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.

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New owners Moonen Yachts at Monaco Yacht Show

Set in the iconic Port Hercules in the principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show represents the pinnacle of luxury. This year’s show takes place from 25-28 September.

Moonen Yachts will be present at the show with the Sales and Marketing team and the new owners of the company. We look forward to meeting you to speak about our current 36 meter project in build, or tell you all about the next generation of Moonen superyachts. For inquiries or to set an appointment, get in touch with Marianne Hendriks

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Meet Moonen Yachts at Cannes Yachting Festival

From 10-15 September the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. The Moonen Yachts team will be present at the show.

Come and join us in the South of France to speak about our current 36 meter project in build, or hear all about the next generation of Moonen superyachts. The Sales & Marketing team of Moonen Yachts will be present at the show. We look forward to meeting you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please send an e-mail.

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Australian couple new owners of superyacht builder Moonen Yachts

Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, is under new ownership. An Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter are the new owners of the shipyard. Matthew, of Scottish origin, is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, who in 1972  established the A M Group, a privately  owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he is executive chairman.

Louise and Matthew first discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on Pittwater harbour in Sydney where they came across the beautiful Moonen yacht, Aurora (Moonen 84). This lead to their involvement with Moonen, a midsized Dutch pedigree shipyard with a dedicated and highly skilled team.

In Matthew’s words “It is a privilege to own a yard like Moonen. The brand has an impeccable pedigree, the yachts are true Dutch quality and the team is young, reliable, talented, and very loyal to the company. These characteristics are fundamental for success. I realise that the yard has to re-energise, but we are well prepared with a strong strategic plan and a strong balance sheet, I see a promising future ahead.”

The shipyard is very honoured and excited with Mr & Mrs. Baxter as their new owners. “We have trust in these new investors and have faith that they will establish a strong future for Moonen Yachts” says Johan Dubbelman, Moonen’s CEO. The 30 to 50 meter market is solid for well-built designs, and our plans are to increase production. Currently we have one, award winning, 36-meter Martinique in build, she’s 50% ready. The focus is to have her on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2020.

Our aim is to scale up production efficiently and start two new build projects in the upcoming 6 months. Following on with the current build we will start a second 36 metre and a 44 metre, both new and future proof timeless Moonen yachts with interiors designed by the award winning renowned design houses, like Studio Indigo. By building on speculation, delivery times will be shorter and customisation still possible, which is an absolute advantage for our future clients.”

The majority of the staff and workforce, which are very important to Moonen, have been reappointed and are enthusiastic to be part of this strong new leadership. To assure continuous high-end quality, Moonen Yachts will reinforce the cooperation with long-term strategic partners and subcontractors.

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Moonen Yachts negotiating new partnership

Moonen Yachts announces that the company is in an advanced stage of negotiating a strong new partnership. The investor is familiar with the industry and brings an international background of global business.

The vision of this new investor will strongly focus on strengthening the market position and expanding the number of yachts build per year ergo securing sustainable future growth. The new investor is driven by passion about yacht building and interested in the profound reputation of North European yacht building. He envisages on the strong pedigree of Moonen Yachts as a signature superyacht builder. Quality, comfort and timeless designs are key and of course the beauty of the Moonen yachts.

Johan Dubbelman, CEO of Moonen Yachts, says: “I see the cooperation with the proposed investor as a very positive development and a perfect opportunity to expand. By teaming up with this reputable investor, we can secure future growth, not in length – as we remain in the 30 to 50 meter segment – but in numbers. This impulse matches the companies’ strategy and is completely in line with future perspectives.”

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Moonen Brigadoon wins at the World Superyacht Awards 2019

Moonen Yachts announces that the 36-metre Brigadoon has been awarded Best Yacht in the semi-displacement or planing motor yachts – 33 to 39.9-metre category in the 2019 edition of the World Superyacht Awards in London.

Moonen Yachts is excited to announce that the 36-metre Brigadoon has won at the World Superyacht Awards 2019. Brigadoon received the title of Best Yacht in the semi-displacement or planing motor yachts – 33 to 39.9-metre category.  The build team, including Brigadoon’s owners, accepted the prestigious Neptune at the glamorous awards ceremony in London on the 18th May.

