Following the announcement of its Caribbean series, Moonen Shipyards will build the Moonen Martinique model on spec. It’s also making some changes to each of the Caribbean range designs.
You may recall that the Moonen Martinique was originally called the Martinique 120, for her LOA in feet. Each of the other megayacht models (Montserrat, Mustique, etc.) also used LOA-related numerals. Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen, gives a good explanation as to why the numbers have now been dropped. He uses the Moonen 97 as an example. When that series was initiated, 97 was, naturally, the intended LOA. But the model quickly grew to 99 feet, and then 100. Moonen kept “97” in the model name regardless of this, but had to still occasionally explain the conflict between that and the LOA. “If you change the numbers each time, you confuse customers,” Bilterijst adds. Furthermore, he says, with the Caribbean series, Moonen and designer Rene van der Velden have already decided to “grow” each model a bit. A few details are still being finalized, but the Moonen Martinique hull should start construction this summer.
What hasn’t changed is that the Moonen Martinique is available for customization for systems, equipment, and more. That’s in keeping with the Dutch builder’s approach for all of its projects. Suggested general arrangements are available, also able to be customized. Also unchanged: The Moonen Martinique is meant for international appeal.
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