5 SUPERYACHT TOYS FOR A HOT SUMMER!

Are yachts a place to entertain your friends with dinner parties? Absolutely. How about a place to enjoy an ice cold beverage whilst sunbathing? Definitely! It’s no surprise that there are no shortages of ways to keep entertained on board, but if being on the water and in the outdoors is your thing, (which, wild guess, we think it might be if you’re reading this or have a boat) then you’ll be pleased to know we have rounded up five yacht toys we think you should know about for you and your guests to enjoy!

FUNAIR YACHT GOLF
Who they are: Born in Austin, Texas, FunAir specialise in building high quality products that integrate seamlessly into superyachts.

What is it? Well it’s golf on a yacht of course!
 
How it works: Simple to set up, anchor one or more floating Yacht Golf greens at various distances in the water and tee off from the bow or stern of your yacht!

Why we love it: What’s better than playing golf? Playing golf on a yacht! Not only can you have your green designed in the shape of famous greens from around the world, but each FunAir floating Yacht Golf green comes with Albus Golf EcoBioBalls! These specially designed golf balls biodegrade in less than 48hrs and have fish food at their core. So even if you miss, you’re feeding the fish!

Size: Golf hole – 313cm x 325cm x 20cm
Where to buy: https://www.funair.com 

Photos courtesy of FunAir

AWAKE BOARD
Who they are: Priding themselves on zero emission performance, Awake is a manufacturer of high-performance electric surfboards produced in Sweden. They have two models; the RÄVIK ONE and RÄVIK S.

What is it? An adrenaline fuelled experience, the Awake boards are electric, motor powered surfboards made from composite materials including carbon fibre. They are made by hand and built to last.

How it works: Awake boards are controlled with a handheld, magnetically triggered power key and ridden like a surfboard. They have four rider settings depending on your experience level; SLOW, ECO, SPORT and EXTREME and are powered by an 11kw brushless electric motor that can reach up to 56 kmph in a matter of seconds!

Why we love it: No more sitting in cold water waiting to catch a wave! Now you can propel yourself anywhere, anytime right off the back of your yacht! This is a serious toy for those who love their water sports and fun for the whole family!

Where to buy: https://awakeboards.com 

Photos courtesy of Awake Boards

FUNAIR CLIMBING WALL
What is it? Think rock climbing with a softer landing. Now add this to the side of your yacht!

How it works: The FunAir Climbing wall is an inflatable toy designed to attach to the side of your yacht. Choose between water entry to start your climb up or deck entry to jump off the top! Test your climbing skills and work your way up with the comfort grip handholds, or give those arms a workout and use the detachable climbing ropes for even more ways to scale the wall! The height, width and colours can be customised as needed. 

Why we love it: Whether you’re climbing up in a mad dash to the top, or having a diving competition, we can tell that this will keep the whole family entertained for hours. 

Size: Climbing Walls come in custom sizes ranging from 4m to 12m tall and 2m to 3m wide.
Where to buy: https://www.funair.com 

Photos courtesy of FunAir

FUNAIR WATER JOUST
What is it? GLADIATOR! ARE – YOU – READY?! This is exactly what comes to mind when thinking of FunAir’s Water Joust! Water Joust is an inflatable, floating balance beam with non slip material on the stairs and beam to give you greater traction to help defeat your opponent. 

How it works: Grab your jousting stick and have at it!

Why we love it: A little healthy competition is what every trip away needs. Let the ocean become your private arena and bring the entertainment with you by hosting guest or crew jousting competitions! 

Size: Joust -680cm x 100cm x 200cm, Poles – 184cm
Where to buy: https://www.funair.com

Photos courtesy of FunAir

UBOAT WORX SUPER YACHT SUB 3
Who they are: UBoat Worx are Dutch submarine manufacturers based in the Netherlands, where each submarine is handcrafted and overseen by in-house experts.

What is it? The Super Yacht Sub 3 has been designed specifically to fit onboard superyachts, for owners who want a private submersible to explore below the waterline. Compact and lightweight, she isn’t short on performance either. You’ll have 12 hours of endurance travelling at 3knots and a pressure hull design ensures all three occupants have exceptional views! Unsure of how to operate a private submarine? UBoat Worx makes sure every submersible is delivered with a world class pilot training course, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

Why we love it: What’s not to love! This sub allows you to explore a shipwreck or the colourful marine life living 1000ft below the surface! The ultimate yacht toy, the Super Yacht Sub 3 has air conditioning, a bluetooth sound system and a cold storage box for your drinks, making it possible to explore in luxury, whilst enjoying a champagne! 

