Moonen Yachts - True Legends Last Forever
In 2020, Dutch shipyard Moonen Yachts had a very successful year. Selling two superyachts, launching 36m M/Y KOKORO, starting construction on their next 36m Martinique and announcing their newest design concept, the Moonen 110. This has certainly set them up for success for the years to come and with no signs of slowing down.
The launch of M/Y KOKORO was a momentous occasion for the shipyard and was celebrated onsite with all employees in attendance. This was successfully followed by a week of intensive sea trials. M/Y KOKORO has recently been delivered to her new owner in the Middle East.
With the backing of Australian investors, Matthew and Louise Baxter, Moonen Yachts now have the ability and freedom to provide clients with superyachts that are already under construction. And so with this, came the announcement that the keel for a fourth 36 meter Martinique - YN201 - had been laid.
“Over the past year we have seen an extraordinary turn around in our business”, says Marianne Hendriks, Managing Director of Moonen Yachts. “We set a goal with the aim to build more yachts on spec and this year we can confidently say that we are well on our way to achieving this. Three yachts will be under construction for Moonen Yachts in 2021 and we will continue looking ahead to the future and operating on a global scale.”
Yachts that are built on spec come with a multitude of benefits to prospective owners. One of the most attractive being that delivery time can be far shorter than that of a full custom build. And even with this, the owners are still able to be deeply involved in the design process itself.
In December 2020 another exciting moment came about for the shipyard, when they announced their newest design concept, Moonen 110. The 34 meter superyacht has since been declared to be the next yacht built at their shipyard in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, making it the third yacht that the shipyard will have under construction in 2021.
A revitalisation of two of their most successful models of the early 2000’s, Moonen Yachts developed Moonen 110 by looking to the Moonen 97 and Moonen 84 in order to update this much loved design. Both of these builds were highly appreciated in their time and so the shipyard set out to select the yachts’ very best features and evolve them into a superyacht that today’s owners would covet.
Together with exterior designer René van der Velden and naval architect Diana Yacht Design, Moonen 110 was created. The timeless lines of this Gentleman’s yacht are a tribute to the style and premium quality of yacht that Moonen have become well known for building and will incorporate exceptional performance at sea, comfort, style and the appeal of a true superyacht.
Spread over three decks, with ample outdoor living, Moonen 110 has a contemporary design whilst reflecting the elegant and timeless lines of her predecessors. The full beam master stateroom with en-suite bathroom will be located on the main deck and will enjoy irresistible views over the bow, whilst the full beam VIP stateroom, two guest cabins and crew quarters, will be located on the lower deck.
The salon on the main deck will feature an adjoining dining area with floor to ceiling windows, allowing the yacht to be filled with light. Whilst sliding doors leading out onto main deck aft will provide the perfect backdrop for open air entertaining. The combined bridge and sun deck will feature the wheelhouse with panoramic views and a generous sun deck with outdoor seating to the aft. This deck offers ample space to store the tender and the optional addition of a conveniently sized Jacuzzi.
Enjoying absolute serenity on board is a must for any superyacht owner, which is why Moonen 110 will have exceptionally low noise and vibration levels. Her shallow draft will take you from the Bahamas to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and will suit those who enjoy escaping to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Perfectly encapsulating the exclusivity of superyachts, Moonen 110 will be an ideal choice for those who admire and value the style and beauty of a classic yacht.
YN200 - 36 Meter
Currently in build at Moonen Yachts in the Netherlands is YN200, the shipyards’ third 36 meter Martinique. Featuring exterior design by Dutch designer René van der Velden and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, YN200 is proudly owned by an existing client who previously owned a Moonen 84.
At the owners wish, YN200 will feature a jacuzzi and an extended sun deck - a great contribution to Moonen’s popular Martinique platform. She will accommodate 10 + 2 guests across one master stateroom and 4 guest staterooms and 7 crew in 4 cabins. The owners are currently working in close cooperation with Studio Indigo to design the interior and she will be delivered to the USA at the end of 2021.
YN201 - 36 Meter
In November 2020, Moonen Yachts announced that construction of their fourth 36 meter Martinique had officially begun with the keel laying ceremony of YN201 taking place.
Ian Vermoen, the project manager of YN201, attended the ceremony and said “It is always an exciting moment when the keel is laid for a new project. This is the starting point of the construction of YN201 and a time of many milestones leading up to when the yacht will take her final shape. The next big milestone will be the joining of the hull and superstructure in July 2021, before the delivery of a beautiful yacht in 2022.”
Designed by René van der Velden and Diana Yacht Design, YN201 is the fourth 36m superyacht to be built on the shipyards Martinique platform. The interior designer will work closely with the new owners throughout the design process to ensure the interior of the yacht meets their needs and wishes. She will be an exquisite example of what the shipyard can achieve with this popular 36m yacht, as she will incorporate all the most loved features of the three Martinique’s that came before her.
The 36 meter superyacht is scheduled to be available in Summer 2022 and is now for sale.