The fourth megayacht in the Moonen Martinique series completed major milestones this month. The tasks are keeping the spec Moonen YN201, her hull number, on pace for delivery next year, even with the input of her eventual owners.
Just this week, the shipyard joined the aluminum superstructure and steel hull. This followed soon after the two Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesel engines lowered into place. While the joining took place outside, due to limited overhead clearance in her build shed, the megayacht is back under cover. Moonen’s craftspeople are now installing piping and related engine-room equipment.
The next step for Moonen YN201, a 119-footer (36.3-meter), is for interior outfitting to take place. Similar to Brigadoon, which is the first Martinique, and others in the series, she has a healthy 26-foot (8-meter) beam. Overall, Moonen and Studio Indigo suggest accommodations for an owners’ party of 10 to 12, the latter meaning Pullman berths are in two of the five total staterooms. Naturally, a main-deck master suite is possible, additionally with wraparound ports so that you can wake up to bright, sunny anchorages.
Since many cruisers enjoy maximizing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the upper-deck lounge can take advantage of sliding glass. Dine out on deck or inside, or both. Helpful amenities like a dumbwaiter can connect the galley to an interior pantry, making the crew’s job easier. A total of six crew plus a captain have four cabins onboard, too.
“The next time she will be outside, she will be fully ready to be launched,” says Ian Vermoen, the Moonen YN201 project manager. That will precede sea trials, which should confirm a 14½-knot cruising speed and 16½-knot top speed. The shipyard further says best range, 4,000 nautical miles, will come at 10 knots. Therefore, the 119-footer can take you on global adventures, including to some shallow waters. Draft is 7 feet (2.15 meters).
In related news, hull number three in the Moonen Martinique series is under construction, too. An American couple acquired her last year, and were already familiar with the shipyard. In fact, they cruised aboard a Moonen 84 for three years.
Studio Indigo studioindigo.co.uk