Where to buy: https://www.uboatworx.com 

Photos courtesy of Uboat Worx





36M NEW BUILD SUPERYACHT YN199 SOLD BY MOONEN YACHTS

Netherlands based Moonen Yachts are pleased to announce the sale of their 36.3 meter superyacht YN199, built on the successful Martinique platform. The yacht will be launched at the end of this summer and then delivered to her new owner in the Middle East a couple of weeks later.

YN199 features exterior design by renowned Dutch designer René van der Velden, naval architecture executed by Diana Yacht Design and interior design and styling by London based designers, Studio Indigo. A proven and successful partnership combination for the interior and exterior build.

Having been familiar with award-winning sister ship M/Y Brigadoon, which was only delivered in 2018, the new owner of YN199 came to Moonen Yachts after hearing about the two new builds based on the same Martinique platform. With YN199 and YN200 due for delivery end of summer 2020 and August 2021 respectively, the new owner was able to review both yachts and after careful consideration decided YN199 was the perfect choice.

When asked about what lead him to Moonen Yachts, the new owner said “I have always wanted a Moonen, but it was unclear when. It’s in fact a smaller size yacht, but can easily compare with the largest superyachts in the world quality and style wise. I absolutely adore the winter garden and love the spacious lay-out of the sundeck. This yacht gives me and my family so much room for relaxing and enjoying the water”. Having decided that now was the right time to buy a Moonen, the new owner said that YN199 was “all he wished for”.

Thanks to her sophisticated hull design, YN199 is a true world traveller. Beyond her good looks, she’s a luxury yacht offering exceptional comfort, safety and performance, all at the same time.

The spacious main deck is home to the large saloon with an adjacent formal dining area, a spacious and well equipped galley and an impressive master suite with a luxurious His and Hers bathroom. Moving outside, the aft deck offers a relaxing area to take in the beautiful ocean views, with stairs leading down to the swimming platform which provides easy access to the water.

With direct access to the bridge, the Captain’s cabin is situated on the Bridge Deck. To the aft, the winter garden, which was one of the main selling points for the new owner, offers a second indoor lounge area that can be closed off with sectional doors, or kept open to provide access to the shaded exterior deck, creating yet another indoor/outdoor entertaining area. Just above, the striking sun deck provides panoramic views and a spacious lounge area with bar, grill and a fantastic sound system for entertaining. Below deck is home to the crew and guests, where you’ll find four staterooms, all featuring private luxury bathrooms.

The engine room and tender garage are also situated on the lower deck. Martinique is powered by twin CAT C32 engines which provide her with a high-performing top speed of 16.5 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Reflecting Moonen’s philosophy of building go-anywhere-yachts, YN199 has a range of 4,000nm at a cruising speed of 10 knots and is well suited for transatlantic crossings and long journeys.

Part of Moonen’s brand promise is that they guarantee expert attention and service whenever you need it. When you purchase a new build, you’ll enjoy world class in-house service, build flexibility, receive a 24 month warranty and work with experienced professionals where you can be involved in the design process as much or as little as you wish. Furthermore, throughout the life of your yacht, Moonen will perform maintenance and upgrades to extend its lifetime. And should you desire a refit down the track, they provide full refit capabilities all done in the on-site outfitting shed, to ensure the first class Dutch refit your Moonen deserves.

Moonen Yachts are thrilled that the second superyacht to be built on the successful Martinique platform is going to a wonderful family, who will enjoy all that she has to offer. We thank you for placing your trust and support in our dedicated team and look forward to building  a strong relationship moving forward.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the third build, YN200 that is currently under construction, and scheduled for delivery in summer 2021, contact the team at Moonen Yachts. They will be happy guide you through the build and design of your future superyacht and look forward to meeting with you soon.


MOONEN YACHTS ANNOUNCE CREATION OF NEW MANAGEMENT

Moonen Yachts, are pleased to announce a new senior management team at their Dutch shipyard Moonen Yachts. Today’s announcement, which is effective immediately, is in line with the company’s strategy to grow the company and expand the number of yachts in build.

To strengthen the management and keep pace with the growth in production and the market, Nicky van Zon has been appointed Technical Director and Marianne Hendriks is in charge of the company as Managing Director.

