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.

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Marianne Hendriks
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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.

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Marianne Hendriks
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Contact

Moonen Yachts
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