Hosted annually by Boat International, the World Superyacht Awards are the annual recognition of excellence in the yachting industry. Johan Dubbelman, CEO of Moonen Yachts, says: “To take a World Superyacht Award home to the Netherlands this year is fantastic, and something that we’re all extremely proud of. Brigadoon is a beautiful yacht, marking the future of our brand while truly embodying everything that Moonen Yachts is renowned for – elegant design, great performance and unparalleled safety. We thank Brigadoon’s owners for their trust in Moonen, and to all the talented teams at Diana Yacht Design, Réne Van Der Velden, Nauta Design and Studio Indigo. We look back on a great collaboration, and it’s an honour for this synergy to be recognised with this win at the World Superyacht Awards 2019.”

Award-winning collaboration
Delivered in 2018, the 36-metre Brigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique 36-metre platform, one of four models in Moonen’s contemporary Caribbean Line.  She features exterior design by the renowned Dutch designer, Réne Van Der Velden, with naval architecture undertaken in collaboration with Diana Yacht Design. Nauta Design is responsible for her interior design, with interior styling by London-based Studio Indigo.

Taking ownership of the yacht and coming into the construction process just a few months’ before completion, Brigadoon’s owner, Mike Fisher, describes his experience of considering and creating their award-winning superyacht: “The exterior by René  Van der Velden was classic, and we could see it wouldn’t date too quickly. Its snub-nosed bow reminded us of our American cocker spaniels, Lucy and Farah. Nauta’s restrained teak-finished interior was well considered, disciplined and very architectural. Every detail had been thought through. Its understated style provided the perfect backdrop to put our own aesthetic stamp on. We wanted the look to be elegant yet practical, stylish, but also with a sense of its own identity and character.  The result – we hope – is an understated luxury that’s not too precious and can be enjoyed by all.

We were thrilled enough to be nominated for this prestigious award,” Fisher continues, “and now we are utterly delighted that we have won. However, the real credit goes to the Moonen shipyard and their team who created this wonderful yacht. Thanks to Diana Yachts, Rene van der Velden, Nauta Design and Studio Indigo.

A sistership to Brigadoon is currently under construction at Moonen’s facilities in the Netherlands. Moonen YN199 is the second yacht to be built on the 36-metre Martinique platform. Available for sale and scheduled for delivery early spring 2020, interior styling and decoration will be a close collaboration between YN199’s future owners and London-based interior designers, Studio Indigo.

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About Moonen Yachts
Moonen Yachts is a luxury yacht builder with two locations in the Netherlands, building (semi) custom yachts ranging from 30 to 50 metres in length.

At Moonen Yachts we understand and engage with our customers and deliver that piece of art perfectly fitting into personal wishes and styles. From the drawing board to the open seas, customers are guided through every strategic choice in the design and building process.

Our team consists of driven professionals with an undying passion for yacht-building and a typical Dutch no-nonsense mentality. By taking a truly personal approach, we ensure you always get the best. We’ve been building luxury yachts for over half a century. Our rich heritage and original vision have been maintained and expanded throughout by a close-knit team of in-house professionals. By embracing past, present and future, we always strive to stay ahead of the curve. Some aspects of our work might have changed, but one thing has always remained: the passion of our team and clients is, was and will always be the driving force behind our yachts’ exceptional quality and beauty.

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M/Y Brigadoon Finalist in World Superyacht Awards 2019

Moonen is excited to announce that the 36-metre superyacht Brigadoon has been nominated in the Boat International World Superyacht Awards 2019! Delivered to her new owners in Summer 2018, Brigadoon is the first hull in the Moonen Martinique line of Dutch-quality, oceangoing motor yachts.

This years’ awards ceremony will mark the 14th edition of the annual World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International and will be held from 17th – 19th May 2019. The annual event will be hosted in London this year, with previous glamorous ceremonies of the high-profile event taking place in Florence, Amsterdam and Venice. 

YACHT WITH HEART & SOUL

Brigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique 36-metre platform and features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with Réne Van Der Velden, with the latter also undertaking her exterior design. Nauta Design is responsible for her interior design. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s proven superyacht platforms and combines proven performance and seakeeping abilities with the versatility of customisation.

SPACIOUS LAY-OUT

Moonen Brigadoon features sharp lines and a sleek low profile, comfort is key on this cool and contemporary motor yacht. Brigadoon has a wide body superstructure, which gives the yacht maximum interior and exterior space to enjoy and actually makes her feel like a much larger yacht. Together with a warm and comforting interior design that is flooded with natural light, she truly is a home away from home.