The decision comes at a time, where the company grows on a global scale, and strong strategic leadership will be imperative. With two yachts currently in build and a third one on the drawing board, the yard is growing and has the ability and ambition to expand further. To put emphasis on the growth of the company, it is evident to maximise focus. Therefore, the new team, under guidance of Managing Director Marianne Hendriks, will see Marianne look after Sales, Marketing & Business Development, whilst Nicky van Zon will concentrate on Engineering, Projects and Production. “By putting every individual in their strongest position, the new management will be efficient, and decisive for the future”, comments Director and Shareholder Matthew Baxter. “Our business continues to be challenging and extremely promising. Since our start, Louise and I have invested a lot in building yachts on speculation, we are now starting to see amazing results as we notice a growing demand for semi-custom yachts with a short delivery time. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for Moonen Yachts to have a strong, energetic and integrated management team, and I believe that with this new team, we are well prepared to build on the current foundation and strengthen our unique worldwide position in the superyacht market.”

Should you require further information after reading this announcement, please turn to Marianne Hendriks per e-mail at marianne@moonen.com,
or by phone +31 6 51 99 70 60.


Blog – WHERE TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR MOONEN POST COVID-19

Unless you’re a local, the warm crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the glitzy coastline of the French Riviera are just a far off dream right now. So we thought we’d dream a little harder and put together just a few destinations that you can take your Moonen to, post COVID-19.

THE MEDITERRANEAN

Amalfi Coast: Imagine cruising the Amalfi Coast and waking up in a beautiful new Italian town every day. Just thinking about Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi is enough to conjure up images of beaches lined with sun lounges and beautifully coloured buildings that cascade down the steep landscape that is the Amalfi coast. Head ashore to enjoy the coastal views from land, wander the steep laneways and delight in the mouthwatering Italian food. Add Capri to your itinerary to soak up the sun and experience The Blue Grotto, a natural cave with impossibly blue water, whose entrance is only a metre high and can only be entered by a small wooden rowboat carrying just four passengers at a time.

Positano – Amalfi Coast

Croatia: The scenic coastline of Croatia is one of the most popular places for superyachts to spend a relaxing holiday and with so many beautiful towns to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Cruise along the Dalmatian Coastline and spend a little time in Dubrovnik for awe inspiring views of the ancient city walls. Mljet, a tranquil and often forgotten, forest covered island has caves and beaches to explore. Polače is the most sheltered inlet on Mljet island for anchorage and its village has a number of ancient ruins to explore . Cruise a little further North and you’ll come to Drače where you’ll find Edivo Winery. Here you can book a scuba dive sending you just below the oceans surface, where you can fetch yourself a bottle of their famous red wine that has been aged for 2 years on the ocean floor! Imagine cracking that open on the deck of your Moonen whilst watching the sun go down over the glistening Adriatic Sea. If booming nightlife and a glitzy restaurant vibe is what you’re after, then motor up to Hvar. With spectacular views from the water, this upscale town is the place to be seen. And finally, Split. A town where you’ll be immersed in old world culture and can feel like one of the locals.

Dubrovnik – Croatia

THE SOUTH PACIFIC

New Zealand: Fondly referred to the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand is one of the most picturesque places you can visit. From the white sandy beaches of the North Island to the Fiords and Sounds of the South, New Zealand offers up some of the best hiking trails, wine regions and adrenaline packed activities on offer. The cruising hot spot is the Bay of Islands, and with 144 islands surrounded by azure blue waters, you could explore a new one every day. You might even be lucky enough to spot a pod of bottle nose dolphins! Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to enjoy the many charming coastal towns along the way. If you’re after a more rugged landscape, then head down to Marlborough Sounds. Located at the top of the South Island and making up 20% of New Zealand’s coastline, you’ll have no shortage of places to explore. Marlborough is one of the best wine regions in the world and famous for their Sauvignon Blanc. So duck inland to pick up a few bottles to enjoy onboard and whilst you’re there enjoy some of the fresh, local seafood that the region is known for and pick up some Greenshell mussels!

Bay of Islands – New Zealand

Fiji: Great for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Fiji is made up of 333 islands all surrounded by turquoise blue waters. Beautiful white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, make for perfect spots to relax on the deck of your Moonen with a book, or paddle board and kayak to take in the sights from a slightly different perspective. Head to the Mamanuca Islands and explore the live coral reefs with a snorkel. Discover the island of Monuriki where the Tom Hanks blockbuster ‘Cast Away’ was filmed and snorkel or scuba dive the rainbow reef off the Somosomo Strait to witness the colourful and diverse marine life. Immerse yourself in Fijian culture and spend an evening watching the locals fire dance, you might even get to join in! And if you need another dose of culture, then take a swim through the natural underwater limestone caves on Sawa-i-Lau Island in the Yasawa Island group, where the 1980’s Brooke Sheilds film ‘The Blue Lagoon’ was filmed. These caves are also known to be the resting place of ten-headed Fijian God, Ulutini.

