Moonen has received a new order for a 200 GT luxury motoryacht – the second project we have signed from our new Caribbean series in the space of two months. Having just started construction on the 340 GT ‘Martinique’, Moonen’s quality craftsmen will now also set to work on this second new order in the ‘Matica’ size, which is due to be launched in the summer of 2016.
The response to our stunning new Caribbean range of motoryachts has been very positive, with a record number of serious requests for information from owners and the wider industry. Especially attractive is the ingenious hull design, which allows for an impressive turn of speed, low fuel consumption and high comfort levels.
The first ‘Matica’ has been ordered by experienced owners who have previously cruised mainly in the Mediterranean region and are now looking to increase their cruising area. Their desire to explore the Caribbean and other parts of the world led the clients to seek a seaworthy, semi-custom yacht that could be customised to their specific demands. This includes the boat being just below 200 GT with the max volume possible, which will offer a range of benefits from an operational perspective. The exact length of this ‘Matica’ will become clear once we embark on the naval architecture process.
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Like all models in Moonen’s Caribbean series, ‘Matica’ has been designed by Rene van der Velden, who recently won the World Superyacht Award for the exterior styling and naval architecture on CaryAli and Showboats Designand ISS awards for the same project. ‘Matica’ will have a raised pilot house design with the owners’ suite on the main deck as a special request.
Meanwhile, the interior design brief has gone to the Adam Lay Studio in England, which recently won a World Superyacht Award for its work on the sailing yacht Inukshuk, and several Showboats Design Awards. The sale has been arranged in close cooperation with Camper and Nicholsons International.