The impressive owner’s suite is situated on the main deck, with four spacious guest cabins and the crew area for nine crew in five cabins on the lower deck. The captain has its own cabin close to the helm on bridge deck.

Explaining some of the technical benefits of the new Moonen Martinique design, Business Development Manager, Maarten Hogeweg, explains:

The round bilge of this displacement hull makes the yacht seaworthy and gives her a very economical fuel consumption and long range at lower speeds. Together with her exceptionally low noise and vibration levels, this well-equipped yacht gives great comfort and luxury. Moonen Yachts will build and fit out the yacht in accordance with their usual recognisable quality standards and deliver it to the principal, after extensive sea trials, in a ready-to-operate condition.

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New 42 meter design – Moonen Marquis

Ready to build your dream yacht? We are! Let us introduce the new Moonen Marquis. A spacious 4-deck steel-aluminum yacht with a contemporary design. Where comfort and quality are unrivalled. Where efficiency and economy are paramount.

HIT THE SHALLOW WATERS

Moonen Yachts are proud to present our new 42-metre superyacht design: the Moonen Marquis. Part of Moonen’s successful Caribbean line of innovative, ocean-going motor yachts to travel the world. Next to cruising the Mediterranean, the shallow draft ensures comfortable cruising in the blue waters of Florida or the Bahama’s.

Marquis is designed by the renowned Dutch designer and longtime collaborator with the yard, René Van der Velden and lives up to the exceptional style, quality and capabilities associated with the Moonen tradition of building yachts.

SPACIOUS LAY-OUT

The Moonen Marquis is a twin-screw, four deck displacement motor yacht with comfort, style and quality at her core. The sundeck offers spectacular 360 degrees panoramic views, allows guests to make the most of the superyacht life with a Jacuzzi, shaded seating area and large sun pads aft, as well as a generous beach club.

The impressive owner’s suite is situated on the main deck, with four spacious guest cabins and the crew area for nine crew in five cabins on the lower deck. The captain has its own cabin close to the helm on bridge deck.

Explaining some of the technical benefits of the new Moonen Marquis design, Business Development Manager, Maarten Hogeweg, explains:

The round bilge of this displacement hull makes the yacht seaworthy and gives her a very economical fuel consumption and long range at lower speeds. Together with her exceptionally low noise and vibration levels, this well-equipped yacht gives great comfort and luxury. Moonen Yachts will build and fit out the yacht in accordance with their usual recognisable quality standards and deliver it to the principal, after extensive sea trials, in a ready-to-operate condition.

BRIGHT FUTURE

Looking to the future of the design of Moonen’s fleet of superyachts, CEO Johan Dubbelman says:

We’re building a new future at Moonen, and the design of Marquis is exactly the direction we are aiming for. She’s an innovative, comfortable yacht that is created for making the best of what owning a yacht is all about: exploring the ocean in comfort and style.”

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Moonen Yachts creative collaboration with Studio Indigo

We are proud to announce a continued creative collaboration with the London-based design studio, Studio Indigo. Working with the luxury design firm throughout the build of our 36-metre superyacht Brigadoon which was delivered to her owners in Summer 2018, the Moonen and Studio Indigo team will again team up for the interior design and styling of Brigadoon’s sistership currently under construction and known, for now, as Y199.

The Y199 recently passed a significant construction milestone with the laying of her keel  in December 2018. Progressing well, the 36-metre superyacht is on-track for a scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020 and is currently listed for sale. She represents one of the most exciting new-build opportunities on the market, with a high level of customisation available for prospective owners.

The cooperation with Studio Indigo on Y199 will involve the interior design and styling on board and will produce a luxury interior that is both cool and contemporary. Speaking of the close collaboration between the two brands, Johan Dubbelman, CEO at Moonen Yachts, says: “We’re very happy to continue our relationship with Studio Indigo following the resounding success of the 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon in 2018. The fresh ideas and design perspective from Studio Indigo pushed Brigadoon to the next level. It’s a young team that is full of a positive energy and enthusiasm that we admire, and we’re excited
to reveal more and more of the Y199 as construction progresses over the coming months.

Award-winning design

The collaboration with Studio Indigo and Nauta Yachts on the Moonen superyacht Brigadoon has been recognised by the yachting business, with
Brigadoon nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2019.

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CONTACT

For more information on our collaboration with Studio Indigo or the Moonen Y199 currently under construction in the Netherlands, get in touch at info@moonen.com.


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