Fiji

Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Capri, relaxing in a natural mud bath on land in Fiji or cruising the Sounds in New Zealand, you can be sure you’re enjoying a well deserved holiday onboard your Moonen yacht. With so many stunning destinations at your finger tips and a yacht that truly can take you anywhere, dreaming will soon be a thing of the past. Start enjoying!


TAKE YOUR NEXT ONLINE MEETING ONBOARD A LUXURY MOONEN SUPERYACHT!

You can now take your next online video call from the upper deck of a Moonen superyacht!
Download your favorite virtual background, grab a cup of coffee and show your colleagues what they’re missing! Share and get your whole team onboard, tag us on your social pages and add #moonenfamily.
We’d love to see you onboard a Moonen!

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Revolutionary spray filler system used on new build superyacht Moonen YN199

Dutch based shipyard Moonen Yachts are proud to announce a new update in the construction of the 36-metre superyacht YN199 with the ongoing filling and fairing application utilizing a revolutionary new spray filler developed by AkzoNobel. The application of Awlgrip’s Awlfair SF (Spray Filler) marks a world-first in the superyacht steel hull category.

WET-ON-WET APPLICATION

Developed by AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand and applied by De Koning Yacht Painters, the innovative new process allows for wet-on-wet application, e.g. the application of up to two coatings per day without the need for sanding between coats. On top of this, spray application significantly reduces air pockets, increases the overall quality of the system and reduces both application and process time. This step change in filler technology to the superyacht industry sees a combination of AkzoNobel’s cutting-edge coatings knowledge with both the component and technology expertise of Graco and the equipment design experience of Hogg, the designer and builder of the spray machine. 

SEAMLESS FIT

Moonen CEO, Johan Dubbelman comments that this philosophy is a seamless fit for the Moonen Yachts brand. “As the shipyard is continuously searching for optimization and innovation of products and processes to be able to deliver the best yacht in the world, this new solution fits seamlessly into our strategy.” Dubbelman continues “The decision to use Awlfair SF on this new build was also made after a positive recommendation from Leo van Klaveren – the well-known and highly-respected yacht painting consultant and owner of Coating Consultancy van Klaveren”.

EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY

“The use of Awlfair SF cuts application time while delivering the high-quality system appearance you expect from Awlgrip,” Dubbelman adds.” We’re proud of our latest project with De Koning Yacht Painters using Awlfair SF and look forward to seeing YN199 hit the water later this year.”

With the Moonen team dedicated to continually developing and innovating for the benefit of each Moonen yacht, the latest project with De Koning Yacht Painters using Awlfair SF ensures that Moonen superyachts are ahead of the game. 

Describing some of the advantages of the new filler and application process, De Koning Yacht Painters’ representative CEO Huub de Koning comments: “Unlike classic hand-mixing, an airless system is used to transport the volumes of filler to the yacht, reducing the risk of air-pockets to an absolute minimum. Although the system requires preparation time, there are significant time savings during the application and sanding processes. Using Awlfair SF will have a positive effect on delivery time.” 

“We’re delighted that Moonen and De Koning Yacht Painters embraced this new technology, and with YN199 project, have been able to benefit from the many advantages of using this new revolutionary system,” comments Bilal Salahuddin, Yacht Coatings Director at AkzoNobel.

ON DISPLAY IN MONACO

The 36-metre YN199 started construction in early 2019 following the success of the award-winning Moonen superyacht Brigadoon in 2018. She features an exterior design by renowned Dutch designer René van der Velden, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with René van der Velden. YN199 is currently available for sale and scheduled for delivery August 2020. It will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show later this year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Marianne Hendriks
Office +31 73 621 0094
Mobile +31 6 51 99 70 60
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Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race

Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts are excited to announce their sponsorship of the Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2021. The 1,250-nm ocean regatta will take place on 30th January 2021, with the Moonen team and owners in attendance. At the finish in Auckland, which will coincide with the Americas Cup 2021, Moonen Yachts will present their latest 36m award winning superyacht the Martinique. This yacht will be on display in the marina to welcome the competitors and will also be available for prescheduled client visits.

