UPDATE, JUNE 16, 2020: Moonen YN199 has an owner. Launch is set for August, with delivery following in October, to the Middle East. A longtime admirer of the shipyard, the owner was familiar with Brigadoon, as well as yet another spec build at the yard. He chose YN199 because “I absolutely adore the winter garden
Spec superyacht construction is on the rise, due to stronger international interest in yachts. If you’re among those who don’t want to wait too long to start cruising, Moonen recently laid the keel for a project set for springtime 2020 delivery. Moonen YN199 is a 119-footer (36.3-meter) employing a proven design and engineering package. In
Peace and quiet. Two things that plenty of us could use more of in our lives. The owners of Bijoux are reaping these rewards aboard their newly delivered yacht. She may be part of a new series from Moonen Shipyards, but she does not stray from its longtime emphasis on sound and vibration control, nor
Made for shallow-water cruising, the Moonen Matica series has seen its first launch. Bijoux is the name of the first 98-footer (30-meter) in this semi-custom series. The owners were on hand for the megayacht to emerge from her build shed. They have visited the Dutch shipyard a variety of times during the two-year construction process.
Moonen Shipyards is building the first of the Matica model. Emile Bilterijst, Moonen’s managing director, says the buyers of the first Matica are experienced cruisers. They’ve explored the Med and are expanding their horizons to the Caribbean, befitting the series name, and elsewhere. Bilterijst adds that they signed the contract for the Matica within 10
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,