a carefully optimized hull design, allowing 35 % lower emissions than other more conventional yachts. The clever use of a Schottel bow thruster powered by its own remote engine allows a ‘get home’ capability of 6 knots speed. As a failsafe system in the event of fire or flood, the thruster and the primary engine reside in two separate engine rooms. This is the highest safety standard in yachting still unrivalled by any other yacht. Furthermore, the propeller is uniquely protected by the twin rudders and skegs.