CENTERPIECE OF SUMMER

This new collaboration aims to support and promote continuous competitive sailing in the south pacific and to promote Moonen Yachts to superyacht clients around the world whilst widening Moonen’s reach within the expanding regional market. The Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race will be the centerpiece of a summer of major yachting events. The season opens with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December followed by the Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean race which finishes in Auckland Harbour to coincide with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s (RNZYS) 150th Anniversary celebrations and the prestigious 36th America’s Cup racing.

CATEGORY 1 RACE

The Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race is a Category 1 race, open to J class, maxi yachts and multihulls with the first leg of a rally for cruisers. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club promises a diverse program for the 2021 Australian regatta, with participating yachts including the Prada Cup series and more.

GROWING MARKET

“Australia is a growing market,” says Johan Dubbelman CEO of Moonen Yachts. “We believe our yachts are a perfect fit for the Asia/Pacific region and so this market is increasingly significant for Moonen. We are happy to support the 2021 series of this fantastic ocean race with the Moonen race team and look forward to expanding the iconic Moonen  brand in Australia and beyond”.  

The Moonen owners, together with the Moonen team, will attend the Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race on 30th January 2021, beginning in Sydney Harbour, Australia. More information on the event as well as the latest Moonen Yachts updates will follow on the Moonen website and social media channels in the coming months.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Marianne Hendriks
Office +31 73 621 0094
Mobile +31 6 51 99 70 60
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Female power at Moonen Yachts

Last November Moonen Yachts appointed the first female carpenter. Appointing women in technical position fits in Moonen’s long-term strategy to have more women on the workshop floor. 

LADIES FIRST

21 year old Lotte Santvoort is determined to become an all-round furniture maker specialised in ship’s interiors. Currently she’s combining her education at Koning Willem 1 College in ‘s-Hertogenbosch with an apprenticeship at Moonen Yachts.  Appointing Lotte is part of Moonen’s strategy to have more women at the shop floor. At this moment she’s the only female in the outfitting department, but that’s about to change. Lotte definitely paves the way for Moonen’s next generation carpenters. The female touch, combined with a good sense of humour and passion for true craftsmanship, make her a valuable asset for Moonen Yachts. “What I definitely want to share with other females that like to enter a more male oriented profession: Go for it, follow that dream. Do what you like, that’s most important. Certainly listen to the opinions of others, but don’t let them get in your way.

FOCUS ON POSSIBILITIES

On the question, why she wanted to become ship’s interior carpenter Lotte replies: “I chose this job because I was often tinkering with wood at home, and what could be better than turning my hobby into my profession? There are only a few women in this industry, but I don’t care much about that. As long as the group around you is great to work with, it doesn’t matter if they are male or female. We all share that same passion. After my graduation, I want to develop my skills, use my creativity and focus on the possibilities and opportunities within the company.

WANT TO JOIN?

If you are a woman and Lotte inspired you with her story, don’t hesitate and get in touch with us, and learn about the opportunities at Moonen Yachts. 

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Marianne Hendriks
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Hull and superstructure joined on new 36m Moonen Martinique

Moonen Yachts announces the successful joining of the hull and superstructure of the latest Moonen Martinique superyacht currently under construction in the Netherlands. Available for sale, the 36m YN199 is on track for a Summer 2020 delivery and offers prospective owners a unique new build opportunity.

Moonen Yachts is pleased to announce the latest milestone in the construction of the new Moonen Martinique superyacht with the joining of the hull and superstructure on 14th November at the shipyard’s facilities in the Netherlands. Following the keel laying on 14th December 2018, YN199 is on track for an August 2020 delivery. The second hull in Moonen’s Martinique line, the 36-metre motor yacht follows the delivery of her award-winning sistership, Brigadoon, in summer 2018.

PRODUCTION ON SCHEDULE

YN199’s Project Manager, Nicky van Zon, comments on the latest construction milestone: “It’s no secret that Moonen has faced a challenging period over the past few months. Regardless, we’ve worked hard to ensure that project delays have been kept to a bare minimum. We’re all extremely proud that we have been able to reduce the delay in the construction of YN199, and this significant moment in the build of YN199 perfectly demonstrates our capabilities as a premium Dutch shipbuilder. With the hull and superstructure now joined, our latest 36-metre model is taking shape. It’s always special to see the full beauty of the design come to life, and we’re excited to see her in the water next summer!”

MOONEN MARTINIQUE: A CLOSER LOOK

The 36-metre motor yacht YN199 is the second yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique platform. She features exterior design from René van der Velden, with naval architecture undertaken by the Dutch experts at Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with René van der Velden. The London-based Studio Indigo is responsible for her sophisticated interior design.

On board, she accommodates up to 12 guests across a six-cabin layout as well as a crew of seven. Her chic interior design concept remains flexible to allow prospective owners to customise the interior design to personal style and taste. A timeless and well thought out interior layout maximises the feeling of space and light on board. Special consideration has been given to maximising internal areas to enhance a sense of space and ease of movement, making YN199 feel significantly larger than her length suggests.

In regards to her technical features, the Moonen Martinique’s features a high-tensile steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Reduced construction weight results in impressive speeds of up to 16.5 knots, lower fuel consumption and exceptionally low noise and vibration levels for comfortable cruising around the world.

UNIQUE NEW BUILD OPPORTUNITY

Following delivery next summer, YN199 will be on display at the 2020 editions of the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show. Currently listed for sale with plenty of opportunity for customisation, YN199 presents a unique offering for a Dutch new build superyacht in a fraction of the usual waiting time.

The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s proven superyacht platforms centred on proven performance, excellent seakeeping and the freedom of customisation. With this second 36-metre model and a third 36-metre yacht currently under construction, Moonen Yachts is heading towards a fast-growing fleet of premium Dutch-built, steel and aluminium superyachts.

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M/Y Brigadoon nominated in ISS Awards 2019 (USA)

Moonen Yachts announces that the 36m steel-aluminium motor yacht BRIGADOON is a finalist in the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Awards 2019. Nominated in the category Power 24-40m, the Moonen team will be present at the awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on 30 October 2019.

Delivered to her owners in 2018, Brigadoon is the first hull in the Moonen Martinique line and features exterior design and naval architecture by Réne Van Der Velden and Diana Yacht Design. She is nominated in the category of Best Power Yacht 24-40 metres, a true testament to Moonen’s commitment to building Dutch-quality, oceangoing motor yachts.

AWARD WINNING DESIGN

The 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique platform. Both the Italian studio of Nauta Design and the London-based design team of Studio Indigo are responsible for her interior design of Brigadoon. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s superyacht platforms centred on spacious lay-out, proven performance, excellent seakeeping and the freedom of customisation.

The ISS Awards 2019 nomination follows Brigadoon’s previous win earlier this year at the World Superyacht Awards, taking the title of Best Semi-Displacement Yacht in the 33-39.9-metre category. Talking of the continued recognition of Brigadoon in the superyacht industry, CEO of Moonen Yachts, Johan Dubbelman, says: “The nomination of Brigadoon for best yacht in her size class in the ISS Awards is an honour for the whole Moonen team. Brigadoon is a fantastic example of the exceptional craftsmanship of Moonen Yachts, and our determination to keep pushing our brand to new heights. We look forward to attending the awards ceremony in Florida, and are excited to showcase the future of Moonen.

UNDERSTATED LUXURY, GO-ANYWHERE CAPABILITY

Speaking of the design brief as well as the close collaboration which lead to the successful delivery of Brigadoon, owner, Mike Fisher, explains: “We’re very proud to have Brigadoon nominated in the ISS Awards 2019. We wanted a steel hull for stability and comfort and something with a decent long-range for that ‘go-anywhere’ experience. In terms of exterior design, we weren’t interested in trying to keep up with the latest fashions or having a boat which looked brash and boastful. We wanted a classic, timeless look which, while stylish, would not date. Build quality and reliability were both crucial.”

We wanted the look to be elegant yet practical, stylish but also with a sense of its own identity and character,” Fisher continues. “The result – we hope – is an understated luxury that’s not too precious and can be enjoyed by all.  Johan Dubbelman and his team at Moonen were fantastic, always obliging, and always helping us to enjoy the process of making the boat our own.

In regards to her technical features, Brigadoon’s hull is constructed from high-tensile steel and is teamed with an aluminium superstructure. With the focus on comfortable cruising and technical efficiency, a reduced construction weight results in high speeds of up to 16.5 knots, lower fuel consumption and particularly low noise and vibration levels.

This year will mark the 30th edition of the ISS Awards, celebrating the very best in luxury yacht design, construction and engineering. The annual gala will take place at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday 30 October during the 2019 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

Moonen Yachts will be represented in Florida from 29th October to 3rd November by  Moonen Yacht’s CEO, Johan Dubbelman and Marketing Manager, Marianne Hendriks. Get in touch to make an appointment in Florida and hear more about the latest exciting developments at Moonen Yachts.

EXPLORE BRIGADOON

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